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Supplier Chain Process Flow

Supplier Chain Process Flow

Supply Chain management VSM Template

Supply Chain management VSM Template

Demand & Supply Graph Template

Demand & Supply Graph Template

Business Workflow Example

Business Workflow Example

Distribution Wholesaling and Retailing of Food Products

Distribution Wholesaling and Retailing of Food Products

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Guide and Best Practices

SSupply chain management is the process of managing your flow of goods/services from procurement to production up to the delivery of the final product/service while synchronizing to the supply and demand of the market. It integrates the functions of procurement, production engineering, quality management, operations management, logistics, IT and marketing. Optimized supply chain systems can maximize customer value and deliver a sustainable competitive advantage to companies.

How to create a supply chain management strategy

  • Decide on the operations strategy; for example, whether to manufacture a product/ component or buy it from a supplier.
  • Map out the network of procurement/supply of raw material, manufacturing facilities, storage warehouses, decide the level of production and logistics between sites.
  • Together with your supply chain management team, you can create a flowchart to outline the entire supply chain process flow to identify areas for improvement.
  • Embed the diagram created in your intranet or other internal websites or share them with everyone so they can easily access it.
  • Organize the acquisition of raw material from suppliers. You can maintain an org chart of suppliers listing their contact numbers and other details for quick reference.
  • Carry out quality testing using Six Sigma Tools for production and process optimization.
  • Schedule activities for producing, testing, packing and releasing products. Use a Gantt chart to help you track the progression of each task.
  • Based on customer inquiries, select distribution strategies and ways of transportation. Make sure products are delivered on time in required quantity.
  • Carry out quality checks on returned products and on the management of the inventory of returned products.

More templates and visual ideas for efficient supply chain management

Manufacturing Workflow Template

Manufacturing Workflow Template

Value Chain Model

Value Chain Model

Business Outcome Concept Map

Business Outcome Concept Map

New E-R Diagram for Supplies Contract System

New E-R Diagram for Supplies Contract System

Activity Diagram for Business Analysis

Activity Diagram for Business Analysis

Production Control

Production Control

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