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Logistics

Discussion
P.51 Lead-in questions

Logistics
What is logistics?

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What is logistics?
Can you think of a current event or news story in which logistics is a crucial element? What is so important about logistics in this case?

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Logistics: P_______, implementing and
c__________ the flow of r__ m________, i________ and finished goods to the point of c___________.

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Logistics: Planning, implementing and
controlling the flow of raw materials, inventory and finished goods to the point of consumption.

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Fill the gaps with the correct forms of the words below. Noun Adjective Verb accurate --------agile --------estimate logistics --------analyst/ _________ consolidation

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Fill the gaps with the correct forms of the words below. Noun Adjective Verb accuracy accurate --------agility agile --------estimate estimated estimate logistics logistical --------analyst/ analytical analyse analysis consolidation consolidated consolidate

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1. How many distribution centres does Amazon have? 2. How many are in the US? 3. How large is the Pheonix, Arizona distribution/ fulfilment centre? 4. How many seasonal workers does Amazon bring in to work in the fulfilment centres? 5. True or False? Stock is sorted and stowed as soon as it arrives at the centre.

Logistics
1. How many distribution centres does Amazon have? 2. How many are in the US? 3. How large is the Pheonix, Arizona distribution/ fulfilment centre? 4. How many seasonal workers does Amazon bring in to work in the fulfilment centres? 5. True or False? Stock is sorted and stowed as soon as it arrives at the centre.

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1. How many distribution centres does Amazon have? 80 2. How many are in the US? 40 3. How large is the Pheonix, Arizona distribution/ fulfilment centre? 1.2m sq. ft. 4. How many seasonal workers does Amazon bring in to work in the fulfilment centres? 50,000 5. True or False? Stock is sorted and stowed as soon as it arrives at the centre. False it is first stowed randomly and then hand-sorted.

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Discussion
1. 2. Explain: pull strategies push strategies Kanban systems Who first used (JIT)?

Listening
Discussion
Why would companies want to keep inventory low?
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Listening
Reading p53
What is Friedmans overall impression of Wal-Marts operation? What are the three main metaphors that he uses?

Homework
Unit 10 - Quality Read p. 56-57 Unit 11 - Products Read p. 60, 61 & 63 Exercises on ISIS.