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Thinking Supply Chain Blog

  • Mismanaged waste causes hundreds of thousands of the world’s poorest people to die each year, according to a recent article in The Guardian. Many of these deaths are easily preventable, particularly those that stem from the dangers of discarded plastic.
  • “In the first three months of 2019, employees got so much more work done that they smashed productivity forecasts,” writes Alexia Fernández Campbell for Vox Media. “That’s great for businesses (they earn more money) and for the economy (GDP grows faster). The problem is that companies aren’t rewarding their employees for the extra hard work.”
  • African Swine Fever (ASF) has been responsible for the deaths of countless domestic pigs.

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February 12, 2020 | Seminar
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March 17, 2020 | Seminar
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Latest Discussions

  • We accept the overage if the velocity of the item allows us that flexibility. If not, we reject it. As a general rule we do not allow deviations from the original PO qty, thus not enabling suppliers to arbitrarily deliver goods at the quantity they wish. ...

  • Hi Not sure if you mean for productive items or NPI, but for example if you have the manufucter part# would be easy to find the authorized distributors for your region/country. Some producers do not commercialize directly with other productive companies, ...

  • Hi Melisa. In my opinion it will depend if the material ordered is made-to-order or make-to-stock (kanban).  So for example with a MTO, you might need to receive the exact quantity ordered and having less than that will not allow you to produce the qty  ...

  • Hi Melissa, It will depend on your business strategy. I worked as Supply Chain Manager for a chain of retail stores and while I was accountable for Purchasing and the Distribution Center, our policy was to accept only what was on the PO, exactly. If ...

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