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Topic: supplier relationship

The Implication of Stock-outs on Your Customers

eCommerce poses a variety of issues with order fulfilment and inventory control. It turns out that a quarter of online shoppers ditch their cart due to out-of-stock issues. This means eCommerce sites could be losing 25% of sales because of inventory control problems from stock-outs. However, this is only taking into account customers who have [&hel ... Read More

  April 27, 2019     

The Difference Between a B2B and B2C Supply Chain

Supply chains are a fundamental part of how businesses operate; they are key players in getting a product to another user. However, the user can be very different when it comes to doing business. The two most common transactions are business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) when it comes to selling goods and services. In B2C, [&hell ... Read More

  April 24, 2019     

What a Multichannel Strategy Means for your Supply Chain

A shift in consumer shopping preferences and behaviours is driving the growth toward multichannel retailing. This multichannel strategy has a direct impact on a business’ supply chain and creates different priorities for both retailers and their suppliers. For retailers, supply chain priorities include increasing on-shelf availability while reduc ... Read More

  April 23, 2019     

5 Inventory Control Practices To Save You Money

Inventory control is the process of keeping track of inventory stock and monitoring the company’s stock levels across various platforms and locations. Getting inventory control right can save you money, increase cashflow and improve your competitive advantage. The following five inventory control practices can help streamline your business and sa ... Read More

  April 3, 2019     

5 Traits of a Great Inventory Manager

Inventory management is key to the success of any business, big or small. It encompasses a wide range of tasks, all of which should streamline your supply chain and ensure the utmost productivity. As your business grows, good inventory management will become even more crucial, and you may need to hire an inventory manager who […] ... Read More

  March 23, 2019     

Steps to Take When Creating an Efficient Supply Chain

When a company is aiming simply for continuous improvement, supply chain analysis is imperative. This is because the supply chain can make or break the business in terms of its ability to maintain the supply of product or services to their customers. And let us face it, without that, there is no income and no […] ... Read More

  March 2, 2019     

5 Quick Solutions for Simplifying Supply Chains

Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex so simplifying them can be a complicated matter. In an attempt to get back to supply chain basics, companies need to scrutinise their processes, from procurement through to storage and shipping. Here are five quick solutions for simplifying supply chains: Clear the clutter With the rapid rise in our [ ... Read More

  February 26, 2019     

4 Strategies to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency for Manufacturing Business Owners

Manufacturers typically perform planning, sourcing (finding suppliers), making (manufacturing), delivering and returns. Supply chain efficiency, therefore, is the measure of getting the right product to the right place at the right time — and at the least cost. Remember, efficiency is not the same as efficacy. Traditionally, supply chain manageme ... Read More

  February 18, 2019     

Use These Inventory Management Tips to Save You Money

Inventory stock can earn you money or cost you money depending on how you manage it. If your inventory stock is managed properly, it will allow you to move products quickly and efficiently, earning you money faster. However, if you have shelves of dead inventory stock taking up space throughout your warehouse and other obstacles […] ... Read More

  February 4, 2019     

3 Simple Tips to Prep Your Business for Peak Periods

It’s very common for a business to earn a substantial amount of their revenue over a short period of time. Peak periods lead to an influx of sales and it seems to happen relatively quickly. These fluctuations are important to prepare for and even more important to capitalise on. Don’t miss out on the peak […] ... Read More

  December 24, 2018     

Is Your Supply Chain Vulnerable to These Risks?

Supply chains are comprised of technology, logistics and people coordinating with each other around the world. They are powerful tools, but there are numerous risks that can threaten the health and stability of any supply chain. It’s important to identify what poses threats to your supply chain and be prepared. With good planning, you can [&helli ... Read More

  September 11, 2018     

Building Effective Supplier Relationships

Your suppliers play a vital role in ensuring your businesses success, but this isn’t only because they provide you with vital goods and materials. Your suppliers offer much more if you seek out ways to build strong relationships with them. In this article we look at the benefits of building supplier relationships for your business. […] ... Read More

  August 9, 2018     

The Value of Supplier Relationship Management

Supplier relationship management, abbreviated as SRM, is essentially how your business engages with the vendors who supply your goods, services, and raw materials that make your business function. Having effective SRM in your business isn’t always easy. Every supplier operates slightly differently and provides something slightly different for you ... Read More

  August 8, 2018     

Why Your Business Should Invest in Supplier Relationship Management

Suppliers are as important as your clients and customers; without suppliers to handle shipping, inventory manufacturing and outsourced services, many businesses would struggle to keep up. Most businesses are increasingly focused on end-user satisfaction but make sure that your business is not overlooking its suppliers. Build strong, successful rela ... Read More

  August 1, 2018     

5 Things to Know About Sourcing Globally

Global sourcing occurs when companies go beyond their home borders for sourcing goods and services. There are many benefits to doing so, but there also are risks involved, we have identified five major risks and some ways to mitigate them. Time Differences Having a supplier on the other side of the world often means that […] ... Read More

  February 3, 2018     

Deciphering the Benefits of Supplier Relationship Management

What is a supplier relationship management? Effectively, supplier relationship management (SRM) is a systematic, enterprise-wide process, analysing supplier’s assets and capabilities against the company’s business strategy. This process assesses and determines what activities a business wants to take part in with different suppliers. It allows ... Read More

  January 26, 2018     

6 Factors of Considering a New Supplier

The best suppliers will provide the most suitable goods or services at the right prices and within the right time frames for your business needs. Below we give you six factors you need to know when considering a new supplier. Finding a Supplier A great place to start is generally online. This is one of […] ... Read More

  December 16, 2017     

Finding Value-Adding Suppliers

When running a company, it is vital to understand all factors affecting inventory management, which includes suppliers and the dependence of the company on them. Without product supply, the company cannot provide for their own customer’s needs which essentially jeopardises profits and survival. However, it is not just the act of being able to sup ... Read More

  December 16, 2017     

Three Challenges that Require F&B Manufacturers to Innovate

Food and beverage producers have been innovating for more than a century; the industry has consistently improved by creating innovative flavours, improving shelf stability and reducing production costs to make food available for more people than ever before. Now, as the industry faces more significant challenges than ever before, the food and bever ... Read More

  November 27, 2017     

Feeding and Growing Your Supplier Relationship

PricewaterhouseCoopers have conducted research into supplier relationship management and have found that sadly, few companies do it well. Successful supplier relationship management (SRM) is an untapped source of opportunity which should be carefully considered and implemented for increased business success and smooth operations. Rarely are compani ... Read More

  November 24, 2017     

Understanding What Is Inventory Control

Inventory control regulates the stock that is already in your warehouse. This involves knowing what is in stock, where is it located in the warehouse, and the condition it is in. It is also about ensuring your warehouse is set up in a way that allows warehouse staff to quickly pick and pack products to […] ... Read More

  November 24, 2017     

Understanding What Is Inventory Management

As a component of supply chain management, inventory management oversees the flow of goods or components from manufacturing to warehouse, and ensuring goods are tracked and well stocked. This includes determining when to order products, in what quantities and from which supplier. Efficient inventory management ensures that your business will always ... Read More

  November 23, 2017