The first thing that came to the mind of many at the mention of the supply chain would be logistics, transportation, loading and unloading. After a great deal of explanation, the response I got was,
"Oh, we have a new term for express delivery?"
"Well, I still don't quite understand what supply chain is."
 

Today, I am going to discuss with you what "supply chain" actually does. Before we begin, take a moment to picture what supply chain is to you.

First of all, what is supply chain?

Wikipedia says: In commerce, supply chain management (SCM), the management of the flow of goods and services, involves the movement and storage of raw materials, of work-in-process inventory, and of finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption. 

Don't worry if the explanation doesn't make any sense to you. The article I wrote today is to explain the supply chain management service of our company in simple words.

 

Let’s take a look at the 12 major production processes of a product.

When we need mobile phones, computers, remote controls, washing machines and other things that we can't live without, we would turn to Target and Amazon. But has it occurred to you how these products are produced, put on store shelves and the e-commerce store before purchased by you?

If you dig deeper, you are getting closer to what our company is doing, in the technical term, "product supply chain".

Before a product is produced, it will undergo 12 production processes: product definition, strategy analysis, appearance design, software and hardware R&D, mechanical design, feasibility evaluation, prototype making, supplier matching, mold design and making, pilot production, testing and certification, production and supply. After the product is launched, there are another two important processes: channel integration and product marketing.

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What are the specifics of these production processes?

很多产品就是死在不懂供应链的路上

From mere concept to market analysis, verification of the feasibility of product functions, then to appearance and mechanical design, hardware and software R&D by ID, MD designers, R&D and Product Manager, determination of product appearance framework, internal mechanism, and implementation of product features, followed by production of appearance prototype, functional prototype, and the verification of the feasibility of product design. Generally speaking, it is to make a model out of design drawings to see if the appearance and mechanical design are reasonable, and whether the product functions can be implemented.

很多产品就是死在不懂供应链的路上

很多产品就是死在不懂供应链的路上

Next, resource matching. To match the most suitable manufacturer who understands the product best to design mold and make products out of molds. After a product is produced, a pilot production is required to prevent mass production defects caused by materials, die sinking, and improper process control and ensure success mass production.

 很多产品就是死在不懂供应链的路上

Finally, we have to find a testing and certification company to conduct a sample inspection of product quality and to audit and evaluate the quality system of the enterprise. More generally speaking, it is to find professional quality inspectors to stamp your product to prove that your product quality is acceptable, so that users can use it with assurance.

很多产品就是死在不懂供应链的路上

 

The last but not least, the production and supply. It also poses challenges to sell (sell to whom and how to sell). We integrate the channels to sell the high-quality products to cross-border B2C such as Amazon and LZADA, as well as to the offline channels of supermarkets overseas such as TARGET. We also act as agent for premium brands to operate on overseas platforms such as Amazon.

Maybe you already feel tired of reading such long pages of text. But in fact, the production of a product is far more complicated than these few short paragraphs. It takes a great deal of time and effort of industrial designers, product development managers, project engineers and quality engineers, who, as I have mentioned in the last article, work late into the night to revise designs and regular stay in factory to monitor the project day and night.

很多产品就是死在不懂供应链的路上

The mere production of a product involves the matching of a large number of suppliers in battery, antenna, motor, hardware, electroplating, prototype, mold and so on.

Dear reader, have my long-winded article provided you a glimpse of what product supply chain is? It doesn't matter if you don't understand. Just remember that we are Shenzhen LKKER R&D Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd. specialized in supply chain management service. Don't hesitate to contact us for a product demand. We are the best in delivering good products, after all.

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