Domestic U.S. and Global Logistics

1. What are the important activities or elements in logistics?
2. List the legal forms and modes of transportation. Which mode is the least expensive? Which mode carries the most freight? Which mode is growing the fastest? Shrinking the fastest?
3. What are some intermodal transportation alternatives?
4. When would you want to use value-of-service pricing instead of cost-of-service pricing?
5. If storing goods in a warehouse is bad, since it increases inventory carrying costs, why are the number and size of warehouses increasing in the U.S.?
6. What are 3PLs and why are they used? Why is their use growing so rapidly? What are 4PLs and why are they used?

 

 

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