Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management
A smooth supply chain management flow is imperative for goods and services to be delivered to customers faster. If there is a glitch in the system, the whole chain could malfunction. This is why it’s important to entrust your goods and services to a supply chain manager who knows what they’re doing and what’s at stake if even one thing goes wrong.
Dedola is a logistics company that provides solutions for every aspect of supply chain activities and goods transportation globally. From the global logistics of export, import, customs, transport, packaging, warehousing, distribution, and all aspects of supply chain management, you can trust us with everything your business needs to function.
What is supply chain management?
Supply chain management encompasses all the activities included in the production and distribution of goods and services. A supply chain manager oversees all these activities and guarantees maximum quality at minimum cost, from the procurement of raw materials to conversion to finished goods and delivery to the final consumer.
Dedola enables the free flow of goods and services within the production/delivery space. Companies don’t have to employ different individuals to get everything done when every supply chain activity is under one person’s control. We operate in about 190 countries and guarantee efficiency, reliability, and sustainability in the transportation of goods by ocean, air, rail, and road.
The 5 Components of Supply Chain Management
The supply chain is a multifaceted process that consists of various steps and sub-procedures. Here is the general framework of the methodology. Some companies like to customize their plans, but here’s a general overview of how supply chain management works:
Everything starts with planning. This step consists of planning the inventory and manufacturing processes. From laying the groundwork on where to get the raw materials (the source) to planning how to convert it to finished good (the manufacture), and then finally, distributing it to the intended customer (the delivery), this is what planning is in the context of supply chain management.
Sourcing the Materials
The source is where the plan gets started. The first step is to find individuals or companies who collect raw materials for the goods and services you intend to produce. The aim is to procure goods from an economical and efficient source, whether it’s perishable or non-perishable goods you’re looking for.
The manufacturing step of supply chain management consists of making the finished goods using the raw materials that were procured from the source. The goods are made by understanding the vision of the customer and executing it economically, which means maximizing quality while minimizing costs. This step includes the assembly, trial, testing, and packaging of the product. The constant dialogue between the customer and the company ensures that the final product is exactly to the customer’s specifications.
This is the penultimate stage of supply chain management when the products get transported to their intended destinations. Good distribution channels and reliable means of delivery are important to ensure that this step is completed without a hitch. Road, rail, air, and ocean freight provide a company with various means to transport its cargo. Dedola uses all available means of transportation to distribute goods worldwide. International logistics is our forte, and we take care of all practical and strategic applications associated with this step of supply chain management.
The relationship between the supply chain manager and the customer doesn’t end when the goods are delivered. The manager stays connected with the companies to provide post-delivery customer support. This step has a two-fold purpose: to ensure the customer is satisfied with the service and to establish a long-term partnership. If there are any defective or low-quality goods, they are returned to the vendors.
These basic elements form the general methodology of global supply chain management, and managers follow this general framework to conduct their affairs when dealing with different partners. Each of these strategic decisions requires a lot of thought, information, and careful planning. This is where Dedola comes in and makes your life easier. We take it upon ourselves to oversee your global supply chain management and take care of freight transportation.
Why Is Supply Chain Management Important?
The production and delivery of goods and services is a long process that can take considerable time to complete, especially if various diverse and far-flung parties are expected to work together. However, a well-oiled supply chain can minimize delays while guaranteeing financial efficiency because of minimum cost and maximum quality. Any lapse can disrupt the supply chain, making it inefficient, or grinding it to a halt; this is why choosing a supply chain manager for your needs requires much consideration.
Here are some benefits of supply chain management:
- Low costs for every process involved
- Collaborating with different parties to cultivate healthy partnerships for mutual growth
- Balance of supply and demand in the market for a particular product or service
- Effective customer service
The whole point of supply chain management is to satisfy customers, yield high profits, and keep the cost of operation, production, and delivery down. Dedola builds the bridge between companies and customers to allow the free flow of goods at minimum rates, so neither party has to endure the high cost of doing business.
How Can Dedola Help You?
Dedola is your one-stop solution to all import, export, production, and delivery needs. Using our massive agent network, we glean information on the latest supply chain management trends and use our intellectual resources to make the supply chain sustainable and reliable. Our forte is providing freight forwarding solutions to our clients. We can help you plan how to take your product from one part of the world and distribute it to the rest of the globe without breaking the bank on transportation. If you need to have an experienced global logistic company working with you, schedule a consultation with Dedola today.
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