How to Extend ERP to Supply Chain

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is an In-house system that sits behind the company firewall. All the core data needed for the day to day operation of the company lives in this system. Supply chain is traditionally outside the company’s firewall. All external trading partners and suppliers are part of the supply chain. So, there is a clear disconnect here. All the vital data needed for the effective supply chain operation is not available for the external supply chain. Integrated Supply Chain and [...]

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Inventory Visibility in Contract Manufacturing

Contract Manufacturing on the Mechanism of Metal Gears. Contract Manufacturing is being widely adopted in industries nowadays. It was very popular in electronic industries. Everyone knows that Apple manufacturers most of its products with its contract Manufacturers. While Research and Development is done by the product owners, manufacturing execution is outsourced to contract manufacturers.   Contract Manufacturing can be of two major types Consignment or Turnkey manufacturing. In Consignment manufacturing, all necessary material is procured by the product company and delivered to the [...]

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Benefits of Direct Fulfillment from Amazon

Amazon Vendor Central is the platform for Suppliers to manage their orders from Amazon   Seller Central, Fulfilled by Amazon, Vendor Central Amazon has many channels of selling for suppliers Seller Central: Suppliers manage their listings by themselves. Amazon only provides a platform to display the product and sell it. Prices are decided by the suppliers. They compete against other suppliers who sell the same product. Shipping the product in time is the responsibility of the supplier.   Free EBook on Amazon Process Fulfilled by Amazon [...]

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Direct Fulfillment (Dropship) EDI for Amazon

What is Drop-ship /Direct Fulfillment for Amazon Amazon offers Direct Fulfillment facility to selected vendors. The vendors should already be in the vendor central program to be invited for Direct Fulfillment drop-ship program. Normally in Vendor Central program, Amazon will issue bulk order at the beginning of each week. Suppliers are expected to ship the bulk order to one or more Fulfillment Centers (FC) of Amazon. But in case of drop-ship program, the orders are very small and sent throughout the [...]

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