Supply Chain Management Implementation as per Lean Manufacturing.

supply chain management


In this article, you will learn what is supply chain management and how to implement it correctly according to lean manufacturing.

What is Supply Chain Management (SCM)?

Supply chain management is the act to coordinate the manufacturing flow starting from the components and service suppliers necessary to transform raw materials into finished products to the customers.

It considers the design of the whole set of tasks, resources, personnel, suppliers, information, and resources required to move a product from its creation to the client.

Supply chain management is the process of combining supply and demand management, to work together most efficiently and effectively.

How to Implement Supply Chain Management in 5 Steps

The implementation of any supply chain management program shall require of 5 basic elements and activities to be successful.

1. Coordination and Scheduling.

2. Negotiation – Sourcing of Suppliers.

3. Executing and Implementing.

4. Accomplishment and Delivering.

5. Feedback and Good Communication.

7 Benefits of Supply Chain Management.

Once you implement correctly the supply chain management, the following benefits shall be observed:

1 Reduce Your Suppliers.

2 Get Better Prices.

3 Lower Costs and Expenses.

4 Increased Profits and Revenue.

5 Improve your Asset Utilization.

6 Reduce inventories and warehouse space.

7 Increase your delivery time.

2 Supply Chain Management Flows

The most common supply chain flows are: physical and information flow.  Both are essential to the implementation of any supply chain management effectively.

  • Physical Flows: Physical flows involve the transformation, movement, and storage of goods and materials. They are the most visible piece of the supply chain. But just as important are information flows.
  • Information Flows: Information flows allow the various supply chain partners to coordinate their long-term plans, and to control the day-to-day flow of goods and materials up and down the supply chain.  six sigma definitions

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Quality procedures templates

Three (3) Options to Create Document Control Management DCM Procedures:

Bronze Option. You Can Create Your Own Quality Procedures, using a Template.

You can download samples of the Document Control Management DCM procedure templates in .pdf format. 

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