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10 Commandments of Supply Chain Management

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Please comment - what do you consider to be the 10 Commandments of Supply Chain Management.  When responding, please identify your focus (i.e. strategic, indirecct, MRO, CAPEX, etc.)
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Daniele on Sunday, March 25, 2012 7:26 AM
Main SCM expertise in CAPital EXpenditure (CAPEX) Procurement. Commandments: 1- Communicate with Project and Operator; 2- Follow up with the schedule; 3- Communicate with the subcontractors (e.g. freight forwarders); 4- Pay more attention to a contract's ancillary conditions than to the contract scope; 5- Keep record of all the communications; 6- Visit the vendors and help them help you; 7- Stay focused on the transportation phase; 8- Make sure that all the supplies are considered along the path; 9- Coach and train your team to establish a common framework; 10- Take a look at the budget and be happy when it turns out to be overestimated.
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