Are you thinking Sustainably about your business? How can ethical sourcing help you ensure that your business is meeting positive environmental standards? Read today's blogpost for insights on Ethical Sourcing and Sustainable Procurement practices.
There are supply chain risks involved with the supply chain processes. As a business owner, it is important to know how to identify such risks and the strategies for mitigating them. CLICK to learn how to spot supply chain risks and ensure they don't weaken your business.
PROFIT! That's why you are in business, and that's why we are committed to ensuring you continually make a profit. Head over to today's blogpost for tips and tricks on how to execute cost-effective procurement processes for your business.
Are you doing it all by yourself as a business owner? Unravel the basis of procurement outsourcing and how a third party can ease the burden of running a successful enterprise.
A successful business is a well-managed enterprise, and it all begins with commodity management. Read further to discover the role of commodity management in sourcing and procurement.
Stay ahead of your competitors by maximising emerging technologies in Supply Chain Management. What are these new trends and innovative ideas? Find answers and more in this week's blogpost.
As a business owner, what do your customers desire the most? It has to be efficient product delivery, and that is the hallmark of Lean Supply Chain Management. CLICK the link below to unravel how to succeed as a business owner using the Lean Supply Chain Management model.
HAULAGE by SARA makes large haul logistics possible across Nigeria! But what is the role of road haulage in the supply chain industry? This week's blogpost provides insights and tips on the impact of road haulage on the supply chain industry.
Have you paid your suppliers in China? Do you know how to navigate, SECURE, FAST, and EFFICIENT payment processes? CLICK for some insights into how to successfully navigate the process of RMB payments
In the modern world, businesses rely a lot on supply chain management for efficiency, and in between production and delivery lies warehousing. What pivotal role does warehousing play in the supply chain process? Today's blogpost elucidate on the importance of warehousing in Supply Chain management.
SARA PROCUREMENT SERVICES LTD has spread its tentacles to the United States of America!!! So, what do you know about e-commerce in the United States? CLICK the link to unravel all the details, and tips about the fast-growing US e-commerce sector.
Its always best to work with manufacturers with regards large orders and for that to happen, you must know where these manufacturing firms are located. CLICK to gain insight into the top ten countries that play host to the biggest manufacturing companies globally.
With 28.4% of global manufacturing output enabled by low production costs, a large workforce, and strong production quality, China is currently the world's leading manufacturer of consumable products, and by implication, most countries procure goods consumed by their populace from China.
When choosing the shipping option that works best for your business, asking strategic questions like; What is the size of my business? Who are my customers? How fast do my customers need their goods? What is the volume of my goods? How much did I budget for shipping? etc., will help in deciding the best option to go for.
Deadlines, production processes, deliveries, staying on top, maintaining excellence with operations. There's so much to achieve as a business and this is why you must learn all about Lead Time Reduction in Supply Chain Management. This week's blogpost is all about aiming high and succeeding as a business owner.
Our company @chinatolagos.com is dedicated to ensuring that you have seamless business transactions with suppliers in China. However, it is important to understand how to interface with such suppliers and that's why we are sharing all the tips and tricks from over 20 years dealing with Chinese suppliers with you on this blogpost.
"Discount, sales, 50% off..." These are definitely the words that make you happy with any business you love to patronise. Although Black Friday sales are over, we are taking you ahead of the curve by sharing how to navigate Black Friday season in Nigeria.
Late deliveries are a sign of unseriousness in business. Get out of that rot today by discovering what to look out for when choosing a haulage company for your business.
It is a very challenging time in the world right now with wars taking place in different countries. How does the current state of the world affect global supply chain management processes? CLICK to read and enjoy!
The recognition and understanding of what hazardous goods are all about is necessary for easy identification of the causes of hazards and the best ways to prevent them. Get educated on the symbols of possible hazards in the supply chain and enjoy the thrills of safe procurement and shipping process.
Despite accounting for less than 1% of trade by volume air cargo makes up 35% (over $6 trillion) of global trade by value, a testament to the importance and valued air cargo is. There's much more to know about air cargo, and all the juicy details are in this week's blogpost.
