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    I am not familiar with how the supply chain field operates but there's one thing that intrigues me. Is it possible to outsource some of the jobs? What I mean is that a company can hire workers from other countries for cheap labor. And if so, what particular skills that can be done through the internet.

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    Originally posted by Doc Moose View Post
    I am not familiar with how the supply chain field operates but there's one thing that intrigues me. Is it possible to outsource some of the jobs? What I mean is that a company can hire workers from other countries for cheap labor. And if so, what particular skills that can be done through the internet.
    Doc,

    There are many companies that offer Out Sourced Supply Chain solutions, DHL, Ceva Logistics, to name just two of them, both companies can offer a complete 3rd Party Supply Chain solution.

    When I worked for Starbucks, we outsourced our Supply Chain UK operation to TNT, they were responsible for managing the supply from supplier to warehouse and from warehouse to store, they were also responsible for Purchasing products.
    They how ever did not get involve with Product Costing and Supplier Negotiations, there were managed by Starbucks.

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      Originally posted by Starbucks Junkie View Post
      Doc,

      There are many companies that offer Out Sourced Supply Chain solutions, DHL, Ceva Logistics, to name just two of them, both companies can offer a complete 3rd Party Supply Chain solution.

      When I worked for Starbucks, we outsourced our Supply Chain UK operation to TNT, they were responsible for managing the supply from supplier to warehouse and from warehouse to store, they were also responsible for Purchasing products.
      They how ever did not get involve with Product Costing and Supplier Negotiations, there were managed by Starbucks.
      It seems to me, based from your response, that supply chain deals primarily with moving the product from supplier to customer. At least, that is the idea I am getting. The company (Starbucks) does not directly get involved but relegated it to another party ( sort of a subcontractor).

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        Originally posted by Doc Moose View Post
        It seems to me, based from your response, that supply chain deals primarily with moving the product from supplier to customer. At least, that is the idea I am getting. The company (Starbucks) does not directly get involved but relegated it to another party ( sort of a subcontractor).
        That is exactly correct. It was more cost effective to do it that way, but needed good robust and clear KPI's to ensure that the 3rd party performed to expectations.

        Starbucks Junkie
        Happy Coffee and Panini day.
        Roll on Christmas..mmmm.. Gingerbread Latte



        I am proud to work for Europe's leading Single Price Retailer

        Poundland Retail
        Dealz (Part of the Poundland Family)

        I am pleased to be associated with Himsworth Consultancy - The Supply Chain Performance Improvement Specialists
        Himsworth Consultancy

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          The company where I worked outsourced some of our jobs to a local sheltered workshop. It was really a win-win for both businesses. We got the job done for a very reasonable price. And the employees at the workshop had work to do. We knew we were getting the job done right. Special needs employees always take pride in doing a good job. Also, it makes them feel like a valuable member of the working community. Which they are. I really with other businesses would follow this lead.

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            I think there are loads but it's just hard to find them. I don't know if they would be profitable enough but you could google it and you would find a set of ones that could be really useful for you and could help you financially.

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              Originally posted by Starbucks Junkie View Post
              That is exactly correct. It was more cost effective to do it that way, but needed good robust and clear KPI's to ensure that the 3rd party performed to expectations.
              True, but one of the problems with that is people don't know what sort of KPI is to set. Especially if you're new to business, is hard to determine what constitutes good from great. Take Starbucks for instance, of course they know the KPI to set. They probably have a formula, and probably have that all figured out, even on a store to store basis. But, if you are a new business, how do you determine those things, of course if you're not getting your supplies, and it's affecting your business negatively, of course you need to set higher ones. But how to do that when you're going along at perfectly acceptable and profitable pace?

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