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About Procurement

Procurement vs acquisition The US Defense Acquisition University (DAU) defines procurement as the act of buying goods and services for the government. DAU defines acquisition as the conceptualization, initiation, design, development, test, contracting, production, deployment, Logistics Support (LS), modification, and disposal of weapons and other systems, supplies, or services (including construction) to satisfy Department of Defense needs, intended for use in or in support of military missions. Acquisition is therefore a much wider concept than procurement, covering the whole life cycle of acquired systems. Multiple acquisition models exist, one of which is provided in the following section. Acquisition process The revised acquisition process for major systems in industry and defense is shown in the next figure. The process is defined by a series of phases during which technology is defined and matured into viable concepts, which are subsequently developed and read

Planning an Enterprise

Strategic planning Two major characteristics of EPSs are (1) variety and (2) flexibility. For instance, technological risks abound as even enterprise software are prone to obsolescence and disruptive innovations. Technology is not stagnant. Thus, variety and flexibility work to the advantage of a strategically adaptive or agile enterprise as PESTLE conditions change. To illustrate this some more, ERP software prescribes processes to realize its promised benefits. However, compliance to these rigid, prescribed processes is often assumed rather than real. In many cases, the ERP software is accepted but the practices within the enterprise reflect inconsistencies with the prescribed processes of the software. In a sense, variety and flexibility in a standard ERP implementation will still manifest in many ways such as "workarounds, shadow systems, various forms of unintended improvisations, and organizational 'drift'" as the knowledge workers in the enterpri

Inventory Management

High-level Inventory Management It seems that around 1880 there was a change in manufacturing practice from companies with relatively homogeneous lines of products to horizontally integrated companies with unprecedented diversity in processes and products. Those companies (especially in metalworking) attempted to achieve success through economies of scope - the gains of jointly producing two or more products in one facility. The managers now needed information on the effect of product-mix decisions on overall profits and therefore needed accurate product-cost information. A variety of attempts to achieve this were unsuccessful due to the huge overhead of the information processing of the time. However, the burgeoning need for financial reporting after 1900 created unavoidable pressure for financial accounting of stock and the management need to cost manage products became overshadowed. In particular, it was the need for audited accounts that sealed the fate of manager

Management Components of Supply Chain Management

Management components SCM components are the third element of the four-square circulation framework. The level of integration and management of a business process link is a function of the number and level of components added to the link (Ellram and Cooper, 1990; Houlihan, 1985). Consequently, adding more management components or increasing the level of each component can increase the level of integration of the business process link. Literature on business process re-engineering buyer-supplier relationships, and SCM suggests various possible components that should receive managerial attention when managing supply relationships. Lambert and Cooper (2000) identified the following components: Planning and control Work structure Organization structure Product flow facility structure Information flow facility structure Management methods Power and leadership structure Risk and reward structure Culture and attitude However, a more careful examination of the exis

Logistics Vehcle System

The Logistics Vehicle System ( LVS ), is a modular assortment of eight-wheel drive all-terrain vehicles used by the United States Marine Corps. The LVS was fielded in 1985 as the Marine Corps heavy tactical vehicle system. It was designed and manufactured by the Oshkosh Corporation. The United States Army has a similar tactical vehicle called the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT). The key differences between the two is the LVS's ability to interchange Front Power Units with Rear Body Units. The LVS also steers through both standard wheel pivoting (as on a typical automobile) and hydraulic yaw steering (by articulating the Front Power Unit against the Rear Body Unit). This gives the LVS remarkable maneuverability for its size. It and the LVSR can haul up to 22.5 tonnes (22,500 kg) on highways. The Logistics Vehicle System Replacement ( LVSR ) is an upgraded version, first fielded in 2009. The $740.2 million contract with Oshkosh signed in June 2006 will

These are The List of East Asian Ports from where Indian Ports like Kolkata and others are Linked for Shipping .

The List of East Asian ports is primarily shipping ports of east coast of the continent of Asia. East Asia is home to some of the world's busiest ports.                                                                                             Japan Port of Hakodate Port of Tokyo Port of Yokohama Port of Nagoya Port of Osaka Port of Kobe Hong Kong Port of Hong Kong Ports of the People's Republic of China Port of Shanghai Port of Suzhou Port of Ningbo Port of Qingdao Port of Yantai Port of Tianjin Port of Qinhuangdao Port of Guangzhou Port of Shenzhen Port of Zhuhai Port of Xiamen Port of Dalian Port of Yingkou Philippines Port of Subic Port of Manila Port of Iloilo Port of Cebu Port of Davao Russia Vladivostok Singapore Port of Singapore North Korea Wonsan South Korea Port of Busan Port of Incheon Taiwan (Republic of China) Port of Kaohsiung Port of Keelung Taichung

How A Freight Forwarder can do His Work .

A freight forwarder , forwarder , or forwarding agent , is a person or company that organizes shipments for individuals or corporations to get goods from the manufacturer or producer to a market, customer or final point of distribution Forwarders contract with a carrier to move the goods. A forwarder does not move the goods but acts as an expert in supply chain management. A forwarder contracts with carriers to move cargo ranging from raw agricultural products to manufactured goods. Freight can be booked on a variety of shipping providers, including ships, airplanes, trucks, and railroads. It is not unusual for a single shipment to move on multiple carrier types. 'International freight forwarders" typically handle international shipments. International freight forwarders have additional expertise in preparing and processing customs and other documentation and performing activities pertaining to international shipments. Information typically reviewed by a freight fo

From 2013: Be Prepare for Long - Term Recession .

