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supply chain managers

The roles of logistics and procurement in an efficient supply chain cannot be overstated. According to Paul Myerson, reports Industry Week, up 70 percent of a company’s costs come from procurement and logistics operations. Meanwhile, this large volume of expenses is directly related to 80 percent or a company’s working capital via inventory and accounts payable.

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lean transportation

“The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize”: Shigeo ShingoLean is a new way of doing business. For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. Lean thinking focuses on the elimination of all waste (where waste is defined as any non-value added process) and bringing value to the customer, beyond the customer’s expectations.

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This oft used adage is shaping the collaborative supply chain management: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” This saying has made its way into movies and lives of millions through social media and the Internet. This implies that working with other people who are typically thought of as competitors can actually be more beneficial than attempting to try to do something alone.

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supply chain and logistics

Those in the supply chain and logistics management industry have been talking a great deal about collaboration in dealing with our business partners. Adversarial relationships just do not work. You have to work together in the spirit of cooperation and harmony to obtain the best results with your partnerships, be it with a logistics provider, supplier, transportation or warehousing partner.

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supplier collaboration

As a sourcing or procurement manager, you may think there’s nothing new about supplier collaboration. Your chief procurement officer (CPO) most likely disagrees.Forward-thinking CPOs acknowledge the benefit of supplier partnerships. They not only value collaboration, but require a revolution in how their buying organization conducts its business and operations.

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efficient consumer response in the supply chain

Efficient Consumer Response is All About Going Beyond the Customer’s Value Expectations
Efficient Consumer Response is a strategic concept created by the processed food distribution industry in the U.S. aiming to recover competitive strength. Whether a company can survive depends on whether the company can provide customers with higher values.

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Sales and Operations Planning

Sales and operations planning (S&OP), sometimes known as aggregate planning, is a process where executive level management regularly meets and reviews projections for demand, supply and the resulting financial impact. S&OP is a decision making process that makes certain that tactical plans in every business area are in line with the overall view of the company’s business plan.

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logistics collaboration

Software is a necessity in all facets of business today, but people are needed to manage the software, and insure data integrity for accurate data output. People are your most important product. Use them to continuously improve your organization. Cross-Functional Teams are a good way to use multi-talented people to solve many kinds of problems and or opportunities in your organization.