Best Supply Chain Practices from Past to Present for a Happy Thanksgiving

SupplyChainGroup would like to wish all of our families, customers, and business partners a very happy post-Thanksgiving!  The Turkey and feasting may be done, but there is a lot more to do this holiday season before the end of the year.

All of us in the Supply Chain Operations and Technology should be grateful to stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. They have created the platforms and intellectual capital on which we build our operations today.

As a profession, we can look back to 1963 with the creation of the National Council of Physical Distribution Management. In 1985 as our knowledge base increase, it morphed into the Council of Logistics Management. In 2005 it again morphed with the increasing sophistication of our Global Supply Chains into Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

The reason I give this brief history of an organization is to highlight the growth of our knowledge base. The information age has given us access to a wide range of both World-Class software and technology and best practices for our operations. The pace of growth and functional improvements are surpassing abilities of many of the practitioners to keep informed.

The SupplyChainGroup maintains databases of these best practices and technologies. We include supply chain optimization, transportation, warehouse and supply chain management and execution systems, as well as sourcing, event management and decision support systems, labor, forecasting, and other critical pieces of your infrastructure. However, it is not a one size fits all world.  What will work in one environment may/will not be appropriate in another.

The same is true for best practices. Operations differ by size and scope, fulfillment vs. distribution, domestic and international, retail and manufacturing, B2B and B2C. Application of best practices requires finesse. The SupplyChainGroup maintains databases of best practices and metrics that may be applied to your businesses and operations. We cover the complete distribution and transportation span of your business. These include:

  • Receiving
  • Pick and Pack
  • Inspection and QC
  • inventory deployment
  • Cross docking
  • Material and Product Storage
  • Shipping
  • Import / Export compliance
  • Loading and Consolidation
  • Inventory accuracy
  • IT Strategy
  • Technology Utilization
  • S&OP
  • Returns
  • Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Workload planning
  • Transportation Sourcing
  • Transport Mode Optimization
  • Fleet operations
  • Vehicle Routing
  • Carrier Selection

We utilize deep industry knowledge and proven survey documents to help our clients install best practices into their operations.

Contact the SupplyChainGroup for a No Cost Benchmark Analysis

If this all seems like a lot to manage for your business this holiday season, don’t worry. The SupplyChainGroup is here to help. Call us today at (303) 746-2648 for a No Cost Benchmark Analysis and we can begin making Omni-Channel shopping experiences a reality for your customers.

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