In any manufacturer’s supply chain, spare parts and finished goods play a key role. Both ends of the sequence requires a correct and optimized management, so that a group of little parts can become something bigger and ready for its final destination. Distribution Centers have a main role. They need to be data integrated, correctly operative and have full visibility to manage the inventory levels.
Have you ever wondered how your company can create savings and find areas to implement continuous improvement projects?
Continous improvement is essential for supply chain success and an audit process is one of the keys to achieving those goals. How, you ask? Freight bill auditors play a pivotal role in the data analysis which allows them to detect opportunities for routing improvements, shipment consolidations, modes of transport and cost optimization.
In years past, Healthcare Companies have been willing to create partnerships with logistics and supply chain companies due to the complexity of their own operations, high cost management and lack of end-to-end visibility. Often times, these companies may have a very large geographical scope including several countries across multiple continents. They may also need to manage both upstream flows from material vendors to regional DC’s and mainstream flows with just one global small parcel carrier.