Tag Archives: Supply Chain

Dimplex Puts the Heat on Competitors with Supply Chain Positioning

jamie.mccormick   October 27, 2015

  Company Name:  Dimplex North America Industry:  Consumer Goods, Electric Heating Contact:  JoAnne St. Louis,  Senior Manager of Finance References: dimplex.com, researchgate.net, pinterest.com, supplychaindigital.com, twitter.com/@scmr (Supply Chain Management Review), linkedin.com   Mention “supply chains” to a business professional and they will typically conjure up images of global networks, linking vast numbers of organizations, in order to improve efficiency and reduce costs.  Vendors, suppliers, manufacturers, buyers,… Read more »

Tesco Bets on Social – Launches Supplier Network

j2condon   October 26, 2015

  Organization Name :  Tesco PLC Industry :  Retail   Web References : Tesco.com, uk.reuters.com, Tescoplc.com, theguardian.com, tescosuppliernetwork.com, supplychain247.com About Tesco Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer based in Cheshunt UK.  Founded in 1919 by Jack Cohen as simple grocery stalls, this retail powerhouse now operates over 7800 retail storefronts and dot come sites under various banners 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 »

Reaching people who need help with National Food Sharing System

C. Laughren   June 24, 2015
Each year an estimated 1.1 million children face food insecurity in communities across Canada.

    Organization: Food Banks Canada Industry: Not-for-profit (Canada) Name of contact: Katharine Schmidt, Executive Director Web references: Food Banks Canada, Capacity Canada, Facebook, Twitter, Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, “Introduction to Supply Chain Management” (Dr. Harvi Millar) It can happen to anyone at any time – a life circumstance interrupts your plans and you need help. A lost job. A broken… Read more »

Food Cowboy Rescues Food from Supply Chain Waste

Paul   June 24, 2015

Title of Post: Food Cowboy Rescues Food from Supply Chain Waste Organization Name: Food Cowboy Industry: Technology & Feeding People President: Roger Gordon Web references: Food Cowboy  Feeding America  Food Policy U of M  World Food Day Food Cowboy is a tech company, a supply chain hub, a re-distributor, and most importantly; helps feed people. The Washington D.C. organization was… 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 »

Stonyfield Organic “Moo”ves through the social media ecosystem to share leading-edge sustainable supply chain management practices

CRS   February 22, 2015

Organisation name: Stonyfield Farm Industry: Food and beverage Name of contact if available: Wood Turner, VP Sustainability Innovation, Stonyfield Farm   Gary Hirshberg, Chairman and Former CEO of Stonyfield Farm   Web references: Stonyfield.com ; Social Media- A Natural Fit for Stonyfield Farm ; WikiPearl™ About Stonyfield Organic Since its inception in 1983, Stonyfield Farm has followed the ecological and… Read more »

Transparency: B2B organizations respond to consumer demand through social media

Tabatha Laverty   February 22, 2015
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Organization Name: FreshAirFarmer, Chobani, Industry: Agriculture/Food Manufacturing Web References: Content Marketing Institute, David Weaver – Inventory Supply Chain Blog, FreshAir Farmer, AgStar Financial Services, Chobani The benefits of social media for business-to-consumer organizations are well documented. It’s easy to find hundreds of examples of well executed campaigns where business use social platforms to engage consumers, promote brands and ultimately sell products…. Read more »

Too Little, Too Late? Introducing the Tesco Supplier Network

Alicia Bedard   February 22, 2015
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Organization Name: Tesco Industry: Retail, grocery Name of Contact if Available: N/A Web References: TESCO, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Grocer, Talking Retail Description of How Social Media is Used for Business Performance Founded in 1919 by Jack Cohen, Tesco has grown to become the fifth largest retailer in the world based on revenue. The Britain-based multinational grocery and merchandise retailer… Read more »

Supply Chain Management and McNeil Consumer Healthcare

tinageisel   February 21, 2015

      Organization Name: McNeil Consumer Healthcare, The subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, Family of Companies Ranking #11 on the Top 50 World’s Most Admired Companies 2015 by Fortune, with over $72 billion in sales, Johnson & Johnson, through its family of companies, operates three business segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical (McNeil Consumer Healthcare) and Medical Devices & Diagnostics, with more… Read more »

Big Data and Supply Chain Management @ Walmart

socialmed_ia   February 21, 2015

Organization Name: Walmart Industry: Retail Big data is a big issue nowadays. Everybody likes to talk about it, but not many really understand its meaning. I used to hold the opinion that big data is just another type of data, and therefore does not deserve a specific reference. I still think so… but certainly agree that big data is a… Read more »

Sanofi – Vaccines, social media and the supply chain

alexis klein   February 19, 2015

Organization Name: Sanofi, Sanofi Pasteur (The “Sanofi”) Industry: Global Health Care Name of contact if available: Husnain Zakaria, Director of Supply Chain at Sanofi Pasteur Web references:  Sanofi Pasteur   Supply Chain Management “demystified”: Simply put, supply chain management refers to the active management of the sequence of processes involved in the production and distribution of a commodity. Let’s take a… Read more »