Our Finite world Posted in January 2013  "2013: Beginning of Long- Term Recession"   . We have been hearing a lot about escaping the fiscal cliff, but our problem isn’t solved. The fixes to date have been partial and temporary. There are many painful decisions ahead. Based on what I can see, the most likely outcome is that the US economy will enter a severe recession by the end of 2013. My expectation is that credit markets are likely see increased defaults, as workers find their wages squeezed by higher Social Security taxes, and as government programs are cut back. Credit is likely to decrease in availability and become higher-priced. It is quite possible that credit problems will adversely affect the international trade system. Stock markets will tend to perform poorly. The Federal Reserve will try to intervene in credit markets, but if the US government is one of the defaulters (at least temporarily), it may not be able to completely fix the situation.

Higher Education in India

India's higher education system is the third largest in the world, next to the United States and China. The main governing body at the tertiary level is the University Grants Commission, which enforces its standards, advises the government, and helps coordinate between the center and the state. Accreditation for higher learning is overseen by 12 autonomous institutions established by the University Grants Commission. Indian higher education system has expanded at a fast pace by adding nearly 20,000 colleges and more than 8 million students in a decade from 2000-01 to 2010-11. As of 2011, India has 42 central universities, 275 state universities, 130 deemed universities, 90 private universities, 5 institutions established and functioning under the State Act, and 33 Institutes of National Importance. Other institutions include 33,000 colleges as Government Degree Colleges and Private Degree Colleges, including 1800 exclusive women's colleges, functioning under these un

Condition of Indian Economy

India , a land of rich culture , is the second most populous country of the world. And area wise, it is the seventh largest nation. Our Indian economy has undergone a tremendous change, with the implementation of a series of economic reforms. These reforms focused attention on deregulating the country and inducing foreign investments. Eventually, it paved way for India occupying a position among the top countries in the fast growing Asia Pacific region. Read on to explore further information about the economic conditions in India. India has the largest democracy in the world and has experienced stability, since its independence. India's political institutions have encouraged the growth of an open society, where people can express themselves freely. It is truly an example of a free economy. When the talk is about the economy of India , it can be undoubtedly said that it provides a complete security to its foreign investors. It promotes a transparent environment t

Multimodel Transport

The United Nation Convention on International Multimodel Transport defines Multimodel Transport as the Carriage of goods by at least two different modes of transport on the basis of a Multimodel Transport Contract from a place in one country at which the goods are taken in charge by a Multomodel Transport Operator to a place discharged for delivery situated in a different country . In Multimodel Transport one transport document, one rate and through - liability are used Multimodal transport (also known as combined transport) is the transportation of goods under a single contract, but performed with at least two different means of transport; the carrier is liable (in a legal sense) for the entire carriage, even though it is performed by several different modes of transport (by rail, sea and road, for example). The carrier does not have to possess all the means of transport, and in practice usually does not; the carriage is often performed by sub-carriers (referred to in lega

Aakash 3 Tablate

Aakash 3 Tablet is also known as Ubi Slate7c+  launched on 11 November 2012 . It is ready to distribute all its purchaser . It is known as a dream project of India . But is it really a successful dream project ? Now we have to analyze these issue . Now first we have to see all the features and specifications :- Tablet Name                    :- Aakash 3 Ubi Slate7c+ (EDGE) Company                         :- Datawind Price                                :- INR 4999 CPU Speed                     :- ARM Cortex- A8 1 GHz RAM                               :- 512 MB Memory                           :- 4 GB Internal 32 GB Expendable Battery                             :- 3000mAh  3 hours battery time Operating System             :- Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich Network                          :- Wi-Fi , GPRS Phone Network , 3G via Modem Phone Call                       :- Yes Screen                             :-7- Inch 800 * 480 px Capacitive Display Android Store        

Courses of Logistics Management .

We have see that there is many Institutions , Universities and Educational Councils which provides many courses regarding Logistics Management , Supply Chain Management , Multimodel Transport Management , Port Management etc . but I think that "The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport" (CILT) is the world's best Organization for study . It's different level courses provides best knowledge about Logistics Management . I recommend this courses to everyone who wants develop their career in Logistics sector .  CILT has its offices in most of the Nations and a worldwide organization . In India CILT has also established and known as "The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport - India" The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is a professional body representing the transport and logistics industries worldwide. It is a membership based organisation with over 30,000 members in over 30 countries. This international bod

About "Logistics Center"

"Logistics Center" is Organized by Mr. Ajit Mishra , who is Associate Member of "The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport - India" . Logistics Center always provides to its followers  the Latest News about Logistics World and always keep update to its Follower and Logistics Professionals . Mr. Ajit Mishra is a Logistics Professional working with many companies of worldwide and providing them all Logistics Solution for Eastern India . He is also providing Online Logistics Training to the Employes & Management Trainees of many Companies . He is dedicated himself for the developments of skills and experiences of new comer  Logistics Professionals . He is also providing counseling about different Logistics Management Courses which is provided by many Institution Worldwide . So if you are a Company or Logistics Professional  then please come to here in Logistics Center . any person who wants to develop their career in Logistics or Supp