Discuss appropriate ‘green’ strategies that can be implemented in supply chains and analyse the impact on all supply chain members
Submission Date: Friday, 21 April 2006
Unit of Study: TPTM6170, Strategy and Supply Chain Management
Degree Enrolled In: Master of International Business (MIB) and Master of Logistics Management (MLM)
Student No: 305044575
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 INTRODUCTION 1
2 GREEN STRATEGIES AND LEAN STRATEGIES 1
3 REVERSE LOGISTICS STRATEGY 2
4 E-LOGISTICS STRATEGY 3
4.1 Forward E-logistics 3
4.1.1 Procurement 3
4.1.2 Inventory Management and Warehousing 3
4.1.3 Transportation and Delivery Management 4
4.2 Reverse E-logistics 4
5 GREEN PURCHASING STRATEGY 5 …show more content…
To understand the relationship between e-commerce and e-logistics, according to Alghalith (2005), “UPS e-logistics provides supply chain management solution designed to get your e-business launched quickly and economically”.
The key attribute of Internet-based logistics strategy is integration supply chain network and usage real-time information basis (Auramo, Aminoff, and Punakivi, 2002). To accomplish benefits and involve ecologically sustainable society perspective, companies will pay attention on two functions of the close-loop supply chain; forward e-logistics and reverse e-logistics (Sarkis, Meade, and Talluri, 2004).
5.5 Forward E-logistics
Since-businesses developed e-logistics strategy, web-enabled procurement software was introduced by software vendors like Ariba and Commerce One (Sarkis, Meade, and Talluri, 2004). Consequently, the word “e-procurement” became familiar in supply chain management. By using e-procurement software, it supports to operate transactions over the Internet via e-mail and electronic data interchange (EDI) (Sarkis, Meade, and Talluri, 2004).
According to Lancioni’s research (cited in Murphy and Wood, 2004), there were two logistics functions: order management and transportation that hold the highest amount of Internet usage. This statement supports benefits of procurement activity in