ASC supply chain tip of the day: Find a flow

ASC supply chains run more efficiently when they follow a set cycle, said Molly Ehrlich, Vizient's consulting director of advisory solutions for supply chain operations.

She shared the following supply chain tip with Becker's ASC Review:

Efficiency starts with performing supply logistics and distribution tasks according to a certain flow. This "distribution supply chain circle" dictates activities occur in the following order:

1. Put away all incoming orders.

2. Pick and distribute all internal replenishments.

3. Perform replenishment activities for main storage location.

Following a flow versus performing activities ad hoc ensures maximum supplies efficiency and availability.

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