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1 - Introduction & Overview

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Warehousing
and
Distribution Channels
INTRODUCTION

Warehouse and Distribution Channels

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What is a supply chain?
It is a series of organisations, functions &
processes that procure, move, store &
process products & materials from point of
origin to point of delivery to customers.

Customer

Retail

Warehouse

WIP

Manufacturer

Raw
Materials

Information

Reverse Logistics
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Basic Supply Chain Principles
• information to replace inventory
• inventory visibility
• procurement / production
• supply chain organisation & performance levels
• supply chain profitable
• be flexible
• use technology
• measure performance
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Supply Chain Characteristics
Common characteristics include,
•customers
•logistics processes
•forecasting
•operations
•partnerships/alliances
•integrated management
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Organizations in a Supply Chain
•common goals
•synergistic relationships
•common performance standards
•commitment to performance measurement
•teamwork

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