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  • March 14, 2020
    Chemical Warehousing - SIPMM

    Major Considerations for Chemical Warehousing

    While the use of various chemicals in experimental research is essential, it is also important to safely store and maintain them as a part of the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) program. The properties of chemicals and their reactivity vary broadly and if chemicals are not managed, stored, and labeled properly, they can have harmful […]

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  • March 13, 2020
    AI for Agricultural Supply Chain - SIPMM

    Artificial Intelligence for Agricultural Supply Chain

    The population in the world is expected to growth from 7.7 billion to 9.7 billion by year 2050 according to United Nations. And we are in the global warming effects which cause shortage of the supply in agriculture productions in next few decades. With the advance of digital technologies development, one of the must use […]

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  • March 12, 2020
    Procurement Artificial Intelligence - SIPMM

    Crucial Applications for Procurement Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the digital technologies progressing rapidly and is a current topic of broad interest. AI has contributed to a more efficient and intelligent way of streamlining business operations, which helps companies achieve cost reduction, improve efficiency and productivity and improve responsiveness to market demand. This article aims to look into […]

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  • March 11, 2020
    Digital Procurement - SIPMM

    A Strategic Roadmap for Digital Procurement

    Procurement is a purchasing process that controls quantity, quality, sourcing and timing to ensure the best possible total cost of ownership. Procurement professionals are nowadays key member of firm’s core team and are actively participating in new product development, managing supplier risk and sustainable procurement. Digital technologies are enablers and supporting procurement in this direction. […]

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  • March 11, 2020
    Digital Technologies for Procurement Optimization - SIPMM

    Five Digital Technologies for Procurement Optimization

    Procurement has grown significantly more strategic over the past twenty years, now, digital supply chain management and analytics are bringing new strength to the strategic role. The main mission of procurement has broadened from cost leadership and assurance of supply to strategic insights for decision making. Digital procurement is an exponential shift that allows organizations […]

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  • March 10, 2020
    AI Digital Procurement - SIPMM

    AI Technologies for Digital Procurement

    Rapid advancements in digital technologies nowadays and the application of these disruptive technologies in Procurement enables strategic sourcing become more predictive, transactional procurement become more automated, and supplier relationship management become more proactive. It is imperative that procurement organizations understand digital procurement, staying up to date cutting edge trends, technologies and how to effectively utilize […]

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  • March 10, 2020
    Warehousing Inventory Automation - SIPMM

    Warehousing Practices for Special Inventory

    Special inventory in warehouse environment are guided by policies, federal laws and compliances that are set up by organizations. In warehousing contracts, special inventory imposed by a government body are Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), and Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA). Private associations such as Round table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Convention on International Trade […]

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  • March 9, 2020
    Procurement Negotiation - SIPMM

    Key Techniques for Successful Procurement Negotiation

    Negotiation takes place almost every day in our daily life whether is it negotiating for a higher salary or for a better deal when shopping. These negotiations do not play a significant impact even if they are unsuccessful. However, it is not the same in the business context. A good negotiation is absolutely vital to […]

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  • March 5, 2020
    Circular Supply Chain - SIPMM

    Three Critical Enablers for Circular Supply Chain

    Resource constraints and environmental pollution resulting in global warming are driving the transformation of world economy from that of linear “take-make-dispose” which consumes and transforms raw materials into products that are used until they are eventually discarded as waste, to a circular “make-use-recycle” model which purports to eliminate waste and ensure sustainability. Circular supply chain […]

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  • March 4, 2020
    Transportation Mode - SIPMM

    Considerations for Selecting Transportation Mode

    There are many aspects to consider when selecting the most suitable mode of transport to get products from point A to B. The effective use of transportation equipment and modes reduces shipping and logistics costs. However, export planning is not always as simple as it seems. Depending on the destination, goods consigned to a foreign […]

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  • March 3, 2020
    Transportation for Integrated Logistics - SIPMM

    Key Transport Considerations for Integrated Logistics

    Integrated Logistics is a goal to achieve customer’s satisfaction at the lowest total cost with a one-stop solution to the shipping and logistic requirements of the company. Integrated Logistics refers to specific logistics practices and operational activities that coordinate the flow of materials from suppliers to the customers throughout the value stream. A strong integrated […]

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  • March 2, 2020
    Supply Chain Integration - SIPMM

    Key Focus Areas for Supply Chain Integration

    Supply Chain is essential in every business and it is something we cannot do without in the current market landscape. With globalization, it is very common for companies to do business with manufacturer, supplier or customer located in a faraway location. On top of the increased cost competitiveness, end customers also have increasing demands for […]

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  • March 1, 2020
    Cargo Port - SIPMM

    Orchestrating the Supply Chain Platforms

    The supply chain today is becoming globalized where multiple parties are involved in the manufacturing value chain from order fulfillment to delivery. Companies pursuing growth will have to strategize to deal with this emerging global trend and complexity that promises quicker lead times, increased options and expanded product portfolios. According to insights from McKinsey, by […]

