Importance of A Supply Chain

Supply Chain Delivery
Supply chain helps deliver products according to customers’ requirements creating customer delight
  • One can consider the supply chain as the roadmap that defines all the stages of business operations, right from acquiring material from a producer to delivering it to the intended consumer. The supply chain, directly or indirectly, meets your customers’ needs.
  • It also lays the foundation for sourcing the material, which relates to acquiring products from suppliers after vetting the reliability, affordability, and quality of the material. After sourcing, the supply chain paves the way for the regular procurement of the raw material.
  • Most importantly, it helps deliver the product as per customer requirements and contributes to customer satisfaction, making it a foundational element for a company’s growth.
  • The important facets involved in the supply chain are producers, vendors, warehouses, transportation companies, distribution centres, and retailers.
  • Some of the key functions in a supply chain include product development, marketing, operations, distribution, finance, and customer service.
  • Supply chain management is important because it results in reduced costs and a speedy production cycle.
Supply Chain Warehouse
Warehousing is an important activity in supply chain management
  • Maintaining business continuity through a constant supply of intermediary or raw goods and services.
  • Tracking and monitoring information related to the status of goods, business operations, etc.
  • Identifying strategic business locations to reap favourable results.
  • Streamlining processes to reduce redundancy and cut down operational costs.
  • Keeping the business relevant and competitive with the overall market situation and condition.
  • Monitoring all the production activities right up to the assembly, testing, packing, and delivery.
  • Orchestrating the logistics for the timely delivery and distribution of products.
  • Managing after-sales support and processing returns.
  • Boosting customer satisfaction through the timely delivery of high-quality products.
  • Planning production and distribution by forecasting consumer demand.
  • Meeting unprecedented demand spikes through efficient inventory management.
Supply Chain Service

Logistics: The Supply Chain Hero

Logistics form the cornerstone of any supply chain and logistics players such as Shadowfax step in with its speedy, reliable and cost-effective solutions that provide end-to-end-services. The role of logistics in maintaining SCM efficiency has been captured in the following points:

  • Ensuring smooth movement and operations through the supply chain
  • Warehouse design and management
  • Packaging, tracking, and accounting
  • Transportation of raw material and distribution of goods
  • Working with regulatory bodies for cross-country or cross-state deliveries
  • Coordinating with intermediaries to build long-term relationships
  • Managing labor resources and reverse logistics

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