Strategic Logistics Management, Inc. (SLM) is a U.S.-based third party
company whose primary business is to deliver logistics services.
Currently, SLM manages several warehouses in Los Angeles and the New
York/New Jersey area. SLM provides expertise in air and ocean
shipping, customs clearance, forwarding, warehousing, and ground
transportation. Over the past five years, SLM has built a successful
logistics information system (LIS) that includes personnel, equipment,
and technology. The decision-support systems included in the LIS are a
transportation management system (TMS) and a warehouse management
SLM employs experienced personnel in the United States to handle a
wide range of logistics activities and provide customized logistics
solutions and services. The company is considering expanding their
global operations to provide the same range of services in Australia,
Imports: A network of offices and trade connections to support import
consolidation, provide warehousing of goods prior to customs
clearance, and manage import documentation for customs formalities.
Door-to-door services: Cargo pickup from supplier locations and
transportation of goods directly to the customer, as well as freight
bookings with airlines and ocean lines to handle cargo exports from
both the United States and Australia.
Exports: Handling of various types of cargo exports by ocean and by
air, ensuring the timely movement of goods at the most competitive
rates. Complete export documentation is provided.
SLM is working to secure two contracts in Australia that will go into
effect next year. The first contract is with Greer Wire Company in
Melbourne, Australia, to transport two million pounds of stainless
steel brushfire mesh used in protecting homes in brushfire prone
areas. This cargo will be shipped to Los Angeles, California. The
stainless steel wire mesh is supplied in five-meter rolls with an
outside diameter of 500 mm, and each roll weighs 50 kg.
The second contract is with Brooks Brothers, a clothing company
located in New York City, for warehousing and transportation of
clothing in various sizes of cardboard boxes that easily assemble in
one unit load on a 48-inch by 40-inch pallet. The goods will be
shipped from New York, New York, to Sydney, Australia. For the purpose
of this assignment you can make reasonable assumptions about the
weight of the boxes.
SLM will manage a rapid flow of goods to and from Australia. The
proposed warehouses in Australia will be located in proximity to two
large metropolitan areas, Sydney and Melbourne. In the first year of
its operations in Australia, SLM plans to handle an average of 200
20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of imports and exports between the
United States and Australia every month.
You are a Logistics Manager at SLM. As part of the company’s goal to
strengthen its competitiveness in the global marketplace, the CEO has
asked you to design a logistics plan for the proposed warehouse
operations in Australia and transportation of goods between Australia
and the United States.
In your report (allowing for reasonable assumptions when necessary),
Select one of the two SLM contracts described above.
Analyze the product’s physical properties, volume, and quantities to
determine if the product’s shipment size is small (150 to 500 pounds)
or a larger (consolidated) shipment (at least one TEU).
Evaluate at least two modes of transportation that best support the
organization’s supply chain for shipping the product from one country
to another, door-to-door, in a multimodal shipment. Explain your
Identify the type of warehouses that SLM should employ in Australia to
ensure a rapid movement of goods. Recommend either public, private, or
contract warehousing and explain how your recommendation supports
SLM’s supply chain management.
List and describe the necessary commercial, banking, and shipping
documents that comply with export and import procedures in the United
States. These may include a commercial invoice, certificate of origin,
shipper’s export declaration, shipper’s letter of instruction, bill of
lading, freight bill, and letter of credit.
Determine the appropriate Incoterms® 2010 rule, depending on the
shipment mode and buyers’ and sellers’ responsibilities.
Select a process (Lean, Six Sigma, Just-in-Time, or Kanban) and
explain how the process can be implemented to ensure effective and
efficient warehouse operations techniques are in place that support
the company’s supply chain design.
List a minimum of four additional budget line items in the table below
with a rationale to ensure smooth warehouse operations in Australia.
Support your rationale by including various logistics activity
measures, cost drivers, profit models, and the role of inventory and
how they influence SLM’s financial outcomes.
Budget line item
Cost savings management
Warehouse safety and security
Efficient and safe warehouse operations
Order management, customer relationship management, and load-planning
for a truck trailer.
Strategic Logistics Management, Inc. (SLM) is a U.S.-based third party company w
Struggling with a similar assignment? Don’t know where to start? Don’t have time to work on this? Get a high-quality paper written for you from scratch – PLAGIARISM FREE, guaranteed to get you a good grade. To get started, please click on the Submit Your Instructions at the bottom of the page.
Strategic Logistics Management, Inc. (SLM) is a U.S.-based third party
Need Writing Help? Our writing specialists are here 24/7, every day of the year, ready to support you! Instantly chat with an online tutor below or click here to submit your paper instructions to the writing team.
More than just an assignment.
Who is this homework service for?
* If you are having a really hard class and want to get through it, then this is for you.
* If you have a medical emergency or someone close to you has a medical emergency and you don’t think you’ll be able to turn your assignment on time, this is definitely a service you could use.
* You can use us if you are having a tough Professor who won’t give you the grades you deserve.
* If you have a tight work schedule and you are getting points deducted for not submitting assignments on time.
* English might not be your first language and you feel like you are being left behind in class because of it.
* If you have a large project coming up and don’t think you have enough time to get it done well, definitely reach out to us.
Hi there! My name is Anna.
Super stoked you are checking us out! We would like to help you with your assignment. We just need a few things from you:
* The full assignment instructions as they appear on your school account.
* If a Rubric is present, make sure to attach it.
* Any relevant weekly readings or learning resources.
* Include any special announcements or emails you might have gotten from your Professor regarding your assignment.
* Any templates or additional files required to complete the assignment.
If your assignment is somewhat complex and you need to explain it, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me via live chat.
Frequently asked questions
How soon can I get my paper done?
It depends with your deadline. If you need your paper completed in 3 hours, we will deliver it in that time. All you need to do is indicate your deadline in our custom order page here. Alternatively, if you are sending us your instructions via email, please be sure to indicate your deadline.
Will it be completely original? I don't want to be caught in a case of Academic Integrity Violation.
We are as paranoid as you are. Maybe even more! And we understand that the greatest sin you can commit in your academic journey is plagiarizing your academic work. To that end, we have made sure that we check and double-check our papers using high quality plagiarism detection tools such as SafeAssign and Turnitin before submitting the paper to you.
Who is my writer? Is he/she a native English Speaker?
All our writers are native English Speakers. That is not to say that ESL writers are not good, we just prefer hiring native writers because we want the very best people working on your paper. This might mean paying a little bit more for your paper as opposed to when you pay a foreign company whose writers are non-native English Speakers.
What if I need revisions? Will your charge additional for this?
Of course not! If you do happen to require a revision on your paper, our team will handle it for you free of charge. Matter of fact, we won’t rest till you are happy with your paper. So, ask for as many revisions as you need, it’s completely FREE!
Will you give me my money back if I don't like my paper?
We have very few instances where we delivered a paper that a client didn’t fall in love with. But if it so happens that you don’t like your paper for any reason whatsoever, we’ll refund your money back no questions asked.
I have more assignments after this, can you help me with those too?
Of course! And what’s even better is that we can reserve a writer permanently to work on your entire class. This comes in handy for projects which build up on each other and where you need just one writer, one writing style.