LOG 302 Mod 2 SLP

This SLP continues your analysis of the organization you nominated in SLP1.

You may find it convenient to review the thumbnail descriptions of the various logistical functions, found in SLP1.

For this SLP, please address the organization’s product distribution strategy, to include: •Transportation modes •Ownership and management of the modes (the organization, common carriers, contract carriers etc.) •The rationale behind the use of those modes •The strengths and weaknesses of those modes •Future developments, such as anticipated technological advances and resource availability, that may affect the choice of transportation modes

Submit the assignment for grading by the end of this Module.

SLP Assignment Expectations •Follow the instructions in the BSBA Writing Style Guide (July 2014 edition), available online at https://mytlc.trident.edu/files/Writing-Guide_Trident_2014.pdf. The paper should include a cover sheet and a reference page. •There are no guidelines concerning length. Write what you need to write – neither more, nor less. •The relevant features of the organization should be described in sufficient detail to support the argument. Provide citations to relevant sources, such as the organization’s homepage, press releases, annual reports, and articles about the organization published elsewhere. •The argument should make explicit use of the Module materials. Background Info sources should be cited. The use of other relevant material located online is encourages. •A standard citation and reference style should be used. APA style (see the Style Guild) is encouraged. Other acceptable styles are MLA, Chicago and NYT.

Background

Product Distribution

This list of sources is intended to be adequate, but not all-inclusive. You should feel free to search the Web. Search terms: Transportation, Transportation modes, Trucking, Railroads, Airlines, Shipping, Containerization, Intermodal, Pipeline, Pipeline safety, Keystone Pipeline.

Required Sources

AOPL (2013). Pipelines 101 (Index page). Retrieved on 13 Jan 2016* from http://www.pipeline101.com/

DeWitt, W. & Clinger, J. (2013). Intermodal freight transportation. Retrieved on 13 Jan 2015* from http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/millennium/00061.pdf

Murray, M. (2015b). Containerization. Retrieved on 13 Jan 2015* from http://logistics.about.com/od/tacticalsupplychain/a/Containerization.htm

Pearson (2015). Product Distribution (PPT deck). Retrieved on 13 Jan 2015* from http://www.pearsoncustom.com/mct-comprehensive/asset.php?isbn=1269879944&id=12248

Smarta (2013). Choosing a transportation mode. Retrieved on 13 Jan 2015* http://www.smarta.com/advice/suppliers-and-trade/logistics-management/product-distribution-the-basics/

Additional Sources

Davenport, C. (2014). Keystone pipeline pros, cons, and steps to a final decision (New York Times, 18 Nov 2014). Retrieved on 13 Jan 2015* http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/19/us/politics/what-does-the-proposed-keystone-xl-pipeline-entail.html?_r=0

McElroy, M. (2013). The Keystone XL pipeline: Should the President approve construction? (Harvard Magazine). Retrieved on 13 Jan 2015* from http://harvardmagazine.com/2013/11/the-keystone-xl-pipeline

Smith, B. (2014). Five reasons why the Keystone pipeline is bad for the economy. (Labor Network for Sustainability) Retrieved on 13 Jan 2015 from http://www.labor4sustainability.org/articles/5-reasons-why-the-keystone-pipeline-is-bad-for-the-economy/ •Note: When citing a source, be sure to enter the date you accessed it.

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LOG 302 Mod 2 SLP

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