Management and Organization in Transportation and Logistics

Management and Organization in Transportation and Logistics

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1397-2.ch013
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In today's business environment, in which organizations try to outpace their rivals, the power of management and organization come into prominence. Management, as an art and science, constitutes great importance in terms of creating sustainability in the organizations, and sustainability acts as an important agent for being successful in the competition. Especially supply chain management is evaluated to be among the most crucial organizational activities, which needs to be heavily focused on, in order to create customer satisfaction in the process of product and/or service delivery. Furthermore, as it is known, supply chain management is the key element of transportation and logistics. This chapter scrutinizes the importance of management and organization in transportation and logistics. With this purpose, a literature review presents the study both in a historical and contemporary point of view.
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Effective management is evaluated as the main key to achieve sustainability and success, mainly in supply chain management, which stands for transportation and logistics. There are a number of crucial factors in logistics management in terms of effectiveness. Automation and perfect coordination are among these factors. But, it should be taken into consideration that there is always an extent for the improvision the process. As the businesses grow, new strategies to regulate logistics planning processes for ameliorating the output, are needed. In order to manage logistics more effectively; proper planning, adopting automation and giving value to relations have to be taken into consideration (Kiraga, 2014). In this sense, the purpose of this study is to reveal the importance of management and organization in transportation and logistics. With this purpose, the literature has tried to be scrutinized in a historical approach and it has been revealed that logistics and transportation cannot be performed without effective management and organization.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Asset: Any component, model, process or framework of value that can be leveraged or reused.

CILM: The Council of Logistics Management of the United States of America (USA).

Supply Chain: A network of facilities and distribution options that performs the functions of procurement of materials, transformation of these materials into intermediate and finished products, and the distribution of these finished products to customers.

Hardware: Fixtures, equipment, tools and devices used for general purpose construction and repair of a structure or object. Also such equipment as sold as stock by a store of the same name.

Raw Material: Materials purchased for manufacture, not yet altered by the production process.

Tangible: Possible to be treated as fact; real or concrete.

CILT: Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport International.

Warehouse: A place for storing large amounts of products (wares). In logistics, a place where products go to from the manufacturer before going to the retailer.

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