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IntroductionThe internet environment has created many opportunities for businesses to reduce costs, expand their markets, increase customer satisfaction, improve efficiency, and help partnership with others who are part of the supply chain. Companies must become experts in eCommerce today in order to take advantage of the opportunities and compete in a global economy. Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) commerce are the exchanges companies use to stay competitive. These exchanges are unique in their function and create distinct supply chain differences. This paper will discuss B2B and B2C commerce and how the supply chain differs on a B2B site compared to a B2C
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RUNNING HEAD: Supply Chain ManagementThe challenge could be written one sentence. How does the world's No.1 computer systems company use supply chain management software to reduce inventories, improve material management and enhance relationships with suppliers?Dell builds customized systems as ordered by businesses and home customers globally, and delivers them in a few days - to their doors, across the globe, and in the way hey wanted it.The world's No. 1 computer systems company, Dell, delivers desktops, notebooks, workstations, server and storage products for virtually any computing need. Dell's competitive advantage is its direct customer focus. Interacting with customers by telephone
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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENTOFUnileverA report submittedByReema Javed (5146)Saulat HydriSobia SiddiqueSanya NooruddinNayab AsimToDepartment of Business AdministrationIn partial fulfillment ofThe requirement for theDegree ofBACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONThis report has beenAccepted by the facultyFACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONAnas IftikharAcknowledgment:To THE ALMIGHTY ALLAH, we thank him for the strength that keeps us standing and for the hope that keeps us believing that this affiliation would be possible and more interesting.We also wanted to thank our family who inspired, encouraged and fully supported us for every trial that comes our way. They not only supported us just financially
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Chocolate Bar Supply Chain Assignment
Trong Tue Nguyen – 300960272
Tran Ngoc Ha Thanh – 300933951
Date May 31, 2018
1) What are some challenges that this supply chain faces? Discuss a minimum of two challenges and propose a solution for each.
- Sugar cane grows best in tropical or subtropical areas within a half of the year, but in this case the demand for sugar is the whole year. There is a challenge that sugar cane suppliers must keep up with the demand that make sure the supply for sugar in the whole year.
- The store of milk is the second challenge worth taking into account. They mention that milk can be stored in the refrigerated vats for no
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any device that is android capable to attract individual buyers and smaller companies looking to get into the market.
When implementing Supply Chain Management with your #1 key supplier for the first time, create a timeline that lists each of the six SCOR processes in the order that you recommend implementation; include process leader (by job title), primary contact at supplier/customer (by job title), and duration to implement.
SCOR is based on six distinct management processes: Plan, Source, Make, Deliver, Return, and Enable. This reference model enables users to address, improve, and communicate supply chain management practices within and between all interested parties in the
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Week 3 - Key Supply Chain Performance Indicator Paper
ISCOM 370 - Strategic Supply Chain Management
Key Supply Chain Performance Indicator
The purpose of this paper is to review three key performance indicators within supply chain. Key performance indicators of supply chain can help businesses by satisfying customer needs as well as maintaining the capital and operational expenditure of the business through its accurate forecasting in order to minimize or even eradicate the obsolescence costs of inventories.
The first key performance indicator is customer service levels. Customer service levels can be used both internally and
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Running head: DELL INC.
Dell Inc: Improving the Flexibility of the Desktop PC Supply Chain
Strategic Supply Chain Management
BUSI 740 – B02
January 20, 2019
Case Study 1
Dell Inc. was founded by Michael Dell in 1984 based on the business model of eliminating retailers from the sales channel and selling directly to customers. This business model carried the company into the ranks of the top-five computer system maker worldwide by 1993 and number one in 2001. The company product offering includes personal computers and a variety of consumer electronics such as servers, storage, monitors LCD TVs, and projectors to name a few (Simchi-Levi
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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 the manufacture and retailing of 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 centres and retailers that participate in the process from raw materials to finished products.'(www.soltempo.com)The fast-moving-consumer-goods (FMCG) can be defined as 'the retail goods with a short shelf life either as a result of high consumer demand or because the product
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PRESENTED BY: STEVEN MACLAREN
COURSE NUMBER: CTPT 202
OCTOBER 3, 2017
10/3/2017 Assignment 1 1
CHAPTER 1, P.21, Q1
Based on the above model :
B) Automobile Manufacturer
Source : Selection of supplier, set of prices & payment details for raw material and automobile
equipment such as electronics, tires, wipers, carpet material, etc.
Make : Major facilities where automobiles are assembled. Subassembly of spare parts. Coordination of
equipment and workers.
Deliver : Once car are fully assembled, cars are sent to dealerships who will then sell the cars to market.
Delivery of spare parts to wholesale system.
