A 'peer reviewed' journal indexed on Cabell's Directory, and also distributed by EBSCO and Proquest Database
It is a quarterly journal that focuses on Purchasing, Manufacturing, 3PL, E-procurement, Reverse supply chain inventory, Warehousing, Planning and forecasting, Collaborative commerce, Data analytics, E-supply chains, Risk management and sustainability of supply chains, Value chain management, etc.
How Logistics Is Evolving: Why It Is Appropriate for Today and the Next Decade
Logistics management is a critical function of supply chain management. To ensure successful integration across all business platforms means a business must have a global view of the entire supply chain. This paper will explore the future of logistics as we move into the second decade of the 21st century. The future, we posit, will include continued growth through collaboration and crowd sourcing structures. Internet connectivity through cloud computing will provide transparent and precise delivery tracking across multiple third-party logistics operators. We conclude that a sophisticated and well-integrated logistics application can manage contracts, containerization, fuel costs, track commitments and deadlines, layer in new contracts and services and track overall quality. Increased regulations, government support and transparency through a centralized database could also improve the quality of data and flow of goods across the borders to facilitate more trade and logistics services. Corporations like Walmart, Uber, Mercedes-Benz and Amazon will be used as examples.
Blockchain and IoT-Based Traceability for an Efficient Food Supply Chain: State-of-the-Art Literature Review
Food processing is one of the highest contributing sectors in terms of domestic and international economic output. Hence, it is imperative to have an efficient food ecosystem where each stakeholder is kept accountable to maintain the authenticity and quality of the food products. To maintain this, there is an urgent need for traceability mechanisms providing transparency and efficiency to the overall ecosystem ultimately benefitting the stakeholders. With the recent technological trends such as Blockchain and IoT, traceability-based applications could be developed and implemented in real-time to realize the full potential of an efficient food supply chain. There have been quite a few studies in the development of a sustained food traceability application. However, there are weaknesses in the implementation of technological trends such as Blockchain on a large-scale Food Supply Chain (FSC). In this paper, attempts have been made to review those studies, ultimately leading to a broader understanding of the current status of research in technology-based FSC traceability and also identifying the future course of action to enhance its applicability.
Implementation of QFD in Dairy Industry: A Quantitative Approach to Relating Customer Requirement with Operational Application
The study focuses on the application of Quality Function Deployment (QFD) in the dairy industry to study the voice of the customers meeting the technical requirement. To study the model, three different dairy companies functioning in India were selected. The voice/need of the customers was collected through questionnaires. The responses were recorded from 300 respondents, which were analyzed using quality function deployment as a model to understand and study the relation between customer needs and technical descriptors. Competitive analysis was performed for three competing dairies. Technical descriptors have been identified and prioritized to satisfy the need of the customers in dairy industry. Various important technical descriptors for the dairy products like quality, texture, form, freshness and durability of the packaged milk have been identified. The proposed QFD model is applied to study the quality of product and service of a dairy industry. The findings obtained from implementation QFD in dairy industry provides important and useful insights to the experts. This paper could be used by academicians, researchers and practitioners to understand the needs of customers and development of products using QFD method for delivering high quality products and services in various sectors.
Unloved but Indispensable Logistics: How to Improve Its Image?
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