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Zara Supply Chain Analysis: The Secret

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Introduction: Zara is a good example of a retail organization, which need to purchase materials. For this, they need to create a good supply chain model. They purchase raw materials mostly from Spain, Greece, and Italy. Therefore, they can purchase better quality raw materials at the earliest. Inditex is the biggest branch of this retailing organization.The ICT of this …

Procurement process in supply chain management: Identifying the desired focus

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Introduction: There are some materials, which are used for the production of products. But, some materials and services are used as a support of the main production process. Although, the whole procurement process should consolidate orders to take advantage of economies of scale and quantity discounts. The Process: After completion of supplier selection, contact making, product design etc., a buyer-supplier engages …

Understanding Revenue Management in a Supply Chain Management Perspective:

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    Introduction: Revenue Management is used for differential pricing to better match supply and demand, at the same time, increases supply chain profits. In a more traditional approach, firms aimed to reduce supply /demand imbalance by changing the availability of assets. While revenue management approach in modern supply chain management uses prices as a …

A discussion to eradicate misconceptions about Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM)

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   Introduction: “Green Supply Chain” or “Environmentally Friendly Supply Chain” are almost synonymous. For  a firm , it is a set of supply chain policies formed and held,action taken accordingly and relationships formed in response to concerns related to the natural environment,so that acquisition,production,distribution and disposal of the firm’s goods and services does not hamper environment.Sometimes,joint technology programs are taken with …

Supply Chain Security: An Overview

 Introduction: The term supply chain security is used to enhance security of the transport and supply chain as a whole. In the greater perspective, it combines traditional supply chain management requirements & global threats such as terrorism, theft, piracy etc. The C-TPAT started after 9/11 terror attack in USA to prevent similar attacks in USA. The Security arrangement: Standard …

A discussion about exporting goods and the global supply chain in general:

Introduction:   In international trade, exports refer to sales of goods and services as they are produced in the home country to export to other markets, which are parts of the global supply Chain. Commercial exports require the involvement of customs authorities by both countries. Amazon, e-bay, DHL etc. internet based companies usually handle comparatively smaller …