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Monday, May 4, 2015

Bonded Warehouse and Supply Chain Management issues:

As Customers are at the end of the network, who need certain product or services ,Supply Chain Management is the management of networks and channels involved to serve the customer.SCM covers the movement and storage of raw materials,WIP and finished goods from point of start to point of use the finished goods or services.

An integrated approach:
To  serve the customer,  Supply  Chain  Management  need  to  design,  plan,  execute,  control and  monitor  Supply Chain activities. And their objective is to create and increase value of the Supply  Chain,   build   necessary  infrastructure, leverage  logistical  needs,  supply  and  demand,  and
measure  performance even  at  the  global  level.SCM tends to be an integrated approach along with logistics, procurement, and operations management and information technology.

A Bonded warehouse:
This is a building or secured area in which dutiable goods are usually stored or manipulated or manufactured without payment of duty. These building or areas are managed by state or otherwise controlled by private companies. All developed countries have this kind of bonded warehouses.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Box Logistics, Containerization, Ports and Shipping network: A Discussion on Global Supply Chain perspective

Box Logistics, Containerization, Ports and Shipping network: A Discussion on Global Supply Chain perspective


Cycle Inventory is the average inventory due to production, purchase and also shipping, containerization in lot sizes that are usually larger than those demanded by customers.


Maritime related import and export flows of general cargo are shipped by containers in most developed areas of this world. So far, 75% of the total cargo is containerisable.

Very big container career ships, such as cf. Emma Maersk:LOA 397m,beam 56.40 has more than 10,000 TEU capacity(official capacity 11,000TEU), but not technically too high range from the initial vessels. Economies of scale are followed as far as technically feasible. Distribution process in a large degree is made possible by containerization.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Short discussion on Lean, Six Sigma and Kaizen especially in the context of Apparel Supply Chain:

Lean manufacturing:

Lean manufacturing involves never ending efforts to eliminate or reduce “muda” (a Japanese term used to reduce waste, which does not add value to Supply Chain) while make design, manufacturing, distribution and customer service processes in the respective Supply Chain.

Lean Manufactory House

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cycle View of a Supply Chain

The processes in a Supply Chain are usually divided into a series of cycles, each performed in the interface between two interrelated successive stages of a Supply Chain.

Supply Chain Stages

 Supply Chain consists of all parties. Who are involved directly or indirectly, while fulfill customer request. Not only manufacturers and suppliers, but also transporters, retailers, warehouses and customers themselves are included in the supply chain.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Market Access Initiative for the less developed countries (LDC) and related Issues: A Canada perspective (Part-2)

Some of the terms used to describe the Market Access Initiative and  Tariff facility provided by Canada discussed below :

Beneficiary Country:

A beneficiary country is entitled for General Preferential tariff (GPT), LDC or MFN tariff facilities.


Certificate of origin is issued as Form B255 for textiles & apparel. Form ‘A’ or Exporter’s Statement of Origin for every other things .