NatSteel Holdings Pte Limited: Transport and Distribution Name Institutional Affiliation NatSteel Holdings Pte Limited: Transport and Distribution Introduction The report explores several issues as they are related to the management of the transport and distribution of NatSteel Holdings Pte Limited located in Singapore. In particular the report examines three aspects: The criteria used to select Incoterms the carrier selection considerations and the goal of carrier relationship management. Out of the research the paper recommends some approaches the company can use to achieve maximum efficiency in the transportation and distribution channel of the company. NatSteel Holding Pte Limited is a steel manufacturing industry headquartered in Singapore. Their market niche in the construction customers where they provide reinforcement steel products and other products that offer solutions various solutions. Its product portfolio includes cut-and-bend reinforcement bars reinforcement bars wire-rods steel couplers prefabricated cages and carpet reinforcement among other products (NatSteel 2017). NatSteel 669-681. Inbound Logistics . (2015). Improving shipper/Carrier relationships. Inboundlogistics.com. Retrieved 22 March 2017 from www.inboundlogistics.com Lazar A. (2011). The Incoterms Rules and their importance. Juridical Trib. 1 132. Malfliet J. (2011). Incoterms 2010 and the mode of transport: how to choose the right term. In Management Challenges in the 21st Century: Transport and Logistics: Opportunity for Slovakia in the Era of Knowledge Economy (pp. 163-179). City University of Seattle Bratislava. NatSteel . (2017). NatSteel company profile. NatSteel. Retrieved 22 March 2017 from www.natsteel.com.sg Roberts K. W. (2012). Key Factors and Trends in Transportation Mode and Carrier Selection. Rushton A. Croucher P. & Baker P. (2014). The handbook of logistics and distribution management: Understanding the supply chain. Kogan Page Publishers. Slack B. (2001). Intermodal transportation. in: Handbook of logistics and supply-chain management. Sutherland J. L. (2006). Collaborative transportation management: A solution to the current transportation crisis. CVCR white paper 602. [...]
Assignment Brief: Select an organization that you are familiar with and assume that you are the transport manager of this organization. Analyze the effectiveness of these three aspects of the transport management, namely incoterms selection consideration, carrier selection criteria, and carrier relationship management. You are required to consult and fully reference a MINIMUM of 10 references (e.g. Book; www; journal article from the full text databases; current affairs magazine; newspaper etc.). The use of WIKIPEDIA online encyclopedia is NOT allowed. The word range of this essay is about 2000 words. The report must fulfill the following requirements: More marks will be awarded for reports which provide more detailed discussion and in-depth analysis with adequate referencing to the transportation theories, concepts and models. Assignment Format: The report should be presented as follows: 1. Introduction - Outline you're the purpose of this essay (about 100 words) and provide the key information about the selected organization (about 200 words), information includes products, markets, competitors, organization goals and strategies etc. 2. Incoterms Selection Consideration - Analyze the effectiveness of transportation capability of the selected organization and its relevant information. Recommend the appropriate incoterms to be used (about 500 words). 3. Carrier Selection Criteria - Analyze the transportation goals and needs of the selected organization and the relevant information. Recommend the appropriate criteria to be considered when selecting carriers (about 500 words). 4. Carrier Relationship Management - Analyze the transportation goals and needs of the selected organization and the relevant information. Recommend the appropriate types of relationship to be built with the carriers and the process of building the relationship (about 500 words). 5. Conclusion - Reinstates all the significant parts of this report and refer the reader back to the focus that have outlined in the introduction and to the central topic. This gives the report a sense of unity (about 200 words). 6. Referencing - All sources referred to in your essay, including any diagrams, must be referenced to in-text and be included in a full reference list at the end of the assignment, according to the APA system of referencing.