Essays Tagged: "Supply chain"

What is a Supply Chain? - Case Study

A supply chain is a network of facilities and distribution options that performs the functions of proc ... o intermediate and finished products, and the distribution of these finished products to customers. Supply chains exist in both service and manufacturing organizations, although the complexity of the ... nally, marketing, distribution, planning, manufacturing, and the purchasing organizations along the supply chain operated independently. These organizations have their own objectives and these are oft ...

(4 pages) 825 0 3.1 Jul/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Vietnam War, Operation Rolling Thunder, 1965-1968

sagging morale of the South Vietnamese. Additionally, targets were supposedly chosen to damage the supply lines between Hanoi and their soldiers fighting in South Vietnam. This damage to the supply c ... nothing left to bomb (4:1). In most of our modern conflicts, saturation bombing was used to cut off supply lines and decimate the enemy's war-making capabilities. It was believed that air support was ...

(12 pages) 108 0 4.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

Safeways product purchasing.

y in which it operates. We will describe in detail its history, scope and vision, technology in the supply chain, Tempe distribution center, and financial analysis.For the purposes of this assignment, ... America is that it has not come at the expense of Marion B. Skagg's vision.Technology and Safeway's supply chainTechnology is also making its way into Safeway's supply chain. Safeway's Tempe distribut ...

(27 pages) 405 0 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Can the Australian government guarantee a safe food supply?

The government and food producers do aim to provide safe food supply to the customers and the community but they cannot always guarantee a safe food supply. They ... ly. They do work to protect the consumers from unsafe foods by passing laws that make it illegal to supply unsafe food. The government also works to reduce the incidence of an unsafe food supply by se ... ence of an unsafe food supply by setting up organizations that work to try and maintain a safe food supply to the consumers.Firstly, the government cannot always guarantee a safe food supply but it do ...

(3 pages) 72 1 4.4 May/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The essay is entitled 'Dell's Supply Chain'. It's a descriptive business case about the uniqueness and strength in Dell Computer Corporation Supply Chain.

THE SUPPLY CHAIN OF DELL COMPUTERINTRODUCTIONAppealing to exactly what the customer wants would ultimate ... s infant computer company to be able to offer such 'ideals' to customers? To a large extent, Dell's supply chain configuration and operations has a major role to contribute to this capability. Dell's ... ghly competitive industry.This essay will examine the unconventional structure and design of Dell's supply chain as influenced by the nature of products and services offered by Dell. In addition, the ...

(6 pages) 1371 1 4.5 Jun/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Running a profitable Intranet is a continual challenge, and finding the right business model is not always easy. This article will talk about TASKManage for the Retail Industry.

prove customer relationshipsReduce distribution costsAcquire data on profitable customersStrengthen supply chain partnershipsDevelop new distribution channelsEnter new marketsIntroductionWith the Net ... yments -- Using the Internet to access and participate in integrated electronic procurement systems.Supply chain management -- Controlling inventory by linking with suppliers and partners.Operations - ...

(28 pages) 679 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Using ERP Systems to Gain a Competitive Advantage.

tage. The efficiency of an enterprise relies upon how quickly information flows across the complete supply chain i.e. from the manufacturer to the supplier to the consumer and so forth. The main purpo ... to the supplier to the consumer and so forth. The main purpose of an ERP system is to expedite the supply chain and to make it more efficient.ERP is an enterprise wide system that integrates primary ...

(9 pages) 728 0 4.1 Dec/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Supply Chain - B2B vs. B2C

Supply ChainThe definition of supply chain would refer to the distribution of a product, service, et ... a product, service, etc. from conception through the delivery to the consumer. The managing of the supply chain involves sourcing, manufacturing, storage, distribution, and delivery of goods to the c ... mples of categories where B2B websites may fall, include the following:1.Company Web sites2.Product supply exchanges3.Industry portals (specialized)4.Brokering sites5.Information sites(http://searchci ...

(2 pages) 1041 0 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

MS .Net

business, whether it needs to connect a handful of internal applications or integrate an extensive supply chain. Traditional business integration methods based on Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) of ... to monitor up-to-the-minute production tallies across numerous suppliers, enabling everyone in the supply chain to effectively tailor production to match demand. For example, Newport News Shipbuildin ...

