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Types of Logistics Strategies? Classifications
Anurag Pandey, Student (University), United Kingdom, Member
What kind of logistics strategies can be adopted?
How can they be classified into types of logistic / supply chain strategies?
 

 
Logistics Strategies: The 1987 Bowersox and Daugherty Typology
Deepika, Student (MBA), India, Member
The Bowersox and Daugherty typology is a qualitative typology identifying three distinct logistics strategies:
1. The Process Strategy consists of a broad group of traditional logistics functions managed as a value added system.
2. The Market Strategy typically involves a limited group of traditional logistics activities which are managed across business units.
3. The Information Strategy, also known as channel strategy, consists of interorganizational coordination and uses logistics to achieve cooperation.
 

 
Logistics Strategies: The 1990 McGinnis and Kohn Classification
Deepika, Student (MBA), India, Member
McGinnis and Kohn (1990) define a classification of logistics strategies, those being
1. Intensive Logistics Strategy with high focus on customer service, and logistics coordination, and moderate focus on integrated computer systems.
2. Integrated Logistics Strategy with high focus on integrated computer systems, logistics coordination, and customer service.
3. Low Integration Logistics Strategy with low emphasis placed on integrated computer systems and moderate emphasis placed on logistics coordination and customer service.
4. Low Effectiveness Logistics Strategy with moderate focus on integrated computer systems and customer service, and low emphasis on logistics coordination.
 

 
Logistics Strategies: The 1993 McGinnis and Kohn Classification
Deepika, Student (MBA), India, Member
In 1993 McGinnis and Kohn show three groups of strategies:
1. Intense Logistics Strategy incorporates both the market strategy and the process strategy in the bowersox and daugherty typology and focuses on optimisation and integration of two or more business units for the serving of a common customer. The market environment for this strategy should be moderately unpredictable and very hostile.
2. Balanced Logistics Strategy also incorporates both the market strategy and the process strategy in the bowersox and daugherty typology however not to the extent displayed in the intense logistics strategy. The market environment for this strategy is hostile and moderately unpredictable.
3. Unfocused Logistics Strategy places low emphasis both on the market strategy and the process strategy in the bowersox and daugherty typology. The market environment for this strategy is moderately hostile and fairly predictable.
 

 
Logistic Strategies
Molinard, engineer, France, Member
It's all about getting the right updated data and then deciding where to produce, to stock, etc. depending on where you selletc.
 

 
Logistic Strategies
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
You can also consider these approaches when you're thinking about logistics strategies: third party logistics and vendor managed inventory and outsourcing.
And vertical integration, horizontal integration and just-in-time.
And depending on your sector, consider co-creation and co-opetition and cross-docking and LTL / TL / backhauling too.
 

 
Ways of SCM: Example
sweet bouras, etudiant, Albania, Member
I can give you an example of an EU company called IKEA if my memory is good. This company integrated the customer solution in their process by selling tables and chairs in divided and standardized parts. This decreases the cost of the product, simplifies transport, and enhances competitivity.
 

     
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