Saturday, 16 August 2014

Forms of Supply Chain Fulfillment

Direct Shipment
Cross Docking
Inventory Management
Warehouse (s)
Order Picking
From finished goods
From store location
From multiple suppliers location
Transport Network
Deliver direct to customer from production. Possible transshipment between plants.
Goods held in store, supplied via warehouse picking. Possible transshipment between warehouses
`From suppliers, through warehouses (for “cross docking”) to customer. Little transshipment.
Key Benefits
No warehouse costs
Minimises inventory stock out risk
No holding costs

Source: Supply Chain in E-Business © Simon R Croom 2001

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