Tag Archives: Supply Chain Management

Mc Donald’s Supply Chain and E-Procurement Management

bmfwong   October 27, 2015
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  Organization Name: Mc Donald’s Industry: Restaurant Web Reference: McDonalds, Forbes, Wikipedia  In this week’s blog I write about Mc Donald’s, the most recognizable and successful fast food chain in the world. McDonald’s has over 36,000 locations serving approximately 69 million customers in over 100 countries each day. More than 80% of McDonald’s restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local franchisees while the rest are… Read more »

Whirlpool Chooses Penske to Manage Supply Chain

SCapling   October 27, 2015

Organization – Whirlpool Industry – Home appliances Contact – Brian Hancock, VP Supply Chain Whirlpool Corp. web references – Google, YouTube, Penske, Wikipedia  Whirlpool Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer (American) and marketer of home appliances, with annual sales of over $20 billion, employing more than 100,000 people. Whirlpool brands include Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Inglis, Amana, Brastemp, and other major brands. Today, social media… Read more »

Ikea: Swedish Supply Chain Management Machine

stephanie   October 26, 2015
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Company: Ikea Industry: Consumer Furniture Web References: Ikea, Supply Chain 24/7, Sweden.se, Wikipedia , Trade Gecko Blog, YouTube Ikea is the largest furniture retailer in the world. They are well known for their unique self assemble furniture, and low price points. Founder Ingvar Kamprad’s philosophy that “that anyone should be able to afford stylish, modernist furniture” was executed by selling flat packed furniture at modest… Read more »

Stonyfield Shows Ultimate Transparency in Their Supply Chain

Meg Walsh   October 26, 2015

Organization Name: Stonyfield Industry: Dairy Farming / Yogurt     Today’s market place has become more competitive than ever. It is vital for companies to think of innovative new ways to streamline their operations, increase efficiencies, and optimize productivity in order to stay ahead of the competition. One important aspect of business that many organizations do not apply social media… Read more »

Increase in transparency for C&S Wholesale Grocers

Ken Lupton   October 26, 2015
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Organization Name: C&S Wholesale Grocers Industry: Food and Beverage CEO: Richard B Cohen Web references: C&S, FaceBook, Twitter, Wikipedia About C&S Wholesale Grocers C&S was founded in 1918 by Israel Cohen and Abraham Siegel and began as a small grocery distribution center stocking 1,200 products.  They now have more than 95,000 products from 50 warehouses to distribute to supermarkets and… Read more »

Zara – Master of “Fast Fashion”

Lynn Jeffries   October 26, 2015

Title: Zara – Master of “Fast Fashion” Industry: Fashion Retailer Resources: Wikipedia-Zara,  Bloomberg, Forbes, Supply Chain Forum In 1963, Amancio Ortega Gaona, the son of a railroad worker and housemaid, started to manufacture women’s pajamas and lingerie products for garment wholesalers. However, in 1975 after a German customer cancelled a sizable order, the firm opened its first Zara retail shop in La Coruña… Read more »

BMW Accelerates its Supply Chain Management Approach

kcress   October 25, 2015
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Organization Name:   BMW Industry:   Luxury Automotive Contact:  CEO Web References: BMW Corporate, Kinaxis, SCM World, Logistics and Supply Chain, SCM303 Blog, Sound Cloud About BMW Once you’ve owned a BMW, you truly appreciate the long-standing BMW slogan:  “The ultimate driving machine”. In use since the 1970’s, the statement is more than an advertising slogan, it is a promise.  It is a… Read more »

Loot Crate Delivers Mystery Boxes Of Joy

David_Pearson   October 25, 2015
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Company: Loot Crate Industry: Online Retail Web References: Loot Crate, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitch Loot Crate is an online retailer with an interesting product. Each month Loot Crate subscribers receive a mystery box that contains curated items, chosen to be products that their subscribers would likely enjoy. According to their company description on their website: “Loot Crate™ was… Read more »

Making a World of Difference Half a World Away

Dianne McBride   October 23, 2015
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                                           Making a World of Difference Half a World Away      A Supply Chain Process to Improve the Lives of  the Impoverished  Eggs are one of those classic staples in the fridge. We don’t even think about them – just… Read more »

Social media’s impact on direct sales’ supply chain

ekastner   October 22, 2015

Title of post: Social media’s impact on Direct Sales’ supply chain Organization: Steeped Tea Industry: Direct Sales CEO: Tonia Jahshan Web references: Logistics Viewpoint, Supply Chain 24/7, The Canadian Business Journal, Direct Selling Association, Fast Company, Supply Chain Opz, Facebook, Social media has been widely used in general business for marketing, but we are starting to see an increase in… Read more »

Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding together leading a path to Success

Lisa Taylor   October 21, 2015

  Company Name: Outdoor Edutainment, LLC Industry: Educational Gaming Contacts: Kristin Peppel, Management, Design, Advocacy, Sales Web References: Official Appalacian Trail Game Site, New Appalachian Trail Game Receives Full Funding Through Kickstarter in 48 Hours!, Hike the Appalachian Trail in your living room with new game, Kickstarter Campaign, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Mark Hanf is a middle school teacher, an avid hiker… Read more »

