Tag Archives: Innovation

Sharing knowledge with humour and passion to reduce healthcare facility waste—employees get involved with the UNH Talkin’ Trash blogging team

CRS   February 28, 2015

Organisation name: Talkin’ Trash with UHN Industry: Healthcare Name of contact if available: Lisa Vanlint, Energy Steward, University Health Network (UHN) and Talkin’ Trash blog moderator About the University Health Network Talkin’ Trash initiative: The University Health Network is a collaborative of The Toronto General Hospital, The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, The Toronto Western Hospital and The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre…. 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 »

What’s the hype? Social Media and the Supply Chain

tmatulis   February 22, 2015
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Organization Names: Huffington Post Industry: Media Web References: Gartner, Samsung, Apple, P&G – Different takes on Co-Creation and Open Innovation, Where are we today? The question of social media and how it can and does influence Supply Chain Management presents interesting possibilities and challenges.  I will go out on a limb here.  Unless you are associated with IBM, Oracle, or a powerhouse corporation like Ford,… 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 »

McDonald’s Burgers are Multilingual

cismodes   February 13, 2015

Posted on February 13, 2015 By Christian Ismodes & Dolores Montavez Organization Name: McDonald’s Industry: Fast food restaurant company Name of Contact: Don Thompson Web References: www.mcdonalds.ca Techniques, such as crowdsourcing, have gained momentum as companies look outside their corporate walls in search for new innovative product ideas. Social media  tools are being used by product managers and designers not… Read more »

My Starbucks Idea: The Starbucks crowdsourcing success story

tinageisel   February 12, 2015

Organization Name: Starbucks Corporation (Starbucks Coffee) Industry: Coffeehouse Name of contact if available: Matthew Guiste, Director of Global Social Media at Starbucks Web references: My Starbucks Idea Share. Vote. Discuss. See. The Starbucks social media strategy is built around their company web site and six additional social platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+, Youtube, and My Starbucks Idea – the… Read more »

Voices @ IBM

yoshdrp   February 2, 2015

Organization Name: IBM Industry: International Business Machines Corporation Web references: https://www-304.ibm.com/social/aggregator/voices/voices/about http://www.ibm.com/ibm/us/en/?lnk=fai-maib-usen http://www.awpagesociety.com/insights/social-engagement/ https://www-304.ibm.com/social/aggregator/voices/voices   Whose VOICES? IBM’s Voices is a digital medium that ranks valued content shared by its users. It is principally a communications platform that provides the visitor with a structured news feed rather than disorganized raw data. It allows for the engagement of multiple stakeholders on social… Read more »

#Vitalize with your personal Vitaminwater!

Amanda   October 23, 2014
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  Organization Name: Vitamin Water Industry: Food and beverage Name of contact: J. Darius Bikoff, CEO Web references: Vitamin Water Facebook Page Description of how social media is used for business performance: It was Mohanbir Sawhney that said: “To gain customer insights, we must understand that we are prisoners of what we know and what we believe”. Inspiration can come… Read more »

LEGO Ideas: Toy Manufacturer’s Product Development Strategy Promotes Open Innovation

akarim   October 21, 2014
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Image courtesy the LEGO Ideas website. Company: The LEGO Group Industry: Toys Description: The LEGO Group is a Toy manufacturer based in Denmark. Founded in 1932, the company is best known for its manufacturing of plastic brick Lego toy brand. The Lego Group currently holds the title of Worlds Largest Toy Manufacturer in 2014 with sales up 11% to $2… Read more »

A new way to lead: innovation & making a difference

Amanda   October 9, 2014

Organization Name: Tangerine Industry: Financial/Banking Web References: http://tangerine.ca, http://www.canadianbusiness.com/business-strategy/leadership-qa-peter-aceto/, http://www.itbusiness.ca/news/tangerine-gives-employees-mobility-nudge-towards-community-volunteerism/49394, http://nudgerewards.com/, http://www.forbes.com/sites/carminegallo/2013/01/30/a-bank-executive-they-call-the-social-media-ceo/ Description of how social media is used for business performance Just as the name “Tangerine” is unique in the Canadian banking industry, their approach to banking, employee engagement and social media, are no different. The Tangerine website features a link to their Forward Thinking blog which can be… Read more »

Navigating the Supply Chain Very Well(.ca)

Amanda Houseman   October 30, 2013

The story of well.ca is an eCommerce fairy tale. One of humble beginnings, quick, healthy growth, and innovation so forward-thinking, competitors are left envious. Ali Asaria, founder and CEO of well.ca started a business out of a closet in his parents’ pharmacy, but he had visions of expanding to new levels, and selling products in new ways. From the beginning,… Read more »

Social Media in Supply at Lockheed Martin

barryrooke   June 18, 2013

Global security’s and aerospace designer Lockheed Martin pride themselves as a leader in innovation as driven by its staff and partners.  With over 118,000 employees in more then 75 countries, connecting ideas to the people that can make it happen is critical to the success of the company.  The result is the Lockheed Martin’s social media initiative “Supplier Wire” program, which… Read more »

IdeaStorm at Dell

jsums15   June 12, 2013

The relationship between business and consumers is in the midst of drastic change. The traditional business model of pushing products out to the public, is quickly being replaced by a new model that involves consumers pulling their desired products from companies. Consumers no longer want to sit by quietly waiting for companies to tell them which products to purchase and… Read more »