How Christmas Teaches Logistics For Supply Chain Management Jobs

11.23.21 07:20 PM
how Christmas teaches logistics

Christmas teaches how logistics is something everyone manages on a daily basis.

When you see how logistics is part of your holiday experience, you can see how to avoid disappointing your family this holiday season. In this video, see how your personal supply chain illustrates supply chain management concepts like logistics so you can better understand how changes around the world are affecting your home.

A model for logistics

how do you learn logistics

I want you to imagine Christmas and all the things you do to coordinate Christmas to deliver gifts
and presents. Then we're going to look at your personal supply chain in terms of how logistics works.

When we have logistics in Christmas...

First, we have a store where you go buy stuff, consider that your production line or supplier

Next, you have your home where you store stuff, imagine that's your warehouse

Then you have your family's homes where you need to deliver your Christmas gifts, now picture them as your customer.

Just like a customer, your family tells you what they want for Christmas, like an order.

With the order from our customer we go out and place an order with the store like amazon or a local store whatever it might be.

Where they place an order here with the production line or the supplier where they make the stuff.

We then go pick it up and transport it back home where there's receiving, tracking and inventory.

You have an inventory list so you know what you have and tracking

Why is tracking so important?

Why is tracking so important because if you're like my mother we have Christmas all year long because she buys things throughout the year then she puts them in places all over the house and forgets where she puts them for Christmas.

That's why you have a tracking system we call it a locator deck and then your storage that's your attic.

Your warehouse is receiving you know you get it in you know what you've got you know your inventory according to your Christmas list you store it in the attic or somewhere else hidden in the house you got a locator deck a warehouse management system it may be a spreadsheet you have at home or something like that all this kind of works as your warehouse at your home

Your warehouse receiving and tracking your storage and then it comes time to deliver for Christmas just in time, just like a customer has a deadline and a delivery date.

Here we're going to look at timing when does it need to be there how much does it cost and then any damage they're going to have there right if there's any damage insurance (they like to make money on the insurance) so those considerations we're going to
have when we then transport things to our customer (our family)

Delivery and when we deliver, we use a 3pl 4pl or 5pl. We're talk about the 3pl 4pl and 5PL in our training program at SupplyChainManagement.Training and the difference between the three.

Then we do picking.

Time to Ship

Picking is when it's time for Christmas and pull out your Christmas list then you go through the locator deck, find where it is by your locator deck, go in the attic, find the stuff, pull it out, put it in the transportation, send it to UPS or FedEx, whoever is going to deliver
to the customer.

The customer gives us feedback such as "I love it and want to keep it" or "I don't like it and want to return it, which is then reverse logistics when your gifts come back the opposite way.

All this makes sense to you?

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