What is Effective Supply Chain Management?

by Michael Kotendzhi | Logistics, Warehousing, Trucking, Food & Drink

It could not be emphasized enough that all businesses in modern society involve some logistics aspect in daily operation, especially amid the pandemic.

In Vancouver, British Columbia, businesses are trained to envision proactively with all the operating aspects, but who would predict an unprecedented emergence? An effective supply chain can not predict a pandemic, but it surely can help to lower the risk.

What does an effective supply chain necessarily have?

  1. Envision. Prediction following the reports from previous years gives you a measurement of what is expected. This ensures the cost, and the contingency is in place.
  2. Communication. Unless it is a one-man operation, there are usually more than 2 people involved. Communication between departments is essential to optimize performance.
  3. Innovation. The era to integrate machines with labour is here. To achieve maximum contribution, machinery allows speed and accuracy.
  4. Quality more than quantity. Quality business partners are important. It is critical to choose suppliers with standard material instead of just looking at the price tier. It may benefit greatly in the long run.
  5. Expansion. Take the time and energy to seek out a logistics provider. When a business is expanding, you cannot do it all. Find a compatible 3PL provider within the same region may enhance the capacity greatly.
  6. Talented team member. A great system cannot run without a great team member. Seek talents with dedication and flexibility. Do not be afraid to expand the team.

The Supply Chain industry always exercise risk management to mitigate foreseeable uncertainty. In Vancouver, British Columbia, logistics providers always face challenges on the front lines. 18 Wheels Logistics takes on all challenges with the top-notch team members ready to serve our customers. We offer copackinglogisticstrucking, and warehousing. Call us today for details. 

Michael Kotendzhi is President of Operations & Transportation and a partner at 18 Wheels. Michael has over 15 years of experience and is equipped with a degree in Logistics from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. As well as a background in logistics from XPO Logistics (formally Kelron Logistics), North America's largest contract warehousing provider.

Michael's experience includes supply chain management, reverse logistics, & domestic transportation. He has developed 18 Wheels' trucking solutions, effectively utilizing the sister company's vehicle fleet and building a transportation supply-chain network across North America.