Strategic Purchasing and Logistics - Warehousing and Manufacturing Strategy


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1STRATEGIC PURCHASING AND LOGISTICSWarehousing StrategyNetwork of warehousing plays a significant role in distributing the goods at locations. Manylarge firms For example Giorgio Armani of Milan, Italy, implement and adopt various strategiesfor warehousing like switching of capacity, networking by hub, outsourcing and cobbling. Boththe simulation and analytic models are projected to improve the practices of designingwarehouses. Analytical model are design oriented as they explore a lot of alternatives to find thesolution. While Simulations models are oriented towards analysis. They assess the design whichis given, but it usually have capability that is limited to explore the space for design. Manufacturing StrategyManufacturing is defined as the process to transform raw material into finished goods.The configuration for physical structure, Facilitating the procedures and system, Interface withkey functions, relationship with agencies which are external, dynamics for continuousimprovement are the main significant factors for manufacturing strategy. The warehousing strategy impacts the decision regarding manufacturing strategyThe excellence in manufacturing of products by Giorgio Armani can be achieved by properlymaintaining the flow between processes of manufacturing operations, warehouse and production.By using the techniques like Kanban, Just-in-sequence and Just-in-time manufacturing, thefinished goods, production and raw material inventory can be synchronized ("WarehouseManagement for Manufacturers | Apriso", 2017). By lowering the buffers for work in progressand idle inventory helps to improve the cycle time and also support the strategies for productionwhich are demand driven. The quality improvement and global compliance is also enabledthrough latest methods of genealogy and traceability, smart sampling and integrated inspection.However, Luxottica, Giorgio Armani and Adidas implement the SAP Fashion Management

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