Supply Chain Management
D3's multi-channel fulfillment capabilities are designed for adaptability, flexibility, accuracy and speed. Leveraging our robust technology platform and footprint, we can manage the complete range of fulfillment services, across channels and from multiple locations. As a result, the lead time and cost of distributing products to customers are reduced.
We deliver daily to multiple channels distributor, retail, B2B and end user and have invested significant resources in the development of a world-class logistics management solution that provides clients with multimodal 3PL capabilities, delivered in real time to their desktop. This enables us to add greater efficiency and cost-reduction across critical, value-added logistics functions, from route selection and vendor pricing to volume shipment consolidation, retail compliance, export processing and delivery track and trace, among others.
D3 Supply Chain Strategy:
Supply chain management (SCM) is the combination of art and science that goes into improving the way your company finds the raw components it needs to make a product or service and deliver it to customers. The following are five basic components of SCM.
- Plan — Companies need a strategy for managing all the resources that go toward meeting customer demand for their product or service. Successful SCM planning means developing a set of metrics to monitor the supply chain so that it is efficient, costs less and delivers high quality and value to customers.
- Source — Companies must choose suppliers to deliver the goods and services they need to create their product. Therefore, supply chain managers must develop a set of pricing, delivery and payment processes with suppliers. SCM managers must put together processes for managing their inventory.
- Make — Supply chain managers schedule the activities necessary for production, testing, packaging and preparation for delivery. This is the most metric-intensive portion of the supply chain—one where companies are able to measure quality levels, production output and worker productivity.
- Deliver — SCM insiders refer to this as logistics, where companies coordinate the receipt of orders from customers, develop a network of warehouses, pick carriers to get products to customers and set up an invoicing system to receive payments.
- Return — This can be a problematic part of the supply chain for many companies. Supply chain planners have to create a responsive and flexible network for receiving defective and excess products back from their customers and supporting customers who have problems with delivered products.