Prize4Life

cdiesbourg   October 19, 2015

Organization Name: Prize4Life, a non-profit organization Industry: NPO Web references: http://techxb.com/prize4life-an-example-of-the-power-of-crowd-smarts, https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fund-the-prize-solve-als-together#/, http://www.prize4life.org/ Prize4life – An Example of The Power Of Crowd Smarts Prize4Life is a non-profit organization that focuses on accelerating the discovery of treatments and cures for ALS – Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a neurodegenerative disease also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Prize4Life used the enticement prize model, as… Read more »

Apple: A Global Leader in Supply Chain Management

kblack12   June 25, 2015
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Company: Apple Inc Industry: Technology/Computer Hardware & Software CEO: Tim Cook Web References: Apple Inc Overview of Apple Inc. Apple Inc., formerly Apple Computer, Inc. was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne on April 1, 1976. By the summer of 1976 Ronald Wayne had left the company but the two Steve’s persevered and launched the Apple 1 Computer.  This was the first of many trend setting products to… Read more »

Lush’s Gush-worthy Sustainable Supply Chain

mwindover   June 24, 2015

Organization name: Lush Cosmetics Web references: Facebook, Fronetics, Infotrellis, Instagram, Lush, Procurious, Soundcloud, Sourcemap, Supply Chain Digital, Twitter, Vancouver Sun, YouTube Industry: cosmetics, personal care Name of contact, if available: Mark Wolverton, CEO Description of how social media is used for business performance When considering the level of speculation, blogs and availability of specialty business networks such as Procurious, it’s… Read more »

La Tienda: Ham and the Supply Chain

psegura   June 24, 2015

Organisation Name:  La Tienda Web References:  latienda.com Industry:  Retail Name of Contact:  Jonathan Harris, President and Creative Director Web References:  latienda.com, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Pinterest, Wikipedia   Description of how social media is used for business performance  Ibérico ham from Spain is one of the most expensive hams in the world.  The ham, made from celebrated pigs lovingly cared… Read more »

Trucking Along The Social Media Highway

tlittle   June 24, 2015
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Organization Name: Liberty Linehaul Inc. Industry: Trucking Name of Contact: Ron Cameron, Safety & Compliance Web References: Liberty Linehaul Website, Liberty Twitter, Liberty Facebook, Wikipedia, SM and SCM, Effective SCM through Social Networking, Trucking SM, Waze, Business Wire, Truck News, Trucking HR Canada, fun facts, RoadsideAmerica, Arnold Schwarzenegger, RealtyToday Description: Using social media within your supply chain got your truck stalled? Okay, so the… Read more »

Supply Chain Perfection: The Motorola Story

MGardiner   June 24, 2015

Organisation Name: Motorola Solutions Industry: Technology Name of contact if available: Greg Brown- Chairman and CEO Web References: twitter.com/motosolutions, motorolasolutions.com, facebook.com/motosolutions, linkedin.com/motosolutions, youtube.com/motosolutions, instagram.com/motosolutions Company Overview: Motorola was started in 1928 by two brothers, Paul and Joseph Galvin. Their first product was a battery eliminator which was a converter that allowed battery powered radios to be charged on household electricity…. Read more »

Elemica Helps You Achieve Supply Chain Excellence

Paige Mahoney-Nagle   February 23, 2015

To succeed in the future and better their supply chain, businesses need to move away from “the way we’ve always done things” mentality and towards innovative practices to connect, automate and improve interactions between all parts of the supply chain. Elemica is one company that is leading the way specifically for process industry manufacturers but also should be taken as an… Read more »

Skinny or sustainable? A case on GT Nexus and Levi Strauss

yoshdrp   February 23, 2015

Title of Post: Skinny or sustainable? A case on GT Nexus and Levi Strauss Source: https://dylansmithmahoney.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/levisgoforthandrewind5.jpg Organisation Name: Levi Strauss Industry: Garment/Retail Name of contact if available: N/A Web References:  Levi Strauss History GT Nexus News  Supply Chain 247  Supply Chain Partnerships are Win-Win What is Supply Chain Management? In simple terms, it refers to all the processes that define the journey… Read more »

Social Supply Chain – Technology or Innovation First

cregan   February 23, 2015

Organization Name:  TEVA Canada Limited Industry:  Pharmaceutical Name of contact: Doug Sommerville, Senior Vice President and General Manager, TEVA Canada Limited Web References:  TEVA Canada Limited; TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries Limited; Fronetics Strategic Advisers; Adelante SCM; Chainlink Research Description on how Social Media is used for Business Performance: I recently attended a presentation about the evolution of ski racing in the last 30 years. … Read more »

Social Media in Supply Chain, Positive or Negative?

tmacmillan   February 23, 2015

    Organization Name: Supply Chain Network Industry: Supply Chain Management Name of Contact: Jeff Ashcroft, Supply Chain Network Project Developer Web References: Supply Chain Network, CloudAve, Logistics Viewpoints  Journal Article Reference: Sianipar, C.P.M., Yudoko, G. (2014). Social media: Toward an integrated human collaboration in supply-chain management. WIT Transactions on Information and Communication Technologies, 53, 249-266.  About Supply Chain Network The Supply Chain… Read more »

CrunchTime! Your Restaurant Back Office Solution

lfodor   February 22, 2015

Organization Name:   CrunchTime! Industry:  Information Systems Name of contact if available: Paul Molinari, Director Of Marketing Web references: CrunchTime!   PRWeb  Twitter  Facebook Description of how social media is used for business performance: In order to create and maintain a close relationship with customers in the supply chain, trust and collaboration are considered the core factors. CrunchTime! Information Systems is a leading… Read more »