Supply chain automation: 6 components that enable proper management and one SaaS solution that covers it all by Crossborderit (CBIT)
September 13, 2021
The COVID health crisis has revealed shortcomings and weaknesses in production chains. Large retail outlets were unable to meet and respond to the needs of the market, leaving it undersupplied. As time went by, the imbalance between supply and demand increased, which made it clear that a change was needed.
A supply chain encompasses all processes. The six components that enable proper supply chain management are:
Planning: The first step in carrying out a series of tasks and processes is to organize and plan their order. It is essential to establish guidelines and parameters in order to reach the proposed objectives and satisfy the supply chain.
Sourcing: Once the company chooses its suppliers, the supply processes are monitored to control where the company is in terms of materials.
Manufacturing: After planning and sourcing, manufacturing, the main process around which all other processes revolve, takes place. At this point in the supply chain, different activities are coordinated: acceptance of raw materials, product manufacturing, quality control, shipment preparation and landed scheduling.
Landed: Involves all the processes involved in delivering the product to consumers, from order coordination, through scheduling and delivery, to invoicing.
Return: It is based on the recovery of excess, unwanted and defective products to improve them or return them to the warehouses in the case of surplus.
Enablement: It includes all the support processes that allow monitoring the information in the supply chain. They include finance, human resources, information technology, facilities and portfolio management, product design, sales and quality assurance.
Crossborderit (CBIT) Offers a SaaS platform software where our solution allows you to upload your classifications, allows you to calculate the total import costs for the buyer, collect all fees and forward them to the import agent, all together with all relevant master data, thus making a fully complete B2C customs declaration for a smooth cross-border entry in the destination country.
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