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  • February 28, 2020
    Transporting Pharmaceutical Products - SIPMM

    Crucial Factors for Transporting Pharmaceutical Products

    Throughout shipping, pharmaceuticals are the most vulnerable. Managing security risks in the supply chain during transportation is critical in minimizing potential revenue loss and credibility for producers, distributors, and logistics providers. Training is needed to identify and deter potential pharmaceutical product adulteration or diversion. Shipping pharmaceutical products requires a high level of knowledge to ensure […]

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  • February 27, 2020
    International Freight Logistics - SIPMM

    Key Logistics Consideration for International Freight

    International shipping is the term used to describe a parcel delivery or group of parcel deliveries in which the parcel is taken from one country and delivered to an address in another. Many online sellers will offer international shipping to attract an audience that goes beyond the limits of the country in which they are […]

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  • February 23, 2020
    Delivery Truck and Van on the road - SIPMM

    Key Performance Expectations for 3PL Service Providers

    A third-party logistics provider offer various outsourcing services such as warehousing, transportation, procurement, value-added services and to certain execution scope. Technology integration is also a ‘must have’ to enhance the entire service level. Outsourcing business model meeting customer’s expectation through cost –efficiency, increase productivity, flexibility, scalability, and economies of scale, meeting delivery dateline and technologies. […]

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  • February 22, 2020
    Dangerous goods storage in Warehouse - SIPMM

    Critical Factors for Transporting and Storing Dangerous Goods

    Dangerous goods are substance or articles which can pose a threat to people, property and/or the environment. When people travel, the mode of transport chosen is of great importance. Vehicles, trains, boats, planes: each means of transport has its own characteristics that influence movement in terms of quality, comfort and duration. Similarly, when transporting dangerous […]

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  • February 19, 2020
    Data Analytics for Procurement - SIPMM

    Spend Data Analytics for Effective Procurement

    How do analytics support a Procurement Organizations? Let us take a look at the challenges of implementation: data is in multiple system, existing data is not analysed, skill set in an organization is not available, right technology is not available and one-off versus operationalised. With the advancement in automation it has completely changed the business […]

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  • February 19, 2020
    Business Procurement Management - SIPMM

    Procurement Collaboration for Business Integration

    With collaborative procurement, we can find valuable partners within treasury, product development, legal, line-of-business, and suppliers, and extend the value of procurement beyond its four walls. Common goals, shared information, linked processes and systems, and above all, mutual understanding, can enhance the value of procurement’s relationships inside and outside of the enterprise. The diagram below […]

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  • February 19, 2020
    Supply Chain Key Performance - SIPMM

    Key Indicators to Measure Supply Chain Performance

    There is a lot of metrics to keep track in the varies function, but a supply chain should focus the essential or real Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) which will display the most important headlines immediately. It should not be difficult to determine which KPIs to capture, nonetheless, every industries and environment is unique, it is […]

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  • February 19, 2020
    Barcode Scanning in Warehouse - SIPMM

    Essential Techniques for Control of Warehouse Inventory

    Warehousing is the act of storing goods that will be sold or distributed later. Warehousing and all that goes along with it is part of a sophisticated industry known as inventory management. Inventory systems help a business monitor, track and controlling inventory orders, raw materials, finished goods usage and storage along with management of finished […]

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  • February 18, 2020
    Construction and Supplier - SIPMM

    Essential Criteria to Evaluate Construction Supplier

    In the construction industry, ‘supplier’ is a very general term which refers to organisations contracted as part of the delivery of a built asset. Suppliers might have been considered to be organisations contracted to provide physical supplies such as goods, materials, plant, and so on, a supplier as any provider of services or goods either […]

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  • February 18, 2020
    Digital Warehousing - SIPMM

    Key Factors for Effective Warehouse Storage

    The warehouse storage system, also referred to as warehouse management system, is a process whereby we make use of warehouse storage equipment and planning the process to help facilitate the process of managing the warehouse storage, organizing and optimizing space for safe storage as well as safe being for logistics workers at the same time. […]

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  • February 17, 2020
    Robotic Fulfilment Centre - SIPMM

    Key Considerations for Effective E-Commerce Fulfilment

    As a consumer, we at least encounter one of such incidents as receiving the wrong item, delayed missing shipment, damaged or defective items, etc. If customer service is difficult to reach, refund or replace are delayed, it is unlikely to have satisfaction and trust by consumers again because of the unfortunate incident that happens to […]

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  • February 16, 2020
    Online Security - SIPMM

    Fraud Prevention Strategies for Construction Procurement

    Procurement fraud is a growing global problem. It presents a particularly high profile and negative impact on the construction industry. It can cost a construction business millions of dollars and damage its reputation. Procurement fraud relates to purchasing goods, services or commissioning construction projects from third parties. From award to execution, employees and external parties […]

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