Supply chain Essay Topics

Dell‘S Working Capital

Dell is known worldwide as a top personal computer producer and one of the most successful organizations in the world. Much of Dell’s success is attributed to its quality products and strategic management. The company realized that its products depreciate in time and keeping them in warehouses will cause them tremendous loses. In order to… View Article

ZARA: Fast Fashion

Introduction Zara is a “Fast-Fashion” apparel company owned by Inditex of Spain, the world’s largest clothing retailer in 2011 with $19.5 billion revenue (Forbes, 2012). For the past years, Zara’s supply chain model has been envied by other players in the fashion industry because of its agility. This case analysis briefly discusses how Zara translates… View Article

7- Eleven choose

1. What factors influence the decision rearding the opening and closing of stores ? Why does 7- Eleven choose to have a preponderance of its stores in a particular location ? Factors which influence the decisions regarding the opening and closing of stores includes the dominant location strategy which 7-Eleven is following to maintain its… View Article

Supply Chain Management and Distribution Centers

1. Wal-Mart has been able to achieve respectable leadership in the retail industry because of its focus on supply chain management. Discuss in detail the distribution and logistics system adopted by Wal-Mart. Ans : As the world’s largest retailer with net sales of almost $219 billion for the fiscal year 2002, Wal-Mart is considered a… View Article

Managing Co-Creation of Value

Innovative companies are leading the challenge to involve customers and public, and have realized that cooperation with them is vital to maintaining a competitive advantage. In this participatory culture customers want a relationship with those brands that matter. This brings us to the concept of co-creation. Co-created value arises in the form of personalized unique… View Article

Supply Chain of Cadbury

INTRODUCTION: Cadbury is a British confectionery company, the industry’s second-largest globally after the combined Mars-Wrigley. Headquartered in Cadbury House in the Uxbridge Business Park in Uxbridge, London Borough of Hilling don, England and formerly listed on the London Stock Exchange, Cadbury was acquired by Kraft Foods in February 2010, after integration the combined Cadbury and… View Article

Dell Supply Chain Management

1. Introduction Companies, nowadays have to face global competition in order to stay in the market. To be competitive, they have to employ new strategies based on new technologies. Supply chain management plays an important role in the success and growth of an organization. Efficient capitalization of supply chain management enables an organization not to… View Article

Challenges in a Global Supply Chain

Businesses and supply chains have become substantiality global over the last decade. Between 1995 and 2007, the number of transnational companies has more than doubled from 38,000 to 79,000 and foreign subsidiaries have nearly tripled, from 265,000 to 790,000. (Ref: IBM report “the smarter supply chain of the future”) In addition to spreading geographically, supply… View Article

Ford Virtual Integration Via Dell

Issue Identification Ford continues to face increased completion from foreign competitors while operating in an industry that is experiencing significant over-capacity. In the face of the challenges presented to us, we must determine if Ford should embrace the direct business model which utilizes “virtual integration” that has driven Dell to become a clear leader in… View Article

Supply Chain Management and Lego

Q1 LEGO’s main expectations and learnings from the relationship with Flextronics LEGO’s main expectation was to optimize its global supply chain by saving cost and reducing production complexity from the cooperation with Flextronics. However, the contract between those two lasted for only 3 years. In the end, LEGO re-took control of plants in Czech Republic,… View Article

Ben Lawson’s Custom Fabricators Research

Question 1: How does Ben Lawson’s Custom Fabricators, Inc., create value for Orleans? Custom Fabricators, Inc. is able to create value to Orleans because Custom Fabricator’s manufacturing plant is right next to Orleans’ plant. Ben is able to minimize lead-time for Orleans. They are able to deliver parts to Orleans really fast. Quality is also… View Article

Current Ethical Issues in Managerial Accounting

No company can nowadays afford to function alone. Partnerships are increasingly getting important and the effective exchange of information can determine profit or loss. An important method to cope with the increasing complexity is called supply chain management (SCM). It is enterprise-wide planning, management and control of all logistics tasks in the value chain. I… View Article

Electronic Data Interchanged

* Electronic data interchange (EDI) is the structured transmission of data between organizations by electronic means, which is used to transfer electronic documents or business data from one computer system to another computer system, i.e. from one trading partner to another trading partner without human intervention. It is more than mere e-mail; for instance, organizations… View Article

Operations Management and Csr

Why are operations the most vulnerable sector of any company when considering CSR? I. Introduction As globalization continues, the earth’s natural processes transform local problems into international issues along with the development of international commercial activities. Few communities are being left untouched by major environmental issues and social problems. As one of the most active… View Article

