Compare and contrast the logistics environment between two major trading regions. For example, compare & contrast the logistics environment between any two of the following: the US, China, Africa, Europe, India, Brazil, Russia, or the Middle East. The paper should contain an introduction, main body with appropriate sub-headings, and conclusions. It should be a minimum of 1,000 words, excluding references and appendices. Examine the transportation networks in terms of technology, costs, modernization, efficiency, regulations, security, risks, and modes of transport (motor, rail, air, water, and pipeline). Also, compare and contrast storage capabilities (warehousing, handling, sustainability, material handling). Try to make extensive use of quantitative data and statistics from authoritative and industry sources to support your findings. Infrastructure investments can have a major competitive influence on economic decisions. So, how does the infrastructure compare between the two regions you have chosen?
VPI (Value Package Introduction) was one of the core programs in Cummins Operating System (COS). VPI was the process by which the Company defined, designed, developed and introduced high quality Value Packages for customers. One of the key processes in a VPI program was to identify part failures. When a part failure was identified, it was transported to other plant locations. A delay in delivery time from one plant location to another impeded the diagnosis of a part and resulted in a postponement of a critical resolution and subsequent validation. As a proven methodology, customer focused Six Sigma tools were utilized for this project to quantify the performance of this process. Six Sigma was a data-driven approach which was designed to eliminate defects in the process. The project goal was to identify root causes of process variation and reduce the number of days it was taking for a part to move from point of failure to the component engineer for evaluation. The average number of days at the start of this project was 137. The goal was to reduce this by 50%. The benefits of performing this project was a reduction in the time it takes for parts to move which impacted the ability to analyze and fix problems in a timely manner and allowed the part to be improved or modified and put back on the engine for further testing. VPI Failed Parts Movement Between Locations Introduction VPI (Value Package Introduction) was one of the core programs in Cummins Operating System (COS). VPI was the process by which the Company defined, designed, developed and introduced high quality Value Packages for customers. The complete VPI package allowed Cummins to continuously improve the product(s) delivered to customers. This project was conducted in an effort to increase the value of these packages. By improving the process of moving parts from one location to another, Cummins has benefited in both cycle time and cost.>GET ANSWER