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Managing the Audit of Off Shore Suppliers

Managing the Audit of Off Shore Suppliers

Introduction Quality, cost, and delivery of product in time are the requirements of every organization. It is the quality of the product and service that wins the customer. Large multi-national companies are very particular in maintaining the quality of their product to have high order of customer satisfaction. This way they are able to keep up their brand name and […]

by · March 12, 2016 · Supply Chain
Why is it important to define the payment terms clearly in the purchase order?

Why is it important to define the payment terms clearly in the purchase order?

With the globalization of supply chain, purchasing principles, practices and strategies are continuously changing. Take any item of daily use like a car, scooter, TV, air conditioner, washing machine, laptop, cordless telephone, mobile or anything one may think, the terms of payment is an important consideration in purchasing among various other issues to be considered. The price quoted by the […]

by · March 12, 2016 · Procurement
Business Process Re-Engineering

Business Process Re-Engineering

Organizations in today’s context are fighting to survive and excel in the present business environment. Globalization of business has created a situation where only those firms can remain in business which keep pace with the changing business environment. The pressure of competition is such great that if the companies do not take hard decisions to improve the performance, they will […]

by · March 12, 2016 · Supply Chain
The Strategy for Optimization of Handling, Transportation and Warehousing

The Strategy for Optimization of Handling, Transportation and Warehousing

In today’s competitive environment, every organization is striving to achieve an edge over its competitors. Competition is on the cost of product, quality of product, delivery of products and after sales service. Everyone is therefore trying to optimize the cost of product by various means without sacrificing the quality. At the same time organizations are keen to reduce any wastage […]

by · March 12, 2016 · Transportation, Warehouse

Alliance Helps Companies to Improve Business and Widen the Customer Base

Alliance is not a new terminology in the business world. It is an arrangement between two or more business organizations to collaborate with each other on the basis of a common understanding to carry on with the business. In other words alliance can be defined as voluntary collaboration between the parties to do business. The purpose of alliance is to […]

by · January 4, 2016 · Supply Chain
A very Merry Christmas from Supply Chain Station to all our followers

A very Merry Christmas from Supply Chain Station to all our followers

Christmas comes but once a year and when it comes it brings great cheer. Bearing that in mind, here is a whimsical little “ditty” to reflect on the festive season, without totally forgetting the blood, sweat and tears that go into keeping our global supply chains running smoothly all year round, enabling us to eat, drink, and celebrate this wonderful […]

by · December 21, 2015 · Supply Chain
The Strategy for Optimization of Handling, Transportation and Warehousing

The Strategy for Optimization of Handling, Transportation and Warehousing

In today’s competitive environment, every organization is striving to achieve an edge over its competitors. Competition is on the cost of product, quality of product, delivery of products and after sales service. Everyone is therefore trying to optimize the cost of product by various means without sacrificing the quality. At the same time organizations are keen to reduce any wastage […]

by · December 11, 2015 · Transportation, Warehouse
Future of Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAVs) in Logistics

Future of Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAVs) in Logistics

Road, rail, air, and water modes of transportation are used for transporting materials such as raw materials, tools, plant and machinery, spare parts, oils and lubricants from one place to another place. The choice for the transportation mode depends on the types of materials to be transported, distance involved, whether conditions, urgency in delivery and the cost. Air transportation is […]

by · December 2, 2015 · Logistics, Transportation
SOLAR ENERGY – AN OPTION FOR SAVING COSTS IN LOGISTICS

SOLAR ENERGY – AN OPTION FOR SAVING COSTS IN LOGISTICS

Cost of transporting raw materials, fuels (coal, gas, and petrol), spare parts, components, and semi-finished good from source of supply and finished goods from the manufacturing units to market is a substantial part of the total cost of finished product. Selecting strategic location for supply chain activities is the trend in the global supply chain. Companies are buying materials from […]

by · December 2, 2015 · Logistics
Selecting the Right Motive Power of Forklift Trucks

Selecting the Right Motive Power of Forklift Trucks

Forklift truck is one of the most important material handling equipment in our daily life. One can see forklift trucks operating day and night in road construction activities, repair activities, at various places like airports, shipyards, railway stations, manufacturing plants, bus repair workshops or any other places where materials are to be lifted, carried, unloaded, pushed and pulled. Forklift trucks […]

by · November 18, 2015 · Logistics, Manufacturing, Transportation