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SCM Portal is an independent portal aimed to bring to you the most relevant and updated information on Demand & Supply Chain Management Evolution in a systemic and organic way.

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Leveraging Demand and Supply Planning to Unlock the Value of MRP
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Both demand and supply planning and materials requirement planning (MRP) have been around for a long time. It’s hard to imagine a modern manufacturing company without either one. With a robust MRP system, manufacturers can better control inventory, plan production accurately, manage data and documentation related to production, and optimize their workflow.

Likewise, good demand and supply planning can help companies adapt to demand volatility and manage resource allocations strategically. They can also help improve overall operational efficiency for areas of the company outside of production. Yet, many companies never fully connect their demand and supply planning to their MRP. And many manage them as separate entities, erecting yet another silo that acts as a barrier to improvement.

 

Where MRP Falls Short

MRP systems revolutionized production planning. By focusing on materials required to produce finished ...  >>

Understanding risk in pharmaceutical supply chains
Risk in pharmaceuticals is often associated with drug shortages: events that prevent patients getting the right medicines at the right time. In traditional supply chains, supply risk is typically managed through increased inventory. However, excessive inventory is unsustainable, and may conceal the variety of factor  >>

Job Opportunities
 
Imaging Order Management Logistics Specialist
     
     Nashville, Tennessee  -  PERM  -  Philips
Quality Manufacturing Engineer
     
     Murrysville, Pennsylvania  -  PERM  -  Philips
Global Supplier Account Manager
     
     Home Based  -  PERM  -  Philips
Supply Chain Quality Engineer
     
     Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania  -  PERM  -  Philips
Electrical Engineer - Procurement
     
     Bothell, Washington  -  PERM  -  Philips
Supply Chain Project Manager
     
     Murrysville, Pennsylvania  -  PERM  -  Philips
Transportation Manager - Americas Region
     
     Bothell, Washington  -  PERM  -  Philips
Category Sourcing Manager
     
     Nashville, Tennessee  -  PERM  -  Philips
Transport Specialist (Nashville, TN)
     
     Nashville, Tennessee  -  PERM  -  Philips
Supply Planner
     
     Murrysville, Pennsylvania  -  PERM  -  Philips
Physical Distribution Manager
     
     Lockbourne, Ohio  -  PERM  -  Philips
Material Handler 3
     
     Reedsville, Pennsylvania  -  PERM  -  Philips
Procurement Manager Bay Area, CA
     
     Bay Area, CA  -  PERM  -  Teldar Group
Procurement Director Bay Area, CA
     
     Bay Area, CA  -  PERM  -  Teldar Group
Sourcing Manager North Carolina
     
     North Carolina  -  PERM  -  Teldar Group
 

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News & Trends
 

Last update 10 May 2022
April PMI rises to seven-month high amid stronger demand, despite sharper price increases
   Source: S&P Global US Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
United States 


Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

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Education
 

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Resources
 
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The Digital Transformation Directive: Practical Approaches To Tackling Disruptive Technologies At The C-Suite

This report provides C-level supply chain executives and their key transformation leaders with tools and frameworks to develop a roadmap and establish a directive for digital transformation.  ...


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