Category: Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management and its Drivers:


Abstract: The logistical drivers are facilities, inventory, and transportation. Inventory denotes all raw materials, WIP, and finished goods in a supply chain. On the other hand, transportation involves moving inventory from point to point. Information is data about facilities, inventory, transportation, costs, prices…

About Logistics: A macro view point


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…

A discussion on Lean, Six Sigma and Kaizen in the context of manufacturing :


Abstract The popular definition of Lean Manufacturing and the Toyota Production   System conventionally consists of the following: To solve the quandary of  waste, Lean Manufacturing has The TPS is often used interchangeably with the terms Lean Manufacturing and Lean. Even more importantly, a Lean    process is characterized by Lean and the Toyota  Production System. The main reason of Lean Manufacturing or TPS is every step of manufacturing should be improved. Lean manufacturing involves never ending efforts to eliminate or reduce “Muda“, a Japanese term used to reduce waste, which does not add value to Supply Chain while  make design, manufacturing, distribution and customer service processes    in the respective Supply Chain. Things are visually displayed: For communicating with all sorts of people in the factory /supply chain unit visual displays are used as a great tool in the lean manufacturing process.Some techniques used in Lean Manufacturing to   eliminate errors of  the equipment operator.  Keywords: TPS,Muda,Lean, 5s,Six Sigma etc. Introduction:   Lean manufacturing is a synchronized method with which a supply chain can eradicate waste from its production process. According to customer needs, production…