For Professionals

Carthage Arts & Deals strive to make Advantages for the business of supplying supermarkets. it includes :

We have wide range of categories making easier to deal with one large customer rather than a number of smaller independent customers.
Increase in sales with access to a larger customer base.
Increase in brand awareness of your product with possible nationwide coverage, in this way our logistics platform and contracting will cover your market presence

offer you advice and guidance that will help increase your sales eg product design and packaging. We will adapt and customize the product to your customers needs

Delivery is a main factor in this type of Business. So we will be in contact with you 24 hours a day during the week that we interfere to resolve any issue that can occur during the process of shipment to keep your clients satisfied with the availability of product and keep your secure warehouse level.

For Hotels, our strategy has 4 dimensions :

1.      Tactical Level

Executive support-The tactical level of implementation of logistics and supply chain management focuses on steps that are taken at a higher level for successful implementation. It is important that, during the tactical stage of implementation there is 100 % executive support and buy-in from senior managers and having the right people in place who understand the value logistics and supply chain implementation will bring to their properties. Managers need to take a lead in communication and making sure all employees understand why the initiatives are essential to the company’s business strategy.

 Visibility and Control-It is important to have visibility and control to implement logistics and supply chain practices to help make better decisions. The hotel environment has seen an increase in the need for visibility and control to help understand the decisions made by vendors and suppliers to help managers make well-informed logistics and supply chain decisions. This helps hotel managers make important decisions on parts of costs in areas of transportation and shipping

 Benchmarking-This goal of benchmarking during logistics and supply chain implementation is to enhance design and operational effectiveness. It is important for hotel managers to measure set targets against results in the different areas of operation like order filling, transportation, and vendor compliance. Hotels can use information from benchmarking to improve processes and make better decisions.

Creative solutions and risk taking-The goal of developing creative solutions and willingness to take risk during logistics and supply chain implementation is important since a lot of focus has been placed on reducing costs and increasing margins wherever possible. This helps focus on negotiating better costs and focus is placed on the customer’s demands.

2.      Strategic Level

Change management-The strategic level of implementation of logistics and supply chain management is linked to the long-term benefits over a period of time. Change management plays a big part in logistics and supply chain implementation in different areas, from making changes to the whole process or fixing issues with vendors. With the fast pace of the hotel industry during implementation, it is important for managers to think and act in real time to help enable innovation and change, as people will always challenge the process.

Think Lean and Green-Even though lean started in the automotive industry, it can be used in any business process like in the hotel industry. Hotel managers need to use lean strategies when logistics and supply chain is implemented immediately instead of later. Since lean is focused on the end user, the main focus during implementation is to maintain profitability, save money, and add value that fulfills customer needs. During the lean implementation phase, it is important for managers to identify the service value stream focusing on design layout, development, procurement, and distribution process strategies.

Top talent and Accountability-When implementing logistics and supply chain management in any company, it is important to be able to sustain the implementation, which involves building a solid foundation that includes top managers to drive the process with deep expertise in logistics and supply chain functions and business skills.

Right information technology-Today as information technology has become an important and integral part of every business process, when implementing logistics and supply chain management in the hotel industry, it is important to have the capabilities of ensuring that most company decisions are done at the speed of light. With the right information technology, the hotel can communicate information on supply chain and demand changes easily in areas of inventory, distribution, transportation, and logistics management, since the accurate information is produced due to the analytical and visibility capabilities to make efficient business decisions quickly.

3.      Operational level

 Costs-The operational level of logistics and supply chain management implementation focuses on decisions that are related to how to make the tactic approach happen in the short term. Today hotel costs associated with logistics and supply chain strategies have placed the emphasis on increasing efficiency and reducing total costs to stay competitive

During implementation, costs need to focus on purchase and inventory costs. It is important to monitor purchase costs with products that have a short life cycle and have to be replenished frequently, since hotels usually buy too many stock-keeping units (SKU) for the same use.

 Simplifying complexities-It is important in logistics and supply chain implementation for hotel managers to manage strategies to eliminate complexities that do not add any value to the organization. It is important that logistics and supply chain functions are broken down into different areas based on which areas matter the most in the supply chain. This segmentation helps hotel managers easily identify the relationship between costs and price with suppliers and helps in negotiating better prices.

Right metrics-Applying key performance indicators (KPI’s) to logistics and supply chain operations during implementation is vital to help monitor how well suppliers and vendors are meeting set targets, which helps improve top and bottom line performance. Starbucks created a weekly scorecard to monitor third party carrier performance in areas of costs, service, and productivity agreed upon with their partners. Applying KPI’s to operations will help create transparency, improve costs, and help serve customers better, as well as lay the foundation for future logistics and supply chain initiatives.

Risk management-Considering risk management is critical during logistics and supply chain implementation for hotel managers in order to evaluate risk associated with implementation in their strategy. Managers should have a good understanding of the benefits involved with sharing risk information across the network.

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