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Discussion in 'Product Creation, Inventing, Importing, Sourcing' started by AgainstAllOdds, Aug 12, 2017 at 9:34 AM.

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    AgainstAllOdds Platinum Contributor Read The Millionaire Fastlane FASTLANE INSIDER Speedway Pass

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    I started importing a lot and had problems organizing what I'm importing, when it's supposed to be completed, delivered, etc.

    After looking for solutions, I found a really simple and free one:

    Trello

    Trello lets you create "boards". It's amazing for managing remote teams, thoughts, your supply chain, etc.

    Here's how I have my supply chain organized:

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    I have four boards:
    • Pre-Production
    • In Production
    • In Transit; and
    • Need Pickup
    As the product goes through the supply chain, I move it left to right from "pre-production" to "needs pickup".

    This board lets me see easily what's getting made. How much of it's getting made. When the factory is supposed to finish production. Etc.

    If a client asks when I'll have something in hand, it takes me less than a minute to pull up this board and tell them. This has been amazing for organization.

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    Another thing that's amazing is that Trello let's you create:
    • Checklists,
    • Due Dates (so you know when something's coming in)
    • Attachments (so it's easier to reference important documents for an order)
    • Add Members (so they know what they need to know)
    • Comments (so you can quickly jot down important notes from the supplier, freight forwarder, etc.)
    Hope you guys find this as helpful as I did. If you have a better solution, or another tool that helps you a lot, then please share.
     
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    Very nice! I'll be bookmarking this for later!
     
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    Amazing I used Trello in the past for some projects and is interesting how it can be used for SCM purposes. Thank you
     
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