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The Supply Chain After the Disaster

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tirlapur
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Re : The Supply Chain After the Disaster
tirlapur   8/1/2013 12:43:09 AM
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Keeping a good relationship with a diversity of suppliers is critical to your supply chain. Use suppliers who use different ports of dispatch, as it allows the capability to control costs and service levels in business-as-usual times, and great flexibility in times of disaster recovery. Diversify transportation; have alternate routes in case of transportation disturbance.

prabhakar_deosthali
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Re: concerned
prabhakar_deosthali   7/1/2013 2:56:33 AM
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In my opinion no customer will ask for such details as long as the company certifies that the "product" is new and  provides warranty.

Only the technology geeks may be interested in dissecting a product to find out what has been used inside.

 

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: concerned
Adeniji Kayode   6/30/2013 5:48:50 PM
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@prabhakar,

Do you think companies need to declear where they are getting their compoments from.

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: concerned
Adeniji Kayode   6/30/2013 5:46:19 PM
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@Prabhakar,

I agree with you on that, most consumers don't care about the source that makes their components,as long as its working fine.

hash.era
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Re: concerned
hash.era   6/27/2013 11:14:43 AM
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@Tom: Good point. I wouldn't even if its being offered for a lower price since the quality of the phone is not there in damaged parts.       

prabhakar_deosthali
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Re: concerned
prabhakar_deosthali   6/27/2013 1:03:12 AM
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Tom,

As long as the product is coming from the original company I would not ask such questions as to whether any of the parts have come from old products . It is assumed that if the company has used a salvaged part then the part is as good as a new one .

If the company itself declares that a product has used some of the salvaged parts and as a result a limited warranty is offered then of course the product has to be sold at some discounted price.

Tom Murphy
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Tom Murphy   6/26/2013 5:14:36 PM
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Prabhakar:  Those companies already exist! And they are self-supporting!  But I hae to ask you: would you buy a smartphone at full price if you knew some of the parts were salvaged from a tsunami or wildfire?  If not, what sort of discount would you expect?

prabhakar_deosthali
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Re: concerned
prabhakar_deosthali   6/26/2013 7:54:00 AM
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A new breed of companies having expertise in salvaging whatever possible from the damaged products, retesting and certifying them for reuse could be the future trend as the frequency of natural disasters increases worldwide. 

These companies could be supported by insurance companies who have to pay heavy compensation to the insured.

Tom Murphy
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Tom Murphy   6/25/2013 3:13:18 PM
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FlyingScot: I think that's a valid concern. I would hope that "salvaged" parts are marked as such, and sold as such to the manufacturers, who are ultimately responsible to the consumer.

FLYINGSCOT
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FLYINGSCOT   6/25/2013 1:09:24 PM
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I find it very worrying that high tech "damaged" parts are finding their way back into the supply chain.  How can we make sure our cars and medical electronics are safe in that they have not been infected by salvaged components.

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