Getting Started with Your Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Setting up a Business Unit as a Profit Center. To indicate that a business unit is a profit center, select the Primary Ledger check box in the Financial Reporting region in the Assign Business Functions page.. To do this: On the Setup and Maintenance work area, select the Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Free Online Course: Supply Chain Logistics from Coursera

Have you ever wondered how goods get delivered to us so quickly as soon as we order them? One word: Logistics! In this introductory Supply Chain Logistics course, I will take you on a journey to this fascinating backbone of global trade. We cover the three major building blocks of logistics networks: transportation, warehousing, and inventory. After completing this course, you will be able to

Responsible business conduct

the gold mining sector in Colombia and the potential to build responsible mineral supply chains as defined in the Due Diligence Guidance for Minerals. The assessment should furthermore assess stakeholders' awareness of supply chain risks, the Due Diligence Guidance and the level of

Power Market Structure: Directions in Development

There seems to be credible empirical basis for selecting a threshold power system size and per capita income level below which unbundling of the power supply chain is not expected to be worthwhile. Indeed a dichotomy emerges between high income countries characterized by a large system size for which unbundling and other reforms are significantly linked to better performance and low income

Supply Chain Structure in Material Movement, Other (Not

Supply Chain Structure in Material Movement Abstract The efficiency of supply chain is of paramount importance to any business especially that which deals with movement of goods. The supply chain is designed to ease operations in moving material goods and increase consumer satisfaction. Efficiency in supply chain is underpinned by good management practices and cooperation by each player in the

The Apple Supply Chain: The Best in the World?

Jul 02, 2012Many supply chain professionals consider Apple's supply chain to be the best in the world. I don't. The reasoning appears to be that since Apple is one of the fastest growing and most profitable companies in the world, it must surely have one of the best supply chains too. This is a "halo effect" fallacy. Apple is the best in the world at innovative product development.

Supply Chain Network

SCNet provides procurement solutions to assist buyers to discover credible and empowered suppliers, with powerful and secure online quote management technology. To further assist SMMEs, SCNet provides one of the most comprehensive procurement opportunity / tender research services available in the country for a fraction of the cost of traditional vendors in this space.SMMEs can also make use

Chapter Summary

Chapter Summary. A supply chain is more than a simplistic set of links along a linear path from raw material extraction to end consumer use. Instead, this chapter has demonstrated that a supply chain is a very complex network through which materials, information, and money flow between key participants.

7 supply chain management tips from an entrepreneur ǀ

Over half of Iplayco's business comes from repeat customers and Aquila credits his supply chain management techniques for building strong relationships with more than 200 suppliers, 19 of which are large suppliers. "We work the opposite way from most manufacturers who make promises to customers and then figure it out with their suppliers later," Aquila says.

Due diligence guidelines for the responsible supply chain

The supply chain policy should include the following elements: Recognizing the risk of exacerbating conflict through providing direct or indirect support for armed groups in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo; criminal networks and/or perpetrators of serious human rights abuses, particularly within the State's armed forces; and/or violations of the asset freeze and travel

Play the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Game

This Supply Chain Management Simulation Game, inspired by the Beer Game (conceptualized by the MIT Sloan School of Management over half a century back), is an excellent way to learn the basic principles of Supply Chain Management (SCM) and appreciate the challenges faced by Logistics managers in a variety of businesses.

Supply chain management

A supply chain, as opposed to supply chain management, is a set of organizations directly linked by one or more of the upstream and downstream flows of products, services, finances, and information from a source to a customer. Managing a supply chain is 'supply chain

Complementary theories to supply chain management

– The paper seeks to discuss and develop SCM as a scientific discipline using different theories from non‐logistics areas to explain inter‐organizational phenomena. It also attempts to establish a frame of reference that allows us to mitigate the gap between the current SCM research and practice and the theoretical explanations of how to structure and manage supply chains., – The paper


Supply-Chain-Management (SCM) ist „innerbetrieblich und entlang der Lieferkette auch zwischenbetrieblich die auf das Gesamtsystem ausgerichtete strategische Koordinierung zwischen den traditionellen Geschftsfunktionen und den taktischen Entscheidungen zwischen diesen Geschftsfunktionen mit dem Ziel der Verbesserung der langfristigen Leistungsfhigkeit der einzelnen

Understanding Supply Chain Management in Mining Industry

Mar 13, 2019The solution for this is seen only in optimizing complete supply chain management by integrating and automating operations, logistics, and marketing functions of individual mining companies. Nonetheless understanding supply chain in totality is the need of the hour in the mining

Power Market Structure: Directions in Development

There seems to be credible empirical basis for selecting a threshold power system size and per capita income level below which unbundling of the power supply chain is not expected to be worthwhile. Indeed a dichotomy emerges between high income countries characterized by a large system size for which unbundling and other reforms are significantly linked to better performance and low income

Product Variety, Supply Chain Structure, and Firm

Using data from the U.S. bicycle industry, we examine the relation among product variety, supply chain structure, and firm performance. Variety imposes two types of costs on a supply chain: production costs and market mediation costs.Production costs include, among other costs, the incremental fixed investments associated with providing additional product variants.


