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By Amy Zuckerman

Quickly music path to figuring out provide chain managementCovers the most important components of offer chain administration from stock administration and logistics to just-in-time production and just-in-time shipping.Examples and classes from a number of the world's so much winning companies, together with Compaq, Fujitsu and Staples, and concepts from the neatest thinkers, together with David Bowersox, John Mentzer, David Closs and Clifford Lynch.Includes a word list of key thoughts and a finished assets advisor

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If goods from China are cheaper, but the supplier is unknown and the shipping costs exorbitant, that supplier with the higher cost who is in your neighborhood may seem more appealing. And as companies experiment with emerging Web models, some are emerging as more viable than others. com and eBay earned praise for developing smart business models and for surviving the dot-com crash of 2000/2001. Studies that were published in 2001 indicate that other Web practices – online reverse auctions – may not be the way to go.

Supply network technology – Advancements in radio-frequency and bar-code technologies, and the introduction of remote messaging technologies, allow for instantaneous stock counts with the wave of an RF wand. Shipping » Supply chain technology – Telephones, faxes, and EDI are coupled with computing, as well as satellite, global-positioning and cellular 38 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT technologies, to allow for near real-time global tracking and tracing of goods. » Supply network technology – The introduction of the Internet as a data transmission tool means that real-time information is now available.

4 Fritz-Earle McLymont, principal of McLymont, Kunda & Co. of Valley Cottage, NY and Jamaica. 5 The source is Reggie Twigg, ERP Market Specialist for Printonix of Irvine, California. 6 Mik Chwalek, a former partner in Coopers & Lybrand’s Knowledge Strategies group, quoted in the author’s Supply Chain Survival Kit, A–Z International, Amherst, MA.  1999. 7 Company sources are Mike VandenBergh, Director of Business and Trade Development for the port of San Diego; and Dennis Kelly, Vice President of US Ports and Terminals for Dole Food Co.

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