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tirlapur
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Re : Slow steaming may not be a problem
tirlapur   5/25/2014 1:04:16 PM
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Since we are talking about logistics, companies should know the demand and supply rates of the markets they supply to, and if synchronization between the first delivery of the goods and the probability of when the next shipment should be done based on the consumption rates in the market is done, and then slow steaming won't be a problem. The only problem is that most logistics are deviant from their original market statistics, the reason is because most companies do a sample probability on a population rather than individual shipment consumption.

_hm
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Manufacture in same continent
_hm   5/25/2014 3:16:04 PM
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Another new idea is to make porduct in same continent near growth center or near consumer . This will provide good work opportunity to locals and will reduce unnecessary logistic.

Himanshugupta
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Re: Manufacture in same continent
Himanshugupta   5/26/2014 4:01:00 AM
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Manufacturing in the same continent cannot work because not all the product can be manufactured at one place due to various reasons including price. Today supply chain is very important for any manufacturing or consumer company. Most of the time a product makes 2-3 roundtrips from the manufacturing location to assembly to the final destination.

Hospice_Houngbo
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Re: Manufacture in same continent
Hospice_Houngbo   5/26/2014 3:42:42 PM
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@Himanshugupta:

"Manufacturing in the same continent cannot work because not all the product can be manufactured at one place due to various reasons including price."

This is possible at a continent level. For instance, many products intended for the european market can be manufactured in Europe as companies can get cheap labour in most eastern european countries.

Hospice_Houngbo
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Re: Re : Slow steaming may not be a problem
Hospice_Houngbo   5/26/2014 3:55:16 PM
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@tirlapur:

"The only problem is that most logistics are deviant from their original market statistics, the reason is because most companies do a sample probability on a population rather than individual shipment consumption."

Maybe the rational explanation is that forcasts don't always work the way the companies originally thought and they wiill have to adjust things accordingly.

WaqasAltaf
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Time Consuming
WaqasAltaf   5/28/2014 7:56:02 AM
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Reducing the cost of transportation and timely availability of products is no doubt a serious matter for logistics department of any company. The process of slow steaming is good to maintain cost and transferring products from one place to another but it's time consuming and might create hurdles or delay delivery due to bad weather conditions which can effect company's goodwill.

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Re: Time Consuming
Douglas Alexander   5/28/2014 9:07:37 AM
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@WaqasAltaf ...http://ewent.vtt.fi/Deliverables/D1/W168.pdf here is an excellent paper discussing your very comment. There are some very surprising points made in this PDF. Shout out to _hm!

nimantha.d
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Re: Time Consuming
nimantha.d   5/28/2014 11:25:43 PM
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@Douglas: Thank you for sharing it mate. Combining the outcomes of both pages do provide loads of information. 

Himanshugupta
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Re: Manufacture in same continent
Himanshugupta   5/29/2014 1:48:32 PM
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@Hospice_Houngbo, i agree that now Eastern European labour is as cheap as available in China or Asia where most of the manufacturing companies are located but this was not the case 10-15 years ago when manufacturing moved to Asia. Today rising production cost is one of the major reason that companies are preferring to keep the manufacturing at local or nearby place. However, it is not easy to relocate all the manufacturing back as there are high setup costs and investments.

pocharle
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Re: Manufacture in same continent
pocharle   5/29/2014 9:24:33 PM
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My guess is that the replocation doesn't happen right away, as costs associated are high. But it will still happen most likely over time.

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