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Issue 2/ 2016, article 6

Authors: Sharfuddin Ahmed Khan, Hanna Sawicka

Title: REDESIGNING SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK OF A LUBRICANT COMPANY: AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH

Keywords: Innovation, Logistics, Transportation, Supply Chain, Lubricants

Abstract:

Background: The purpose of this paper is to redesign the supply chain network of a lubricant company by implementing an innovative solution concentrated on the delivery of products and minimizing total loading, unloading and transportation costs.

Methods: In this paper the authors' approach to redesigning the supply chain network (SCN) is presented. It comprises 3 phases: analysis of the current state of the SCN, identification of disadvantages in the SCN and SCN improvement. This step-wise procedure is verified on a real-world supply chain network, which is analyzed, evaluated and redesigned. Based on this analysis, the most important strengths and weaknesses are identified. The main criteria for evaluation are loading, unloading and transportation costs. A redesign of the company is proposed, the stakeholders' opinions are gathered and the innovative solution is implemented.

Results: After successful implementation of the innovative solution, the result shows savings in loading, unloading and transportation costs and an improvement in the level of service.

Research Limitations: The proposed methodology can be implemented in other supply chain networks. However, the way of limiting the loading, unloading and transportation costs presented in this paper cannot be regarded as a general rule applicable to all companies.

Conclusions: This study presents innovative thinking in the logistics network of a company andthe results obtained prove that companies which are innovative in terms of products can also become innovative in their services.

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DOI: 10.17270/J.LOG.2016.2.6
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MLA Khan, Sharfuddin Ahmed, and Hanna Sawicka. "Redesigning supply chain network of a lubricant company: an innovative approach." Logforum 12.2 (2016): 6. DOI: 10.17270/J.LOG.2016.2.6
APA Sharfuddin Ahmed Khan1, Hanna Sawicka2 (2016). Redesigning supply chain network of a lubricant company: an innovative approach. Logforum 12 (2), 6. DOI: 10.17270/J.LOG.2016.2.6
ISO 690 KHAN, Sharfuddin Ahmed, SAWICKA, Hanna. Redesigning supply chain network of a lubricant company: an innovative approach. Logforum, 2016, 12.2: 6. DOI: 10.17270/J.LOG.2016.2.6
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