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最佳實踐 373 – English for Supply Chain Management (2)

最佳實踐 373 - English for Supply Chain Management 2

Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on English for supply chain management. Today we’re going to look at the retail side of the supply chain.

In today’s world, distance isn’t always a barrier to doing business. It doesn’t matter if your company is located in France, Thailand, or the U.S. You can sell to customers anywhere in the world.

Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Getting your products onto shelves in other continents, or even other parts of your country, is complex. It relies on a web of people, warehouses, and information. And it might involve multiple forms of transportation, including trucks, ships, cargo planes, and trains.

We call this web of activity the supply chain. And in today’s lesson, we’ll rejoin a meeting at an American clothing company, where managers are discussing the retail side of their supply chain. During their conversation, they use lots of language specific to supply chain management. This language includes what we call “collocations,” or natural combinations of words.

When English speakers learn collocations, they don’t learn them one word at a time. Rather, they learn the words together, as a single expression. You can sound more fluent and natural in English if you learn these collocations, especially the ones related to your industry. As you listen to today’s dialog, try to pick out some of these collocations and we’ll discuss them later in the debrief.

In the dialog, we’ll hear Cam and Tanya, who work for a clothing company called Boston Vintage. Tanya is a supply chain manager located in Malaysia. Cam is based in the U.S. and works as a production planner. They’re talking about expanding their retail operations in southeast Asia, and they use many collocations specific to supply chain management in their conversation.

聽力問題

1. What does Tanya say is very ambitious?
2. What does Tanya say has fortunately not been impacted by being so busy?
3. According to Tanya, what will having a 4PL enable them to do?

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最佳實踐 372 – English for Supply Chain Management (1)

最佳實踐 372 - English for Supply Chain Management and Logistics (1)

歡迎回到Business English Pod,今天上有關物流和英語的課程 供應鏈管理. 今天我們來看看 製造業 供應鏈的一面.

當您在本地商店從貨架上取貨時, 很容易忘記該產品走了多長時間. 它可能包含來自世界各地的零件和材料. 它可能被運送到多個地方進行處理. 一旦準備好並打包, 它可能需要長途跋涉才能到達您的鄰居.

龐大的信息網絡, 人們, 材料, 流程稱為供應鏈. 協調一切的人都參與其中 供應鏈管理. 良好的供應鏈管理可以使高興的顧客和生氣的顧客有所不同, 在損益之間.

在本課中, 我們將聽取一家服裝公司的會議,該公司擁有連接美國的複雜供應鏈. 和亞洲. 會議期間, 同事使用許多英語表達方式,我們稱之為“搭配”。搭配是自然而然地經常出現的單詞組合. 搭配的一個很好的例子是“供應鏈管理”。

講英語的母語人士會自動使用這樣的搭配. 特定人群或工作領域通常會使用某些搭配. 通過研究這些搭配, 您將改善詞彙量,聽起來更加流利. 當你聽對話時, try to pick out some of these collocations and we’ll discuss them later in the debrief.

In the dialog, we’ll hear Cam and Tanya. 坎姆(Cam)是美國波士頓復古(Boston Vintage)在美國的生產策劃師. Tanya是供應鏈經理,幫助發展公司在東南亞的供應鏈. Cam和Tanya在關於供應鏈製造方面的對話中使用了許多特定於供應鏈管理的搭配.

聽力問題

1. Tanya在事物製造方面的第一個主要關注點是什麼?
2. 卡姆說地面上的人有期望?
3. Tanya所說的話會增加成本,但有助於管理風險?

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VV 32 – 商務英語詞彙: 國際貿易

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在這 英文影片 vocabulary lesson, 我們來看一下 商務英語詞彙 國際貿易. 國際貿易是我們全球經濟的基石, 隨著貨物不斷在世界各地空運和運輸. 在本課中, 我們將看看這一切如何運作. 一路上, 我們將學習與國際貿易過程有關的關鍵詞彙.

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VV 31 – 商務英語詞彙: 供應鏈 (2)

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在本視頻課程中, 我們來看一下 英語詞彙 for describing some of the processes involved in managing the supply chain, such as warehousing, purchasing, and materials management. We’ll also cover more advanced concepts such as enterprise resource planning, just in time manufacturing, and quality assurance.

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