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Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

What is Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management is the management of the flow of goods and services and includes all processes that transform raw materials into final products.

Supply chain management deals all movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point-of-origin to point-of-consumption”.

  • The term “supply chain management” was first coined by Keith Oliver in 1982. However, the concept of a supply chain in management was of great importance long before, in the early 20th century, especially with the creation of the assembly line. The characteristics of this era of supply-chain management include the need for large-scale changes, re-engineering, downsizing driven by Cost Reduction  programs, and widespread attention to Japanese management practices.
  • The SCM evolved further with the development of Enterprise Resource Planning ( ERP) & Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) where the other dept like manufacturing, distribution , storage were linked . This enabled the SCM to develop further and reduce cost and improve process.
  • It is the third movement of supply-chain-management development, the globalization era, can be characterized by the attention given to global systems of supplier relationships and the expansion of supply chains beyond national boundaries and into other continents. Although the use of global sources in organizations’ supply chains can be traced back several decades (e.g., in the oil industry), it was not until the late 1980s that a considerable number of organizations started to integrate global sources into their core business. This era is characterized by the globalization of supply-chain management in organizations with the goal of increasing their competitive advantage, adding value, and reducing costs through global sourcing
  • In the 1990s, companies began to focus on “core competencies” and specialization. They abandoned vertical integration, sold off non-core operations, and outsourced those functions to other companies. This changed management requirements, as the supply chain extended beyond the company walls and management was distributed across specialized supply-chain partnerships.
  • Original Equipment manufacturers became brand owners that required visibility deep into their supply base. They had to control the entire supply chain from above, instead of from within. Contract manufacturers had to manage bills of material with different part-numbering schemes from multiple OEMs and support customer requests for work-in-process visibility and  VMI.
  • The specialization model creates manufacturing and distribution networks composed of several individual supply chains specific to producers, suppliers, and customers that work together to design, manufacture, distribute, market, sell, and service a product. This set of partners may change according to a given market, region, or channel, resulting in a proliferation of trading partner environments, each with its own unique characteristics and demands

Supply-chain management 2.0 (SCM 2.0):-

Building on globalization and specialization, the term “SCM 2.0” has been coined to describe both changes within supply chains themselves as well as the evolution of processes, methods, and tools to manage them in this new “era”.

SCM is the combination of processes, methodologies, tools, and delivery options to guide companies to their results quickly as the complexity and speed of the supply-chain increase due to global competition; rapid price fluctuations; changing oil prices; short product life cycles. The supply chain management provider not only list the services for users to access, but also other relevant services such as monitor the warehouse and logistics.

Logistics Can Make Your Life Better

Logistics Can Make Your Life Better

It is a general perception that getting employed, after completing one’s education is a challenge. Also, to find employment in a growing sector that is ever in demand is, even more, difficult. Most parents along with their children seldom know that an Industry such as “Logistic” exists, that offers employment close to approximately 2.6 crore people and there is a shortage of skilled workforce of about 1.2 crore.

Logistics Industry in India is estimated around USD 215 billion, approximately 16 Lakh Crores in terms of Indian Rupees. Without the Logistics Industry’s support, no economy in the World could survive. It is the blood and the backbone of any Economy. This significance of the industry is overlooked and thereby is not registered in people’s mind as an industry that can be pursued for employment, primarily due to the fact that there is no awareness.

As stated above there is a shortage of skilled workforce in this Industry, as many youths wish to pursue careers in known areas to them and their parents. It is generally felt that this, an unknown territory is a danger, without being aware of the fact every individual basic needs right from the time they get out of the bed till the time they go back to sleep, – logistics industry is what has made their day and will make every day in their lives.

As you read my blog if you wonder what I am saying, get in touch with me and I will explain why I say so.

The Pandemic has had an impact on all of our lives, during March 2020 to Jan of 2022, however, we all survived, not only because of the Government Initiative & ample medical fraternity working round the clock, but also the support from the Logistics Industry, which worked 24 hours in getting all food, medicines, medical equipment’s and entire wherewithal the medical industry required.

It was during this period that most of the Government agencies and the General Public got the awareness that Logistics is very vital, but are the unsung heroes of our economy.

Post the Pandemic, Logistics has emerged as one of the top five employment-generating Service-Industry in India, followed by tourism and hospitality, construction, information technology, and telecom.

Since, the time of human civilization Logistics has always been there and will never get extinct unless mankind needs vanish.  

If you are at crossroads in making a career decision, then this is the right time to get started in the Logistics Industry – An Industry which will always be in demand. All you need to have is an open-mind approach to skill yourself in the required areas of your choice. Logistics Industry has a vast scope offering a wide spectrum of opportunities according to skills and area of work.

This industry doesn’t need rocket-science intelligence but mere common sense and a simple mindset to find a solution to customers’ requirements.  BSLS will help you set up your career in the Logistics Industry.

Being a Logistician is not just a career, but a Lifestyle.

Authored by John Prakash –

Women in Logistics

Women in Logistics

Being one amongst the 20% of women in logistics is easier now than ever and making the industry grow with more Women Power is the task we are addressing.

If the image of a male worker pops into your head when you hear logistics, here is how we can break the proverbial glass ceiling:

✅ Understand the opportunities within logistics for Women 

1. Inside Sales 

2. Field Sales 

3. Business Analyst

4. Customer Service 

5. Pricing 

6. Operations Role inside office 

7. Documentation

Organizations are looking for Women in Senior Management and Mid -Management levels!!  The opportunities are abundant and waiting for you …  

✅ Seek the help of other Women/allies 

 Explore the journey of women who have walked before you. Few Inspiring stories below 

✅ Network like there is no tomorrow 

  • Get involved with other organizations that seek to increase gender diversity in the    workplace.
  • Find a mentor who shares your values and goals for the future.
  • LinkedIn is a great platform to get to know and connect with Women Leaders in Logistics who are successful and created paths for others to walk through 

#WomenInLogistics #Logistics2023

Author – Jayashree. B 

Director – Business School of Logistics and Shipping 

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Polish Your Professional Persona: The Power of Grooming in the Workplace.

