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What are the requirements for a responsive supply chain information system?

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The responsive supply chain information system must seek to streamline and integrate operation processes and information flows in the company to synergize the resources of an organization namely men, ...

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After reading articles, answer the following:

1. Compared to the traditional focus on outbound transportation logistics, why are more organizations taking a closer look at the savings and benefits that can be generated from greater efficiency on inbound transportation logistics?

2. Why are more and more organizations viewing 4PLs as solutions for helping to optimize inbound logistics?

3. How did Penske Logistics help Ford optimize its inbound logistics?

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Focus on the work demonstrating an understanding of the role transportation plays in achieving supply chain efficiency. It is expected that the work will display sensitivity, critical thinking skills, and depth in understanding the importance of addressing both inbound and outbound logistics when attempting to optimize the transportation component of a supply chain. It is also hoped that the paper will encourage the student to apply creativity in assessing the transportation benefits that could be gained from implementing an advanced TMS (transportation management system) and outsourcing to 3PLs and 4PLs.

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