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Top 6 differences between ERP and GRP

The ERP and GRP systems focus on different stages of a production. The first one focuses on every stage of product life cycle (manufacture, storage and selling). And the second one focuses on the group level organising, the internal coordination and the assets operation. But what does that mean? Enterprise resource planning ERP is an acronym for “Enterprise resource planning“. This is an integrated computer-based system used in the management of head business operations in

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Cross docking in inventory management and supply chain

Cross docking reduces the need to store products in a warehouse. It involves less material handing and inventory delivering products from a manufacturing plant directly to customers. This can happen with little or no material handling in between. In most cases, the products in inventory that have been sent from the manufacturing plant to the loading dock are allocated for outbound deliveries. Cross docking solutions in inventory allow different companies to ship to customers, meaning that

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VMI: The benefits of the Vendor Managed Inventory

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) is a business model. Is a process where the vendor creates orders from information provided by their costumers. And the vendor takes full responsibility by an agreement between the customer and vendor for maintaining an inventory of the material, fill rates and costs. This arrangement can improve the supply chain performance by eliminating stock-out situations and reducing inventories. A third party logistics provider can also be involved. This happens to make

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The Embedded 3PL Relationship: What it is and why is it important

For any partnership to work, it is vital that all sides are on the same page when it comes to goals, strategies and outcomes that want to be achieved. According to, the word “embedded” means: To fix into a surrounding mass: to embed stones in cement. To surround tightly or firmly; envelop or enclose: Thick cotton padding embedded the precious vase in its box. To incorporate or contain as an essential part or characteristic: A love of color is embedded in all of her paintings. What is an Embedded 3PL Relationship? The true idea of an embedded Third Party Logistics relationship is the one where the 3PL gets to know the shippers’/customers’ engineers, manufacturing and supply chain experts to

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