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Case Study: Port of Tacoma Trucking Congestion

This case study examines trucking congestion at the Port of Tacoma. Students read a detailed background and analysis of the problem and then answer several discussion questions. A map of the area analyzed is also included.  This case study complements Tacoma Community College's Logistics curriculum. Selected curriculum is available through ATE Central.

Case Study: "Trash to Cash"- Recycling in the Grocery Industry

This case study looks at a recycling effort at a distribution center that resulted in a positive cashflow for the company. Safeway, Inc. implemented a comprehensive program to divert solid waste from landfills into recycled products. Students will read a detailed background of this case and answer several discussion questions. Instructor notes are also provided.  This case study complements ...

Case Study: Office Max Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC) Consolidation

This case study examines Office Max's consolidation of two distribution centers. The background of the company is provided, as well as details of the factors that went into deciding to consolidate the two distribution centers in Portland and Seattle. Students will read a detailed background of the case and answer several discussion questions.  This case study complements Tacoma Community...

Case Study: Carolina Sporting Goods

This case study examines Carolina Sporting Goods, a company based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Students begin by reading a brief background profile of the company. Acting as the distribution manager, students will make recommendations on increasing facility usage. Two different options are provided along with discussion questions and instructor's notes.  This case study complements Tacoma...

Case Study: Port of Nhava Sheva Congestion

This case study examines the congestion at Nhava Sheva port in India, the sixth largest port in the world. Students will begin by reading about the port, including its capacity and common issues with congestion. Students will then find a solution for a hypothetical shipping situation at the port. Several discussion questions are provided along with instructor notes.  This case study complements...

Case Study: Port of Tacoma Boom and Bust

This case study examines boom and bust cycles at the Port of Tacoma. This study discusses how economic activity affects shipping ports as well as the effects a number of other factors have had on the port. Several discussion questions are provided following the reading material. This case study complements Tacoma Community College's Logistics curriculum. Selected curriculum is available through...

Case Study: Northern Triangle Recreation Equipment, Inc.

In this case study students act as the supply chain manager of a sporting goods company. Company background information is provided and at the end of the study students write a plan of action to address specific issues. Students provide recommendations to increase profitability, reduce costs and increase competitiveness. Instructor application notes are also provided.  This case study...

Case Study: Detentions Limited Inc.

This case study examines Detentions Limited Inc., a supplier of detention supplies for the United States and Canada. In this activity students determine solutions for issues involving the production and delivery of goods from overseas suppliers. Company background information and instructor's application notes are provided.  This case study complements Tacoma Community College's Logistics...

Case Study: Warehouse Performance

This case study uses a hypothetical warehouse performance problem to demonstrate key logistics issues. In this study students determine solutions to the company's efficiency issues. Company background information and instructor's application notes are provided.  This case study complements Tacoma Community College's Logistics curriculum. Selected curriculum is available through ATE Central.

Case Study: Elgiganten Electronics

This case study provides students with an opportunity to research implementing technology in warehousing and distribution. The case study uses the company Elgiganten to examine warehouse order picking issues. Elgiganten is a Swedish company that distributes over 4000 products to 247 stores in Europe. In this activity students act as the warehouse manager and tackle issues of order picking accuracy...

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