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Which procurement method to choose | Forecasts Supply and Inventory | Spec Sheets

It is fundamental to adapt the procurement method to:

the type of product

the manufacturing process and its consumption (in case of industrial procurement)

the commercial process and its consumption (in case of retail / distribution procurement)...

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Logistics and Supply Chain Consultant Job Description | Logistics job description Human Ressources | Spec Sheets

The Logistics and Supply Chain Consultant is employed by a consulting firm and intervenes with his customers through consulting missions.
During those missions he provides his know-how, knowledge and experience to answer the customers expectations....
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Greening your packaging process

Greening your packaging process | Free Logistics | Scoop.it
Adding sustainable to a supply chains starts with rethinking your packaging process (RT @DRMeyer1: Greening your packaging process - Supply Chain Digital http://t.co/z4NBaDwW...)...
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Are tablets right for your supply chain operation? - TabTimes

Are tablets right for your supply chain operation? - TabTimes | Free Logistics | Scoop.it
TabTimesAre tablets right for your supply chain operation?
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Logistics Job descriptions, required qualities & abilities

"Logistics has to coordinate all activities connected to the goods circulation by interfering in the following fields: programming and forecasting, supply, production, material handling, packaging, stock control, warehousing, and distribution until the delivery to final customer through the best logistics scheme in terms of Cost, Lead-time & Quality..."

 

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Logistics - Supply chain rethink-Rattling the supply chain

Logistics - Supply chain rethink-Rattling the supply chain | Free Logistics | Scoop.it
Logistics - Supply chain rethink-Rattling the supply chain: http://t.co/eQ3SDoLA...
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Closed-loop Supply Chain - CLSC | Supply Chain Concepts

Consumers return more and more frequently the products they have bought. It is due to an increased flexibility in commercial policies, a more aggressive competition, shorter product life cycles , regulations to protect the environment, products recall campaigns for quality control...

The management of these returned products flows became a major stake for the contemporary companies.

The approach of the Closed-loop Supply Chain CLSC, seems to be an alternative allowing to gain efficiency and profitability with these processes. It finds its foundations on learning coming from the implementation of "Green Supply Chain" and Reverse Logistics ..."

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OTIF - On Time In Full | Logistics Supply Chain KPI

OTIF (On Time In Full), or DIFOT (Delivered In Full On Time), is one of the fundamental measurements for logistics performance....
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Route To Market Network Structure Warehouse Location

Route To Market Network Structure Warehouse Location | Free Logistics | Scoop.it
The logistics network definition is on of the most critical subject as it influences directly the company cash flow and service level. A difference of 100 km on a warehouse location can be significantly impacting on the logistics costs....
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CMR Contract for the international carriage of goods by road | Transports | Spec Sheets

CMR Contract for the international carriage of goods by road | Transports | Spec Sheets | Free Logistics | Scoop.it
The CMR is the standard contract for transportation by road. It was established by the Geneva convention, under United Nations authority and firmed in 1956, on May the 19th.

It does not apply to :

carriage performed under the terms of any international postal conventionfuneral consignmentsfurniture removal...
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Optimize a warehouse | Warehousing

Free-Logistics.com © proposes the following check list to optimize a warehouse or a logistics platform....
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Free-Logistics - Supply Chain Glossary

"A free Logistics and Supply Chain glossary with more than 350 terms and translation in French or Spanish."

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ABC analysis Pareto principle | Supply Chain Concepts | Spec Sheets

ABC analysis Pareto principle | Supply Chain Concepts | Spec Sheets | Free Logistics | Scoop.it
The Pareto 's principle, enhanced by Vilfredo Pareto ( 1848-1923 ) on the basis of the Italian wealth distribution observation (20 % of the population possess 80 % of the wealth), was since generalized to the company world.

So we shall find very often the following examples:

20% of articles generate 80% of the sales turnover,20% of the product families represent 80% of the inventory,20% of the suppliers represent 80% of the global amount of purchase...
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Incoterms 2010

Incoterms 2010 | Free Logistics | Scoop.it
This spec sheet was written for those involved in international freight transactions.
Incoterms are standard terms defining the distribution of costs and risks between a buyer and a seller in an international sale. In this spec sheet we will expose the changes between the 2000 and 2010 Incoterms versions....
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Logistics is not solely the transportation of goods but a strategic economic sector

Logistics is not solely the transportation of goods but a strategic economic sector | Free Logistics | Scoop.it
LIVE: EUD Staff is attending at the conference 'How can logistics improve people's lives?
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10 ways to reduce transportation costs | Transports

Transportation costs represent between 4 % and 10 % of companies total budget.

Energy prices fluctuations impact directly companies margin through their transportation budget.

Nevertheless, if transportation companies prices increase seems to be inevitable, it does not necessary mean an increase of their customers transportation budget, particularly if they are opened to process reengineering, that will allow them to identify significant savings....
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What 2011 Taught Us about the Green Supply Chain (and What It Means for 2012) · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

What 2011 Taught Us about the Green Supply Chain (and What It Means for 2012) · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | Free Logistics | Scoop.it
As regular readers of Environmental Leader know, there was a blizzard of corporate sustainability news in 2011. There are lots of lessons to be learned from the prior year, and some important implications for 2012.
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