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Managing the Global Supply Chain

To enhance a firm’s global capabilities, logistics management must consider five major differences between domestic and international operations. These include performance cycle structure, transportation, operational considerations, informational systems (IS) integration, and alliances.

Performance cycle structure. The length of the performance cycle is a major difference between domestic and international operations. Performance cycles are longer for international operations. While the domestic is measured in days, international is measured in weeks or months (e.g., fashion merchandise takes 30 to 60 days). The reasons for longer order cycle to delivery cycle times are: Communication delaysFinancing requirementsSpecial packaging requirementsOcean freight schedulingSlow transit timesCustoms clearance

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