The purpose of this memo is to inform all staff of the importance and resources of Supply Chain Management (SCM). An effective SCM design assists in the enhancement, profitability, and stakeholder value for the company. Potentially, increasing opportunity for employee advancements within the organization.
Through research and analysis, the SCM consists of five drivers:
• Information (Maududi, May)
The drivers are SCM fundamentals critical to an operative process. An organization must utilize all fundamental to enhance operations in various ways. Productivity is easier to accomplish with teamwork. Teamwork is comparable to a chain. Links joining other links together, making one strong element. Just as a Supply Chain must be a unit, so must be the segments of the Supply Chain. Cohesive employees implementing the fundamentals are critical for SCM and its effectiveness. Collaboration with the organization’s employees will make a difference in the SCM process.
Production and Transportation
Raw material is the start of the supply chain (point A). Different materials from different locations come together to manufacture a product (point B). The link in between point A and point B is the mode of transportation (Palmen, 2016). The manufacturer/ distributor will ship through retailers, until it reaches the end-user. The whole process is a chain of events that occur when moving supplies from one end to another (Palmen,
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In last week’s reading it states, “the primary goals of SCM are (1) to optimize service quality in terms of an organization’s internal information flow processes, while reducing costs and delivery time, and (2) to achieve increased efficiencies with regard to information flows and exchanges between the organization and its external parties, including all its vendors and suppliers” (Tann & Cobb, 2010, p. 72-73). Other elements of SCM is controlling redundancy, managing contracts, obtain products, maintain operational efficiency, order tracking, purchasing and inventory of supplies, and effectively communicating with suppliers and traders (Tann et al., 2010). There are many elements of a supply chain system, and
An ideal SCM integrates all aspects of logistics in a rapid manner attempting to achieve the objectives by using who, what, when, where, and why (the 5Ws) for accuracy and success. The focus of this literature will cover the history, functions, modifications and future of SCM, while also considering the literature and preceding research that was conducted in each area. This paper will enhance the readers’ understanding of the SCM in general along with the process and concepts of the subject. It will also enable readers to apply aspects of SCM in their respective line of business. The literature for this review is relative, ranging from one to three years old. Organizations must understand that Supply Chain Management can increase the company’s EBITA (Earnings Before Interest Taxes Amortization) or decrease it if used properly. An additional benefit of an optimal SCM is optimizing time from production to customer, which can increase customer base when the industry notice speed of delivery to customers.
It begins with the suppliers of raw materials and ends through direct retailers of finished products sold to consumers. Companies rely on effective Supply Chain Management to ensure that throughout the life stages of procurement, development, production and retail, all stages are handled optimally and that the best outcomes are achieved. to improve on Alpha's current supply chain management system they should focus on three key area's:
Evolution of SCM started with manufacturing industry and retailers with construction industry been unable to adapt quickly but Akintoye et al, (2000); Vrijhoef and Koskela, (2000); Dainty et al (2001a) opine that many construction organizations have now realized and increase their interest in SCM concept. This approach is been used in tackling various problems associated with basic construction operations like: inadequate flow of information from the consultants to the contractor; inability to properly evaluate the risk associated with construction task; rise in price competition due to adversarial approach in material sourcing; dishonesty, environmental fear and frustration.
According to our class text Supply Chain Management’s goal is to create fast, efficient, and low-cost network of business relationships to get a company’s product from concept to market. In order to understand the goal we must know that the supply chain is the process the raw materials of a product go through in order to be available to the consumer. The relationships that the business creates are needed in order to create the product, each process the product goes through creates value, the supply chain is often called the value chain. Internet technologies are increasingly making the supply chain management process much more efficient and worth the initial investment. The supply chain management life
As we know that as far as the concept of global market exist it has gone beyond border and the ways of managing demand and supply are changing. In order to fulfill the basic purpose of have low production cost the companies are looking for set up in such countries where manufacturing and production cost be lowered by getting cheap labor and raw material. It is the process of acquiring the raw material and vendor to provide the right quantity, quality at right price and at right time calls for a dynamic
In the 1980s, the term supply chain management (SCM) was developed to express the need to integrate the key business processes, from end user through original suppliers. Original suppliers are those that provide products, services, and information that add value for customers and other stakeholders. The basic idea behind SCM is that companies and corporations involve themselves in a supply chain by exchanging information about market fluctuations and production capabilities. Keith Oliver, a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, is credited with the term's invention after using it in an interview for the Financial Times in 1982.
The term Information Technology’s (IT) tools usage in Supply Chain Management (SCM) is defined as IT involved in improving SCM practice (Li, 2002b). Here in this study, usage of IT is especially defined as use of IT to enable activities within the organization, since this study aims to concentrate on the relationship between buyer and supplier. There are many researchers have expansively analyzed the impact of any particular types of IT tools in the SCM field (Walton & Gupta, 1999; Lee & Whang, 2001; Tarn, Yen, & Beaumont, 2002; Chalasani & Sounderpandian, 2004; Chou, Tan, & Yen, 2004; Siau & Tian, 2004; Lankford, 2004; Sanders, 2005; Sanders & Premus, 2005).
Adoption of cloud computing technologies in supply chains: An organizational information processing theory approach, Casey G. Cegielski, L. Allison Jones‐Farmer, Yun Wu, Benjamin T. Hazen
Over the years, the competition landscape for most companies has shifted from the highest-quality, lowest priced product or best performing product to the ability to respond to market needs quickly and get the right product at the right time to the right customer. This has in turn forced organizations to compete with their supply chain. Understanding supply chain management and putting this knowledge into practice has become a mandate to improve supply chain relationships in the entire world.
DIMCO may gain many advantages by implementing supply management chain. Implementing SCM can reduce problems within the company’s internal functions, external suppliers, and external distributors. Some advantages DIMCO can gain from implementing SCM are as follows; the supply chain would improve the quality of service to the end user; reduce channel cost; and create a competitive advantage. (Reid & Sanders, 2010) The implementations of SCM will strengthen DIMCO partnership with suppliers and distributors. Supply chain management can also prevent such challenges such as the bullwhip effect, caused by erratic replenishment of orders placed on different levels in the supply chain that have no apparent link to final product demand. (Reid & Sanders, 2010) An effective and efficient SCM will allow partners to share information concerning health, safety, government regulations and environmental issues. SCM will provide a common network for communications, suggestions, and feedback. This will assist DIMCO in meeting the need of customers quickly and in an efficient manner. Overall, SCM would assist in
Improvements in transportation process and technology enablement make available the most achievable way for most companies today to flush out supply chain costs and advance quality, reliability and customer satisfaction. Companies across nearly every industry sector are motivated to become supply chain management leaders. SCM leaders attain this rank in their markets by extensively dropping cycle times and operating expenses, increasing supply chain