Building the 787

Boeing is an Aerospace science company and is the world’s most leading aerospace science company and is the largest manufacturer and producer of commercial and military aircrafts. Boeing creates and produces rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. A little known fact about Boeing is that they… View Article

7 Principle of Supply Chain Management

1. Introduction Before we are to analysis this article, first let us clarify something before we start .In this article, it states the 7 principles of supply chain management and its importance in practical ,many of us must have a question, what is a supply chain management and why is it important for a company… View Article

Enterprise Resources Management

1. What is the business of Sinosteel, what are its major challenges, and how would an ERP system address the challenges they face? „h It has core business in resources development, trade & logistics, engineering project and science & technology, equipment manufacturing and specialized service, providing comprehensive auxiliary service for steel industry, especially steel mills…. View Article

Ikea Management Analysis

Abstract: This article is an analysis of the IKEA’s supply chain. IKEA’s supply chain is globally with sales in more than 250 own stores in 24 countries and 32 external franchisees in 16 countries. It has special supplier management, store design, and warehouse management. IKEA Supply Chain system includes IOS, TSO, material and suppliers, DC… View Article

Management Information System Project

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT First of all, I am thankful to God, because without him nothing would be possible. Without him, I would not have the strength and vigor to complete this project. I am also thankful to the lecturer, Mrs. Merlene Senior, for giving us this project to do and challenging us with it, and using it… View Article

Evening MBA and Online MBA

During my undergraduate studies and my work experiences, I have achieved a number of significant accomplishments that have prepared me for the W.P. Carey MBA. As part of my undergraduate studies, I did an internship at Stora Enso’s Wisconsin Rapids paper mill. My capstone project at the mill involved designing and installing an operator information… View Article

Amul Supply Chain

It is the distribution part of the supply chain. From the manufacturing units to the retailers. First leg of transport is from the manufacturing unit to the company depots. This is done using 9 and 18 MT trucks any lesser quantity will be uneconomical to the company therefore sometimes the quantity ordered is lesser than… View Article

Supply Chain Management

Arnold Palmer Hospital, one of the nation’s top hospitals dedicated to serving women and children, is a large business with over 2,000 employees working in a 431-bed facility totaling 676,000 square feet in Orlando, Florida. Like many other hospitals, and other companies, Arnold Palmer Hospital had been a long-time member of a large buying group,… View Article

Statement of Purpose

Knowledge comes by eyes always open and working hands, and there is no knowledge that is not power”. This statement characterizes my beliefs. Ever since I attended the first industrial visit during my sophomore year of engineering I have nurtured a dream of becoming a part of the top level management team of a firm…. View Article

Supply Chain Management – Sport Obermeyer

Q #1. Where would you place production? Although the article argues that they intended to place about half of its all production to China, I would personally shift more than half of its production toward Hong Kong if you are talking about the current market. I’m not quite sure if it’s about population of skiers/snowborders,… View Article

Designing and Managing Integrated Marketing Channels

Most manufacturers of products use marketing intermediaries to sell their products to the consumers. The marketing intermediaries make up a marketing channel (distribution channel or a trade channel). The marketing channel overcomes the time, place, and possession gaps that separate gods and services from those who need or want them. A normal way of functioning… View Article

Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (Erp)

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems integrate the planning, management, and use of all of an organization’s resources. The major objectives of ERP systems are to tightly integrate the functional areas of the organization and to enable information to flow seamlessly across the functional areas. Tight integration means that changes in one functional area are immediately… View Article

Dell’s Supply Chain Management

The term supply chain management (SCM) was initially used in wholesaling and retailing to denote the integration of logistics and physical distribution functions with the goal of reducing delivery lead times. Manufacturers and service providers have used the same term to describe integration and partnership efforts with first- and second- tier suppliers to reduce cost… View Article

Otis Elevator Case

Otis Elevator was founded by Elisha Graves Otis, the inventor of the safety-brake elevator, in 1853. The main business of Otis was to design, manufacture, install and provide service for elevators and relevant products such as moving walkways and escalators. The market was very competitive in the elevator industry, and Otis investigated that customer cancelled… View Article

Operations Management assignment

Supply chain management is the coordination of the processes and functions within a business, adopted by most companies in the UK in the late 1990’s. It deals with the internal and external factors that, when dealt with correctly and systematically, can determine a businesses success or failure. A supply chain is the network of activities… View Article

Supply Chain Flows of Mcdonald’s

1. Executive Summary McDonald’s Corporation is the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. It serves approximately 68 million customers on a daily basis in 119 different countries. In 1955, Ray Kroc joined the company as a franchise agent and subsequently bought over the chain from the McDonald brothers, overseeing its worldwide growth. The… View Article