Essays Tagged: "supply chains"

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

The role of information systems in Supply Chain Management.

The role of information systems in Supply Chain ManagementIntroductionThe purpose of this essay is to explore and evaluate the various ... is to explore and evaluate the various approaches that can be taken to facilitate the management of supply chains.Supply Chain Management - A terminological backgroundThe Institute for Supply Chain Ma ... Chain Management - A terminological backgroundThe Institute for Supply Chain Management has defined supply management as "the identification, acquisition, access, positioning and management of resourc ...

(7 pages) 1264 2 4.9 Jul/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Crm and supply chain management.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Supply Chain Management.In today's global competitive market, first class products no longer guarant ... needs. Hence, there is an increased focus on a customer-centric business models and integration of supply chains to enable collaboration between the supply chain partners.Smarter organizations have r ... -time communication between the partners. The Internet provides a great opportunity to automate the supply chain and provide organizations with real-time information across various points in their val ...

(7 pages) 585 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Internet and networking

How does ICT enable Supply Chain Integration and Agility?

How does ICT enable Supply Chain Integration and Agility?IntroductionIt is often claimed that information communication ... y and improve communications.Competitive success, to a large extent, depends on how well the entire supply chain delivers value to its ultimate consumers, relative to its competing supply chains (Chri ... e 1 Treacy & Wiersema 2002 Competitive strategies modelThis paper will look at two key areas of supply chain development, agility and integration and how ICT is a key enabler in meeting Supply cha ...

(14 pages) 765 0 4.4 Feb/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

Can anticipatory logistics work in the corporate world?

Supply chain management (SCM) is one of the most important factors in today's business operations. W ... th international product raw material sourcing and international sales, the scope and complexity of supply chains can be significant. Customers' requirements drive the process by demanding that their ... logy (IT), any corporation has the potential to effectively utilize anticipatory logistics in their supply chain. There are already several corporations or business that are successfully using anticip ...

(5 pages) 112 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

DiamlerChrysler Supply Chain Management

operations have to be reevaluated and redesigned to obtain maximum efficiency. The introduction of supply chain management in the 1980's revolutionized the way suppliers, manufacturers and retailers ... e of vertical integration achieved by the industry that resulted in inefficiency and waste in their supply chains. As the increase in productivity accredited to the concept of mass production was now ...

(3 pages) 160 1 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

When it comes to inventory control how will putting its factory floor on-line benefit an organization?

The Internet and information technology (IT) has benefited greatly the process of the supply chain management, but every echelon of the supply chain must be connected to each other and w ... echelon of the supply chain must be connected to each other and working at the same speed. In every supply chain, the weakest link in the chain will define the speed of the entire system. For the majo ... the entire system. For the majority of manufacturers, the plant floor is the weakest link in their supply chains, yet that is where they're apt to find the biggest payoff from e-manufacturing.In toda ...

(5 pages) 126 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Human resource challenges in global environment

the development of in-depth business knowledge that takes into account international differences in supply chains and labor environments.[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]Most of the current discussion on emergin ...

(2 pages) 165 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Human Resource Management

Supply Chain Management

ties to the correct locations at the right time. This will minimize costs while satisfying clients. Supply Chains are very complex systems and are vital for successful business.Innovative companies ha ... ul business.Innovative companies have found they can control bottlenecks and backlashes by improved supply chain performance. This can be accomplished by coordinating information and planning the supp ...

(8 pages) 544 0 3.4 Jun/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Supply chain management

tribution of goods and services between and within local industrial markets is of great importance. Supply chain management are the issues directly related to these general development trends. A globa ... with globalisation of firms who act as buyers and sellers of goods and services. The development of supply chains and their management is, to an important extent, driven by the reorganization of distr ...

(33 pages) 1512 0 3.7 Jun/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management


e. Supermarkets average 15 to 20% ROI by low cost direct purchases and sophisticated cost-effective supply chains and are an established brand. Entry to online grocery retailing by existing players wa ...

(3 pages) 151 0 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > E-commerce

Supply Chain B2C/B2B.

ness on the World Wide Web, one: business-to-business (B2B) or two: business-to-consumer (B2C). The supply chains for both are very different and the companies that are conducting either business need ... 2C).Distinguishing B2B from B2C is the first step that should be addressed. B2B transactions extend supply chain efficiencies beyond corporate boundaries. The emphasis is on making sure that every las ...

(4 pages) 344 0 4.7 Oct/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

How the supply chain differs on a B2C site compared to a B2B site.

The Supply Chain: B2B vs. B2CThe purpose of this paper is to examine the differences between the busines ... o examine the differences between the business-to-business (B2B) and the business-to-consumer (B2C) supply chains. The first step is to define the terms supply chain, B2B and B2C, and then compare the ... ply chain, B2B and B2C, and then compare the supply chain characteristics in each business type.The Supply Chain"A supply chain, ..., is a coordinated system of entities, activities, information and r ...

(4 pages) 1148 1 4.3 Jan/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Reconfiguration of supply chains and implications for transport

Keywords Supply chain management, Distribution systems, Distribution operations,Distribution management, Frei ... nt, Freight forwarding, Transport managementAbstractA large number of firms have reconfigured their supply chains. The general trendsentail, among others, the reduction, centralization and re-location ... ing empirical data from Denmark, this paper sheds some light on the implications of reconfiguration supply chains on transport. Industry mail surveys among Danish firms as well as an in-depth case stu ...

(28 pages) 254 0 3.7 Mar/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Case Study: Honda in UK

Course: International Supply chains and distribution management - Group 11Assignment 1: Honda case studyHonda is one of th ... body is rectified and added to the subsequent batch.The third principle is applied for the inbound supply net work which is called heijunka. Heijunka is the balance and leveling of the flow of materi ...

(3 pages) 56 1 1.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Automotive Companies


Leagility is a strategy in used in supply chain design that has seemingly been talked about and studied for several years now, and yet ... anies that are using it or have tried implementing it. My suspicion is that many organizations have supply chains that have grown up to be leagile on their own to match the demands of today's global e ... e behind this is quite simple, but it may be difficult to prove in just a few pages. Leagility is a supply chain design strategy that uses both lean management and agile management fundamentals. My be ...

(6 pages) 89 0 4.0 May/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

B2B Marketspace

egy? B2B e-marketplaces allow businesses to leverage the inherent qualities of the Internet to make supply chains more efficient, saving time and money. Buyers are attracted to B2B e-marketplaces by t ... pronounced in B2B e-marketplace, in many marketplaces participants are anonymous. Those involved in supplying through B2B e-marketplaces will not gain a sustainable competitive advantage based on barr ...

(12 pages) 49 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers


ontents 1. Introduction 1.1. Extensible markup language 1.2. Petri nets 1.3. Workflow Management 2. Supply Chains With XML 3. Interorganizational data interchange based on XML 3.1. Interchange of XML ... brief introduction to XML, Petri nets, and workflow management. In the next section, I present the supply chain management with xml within a big company. Finally, I propose interorganizational data i ...

(8 pages) 49 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Supply Chain B2C Site versus B2B Site

ifferent categories business-to-business and business to consumers. This paper will explain how the supply chain differs on a business to consumer site and a business-to-business site.B2BAccording to ... rm used to refer to transactions between businesses conducted online, and the business networks and supply chains that make these transactions possible (p. 1). As technology continues to progress and ...

(4 pages) 743 0 4.9 Jun/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management