Delivering products throughout a supply chain involves choosing modes of transportation, managing inventory, and selecting material handling equipment. Most companies partner with third party logistics providers (3PLs) for many of these services.
- No matter how good they are…the things you make don't have any real value…until they get to a customer.…So the fourth set of processes in the SCOR Model…focus on delivering products and services.…The deliver processes fall into three main categories,…order management, transportation and distribution.…Order management includes the processes you use…to take orders from a customer.…These could be the processes for a check out lane…in a grocery store, the drive through lane in a restaurant,…or an e-commerce website.…
Whatever business you're in, order management…is about customers deciding to buy something from you…and you making the commitment to deliver it.…The next set of delivery processes occur…in warehouses or distribution centers,…receiving products, putting them away,…picking them, packing them and shipping them off…to the next step in a supply chain.…For example you might ship products to a retail store…or to your final customer.…
And that brings us to the third set…of deliver processes, transportation.…
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