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Infrastructure as a Logistic Challenge

In most parts of the globe, areas that pertain loading and offloading of goods are often

faced by major logistic challenges. The logistic challenges contribute to delays consuming more

time than usual. Notably, the delivery issue in these stations seems to be getting worse over time

and therefore calling for a dire need to provide solutions to the problem. According to Chan and

Cheng (2019), a perfect solution mainly involves noting the challenge and properly putting up

measures that are aimed at eradicating the hitch.

Additionally, most enterprises in the developed nations such as the USA are mainly faced

by a challenge of goods clogging at the dock. Since most of these enterprises depend on

infrastructure to aid in the transportation of goods within the various cities surrounding the USA,

anything that may end up affecting infrastructure component may cause people to spend a lot of

time in queues waiting for their goods to be offloaded (Chan 2019). The paper will explore

extensively on infrastructure as a logistic challenge and provide possible solutions.

Assumptions.

In the making of the various conventions, the following data were collected;

i) The receiving anchorage open at 7 am-3 pm, 8hours amounting to 480

minutes.

ii) 3.5 arrivals per hour on average are made.

iii) An unloading team can unload 4.2 trucks an hour on average.

Notably, the above assumptions are created as a measure of how infrastructure

contributes to delays in the dock. Additionally, these assumptions were made on a

normal working day.


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Possible Solutions

Solving a challenge of clogging at the dock mainly calls for proper mending of the

various loopholes in the infrastructure sector. Roads make the first infrastructure component, and

if it is properly made, it can accommodate more trucks each time and therefore making the

offloading activity take place faster. Additionally, when good roads are made, this increases the

number of vehicles at the dock and after that creating more space for the unloading concept.

According to Pescaroli and Kelman (2017), the making of good roads mainly encourages the

accommodation of trucks that can carry more goods at the best appropriate time.

Notably, ports make another form of infrastructure that proves to be of great importance

during the offloading of the various goods at the dock. Reducing congestion in the ports is a

possible remedy to the infrastructure component. Also, adding more equipment at the port may

help in solving the various challenges that are likely to face the infrastructure component. In the

port sector improving the various relations among the various stakeholders and workers in the

port is also a possible solution to the infrastructure component. According to Pescaroli and

Kelman (2017), the air in the port acts as a major and vital component towards the delivery of

perishable items in the dock. Since it is part of the infrastructure element, improving it provides a

solution to the infrastructure department. Sufficient air circulation prevents various commodities

from getting damaged.

Border posts make a part of the infrastructure component. Concerning this, lack of search

facilities in these dock areas may create clogging of commodities at the port and consequently

leading to a higher number of individuals served per each time and thus reducing congestion

(Mehta and Rajang 2017). Network connections among the various individuals operating the

systems may also make the various operations to move a bit fast if they are strong and fast as
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they make the clearing of goods effective. Efficient border posts provided at the dock reduces the

processing time of the goods passing through the system. This is regarding the fact that effective

border posts reducing the processing time by 30% the normal time and after that causing the

various activities to move fast.

Effective Telecommunication services represent another solution that accurately solves

the infrastructure challenge. The fastness with which the telecommunication services can be

accessed dictates the speed at which the various goods are delivered at the port. According to

Mehta and Rajang (2017), telecommunication services are key towards providing an effective

offloading component. When the person in charge well monitors the telecommunication aspects,

it ends up inhibiting the frequent use of mobile phones and thus saving on the time required.

Evidence and Explanation

Infrastructure acts as a backbone regarding logistic services. It mainly controls many

branches that are vital to the offloading services at the dock. According to Meyer (2019), failure

to have an effective infrastructure may lead to an immediate failure in all the services offered and

thus leading to a delay. In the assumptions stated, the anchorage activities take about 8 hours

daily. Checking on the various solutions that may solve the infrastructure concepts ends up

reducing this time and therefore leading to less time and more goods delivery and offloading.

According to Mehta and Rajang (2017), time dictates the activities in the port. Effective time

management is mainly dictated by the presence of good roads where both transportation and

offloading occurs. Good roads accommodate more trucks and eventually faster delivering of

goods. Since the roads are good, more arrivals are automatically guaranteed.
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Unloading of commodities dictates the number of arrivals. If 4.2 trucks can be offloaded

in an average of one hour in a realistic scenario, improving the various infrastructure components

such as border posts leads automatically to solving infrastructure challenges. Additionally,

effective telecommunications and operative search sites lead to an automatic change in the

system analysis (Chan and Cheng 2019). Also, this increases the number of arrivals to above 3.5

times. This confers to Chan and Cheng (2019), effective telecommunications, in turn, leads to

automatic productivity regarding the concepts that are applied. When telecommunication is

efficient, the various sites will not clog and therefore there will be no wastage of time.

Appropriate Information Technology represents another major concept that may act as a

solution to the improvement of infrastructure. Information technology dictates the connections

between one computer and the other. According to Mehta and Rajang (2017), effective sharing

of information between the gadgets used in the port quickly dictates the fastness with which the

information moves and thus solving the logistic challenges. Lack of access to computers and the

internet may end up delaying the delivery of goods and immediate offloading. Internet is the

main component that contributes to the safe transfer of information and its immediate encryption.

In conclusion, proper infrastructure moves a long way towards solving logistic

challenges. Particularly, this is because it contains many components which, when well managed

provides a proper and effective system. These components include effective border posts, proper

communication services, well-managed roads, and well-managed ports and good internet access.

When these are properly managed, they contribute towards solving the infrastructure challenge.

The various infrastructure components solve the challenge of clogging at the port.
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Mehta, Y., & Rajan, A. J. (2017). Manufacturing sectors in India: outlook and

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Meyer, D. E. R. (2019). Cross-Border Infrastructure in Africa (Doctoral dissertation, University

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Pescaroli, G., & Kelman, I. (2017). How critical infrastructure orients international relief in

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