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Corzhens
Corzhens
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Last Activity: 20 02 19, 13:05
Joined: 26 05 15
Location: Philippines
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  • It may just be the terminology but in our business culture purchasing refers to the act of buying while procurement is a more formal act that involves paper work. In our office, procurement would normally undergo the requirement of finding at least 3 sources with the quoted costs to choose from. For...
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  • One missed opportunity that is on top of my head now is the pricing war of the suppliers. There is a season when suppliers would cut down on their prices to relieve them of heavy inventory especially for items that are nearing the expiration date. If your warehouse is caught flat-footed with an excess...
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  • Corzhens
    replied to Video - Drones in Distribution
    I have reservations on the use of the drone. I had read the article of Amazonís experimental delivery using drones. It looked good at the outset but there are so many things to consider for now as part of the birthing pains of that novelty idea. What if the drone is hijacked? Another issue is the accident...
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  • Using the gas coupon

    How do the delivery trucks fill up the tank of fuel? We use the gas coupon which the trucking company buys from a particular gas station. Those coupons are given to the driver for filling up the tank. That is to prevent the cheating of the gasoline in the tank. At least the company manager has peace...
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  • My take on diligent sales attendants in the sales area is this Ė I am not comfortable when someone is looking at me as I rummage through the items on the rack especially when I am in a boutique in buying personal accessories. I prefer a sales attendant who is nearby and ready to provide assistance when...
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  • Let me focus on item #6 because I guess there is an easy way to resolve that issue. We can agree that there are unhappy customers that we do not know because the case was not reported officially or maybe the customer do not complain. But with the use of the social media perhaps customers can post their...
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  • I think the inventory is handled by a system particularly with use of computers now. I have experienced a manual inventory when I was a trainee in the car dealerís accessories warehouse. Doing the manual inventory was a difficult job that only trained staff were assigned to do it. But now that computers...
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  • Let me share this sad story about one bank officer who was tasked to handle the procurement of our IT department many years ago. He was doing good until he encountered a temptation that he was not able to resist. I intentionally will not describe the details. The supplier had offered a junket trip and...
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  • Delayed delivery of hardware supplies

    It is a common complaint by construction companies that the delivery of hardware supplies is always delayed. One engineer said that you are lucky if your order is delivered within the day even if the distance of the warehouse is just a few kilometers. What I see in this issue is the use of delivery...
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  • Over here the main problem of SMEs regarding transport is the road culture. Itís not really about the bad driving or the heavy traffic (although it is a big problem) but the issues regarding the truck inspections. It is noticeable that traffic officers are very active at dusk until dawn. They are stopping...
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  • Bank employee to work in a trucking company

    Just want to share an anecdote. I recently applied for work in a trucking company that handles mostly deliveries of goods from the port in Manila. The HR officer was kind of surprised because of my high position in the bank. My main reason for leaving the bank is the horrendous traffic on the roads....
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  • My business experience tells me that it depends on the kind of business and the location that the estimated 10% of customers are non-profitable. The Chinese are used to that kind of loss because they reason out that those customers are still customers and someday soon they will give you profit. It can...
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  • The cctv system is one tool that can definitely strengthen the security of a warehouse. It's not only the exterior cameras but mainly the interior cameras that are strategically installed for monitoring the contents of the entire warehouse. Prevention is better than the cure and the monitoring cameras...
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  • What I perceive as the pain points in supply chain management are the fortuitous events beyond the control of management. But secondary to that are the probable flaws in the system particularly the transport of the goods from the source to the final destination. There is a saying here that the data...
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  • Thank you for sharing the video that gave me food for thought. Now I can imagine the route of the supply from the farm to the restaurant. Just one flaw in the management can ruin the smooth flow and can greatly affect the destination busines. Incidentally there is a small depot of fresh vegetables in...
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  • Overtime pay with differential is a good motivator

    I had a classmate in college who worked in a big warehouse that is a sort of depot for imported goods. They distribute the goods to the supermarkets. In one conversation, she consulted me regarding overtime work. Most of their staff in the warehouse were avoiding overtime work even if they were paid...
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  • With the mention of competence, I have to agree that outsourced work for the supply chain business will be missing the expertise of long-time workers. The main reason of outsourcing is to save on cost because in the long run a hired worker costs more with the mounting benefits that will end with the...
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  • Thanks for sharing some of your insights on warehouse location. Over here, the cost of distribution is mainly focused on the heavy traffic on the roads so it is an advantage if you have a warehouse inside the city (Metro Manila). What some big supply chain companies do is to have a depot inside the...
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  • In my stint as overall in charge of a small warehouse, I have noticed that workers in the supply chain industry are not the same as office employees. There is a culture that is hard to explain. Maybe the description of a supply chain employee is one who should be proactive and dynamic. There are workers...
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  • Maybe you can give some details about the type of product that you are packaging because it depends on the size and the material of the product. Besides, the tools are normally designed for a particular type of product and is not universal. I have some experience in the packaging of products in the...
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