Supply Chain Management (SCM) coordinates all crucial activities within your supply chain, including the storage of raw/unfinished materials, provisions, administration and schedules of WIPS, provision, distributions of finished products, housing of raw materials, the warehousing and distribution of finished products, and the management and scheduling of works-in-progress (WIPs). Implementation, planning and control of all important steps can be set up in SIMMS 2012 Inventory Management software. Even with the best plans and the most stable supply chain, variations can occur.
Here are some tips on how you can prepare for the unexpected:
1) Be creative, allow wiggle room for delays and permit flexibility.
2) Have a contingency plan in place in case of interruptions in the flow of the stock. That way, in an emergency situation a newer — possibly more devoted — delivery system may be possible on the fly, with the possible bonus of lower cost and more effective manner.
3) Consider custom delivery, if necessary. Sometimes it is the only alternative.
4) Keep everyone in the information loop. All must be in the loop on any issues or problems that may arise.
5) Know all aspects of your supply chain and devise a fallback for each step that can be called upon when they are needed.
6) Stay current on possible resource and natural (weather) concerns, and again, have a plan for what can be done if the normal supply system is f0rced to change.