Collaboration Across the Supply Chain

In every aspect of a supply chain, there are areas of collaboration. It’s important to understand each type of collaboration, its use in the supply chain, and when a business needs to use it. Some common areas of collaboration include: Purchase Orders Shipments/Receipts Inventory/ Forecast Invoice/Payments   Purchase Order Collaboration Some traits of businesses that need purchase order collaboration include: Companies with a small group of strategic suppliers, and where most items are single or dual sourced Companies that have frequent small volume purchase orders to the [...]

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Dropshipping with Large Suppliers

  Many dropshippers now rely on an outdated network of emails and phone calls to manage their system and coordinate the delivery between suppliers and customers. While this system may work for the time being, there are a variety of benefits associated with switching to an electronic (EDI) system. In addition, in order to do businesses with many large suppliers, businesses need to be fully EDI complaint along a variety of formats. Large Suppliers Many large suppliers like Royal Canin, Grainger and [...]

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3PL/Warehouse Process in Supply Chain

In most supply chains, warehouses and 3pl (third party logistics) providers are an essential part in ensuring that products arrive on time and are accounted for properly. Many businesses today rely on paper documents to convey information to and from warehouses, which takes time and is prone to errors, both of which slow down your supply chain. However, modern technology allows businesses to use EDI messages, which come with a variety of benefits, including:   Collaboration: Some benefits of having electronic data [...]

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