Tag Archives: Supply Chain Management

Worries of bookseller’s demise were premature: How technology and collaboration helped Words Worth Books survive and thrive

mirko   February 22, 2015
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Organizaton: Words Worth Books Industry: Independent book retailer Contact: David Worsley david@wordsworthbooks.com Web References: Words Worth Books, BookManager, YouTube A TALE OF TWO DEVELOPMENTS I remember the moment I thought my favourite bookstore was doomed. In the late 1990s I asked the cashier at Words Worth Books — an independent bookshop in the heart of Waterloo, Ontario — how long… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

C.H. Robinson TMC SaaS Solution Provider: Bridging the Social Media and Supply Chain Management Collaboration

chrgomes   October 30, 2014
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Organization Name: C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. Industry: Transportation/Logistics Web References: www.chrobinson.com/www.mytmc.com Description of how social media is used for business performance: C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. is a one of the more prominent Fortune 500 companies in the world and a global service provider of multi-modal logistics and 3PL (Third-Party Logistics) and 4PL (Fourth-Party Logistics) services, fresh produce sourcing, and information technology services to 35,000 customers through… 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 »

Lufthansa Cargo – A Modern Day Noah’s Ark

Tracey Pearce-Dawson   October 28, 2014

Organization: Lufthansa Cargo Industry: Cargo Airline My husband and I have two dogs and like many dog-owners they’re more than pets to us, they’re our family. Every once-in-a-while Kevin (my husband) and I will engage in a ‘what if’ conversation when it comes to whether or not we would ever transport our furry children via air. On occasion a horror… Read more »

GE embraces social media for supply chain management and business process improvement

Helene Montpetit   October 27, 2014
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To optimize your supply chain management, no doubt you have invested heavily in information technologies over the past decades. By now, you probably have an exact picture of your inventory, can track components, can follow your product through each stage of production and are aware of incoming orders. Since in all likelihood your competitors are also running similar programs, what… 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 »

Walmart: Dominating Supply Chain Management

Rosanna_D   October 27, 2014

Organization Name: Walmart Industry: Retail  Web references: Walmart.com Supply chain management (SCM) is a complex conundrum with many moving parts. Many customers don’t realize the process behind the scenes and the amount of work, time, energy and resources that are required to get products into their hands. A great example of a company who has taken SCM to the next… 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 »

THE “COLD CUT” CASE

Jaye Torley   October 13, 2014

ORGANIZATION NAME: MAPLE LEAF FOODS Maple Leaf Foods – The Morning Rush INDUSTRY: FOOD SERVICES NAME OF CONTACT: MICHAEL MCCAIN, CEO If, “Transparency is the new currency”  … What do you do when it hits the fan? When the worst scenario possible happens… What do you do? How do you (literally in the case of Maple Leaf Foods) save your bacon? Customer engagement,… Read more »

Social Media offers opportunities for Supply Chain Management

jmann89   July 2, 2014

Organization Name: Home Depot Contact: Mark Holifield – Executive Vice President, Supply Chain and Product Development. Industry: Home improvement and construction products and services. Home Depot History Home Depot is an American-based, International global leader in the fairly crowded retail home improvement and construction sector. With locations in 50 States, 10 Canadian Provinces and Mexico, Home Depot employs more than… Read more »

Freescale: Supply chain management using social media in B2B

joanne.kiskis   June 26, 2014

Organization Name: Freescale Semiconductor Industry: Embedded processing solutions, silicon vendor Supply chain management is described as the flow of goods from point of origin to point of consumption. It’s also the interconnected networks and channels along the way that are important. And often for companies in the business to business (B2B) arena, the connection and collaboration between networks and channels… Read more »

Riding and Crashing the Pies Through the Supply Chain – Dream Cymbals Uses Podio

Shelby Mulligan   June 25, 2014

  Organization Name: Dream Cymbals and Gongs Inc. Industry: Musical Instruments Name of Contact: Craig Snowden   I recently had the pleasure of hosting percussionist Craig Snowden at my house while he was on tour with the live theatre production of Peter Pan at the King’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene.  Craig is one of a group of working musicians that… Read more »