During the 1980s and 1990s, managing the transportation function in supply chains was recognized as being important but not critical. Has this perspective changed, and if so, how and why?
Answer to relevant QuestionsCollaboration is a critical ingredient for successful supply chains. Why? What types of collaboration are important? What are some of the challenges and issues that need to be addressed? Logistics costs as a percentage of GDP have been decreasing in recent years. What factors have contributed to this relative decline? What does the future hold for logistics costs? Discuss the major alternatives for global transportation. Why are ports so important for global supply chains? What is meant by “collaboration” between supply chain organizations? What are the different types of collaboration?
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