Logistics and Supply Chain Management - Report

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LOGISTICS ANDSUPPLY CHAINMANAGEMENT
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1WHAT IS LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT?....................................................................................1TASK A...........................................................................................................................................2Analysing the effectiveness and efficiency of logistic management that help in increasing thecompetency of organisation.........................................................................................................2TASK B...........................................................................................................................................4Relationship between e-commerce and e-business and benefits to the organisation form thedevelopment recently taken place in e-business..........................................................................4TASK C...........................................................................................................................................5Evaluation of range of Best practices and their implementation in particular organisation........5CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................6REFERENCES................................................................................................................................7
INTRODUCTIONGenerally logistics refers to the work performed within an organisation and on the otherhand supply chain refers to the large network of companies which tends to work together andcoordinate their working for the efficient delivery of the product. Along with this, logistics tendsto focus its attention on certain activities such as distribution, procurement, maintenance andinventory management. And in addition to these activities supply chain management tends toperform some more activities such as marketing, finance, customer service and development ofnew product (Dekker and et.al., 2013).The proper understanding regarding logistic is that, it is all about providing the customerwith right product, in the mentioned quantity, in the appropriate condition at the right place onproper time and at the correct cost. In earlier days the work of logistics was taken under differentdepartment but nowadays the complete task is done under logistics department and havefollowing logistics head: customer service, purchasing, production planning, warehouse andtransport.WHAT IS LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT?It deals with the effective and efficient management of routine activities that aid inproduction of companies finished goods and services. Generally there are two types of logisticsinbound and outbound logistics. Inbound logistics generally refers to movement of goods andraw material form supplier to particular company. And on the other hand the outbound logisticsgenerally refers to finished goods from particular company to the customers (Jacobs and Chase,2013).In this whole procedure purchasing and the warehouse department communicate withsuppliers and this function is known as supplier facing function. Production planning and theinventory control function act as the centre point of the whole processing. And finally thecustomer service and transport department communicate with customers and this is also knownas customer facing functions.This particular report is regarding logistic and supply chain management in Unilever, UK.This particular assignment will include information regarding effectiveness and efficiency of thelogistic department of this particular organisation and changes that can be done in order toincrease the competitiveness of the organisation. Along with this, assignment will also highlight1
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