Case—Grainger: Reengineering the China/U.S. Supply Chain (p.457)
Please address the following.
Evaluate the current China/Taiwan logistics costs. Assume a current total volume of 190,000 CBM and that 89% is shipped direct from the supply is plants in containers. Using the data from the case and assume that the supplier-loaded container is 85% full. Assume that consolidation centers are run at each of the four port locations. The consolidation centers only use 40-foot containers and fill them to 96% capacity.
Assume that it costs $480 to ship a 20-foot container and $600 to ship a 40-foot container. What is the total cost to get the containers to the United States? Do you include U.S. port costs in this part of the analysis?