Many people think that “supply chain management” (SCM) refers only to inbound and outbound transportation arrangements and activities, and not to activities within a distributor’s facility. But successful SCM requires problem-free warehouse operations and inventory management. Here are a few problems that limit that success of SCM, and tips for avoiding the problems.
Out of Stock But In Stock
A truck bringing products from a manufacturer arrived, was unloaded, and the products were verified against corresponding P.O. data; everything needed arrived. But warehouse personnel were too busy filling orders to enter receipts data into the system, let alone put away the products. The people who checked in the receipt did not know that the distributorship was out of stock [Read More...]