IoT in the Supply Chain

“Where Is My Order?” Shipment tracking is one of the most critical services in supply chain management. Millions of dollars worth of goods are lost in transit every year due to a lack of visibility during the shipment process. Therefore, the ability to give an exact and immediate answer to the question, “where is my order?” is critical to the efficiency and robustness of any supply chain. TPSynergy’s new IoT tracking devices integrate seamlessly into its award-winning supply chain platform, [...]

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Understanding Amazon Vendor Central – Order Types

Within Amazon Vendor Central, there are two order types, DC and Direct Fulfillment. They vary in order frequency and processing steps. DC Orders DC stands for Distribution Center, meaning that orders ship to Amazon’s various distribution centers. By default, anybody invited to the Vendor Central Program is added to DC. DC orders work by suppliers shipping inventory as requested by Amazon to one of their distribution centers. Form there, the products are shipped to the end user. Usually, Amazon order requests are [...]

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Do You Need Blockchain Technology?

Recently, you may have heard about blockchain technology everywhere. Its omnipresence in today’s publications and trade magazines gives the impression that it will revolutionize the world in the same way as the internet. Is this true? Let’s find out. What is Blockchain? Although blockchain technology is most commonly associated with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, the underlying principle can be applied to almost anything, including the supply chain. Even with its widespread use and versatility, the premise is actually very simple. Blockchain is [...]

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Electronic Kanban (E-Kanban)

What is Kanban? Kanban is a Just in Time (JIT) concept where orders for more inventory are sent only when current inventory is empty or low. In practice, the customer has two bins of the required product. When one bin is empty or running low, its sent to the supplier for restocking while the other bin is used. What are the Benefits of Kanban? Unlike a traditional forecast based MRP system which is prone to both shortages and excesses, the Kanban system [...]

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