Already on ArticleSlash?

Forgot your password? Sign Up

Supply Chain Management -Process follows better

 


Visitors: 211

Can supply chain be managed effectively?

One can improve supply chain management by outsourcing it to the correct partner.

Correct partner, would be an experienced logistic company that could take care of every work from taking the shipment from clients place to delivering it to the respective destination.

If supply chain management is done correctly it will be very cost effective and convenient for the firm to outsource.

Mostly the logistic firm can be effective in the following manner.

Packing Instructions
The logistic firm you choose would help you, to correctly pack the goods, so that they don’t get damaged during transit.

Visibility
When possible, keep items that have previously been packed and prepared for shipping accessible close-by, to avoid running out of stock, particularly when on well-liked merchandise. If there is any emergency in stock, proper Supply Chain Management will help the company to fulfill the necessity on time.

Cross-docking
Ships can be sent directly to a common dock area this would help to reduce warehouse expenses. From this dock area the goods can be shipped to the respective areas and then to respective destinations. This skips the step of first moving it to the warehouse. The stacking, storage, repacking and distributing of the order are accomplished in the same port, just across the dock.

Efficiency
Proper management of your shipment will help you to reduce lag time. In case your shipment of goods could not be done, it would be returned to you safely. So chances of losing the shipment are negligible.

Automation
Computerize forms can be used for fast and efficient work. Automating the documents help to get the things faster and easier to read. Use portals or interfaces instead. Electronic invoicing streamlines the process as well.

Accuracy

It will facilitate you to reduce the number of errors in documents. Making them much easier to read and understand. As the forms are many times filled in- incorrectly causing delay in shipping thus should be carefully filled.

Thus every company should have an effective and efficient, Supply Chain Management which would be possible only when one has a good logistic partner.

(396)

Article Source:


 
Rate this Article: 
 
Supply Chain Management NVQ Providing Evidence What You Need to Know
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes
ArticleSlash

Related Articles:

Supply Chain Management

by: Ismael Tabije (February 24, 2007) 
(Business)

What is the need for supply chain management

by: Suresh Dinakaran (November 22, 2010) 
(Business/Customer Service)

An overview of supply chain management

by: Suresh Dinakaran (October 12, 2010) 
(Business/Customer Service)

An Introduction to Supply Chain Management- Part 2.

by: Tom Ward (August 15, 2011) 
(Business/Management)

An Introduction to Supply Chain Management- Part 5

by: Tom Ward (September 14, 2011) 
(Business/Management)

Key Business Issues in Supply Chain Management

by: Razamith Sovereign (June 19, 2008) 
(Business/Management)

An Introduction to Supply Chain Management- Part 1.

by: Tom Ward (August 12, 2011) 
(Business/Management)

Supply Chain Management-Outsourcing is best option

by: Suresh Dinakaran (August 11, 2010) 
(Business/International Business)

Minimising Risk Using Supply Chain Management

by: Razamith Sovereign (June 16, 2008) 
(Business/Management)

Supply Chain Management NVQ Providing Evidence What You Need to Know

by: David W Collins (July 03, 2008) 
(Business/Management)