Link commercial and control systems in supply chains

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Speed of response

SCADA systems. Recent blogs have discussed the advancement in technologies that make it potentially easier to have connected supply chains. However, the lack of enthusiasm by enterprises and application software suppliers for this to happen requires supply chain professionals to focus in the near term on improving their core supply chains. An area for possible improvement is the implementation or  … Read More

Support reduced Lead Time expectations with Inventory

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Improvement projects

Internal flexibility and responsiveness. Promotion of eCommerce has increased the expectations of shorter lead times and quicker deliveries of products. This could influence perceptions about lead times within many supply chains, irrespective of their reliance on eCommerce channels of distribution. The most recent posts have identified that improvements to your supply chains will occur mainly within the core supply chains … Read More

Improving supply chains takes time so improve Logistics

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Growing the business

Threat to Outbound Logistics. For most businesses, internal Logistics is where supply chain professionals maintain the balance between inbound and outbound Logistics. But what success can be expected from working independently from other functions? Inbound Logistics can experience change caused by the effects of decisions by suppliers, service providers, natural emergencies and external (i.e. government). However, an increasing threat of change … Read More

Availability is provided from within the Master Plan

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Be different

Planning for Availability. Providing Availability is what Logistics does. The role of Logistics is ‘the time related positioning of items and resources that provide Availability of goods and services for customers’. Availability is achieved through four planning (thinking and calculating) functions: Customer Service logistics – planning inventory, distribution, storage and transport Conversion logistics – planning product manufacturing or the final assembly, … Read More

Manage eCommerce as another channel of distribution

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Physical or on-line retail

Towards Omni-channel. The underlying processes and techniques of ordering from suppliers, moving and storing items and delivering orders to customers are well established. It is the progressive implementation and use of technologies which has enabled refinement and improvement through supply chains. Over the past forty years, the introduction and increasing use of home computers, mobile communications, warehouse automation and improved … Read More