Identify and describe one example of vertical integration in logistics

 

Embry LGMT636 Week 7 Discussion

7.3 – Week 7 Discussion

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  1. In their discussion on the proactive role of transportation managers in today’s deregulated environment, the authors of your text refer to the important role of transportation in VMI. Explain what is VMI and describe why transportation is so important in this concept. Support your comments with at least one example to illustrate. Be sure to cite or include links to your sources.
  2. The growth in the use of 3PLs has been steadily increasing over the past decade. As stated in the text, there are often good reasons to outsource all or part of the transportation function, but there are also downside risks. As the VP for Logistics in a Fortune 500 firm, discuss whether you would outsource the transportation function and explain why.
  3. Identify and describe one example of vertical integration in logistics (or in the transportation function). Include in your discussion, the firms involved, the rationale for integration, and actual results (if available). Be sure to cite or include links to your sources.

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