Polish Your Professional Personal: The Power of Grooming in the Workplace.

Hey there, fellow professionals! Are you ready to up your game in the workplace? Well, it’s time to polish up that professional persona with the power of grooming!

Let’s face it, appearances do matter, whether we like it or not. The way we present ourselves can impact how others perceive us in the workplace. That’s why it’s crucial to pay attention to grooming and personal hygiene. It’s not just about looking good; it’s about feeling good and projecting confidence in all that we do.

Now, I know what you might be thinking, “Ugh, grooming? That sounds like a lot of work.” But fear not, my friends! Grooming doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, it can be a fun and rewarding experience that will boost your confidence and enhance your professional image.

So, let’s dive into the world of grooming and discover how you can unleash the power of your professional persona!

Let us first talk about WHY Is Grooming Important in the Workplace?

Picture this: you’re about to meet someone for the very first time. You’re a little bit nervous, but also excited to make a great impression. Now, imagine if you showed up with bedhead, dirty clothes, and bad breath. Yikes, that’s not exactly the way to make a positive first impression, is it?

Hence, it’s important to remember that the way you present yourself can communicate a lot about your work ethic and professionalism. Think of it like this: when you see someone with wrinkled clothes, unkempt hair, and untrimmed nails, what’s your first impression? Probably not the best, right?

On the other hand, when you take the time to groom yourself, you’re sending a message that you care about your appearance and take your job seriously. A neatly pressed outfit, a fresh haircut, and a clean-shaven face (or neatly trimmed beard!) can go a long way in showing that you’re professional and put-together.

But it’s not just about looking good for others. Taking care of your personal hygiene can also have a positive impact on your own confidence and self-esteem. When you feel good about the way you look, you’re more likely to feel confident in your abilities and more motivated to tackle challenges at work.

And let’s not forget about the practical benefits of grooming. Keeping your hair and nails trimmed can help prevent the spread of germs, which is especially important in the workplace where you’re likely in close proximity to others. Plus, taking care of your appearance can help you avoid distractions and stay focused on your tasks at hand. Let’s see some reasons of why grooming is essential in the workplace:

Are you ready to rock that polished, professional look without breaking a sweat?

Uh oh, don’t know how to execute that. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with six simple steps to help you achieve the ultimate grooming game. So, sit back, relax, and get ready to slay! 

1. First Impressions Matter

As the saying goes, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” When you meet someone for the first time, they form an opinion about you based on your appearance and behavior. By taking care of your grooming, you can make a positive first impression and set the tone for productive and professional interaction.

2. Confidence Boost

Taking care of your grooming can boost your confidence and self-esteem. When you feel good about your appearance, you are more likely to project confidence and competence in your interactions with others.

3.Professional Image

Your grooming can contribute to your professional image. It communicates that you take your work seriously and that you respect your colleagues and clients. A polished appearance can also help you stand out in a competitive job market.

Are you ready to rock that polished, professional look without breaking a sweat?

Uh oh, don’t know how to execute that. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with six simple steps to help you achieve the ultimate grooming game. So, sit back, relax, and get ready to slay! 

Step 1: Dress to Impress

Clothes make the person, right? Show off your inner boss by dressing appropriately for the job. Respect your employer’s dress code and if there isn’t one, play it safe and dress conservatively. You’ll look like a boss and be taken seriously.

Step 2: Cleanliness is Next to Professionalism 

No one wants to be known as the smelly co-worker. So, take a shower, brush your teeth, and use deodorant to keep your personal hygiene on point. Don’t forget to keep your hair and nails clean and tidy. Avoid wearing distracting accessories that could detract from your professional image.

Step 3: Details, Details, Details 

Pay attention to the little things that could make or break your professional appearance. Avoid chipped or peeling nail polish, keep your makeup subtle, and don’t wear any distracting hairstyles. Remember, you want to stand out for your skills, not your appearance.

Step 4: Body Language is Key 

Your body language says a lot about you, so make sure it’s saying the right things. Stand up straight, make eye contact, and practice a confident handshake. Don’t forget to smile warmly when greeting others. You’ll come across as confident and professional.

Step 5: Keep it Clean and Tidy 

A clean workspace is a happy workspace! Keep your desk free of clutter and dirt, and file away any loose papers or documents. This will help you stay focused and productive throughout the day.

Step 6: Health is Wealth 

Take care of your health, and your professional persona will thank you for it. Get enough sleep, eat a healthy diet, and exercise regularly. Your energy and focus will reflect positively on your work performance, and you’ll feel like a rockstar.

With these tips, you’ll be shining like a pro in no time! So, go ahead and show the world your best professional self!

And that’s a wrap! But before we go, let’s recap why grooming is so important in the workplace. Not only does it help you look good, but it also communicates to others that you are competent, credible, and confident in your abilities. By paying attention to the details of your appearance and behavior, such as dressing appropriately, maintaining good hygiene, and minding your body language, you can enhance your professional image and set yourself up for success.

So, don’t underestimate the power of grooming. It’s not just about looking good; it’s about projecting an image of professionalism and competence that can improve your performance, boost your confidence, and help you achieve your career goals. So go ahead, prioritize your grooming routine, and have fun with it! Who knows, it may even become your secret weapon for success in the workplace.

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