Considering an order from further located warehouse. In

Considering article written by D.M.Z. Islam, J.F.
Meier, P.T. Aditjandra, T.H. Zunder and G. Pace (2012), the logistics and
transport problems were described as optimisation, where the action has to be
taken to make the best or the most effective use of available transport and
capacity of a vehicle, maximising truck loads or warehouses operation. The
warehouses operation was explained in the example of the demand of the customer
(previous paragraph) and more to the point, the demand that may be greater than
inventory available. For that reason, some strategic planning would be the aim
to fulfil orders even though, it may means shifting some goods from one
warehouse to another or dispatching an order from further located warehouse. In
this case the cost structure is the main decisive factor. Authors, also, mentioned,
minimising the environmental impact.

On the other hand, those are not the only worries in
logistics and transportation. According to, Morales (2015), who speaks about
the volcanic descends on Europe affecting aeroplanes or tsunami in Thailand
disrupting port activities in California as well as fires in Los Angeles forest
leading to motorways closure. Even, IT issues having an impact on United
Airlines system forcing the New Your Stock Exchange shut down. In today’s
world, these are executives of logistics and transportation leading to crisis
that no longer are as simple as loading boxes and carrying them from point A to
point B. These issues involve and effect the international trade and development
of technology.
Furthermore, challenges like minute-by-minute tracking available globally,
developing cost efficiencies while guaranteeing timely delivery. Even, thinking
ahead of any issues that may or may not occur and having an alternative
plan. 

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All of those represents the logistics and
transportation problems that may impact the whole supply chain operation.

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