Originally Posted on October 19, 2012:
In the Power Plant posts, I generally tend to focus on the Power Plant Men that taught their Power Plant culture to me while I was fortunate enough to grace the boilers and conveyors of the Coal-fired Power Plant out in the north central plains of Oklahoma. Every once in a while during this journey there were True Power Plant Ladies that came along that took their place right alongside the Power Plant Men.
The Women generally held their own when it came to the amount of work, their tenacity, and even for some, their ability to hit a spittoon from 6 feet. — Ok. I made up the part about hitting a spittoon. Everyone just used the floor drains for spittoons in the early days before they became responsible for cleaning them out themselves, after the summer help found more grass to…
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In reviewing the business elements of a company that interfaces with EDI, I am certain the most difficult to understand is the “Supply Chain”. The most common mistake is thinking that “Supply Chain Management” (SCM) is just another name for “Logistics”.
Logistics may be integrated into SCM, as SCM covers the start and end of the whole process. In some organizations logistics is separated from SCM and is more concentrated on the transportation and logistics side.
We have at least two scenarios:
- Logistics included within SCM
- SCM divided into Logistics and SCM
There are even more possibilities too. We will expand on this issue and show there are many alternatives, all depending on how YOUR BUSINESS needs to operate.