Supply Chain Management. Supply Chain Management ?. It is a cross-functional approach to managing the movement of raw materials into an organization and the movement of finished goods out of the organization toward the end-consumer. Element. Typical Issues. Customers.
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It is a cross-functional approach to
managing the movement of raw materials
into an organization and the movement of
finished goods out of the organization
toward the end-consumer.
Determining what customers want
Predicting quantity and timing of demand
Incorporating customer wants, manufacturing, and time
Controlling quality, scheduling work
Meeting demand while managing inventory costs
Evaluating suppliers and supporting operations
Monitoring supplier quality, delivery, and relations
Determining location of facilities
Deciding how to best move and store materials
Typical Supply Chain for a Manufacturer
Need for Supply Chain Management
It addresses the following issues -
Distrubution Network Configuration:
Number and location of suppliers, production facilities, distribution centers, warehouses and customers.
Centralized versus decentralized, direct shipment, cross docking, pull or push strategies, third party logistics.
Integrate systems and processes through the supply chain to share valuable information, including demand signals, forecasts, inventory and transportation.
Supply Chain Design, Development and Evaluation
Application of Statistical Tools for Supply Chain Management Decisions
Application of IT and E-business tools
It is the ability of a product or service to consistently meet or exceed customer’s expectations.
The quality of a developed product is influenced by the quality of the production process.
It is the policy and associated procedures, methods and standards required for the control of projects.
The purpose of quality management is to increase certainty by reducing the risk of project failure. It also provides the opportunity for continuous improvement.
( Quality management should be separated from project management to ensure independence. )
Key Learning and Application Areas:
IT / ITES Industry
oQuality Assurance Manager
oQuality Control Manger