Supply Chain Management

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The benefits and the truth

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If you’re interested in increasing the efficiency of your business and reducing costs, you need to look to supply chain management. The supply chain is just a natural part of business. It would be impossible to have a business without getting things for your products from others. Let’s take a log supplier, they need somewhere to store their logs, hence they choose a racking company. Said racking company needs metal to build the racks, they then purchase metal from a supplier who needs to transport their metal and so on.

These connections that allow businesses to run are called the supply chain. But as the economic climate becomes more saturated and supply chains get longer, it becomes harder to manage each point of the process. More and more firms are looking to employ a supply chain management system so they can manage each point and feel more in control of their production process. We would recommend paying for supply chain management services to help your business get to grips with the changing economic landscape.

Let’s pretend you own a restaurant in So Ho. You source your cooking oil from a major company who produce sunflower oil. They have to source the sunflower seeds from Italy where a farmer grows the seeds and then harvests them. They have to hire a combine harvester to harvest the sunflower seeds. This is the supply chain and if one thing is off the whole operation can fall apart. For example, if the combine harvester breaks down, there will be a limited supply of sunflower seeds meaning there won’t be any oil and therefore your restaurant won’t be able to produce the food it needs.

With supply chain management in place, you would all be able to share funds to make sure the entire production is smooth and any problems that occur during the production would be sorted out from all areas of the supply chain as they all have a vested interest. That’s why we ardently recommend that you start supply chain management with your company.