Will Celestica lead a SCM Social Media Revolution? They should!

cismodes   February 18, 2015

Posted on February 18, 2015 By Christian Ismodes & Dolores Montavez Organization Name: Celestica Inc. Industry: Multinational electronics manufacturing services Name of Contact: Craig H. Muhlhauser Web References: www.celestica.com The incorporation of social media tools and strategies in the Supply Chain Management process it’s like a ticking bomb waiting to be discovered and activated. Reason would tell us that it… Read more »

Home Depot: more social media, more doing

Amanda   October 31, 2014
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Organization Name: Home Depot Industry: Home Improvement Contact Name: Mark Holifield, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain and Product Development Web References: Supply Chain Digest Description of how social media is used for business performance: Social media can be embedded to the supply chain to gather information from various parties involved whether experts or participants. With the transparency of information across… Read more »

Alibaba is the new king of online supply chain management

RBarrett   October 30, 2014
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Organization Name: Alibaba Group Industry: E-commerce Web references: http://www.alibaba.com If you want to grow, find a good opportunity. Today, if you want to be a great company, think about what social problem you could solve. – Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Who are they? Alibaba is one of the world’s biggest e-commerce B2B marketplaces with annual gross profits of $1000… Read more »

Future of Supply Chain

Terry   October 29, 2014

Organization:  Future of  Supply Chain, Icebreaker Industry: Manufacturing, Clothing The future of Supply Chain Innovation will rely on changes in the mindset of Corporations to collaborate regarding innovation, in production in how each of their suppliers, process of manufacturing, retailing or delivery is sustainable or environmentally responsible.   Today’s consumer wants to know that the product they are buying has been manufactured responsibly;… Read more »

Pointing the way to social media collaboration with suppliers

KSurette   October 29, 2014
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Organization Name:  White Point Beach Resort  Industry:  Accommodation / Hospitality / Tourism  Name of contact:  Donna Hatt, Marketing Manager Web references:  White Point Description There’s no denying the important role social media is taking in a business’ interaction with its customers.  Smart businesses are seamlessly integrated social media into their marketing, customer service and purchasing functions.  Social media also has… Read more »

Government social innovation to manage information supply

Jane Dawkins   October 29, 2014
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Organization name: State of Hawaii Industry: Government Company Contact: Adjutant General Darryll Wong, Hawaii National Guard and Civil Defense Kevin Montgomery, founder of Intelesense Technologies and Senior Researcher, Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford University School of Medicine Web references: Collaborate Description of how social media is used for business performance: Exemplary State Initiative is the vision of… Read more »

The Social Supply Chain: The Impact of Social Media on Supply Chain Management at L’Oréal

akarim   October 28, 2014
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Image courtesy L’Oreal Twitter page. Company: The L’Oréal Group Industry: Beauty, Cosmetics Contact: Richard Markoff, Supply Chain Director – L’Oréal Operations Description: L’Oréal is a cosmetics and beauty company based in Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine. It is the world’s largest beauty company with sales reaching approximately $29.7 B in 2013. The company primarily focuses on make-up, hair colour and care, skin care, perfumes… Read more »

Innovative Ways Social Media has “Shipped” Supply Chain Management to the Success of FedEx

Jen Norris   October 27, 2014

Organization: FedEx Industry: Logistics Contact: Fred Smith, CEO   Like most Canadians my husband and I work full time and have two kids; a stop off at the mall in between hockey practices, swimming lessons and everything else that needs to be done a weekend is a bit daunting. I love the idea of shopping at my convenience and then… Read more »

CHARITY CHAIN GANGS … LINKAGES TO THE WORLD

Jaye Torley   October 27, 2014

https://soundcloud.com/gangbusters504/gangbusters-rain-down-in   Organization Name: World Vision Canada Industry: Charity Name of Contact: Paola Philip How does charity get done locally, regionally, nationally or internationally? Local charity is simpler to facilitate – many churches have feeding & clothing programs etc. What about large scale global issues, humanitarian crisis, Ebola outbreaks and the like? How do charities arrive within the crisis area within 24-48 hours? Deployment with… Read more »

The Ice Cream Supply Chain Begins with a Rural Route (RR)

Sauble Trading Post   October 25, 2014
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Title of Post:  The Ice Cream Supply Chain begins with a Rural Route (RR) Organization Name:  Sauble Trading Post – Ice Cream Parlour and General Store Industry: Tourism Sector Retail Name of Contact:  Kim Mizen, Owner Web References: Sauble Trading Post Facebook When I first started researching this blog I was thinking of supply chain in the sense of the… Read more »

Whole Foods Market – How Social Media is Influencing The Supply Chain

jeffdbaldwin   October 23, 2014

Title: Whole Foods Market – Using Social Media To Influence The Supply Chain Organization Name: Whole Foods Market Industry: Food, Supermarket    Name of Contact: John Mackey (Founder and CEO) Who Are They? Whole Foods Market is an American grocery retailer that specializes in providing natural and organic food options throughout their supermarket style stores. It currently has just shy of 400 stores located… Read more »