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ERP-Integrated Supply Chains Keep Information Flowing & Promote Eco-Efficiency (4/4)

Efficient communication is critical for maintaining an efficient supply chain. By integrating ERP into the supply chain, data exchange is streamlined without having to deal with silos that keep processes separate and prevent the sharing of data. With ERP-integration, data exchange begins the moment the supplier enters sales information into the system. From there, the information is sent through production planning where the necessary materials are ordered, and the new task is schedule on the supplier’s itinerary. This helps ensure that information is quickly exchanged with the individual links of the logistic supply chain.

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Creating an Integrated Supply Chain with Manufacturers and Packaging Provider Through the Coupling of ERP Systems (3/4)

It can be challenging to create an integrated supply chain with multiple manufacturers and the packaging provider. However, it is not impossible, and the benefits of integration far outweigh the challenge. ERP systems improve information flow between supply chain companies, which is very important for exchanging products, money and information.

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The Role of Logistics Controlling ERP-Integrated Supply Chains (2/4)

Logistics management is a vital part of supply chain management. It involves planning, implementing, organizing, and controlling both the effective and efficient forwarding and reversal flow and storage of goods. Additionally, it gathers and processes important information that starts from the product’s point of origin to its point of consumption to meet the customer’s requirements. All these control functions ensure effective business management in working toward achieving the business’s planned objectives.

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ERP-Integrated Supply Chains to Optimize Processes for Food and Cosmetics Manufacturers Involving the Packaging Provider 1/4

To succeed in a competitive and volatile climate, businesses need to comprehend the processes and interactions that occur along their supply chains. This allows businesses to have control of the connection between supply and demand in a way that is integrated, coordinated, and efficient. To accomplish this, today’s automated supply chains rely on enterprise resource planning (ERP), which has greatly improved what traditional supply chains were capable of.

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A Lean Supply Chain for Cosmetics and Food - What Makes it Special? - 3/3

Business relationships are an essential component of an efficient and successful Lean supply chain for cosmetics and food, including those in which Desjardin is a participant. The Lean supply model is special because it provides 12 elements that are designed to improve efficiency in a businesses’ value chain and supply base.

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A Lean Supply Chain for Cosmetics or Food - How to Optimize the Supply Chain’s Activities in Orchestrating Participants & Limited Resources - 2/3

Everyone knows the importance of a good relationship. In a Lean supply chain, business relationships have a value all their own. These relationships have a direct impact on company efficiency that is greater than when focus is directed on competitiveness or an individual firm’s efficiency.

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A Lean Supply Chain for Cosmetics or Food - What Does it Look Like? - 1/3

Lean thinking is a management concept that takes its cue from management practices implemented by Toyota and eventually other members of the Japanese automobile industry in the 1980s. Manufacturers who implement Lean management do so with the goal of achieving operational improvement and cost reduction. While some firms keep to the initial focus of Lean, which is to improve internal efficiency, it can be extended to external suppliers as a way of coping with uncertainty within the supply chain. Lean Supply (LS) techniques are used to focus on external integration and extended value streams that bring value to products and services that help sustain value chains, while keeping businesses competitive.

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Metal Packaging for Snacks

Materials used for the packaging of snacks must not only protect the food from environmental elements, but must be able to preserve freshness, flavor, texture and odor. Recently research consultant Claire Koelsch Sand of  has written about the best methods for snack packaging. Here are some key takeaways from Sand's observations and other packaging analysts about efficient and effective packaging for snacks.

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Metal Packaging - How much CO2 is released during the Recycling Process

Energy is used in every process on earth, from moving an arm to building a skyscraper. The energy for these processes comes from different sources, like from eating food for processes in the human body and burning fossil fuels to power construction. In addition to processes requiring different types of energy, they also require different amounts.

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