Skin ADV

eng
About   |   Newsletter
Demand & Supply Chain Management Evolution


Supply Chain Glossary

Glossary  >  R  >  Responsive Supply Chain  


 

Responsive Supply Chain


Source: Procurement Glossary
Author: Paul Rogers
Institute: CIPS - UK

Courtesy of


 

A responsive supply chain is one that is sensitive to meeting customer requirements.  For example, an online computer hardware assembler may update their product range every 90 days, when the new models, which may have increased performance, will be at lower prices than the models they replaced.

If the supply chain included component suppliers who produced six months’ inventory in one production run, this would be chronically inefficient. Inventory levels would be many times what was needed, and the stock on hand would be obsolescent, or obsolete, leading to discounting and waste.  What is needed instead is small lot manufacturing, minimal inventory, and a quality system that is focused on aligning the technology road map of the supply chain participants.  The computer assembler would share their 90-day promotional cycle, and the supply chain participants would align their research, design and production processes around the rhythm of the whole supply chain, to create a more customer responsive supply chain.  See also Agility, Bullwhip Effect, Obsolescence and Supply Chain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Job Opportunities
 
Production Technician Associate - Filling (Diag Tech Assoc). (Thur-Sat/13 hour /6am-7pm)
     
     New Jersey - Branchburg  -  PERM  -  Roche

Air Import/Ocean Import Coordinator
     
     Queens  -  TEMP  -  Michael Page

Strategic Sourcing Manager
     
     New Jersey  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Warehouse Associate/Material Handler 2nd Shift
     
     New Jersey - Branchburg  -  PERM  -  Roche

Production Technician (M-W, 6pm-7am)
     
     New Jersey - Branchburg  -  PERM  -  Roche

Warehouse Worker
     
     Monroe  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Senior Buyer/Planner
     
     Morton Grove  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Manufacturing Supervisor -3rd Shift
     
     Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  -  PERM  -  Philips

Warehouse Associate/Material Handler- 2nd Shift
     
     New Jersey - Branchburg  -  PERM  -  Roche

Production Technician - Diagnostic Technician (3rd shift 11pm - 7:30am)
     
     New Jersey - Branchburg  -  PERM  -  Roche

Logistics Specialist
     
     Melville  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Indirect Category Manager
     
     Naperville  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Quality Supply Chain Specialist
     
     Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania  -  PERM  -  Philips

Material Handler 2nd Shift
     
     New Jersey - Branchburg  -  PERM  -  Roche

Production Technician - Diagnostic Technician (2nd Shift 3pm-11:30pm)
     
     New Jersey - Branchburg  -  PERM  -  Roche



 
           Circular Economy     Industry 4.0     Blockchain 

     Internet of Things     Omni Channel 


Join us on


News & Trends
 

Last update 5 Oct 2020
Strongest improvement in operating conditions since January 2019
   Source: Markit US Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
United States 


Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

Maximum safety and reliability and reducing the costs for our customers at the same time: we are able to offer the chemical industry an extensive range of chemical logistics services that hardly any other logistics specialist can match. It is our goal to harmonise our services with your specifications in s...


How the COVID-19 Crisis Will Continue to Affect Retail Supply Chain Thinking

Exaggerated remarks have been a theme over the last few years. Things like “unprecedented market growth,” “lowest-ever unemployment,” biggest-ever this, fastest-ever that, etc. And although som...


Education
 
 9 
Nov
2020
Supply Chain Project Management: Effectively Managing Transformation Projects
     Georgia Tech Savannah Campus

Resources
 
Erema: Gaining a competitive edge through preferential exports

Erema, an Austrian manufacturer of recycling systems, uses AEB software to accelerate the proper classification of its components, manage supplier’s declarations, and ensure compliance in its exports. Erema ship...

The role of strategic purchasing and supply management in risk management

Value generators and value protectors. Procurement’s profile in organisations is on the increase. A wider spend remit is being influenced and internal barriers are being broken. Some of the most valuable assets the...