Jun 28, 2020MineHub is a technology company that transforms mining metals supply chains by digitizing the currently paper-heavy and costly processes into fast, electronic interactions. The MineHub platform will connect the industry participants into a network using common solutions to drive efficiency, security, and transparency throughout the supply chain.

Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Its Supply Chain Management

Apr 09, 2013effective Supply Chain Management (SCM) is considered as the most important competitive advantage because due to the effective Supply Chain Management (SCM) organization's cost reduces as compared to the other competitors in the market (Shell, n.d.). In Royal Dutch Shell Plc Supply Chain Management is very effective because they

Responsible Gold Mining Principles

Jul 15, 2020The Responsible Gold Mining Principles are a new framework that sets out clear expectations for investors and downstream users as to what constitutes responsible gold mining. Working with our Member companies, the world's leading gold mining companies, and underpinned by existing widely-respected standards and codes, the World Gold Council has set out the principles that

Mining Applications of MSE Walls

The speaker then presented numerous MSE wall applications in use throughout the supply chain of delivering ore, minerals and liquids to the industrial manufacturers and processors, vis, accessing, extracting, transporting, processing, storing, containing, exporting and upgrading. Applications included:

Back to the Basics: What's the Core Purpose of Supply

As supply chain professionals and SCM technology enthusiasts, our conversations and discussions are often forward-looking. Sometimes, it's essential to focus on the here and now, before looking ahead. In this post, we'll cover some of the basics of what supply chain management entails, and why it's a critical component in fueling supply chain innovations.

Managing Relationships in the Supply Chain

As we begin the new year, many companies are standing back and re-evaluating the health of their supply chains. In this column, we continue with the eight-part series on transforming supply chains into integrated value systems, based on a new book entitled "Supply Chain Redesign" (Handfield and Nichols, Prentice-Hall, to appear in April 2002).

Ghana Responsible Mining Alliance

Blog Blockchain through the Whole Supply Chain: Traceability Builds Business Resilience Over the past year, The Este Lauder Companies and Aveda have been working with LMR Naturals by IFF, BSR, and Envisible to establish a blockchain-enabled traceable supply chain that identifies opportunities to deliver sustainability benefits to all the actors in the supply chain.

Modeling the mining supply chain from mine to port: A

Jul 19, 2011This paper describes a method for modeling a complex export supply chain using a combination of optimization and Discrete Event Simulation techniques to enable capacity analysis and evaluation of expansion options. A description of the modeling process is presented along with a case study of a successful implementation of the approach to analyze the export supply chain of PT

Mining Management Plans

Every mining company has a management structure and the hierarchy in this structure is referred to as the mining management hierarchy. While the hierarchical structure varies from organization to organization (depending on the region, material being extracted etc.) there is a basic mining management hierarchy structure

Purchasing Structures / Models

Purchasing structures/models should be congruent with the overall organisation of the enterprise of which purchasing is part and are determined to some degree by an organisational external and internal environment (Lysons and Farrington, 2006:158). Over

How to successfully access the Mining Supply Chain

Mar 26, 2012further information on supply chain opportunities in the Saskatchewan Mining industry. A copy of the on-line survey can be found in Appendix A. The purpose of the on-line portion of the survey was to collect a broad base of data on the supply chain opportunities in the Saskatchewan mining

Supply Chain Finance Training, Supply Chain Finance

An important component of this is supply-chain finance. So what, exactly, is "supply-chain finance"? Although the term has been applied in a wide range of contexts, it has particular application to structures in which a bank provides financing to the suppliers of a bank customer. While the concept has roots in letters of credit and

Supply Chain Management Organizational Structure

Supply Chain Organizational Structure Outline Definitions. Supply Chain Management Organization Chart Template Learn More $35 - BUY NOW. Supply Chain. Supply Chain Operations refers to the groups, functions and processes involved in efficiently moving products from production facilities to end users and consumers. Effective supply chain

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