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Unformatted text preview: Dispersed supply base Historical buyer-seller relationships Number of suppliers Supplier quality performance JIT Transportation Reduce the number of carriers Use longer-term contracts Establish electronic linkages Implement a closed-loop system Efficient handle material Chapter 16 Continued JIT Production Equipment setup time reduction Inventory pull system with visible signals Facility layout changes Uniform loading and level scheduling Managing Inventory Investment (Exhibit 16.7 V-Model) Achieve perfect record integrity Improve product forecasting Standardize and simplify product design Leverage companywide purchasing volumes Use suppliers for on-site inventory management Develop supply chain planning systems and support structure Reduce supplier-buyer cycle times Delivering the Perfect Customer Order Material requirements planning system Distribution resource planning system Supply chain inventory planners Automated inventory tracking systems...
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- Spring '08