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Business to Business (b2b) Exchanges1. The reason that a company would want to participate in a b2b exchange is that the b2b exchange is an online marketplace that quickly connects buyers and sellers. On a b2b exchange supply chain, transactions for entire industries can take place under one virtual roof. Business also takes place faster and more efficiently via the common platform of the internet.2. The have been several reasons that Business to Business exchanges have been slow to take off. The first reason that b2b was slow to take off was because of the different software packages that companies started out using. Second, most companies have different customs so there was not one set
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Sustainable Development Strategy for Louis Vuitton
This paper will shed light on sustainable development strategy of Louis Vuitton. In the first part,
the study will analyze business portfolio of Louis Vuitton and their current environmental
sustainability strategies. In the next part, the study will propose sustainable development strategy
in terms of green supply chain management and green marketing practices to the chosen fashion
organization. Analyzing feasibility of the proposed sustainable development model in terms
existing green supply chain model of Louis Vuitton and SWOT analysis will be an important
part of this paper. In the next part, the study will specify the
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Article CritiqueInnovations in technology and management practices have produced a distinct paradigm shift since 1970. Even though companies are now focusing on customer satisfaction as a competitive weapon, the cornerstone of competition is still cost-minimization and affordability. With the invention of Internet, companies and manufacturing firms have been given the opportunity to effectively improve their supply chain management system.The article "New challenges in managing supply chain" by Derek Maggs explores the definition of supply chain management (SCM) and then focuses on the relations among SCM systems, enterprise resource planning (ERP), and information technology (IT).The
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Question 3: A 5-year Plan:
1. Goal 1: (2018): Get a supply chain Co-op position:
· Specific: The goal is specific to get a co-op position into supply-chain field. For achieving that I will be working on my resume and preparing for interviews and try to get the job position I desire.
· Achievable: Yes, this goal is totally achievable, for getting the goal completed I need to search for the companies providing co-op positions and must actively applying to those positions.
· Time: This goal is time bound as I must get co-op position before 29th May 2018.
2. Goal 2: (2019): Get Entry-level warehouse clerk position:
· Measurable: The goal is measurable as getting a job offer letter is a milestone
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The Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention
This theory is actually an extension of an already established theory with the name of Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention. The basic postulates of this theory outline that no two countries will probably engage into war if they are part of the major supply chain. Friedman presented the example of Dell because it runs one of the major global supply chain networks in the world.
This theory basically outlines that due to economic inter-dependence of the countries with each other, it is hardly a chance that these countries will actually engage into war. Global organizations maintain a diversified and well-oiled supply chain in order to ensure a
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through a variety of distinctive competencies. The three primary competencies are customer service, the advanced use of IT and supply chain management. Combine these with several other ingredients and it is no wonder Walmart has been so successful in the United States.
Walmart has a unique business culture by which they have come to dominate the retail market throughout the United States. Sam Walton employed three principles when he started in 1962: respect the individual, supply superior customer service and strive for excellence. (Trumbull & Gay, 2004) Walton carried out the first two elements by implementing a customer centric focus which gave a small business feeling to the beginning
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Technology solutions are revolutionizing the way companies are interacting with their suppliers, allowing organization to realize important saving from demand and use of more efficient procurement processes. And as B2B drives the marketplace, E-procurement solutions are increasing. This increased focus on E-procurement solutions and capabilities has changed the traditional purchasing function. E-Sourcing opportunities provide competitive advantage by significantly influencing the price and quality of purchased materials and services, as well as improving supply chain responsiveness. And ultimately, as technology continues to enable increased collaborative activities among trading partners
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people’s attention to buy from them (Perry & Weltewitz, 2015).
· Supply Chain Risks
The study of Kumar et al. (2018) on supply chain risks in China presented that many multinational companies have shown concerns regarding supply chain disruptions, for instance, the potential of national disasters. Unfortunately, a number of corporations accept the fact of natural disasters disrupting supply chain operations and adopt specific measures to diligently address the supply chain risks in the region. In addition, delivering services and products in harsh supply chain environment provide opportunities for some companies to secure new customers. This is because many companies have failed to cope with the
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ALEX- Meditech is a leader in the endoscopic surgical instrument market. In the past, Meditech has a large market share and received a good customer feedback. However, Meditech is now facing increasing customer dissatisfaction due to the long lead-time and shortage of product.
For Meditech, they are now facing increasing customer dissatisfaction and providing the poor service for their customers. The main problem is that the long lead-time of delivering and shortage of product which cannot meet customer demand.
RUBY- After we analyzed the existing problems, we found that there are three root causes. First one is the inefficiency supply chain management of product
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Many people may ask there selves how a big company, such as Walmart, manages Ethics and Social Responsibility as one of the largest corporations in the world. Kate Patrick of Supply Chain Dive, who has a degree in business and finance, states that “Walmart has invested $100 million in programs to help workers advance their careers in retail and is funding the training for one million farmers at the supplier level. The company also is holding its seafood suppliers to a set of Sustainability standards and is working to eliminate unethical labor practices at the supplier level. Walmart's report states the company is collaborating with industry experts, NGOs, suppliers and the company's
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Running head: DELL INC CASE STUDY
DELL INC CASE STUDY
Dell Inc., Improving the Flexibility of the Desktop PC Supply Chain Case Study
Faith Wanjiku Hansen
Discussion Board Week 3
School of Business
10th July 2019
Dell Inc.: Improving the Flexibility of the Desktop PC Supply Chain
Dell Inc. is one of the leading low-cost computer manufacturers that has a direct business supply chain without an intermediary involvement, beginning and ending with the consumer. Dell uses selective incorporation of level 5 versus level 6 process manufacturing with more dependence on third-party integrators. There are two different processes of production and of assembling components of