(3 pages) 70 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Internet and networking

Marsden Community Stores - Case Study

Question 1Evaluate the validity of the pilot research undertaken by Marsden.For example was the supply chain orientation of the research sufficiently rigorous? What other sources of information co ... rmation could have been explored in the timescale required?Evaluation of pilot research undertaken1.Supply chain orientation of research not rigorous enoughSuggested improvements to Pilot research1.Ma ...

(6 pages) 223 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Chicken Run - The Poultry supply chain

Question 1How might Wings and Legs combine a lean and agile approach in its supply chain?The lean and agile paradigms, while particularly different, can be and have been joint ... e particularly different, can be and have been joint within effectively designed and operated total supply chains. In the Wings and Legs case, cost is an important market winner and this is reduced by ... nd Legs operate in an extremely volatile marketplace. Therefore the solution is to develop a hybrid supply chain.Combining Lean and AgileThe main concept used in regards to combining lean and agile is ...

(4 pages) 231 2 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

The Euro

a sustainable competitive advantage will include product differentiation, consolidation within the supply chain, and brand image. When forecasting how exactly the single currency will effect b ... iers. To be successful with the new currency change I feel it would be necessary to consolidate the supply chain. This is necessary in order to lower cost and be competitive. With the new single curre ...

(2 pages) 51 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Markets & Exchanges

Postponement and Mass customisation. (Hewlett Packard case study)

cts, deliver them rapidly, and at the same time reduces costs? The secret is the fine tuning of the supply chain and the manufacturing process - Postponement and Mass customisation.set output to avoid ... o main step for mass customisation, First is to obtain customer requirement and second is operating supply chain.Obtaining customer informationWith mass-customized products, there is a need to get a g ...

(10 pages) 443 1 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Soft Drinks- Case Analysis

table, that is, forconcentrate producers such as Coke and Pepsi.For other members of the soft drink supply chain, the soft drink industry is not nearly asattractive. Pretax profit for a typical bottle ... f Dr. Pepper and Seven-Up.2 The typical concentrate production plant costs $5-$10 million and could supply the entire country. Thiscompares to $3.2 billion capital investment required for bottlers to ...

(9 pages) 291 0 2.3 May/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

"Inbound Logistics

d has not traditionally been the responsibility of a single individual. Production, procurement and supply chain have all played a part but the end result can be unsatisfactory.The start of the supply ... reduce costly 'last minute' collections. The next stage is to reduce the amount of inventory in the supply chain, whilst maintaining a high level of availability to factory. This is achieved by: stron ...

(3 pages) 147 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

A view of logistics

e -------------------------------------------------------------------------------17Executive SummarySupply chain has played an important role in today's competitive market. Information system which co ... 's competitive market. Information system which consists of hardware and software used throughout a supply chain is an essential element to help managers to analyze the present situation. The use of t ...

(13 pages) 279 0 4.3 Oct/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

The major differences along the supply chain between the business to business and the business to consumer marketing

1. IntroductionIn order to identify, analyse and evaluate the major differences along the supply chain between the business-to-business (B2B) and the business-to-consumer (B2C) marketing in ... fast-moving-consumer-goods, it is important to define the different terms.According to Wright, the supply chain can be defined as 'the entire network of suppliers, factories, warehouses, distribution ...

(12 pages) 415 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Irish beer case

ves. ECR or Efficient Consumer Response is a strategy initiated to remove unnecessary cost from the supply chain and make it more responsive to consumer demand.The difference between CMI and VMI is ba ... hs when unopened, was sold to the on trade market.Before CMI, Guinness managed around ten different supply chains for the export markets. These were driven by consumers demand but control of the SCM w ...

(3 pages) 145 1 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Look and Feel Paper

ich the Websites are setup will be discussed and the sites will be analyzed in terms of navigation, supply chain, marketing, and legal ethical regulatory started ou ... your command in a web browser to buy a certain item can carry along information about your identity.Supply Chain The supply chain is the lifeblood of any eBusiness. has a department ...

(6 pages) 363 0 2.5 Jan/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

From a logistical standpoint, why is the southern U.S. an attractive location for the auto industry?

mobile dealers across the nation and worldwide. There are also other factors that can influence the supply chain such as weather and work force climate that are better in the southern U.S. than in oth ... will discuss the critical factor that the different methods of transportation directly play in the supply chain and other factors that will indirectly affect this process. This paper will provide fac ...

(5 pages) 76 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management