According to 2023 WorldRemit report, an average Nigerian household spends the average of $218 (over 250 thousand naira) on Christmas celebration with 52% going to food, 31% to decorations and 17% to gifts. For profitable and successful leveraging of the opportunities that the season presents as a retailer, understanding the best practices is a prerequisite.
As Africa's biggest economy, Nigeria, relies a lot on importation to service the needs of her teeming population. In the second quarter of 2023, Nigeria's total trade stood at $15 billion (₦12.7 trillion), with total imports at a whopping $6 billion (₦5.7 trillion). Within this period, total imports increased by 2.99% compared to the value recorded in the first quarter of 2023 but declined by 10.37% when compared to the value recorded in the corresponding quarter of 2022 which is about $6 billion (NGN6.3 trillion). CLICK the link to unravel Nigeria's top ten trading import partners in 2023.
Deliver more value for your business in 2024 through a winning e-commerce logistics strategy. Gain more access to last mile areas, manage your inventory better & optimize your ERM process for a coordinated more workflow. We provide an intro guide on the basic concepts of how this works in today's piece.
Build to LAST! That is the dream of every business, and for that to happen, you need to be in good standing with your suppliers. Want to ensure positive supplier relationships for the long haul? CLICK to read!
What's new in the air shipping industry? You need to read what we curated today as it offers uncommon insights into contemporary practices in the air shipping space. Enjoy the read and get fired up for amazing business results in 2024!
The procurement and supply chain management industry are constantly evolving, and you've got to keep up with the trends. Today's blogpost shares on some emerging trends to look out for this year and how you can optimise them for business success.
Last week, we shared on an Introduction to Vendor Risk Management. In case you missed it, you can find it on the link below. https://blog.sarapsl.com/posts/an-introduction-to-vendor-risk-management Today, we explore the practicality of VRM in the most detailed way, CLICK to unveil more.
How do you decide on a supplier? What are the telling signs that a supplier is not a good fit for your business? There are factors to consider before deciding on a supplier, and we've got it all covered in this week's blogpost.
Want to make MORE money this year?! Think IMPORTS and how to sell in-demand products to customers. Today's blogpost is all about making money via imports; tricks, tips, and all the strategies you will need.
DON'T GET SCAMMED!!! How do you spot fake suppliers and sellers on Chinese e-commerce websites? Become a pro at identifying scam sellers today, all the details in today's blog post!
What is the role of a third-party logistics partner in ensuring smooth business operations? How can you choose a trustworthy partner for the long haul? We have all the answers and details in today's blog post.
Looking to shop from an e-commerce platform in China? We get you started on the most user-friendly stores with unbelievable deals where you can shop! Our latest blogpost provides all the juicy details.
Ever experienced shipping delays? Why does it happen? What's the reason behind it and what can you do when goods don't arrive on time? Read the blogpost for our insights on the causes of shipping delays and how best to avoid them.
What do you know about air freight as a shipping method? Air cargo plays a crucial role in the supply chain industry, supporting just-in-time supply chain models & clientele who have time sensitive goods to ship. We present some interesting facts & figures around this vital shipping method, and trust us, there's a recent war surprise element. CLICK to unravel!
Christmas & the yuletide season is here. How prepared is your business to tackle the busiest shipping period in supply chain? Read this article to unravel the ultimate guide on how to prepare for peak season logistics.
Save your business from poor manufacturing practices by choosing to work only with manufacturers whose supply chains are safe, of the highest standards and reliable.
When is the packaging of goods done right? Do you know the packaging types available for shipping?
Want to save time and money transporting goods internationally while ensuring competitive rates and excellent logistics? If yes, you need an exceptional freight forwarder.
Supply Chain Management is a core aspect of any business as it entails getting products across to customers, hence why errors should be kept at the barest minimum for maximum business growth and customer satisfaction.
Nigeria's blue economy still has a lot of potential to offer not just to Nigeria as a nation but also to the continent of Africa and the world at large. The opportunities are endless as we dig into it's growth and future prospects.
As we get back from the ruins of COVID19, there are lessons to apply!
The dynamics of today's supply chain has changed!
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