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Introduction to Supply Chain

Supply chain management can sound confusing to those unfamiliar with the concepts and terminology. These articles will help you become more familiar with the topic of supply chain management and the concepts and ideas that are used.

Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Supply chain management can be simple or complex, but all supply chains contain similar elements and are managed in a similar way. This article will give you a introduction to these concepts. Firstly, you will learn about the elements that define a company's supply chain. Secondly, you will discover the three levels of management that are...

Creating a Logistics Strategy
The supply chain constantly changes and that will affect any logistics organization. To adapt to the flexibility of the supply chain, companies should develop and implement a formal logistics strategy.

Lean Supply Chain Management
Lean supply chain management should be considered by businesses who want to streamline their processes by eliminating waste and non-value added activities. Companies have a number of areas in their supply chain where waste can be identified as time, costs or inventory. Lean supply chain management can improve the companys competitiveness as well as improve the companys overall profitability.

Basics of Supply Chain Management
This article offers good, clear answers to some of the basic supply chain questions that are asked by those new to the concept of the supply chain.

How to Build a Seasonal Supply Chain
Companies can become smart with their supply chains by building in seasonal variances that predict seasonal demand. This article discusses some of the challenges that companies have in building a seasonal supply chain.

Supply Chain Security
The security of products along the supply chain is becoming ever more important as there are increasing number of threats which require companies and governments to be proactive. In some regions security of products as they move from one location to another is vital to ensure trade continues and goods arrive at their final destination. This article looks at ISO 28000 and Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade.

Building a Better Supply Chain
Companies can be difficult to integrate and building a supply chain in an organization built around a silo mentality can be a lot more difficult. This article examines how to build a successful supply chain and give three steps on how to overcome the challenge.

Export Processing Zones (EPZ)
Export Processing Zones (EPZs) is a strategy for economic development in developing nations. The tool is used to attract foreign investment to create jobs, expand the industrial base, introduce technology, job creation, and create backward linkages between the EPZ and the domestic economy. However, there are so

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