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Screenshot for 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...
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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...
Screenshot for 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...
Screenshot for 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...
Screenshot for 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....
Screenshot for 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...
Screenshot for 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...
Screenshot for 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...
Screenshot for 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...
Screenshot for 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...
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