Companies can no longer be content in monitoring only their Tier 1 manufactures to ensure the supply chain operations are not hindered by failures. Tier 2 and Tier 3 manufacturers are also to be monitored in a globally connected 21st century world.
Tier 1 manufactures do depend on the capacity of the transportation, distribution and storage networks. However, when the demand increases, if the freights do not increase their capacity, there will be a bottle neck affecting supply chain operations, Laws, regulations and company policies that are local in nature play a significant part in supply chain operations.
Sometimes the law promotes capital spending and some other times promote employment. Apple has promoted a supplier code of conduct to ensure that the quality of the materials do not suffer because of the inherent dependencies on the local laws and workforce due to the nature of global supply of the components needed. Even if there exists a supply chain segmentation (may be based on product categories or some other criteria as necessitated to create the segmentation), it will not ensure the quality of the components unless a supplier code of conduct is created and is adhered to.
SCMP offers a SCPro certification (many levels of certification exists) to really master the issues inherent to supply chain management. Institutional logic plays a part in how each and every institution’s behavior affects the supply chain management. An institutional logic has got six facets – common purpose, long term view, emotional engagement, community building, innovation and self governance.
Most of these are covered in much more detail under COL framework governed by Four simple laws. Briefly, the first law of processes states that they work at the performance levels of the activities managed by the second law. The performance of the activities is governed by the level of trust the third law enjoys in a company. Maintaining the levels of trust depend on the extent of innovations accepted and allowed by the fourth law. All these laws are inter-dependent and any broken links point to a correction needed either in the processes or the activities or the levels of trust or on the acceptable level of innovations.
In an Application development environment, it is all about managing the application development and implementation as a project to create applications specific to hardware platforms, networks and operating systems. Let us put it simply this by saying that anything we do which has a definite beginning and an end where some resources are consumed and a certain amount time has elapsed to realize the intended deliverables. That effort is called a project management.
It is our definition of a project management. Note the essential elements like – what we do, begin & close, resources consumed, time elements and a realization of certain deliverables. Now we can elaborate on this to say ‘project management’ is a set of processes involved in managing those essential elements by discovering the tasks to complete the project and estimating the time and resources needed for those tasks. While doing all this, we will come across certain risks that we may have to take to complete the project which opens up all new risk management and mitigation strategies including acceptance of the risk and finding out someone else to accept that risk. We can complicate this further by setting aside some reserves to take care of those risk events, we can monitor the probability of risk even occurring, what will trigger them and so on. Enough on project risks! Whatever we need to do within the project will become the scope of the project. Anything outside the stated requirements will either become other projects or will become some SOPs to support the implementation of the project undertaken. Note that the very fact the we are going to satisfy the stated requirements by doing the project, we are committing to certain level of quality delivered in the end product or a service that will meet those requirements. Well, there you go! From here on it is all up to you on how much effort you will put to make those wings stronger to take long flights in achieving excellence in project management.
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These are the several verticals that we were fortunate to be involved as software developer. The journey around the world and an understanding of many diverse cultures fired up our growth to become what we are today – Technology professionals. We limit this corner to our professional work areas. This corner will expand and will include all functional areas impacted by Information Technologies(IT) as we continue to contribute in this sector.
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We attribute our success to the days when TCS embraced us as a freshmen from many institutes, including Indian Institute of Science, one of the premier institute in India. We have travelled countries hitherto unreachable, contributed to success of many companies that were international and have learnt and still learning and contributing to the art of managing the software development in an ever changing landscape of IT and Business. Self learning is an important step in any IT professional’s educational health, and, to continue making a significant contribution to chosen profession. The technological advancement, process maturity and the hunger for business to deliver the best in the quickest possible way, the right products and services to the right customers, has changed the landscape of the businesses operating in the 21st century.
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