To serve the customer, Supply Chain Management need to design, plan, execute, control and monitor Supply Chain activities. All stages may not be included in the supply chains. While purchasing deals with purchased goods, materials and services supply chain management discusses about inputs, conversion and outputs.For easy understanding ,we may site an example of US Textile & Apparel Supply Chain about 25,000 companies are working, where about 50,000 people are involved excluding retailing channels, which has five segments. At the top of the Supply Chain, there are fiber producers.
As Customers are at the end of the network, who need certain product or services, Supply Chain Management is the management of networks and channels involved that serve the customer. SCM covers the movement and storage of raw materials, WIP and finished goods from point of start to point using the finished goods or services.
An integrated approach:
To serve the customer, Supply Chain Management need to design, plan, execute, control and monitor Supply Chain activities. And their objective is to create and increase the value of the Supply Chain, build necessary infrastructure,leverage logistical needs, supply, and demand,
and measure performance even at the global level. SCM tends to be an integrated approach along with logistics, procurement, operations management and information technology.
SCM comprises of all Stages involved, directly or indirectly, in fulfilling a customer request including manufacturers,suppliers, transporters, warehouses, retailers, and customers.Within each company, the supply chain includes all functions involved in fulfilling a customer request (product development, marketing,operations, distribution,finance, customer service). The Customer is an integral part of the Supply Chain.
SCM includes movement of products from suppliers to manufacturers to distributors. It also includes movement of information, funds, and products in both directions.It’s more accurate to use the term “supply network” or “supply web”. all firms and relationships that get a product to market, including the original acquisition of raw materials; production of the item at a manufacturing facility; distribution to a retailer; sale of the finished item to the customer, and any installation, repair, or service activities that follow the sale.
Typical Supply Chain stages include:
Customers, retailers, distributors, manufacturers and suppliers . All stages may not be included in the supply chains. While purchasing deals with purchased goods, materials and services supply chain management discusses about inputs, conversion and outputs.
Example of a supply chain:
For easy understanding ,we may site an example of US Textile & Apparel Supply Chain about 25,000 companies are working, where about 50,000 people are involved excluding retailing channels, which has five segments. At the top of the Supply Chain, there are fiber producers. At the second segment, fibers are spun, woven or knitted, which are usually called textile mills. The Third segment of the supply chain is apparel manufacturer or other textile products manufacturers. The fourth segment is the retailers who make the products available to customers. Then, the customer which is the final part of the supply chain. All the earlier four segments are working to satisfy the customer needs.
As Customers are at the cessation of the network, who need certain product or accommodations, Supply Chain Management is the management of networks and channels involved that accommodate the customer. SCM covers the kineticism and storage of raw materials, WIP and finished goods from point of start to point of utilizing the finished goods or services.To accommodate the customer, Supply Chain Management need to design, plan, execute, control and monitor Supply Chain activities. SCM comprises of all Stages involved, directly or indirectly, in consummating a customer request including manufacturers,suppliers, conveyors, warehouses, retailers, and customers.Within each company, the supply chain includes all functions involved in consummating a customer request.
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The retailing organization Zara has suppliers from about 50 countries. Zara is called “Fast fashion” in a segment of the market. Following things in Zara’s ICT try to seamlessly coordinate between organizations and enhance supply chain integration. The organization’s technology improves operational responsiveness to customers, at the same time reduces cost. her main strategy is to answer quickly to consumer demand and anticipate consumer trends through IT and human resources. Zara continues to update information based on checking with store managers using PDA and updating customers’ responses.
Supply Chain Security Monitoring Services provides a full spectrum of end-to-end services for cargo security monitoring and tracking to all stakeholders, throughout the supply chain from point of origination to point of destination. The monitoring solution strategy includes but is not limited to optimizing container logistics processes, improvement of supply chain efficiency and reducing costs, achievement of more efficient and individual container traceability, deterioration theft, diversion, and counterfeiting, receiving notifications when an exception occurs in any given process, etc. In addition to cargo and driver security, dual-mode devices provide several additional features and benefits to shippers and transporters to improve operational efficiency throughout the supply chain.
Spread the love Abstract Logistical operational responsibilities include delivery of goods between suppliers, transporters and company users /customers. For instance, we can say that in the apparel supply chain of Bangladesh, we usually see that inbound goods come to manufacturing facility by the transporters and warehouse assistants receive the cargo, which is provided according to suitable lot size using suitable containers by sea or by air according to urgency of manufacturing needs to fulfill customer requests. Finished goods are loaded to containers per customer request in suitable lot sizes, so that buyer can collect and market the goods in an organized and suitable way.A macro view of logistics Logistical management function may entail some more steps, i.e., locating potential suppliers, determining their accessibility in terms of business production, and forming relationships. If the business operation is size-ably voluminous enough to outsource online operation logistics, in that case the business has to sync their platform with the third party partner. As we know, in a supply chain management, logistics and transportation are intertwined. For e-commerce companies, chat-bots can be employed to avail customers with fundamental queries such as tracking a shipment. Keywords: Supply chain management(SCM), Logistics, suppliers, transporters etc. Introduction: The term logistics refers to providing […]
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