Tag Archives: Supply Chain

What Social Media Can Do For Supply Chain: Interview with Tony Martins, TEVA Pharmaceuticals

Peter Carr   March 23, 2012

Video interview with Tony Martins, Vice President, Supply Chain for TEVA Pharmaceuticals. The video discusses supply chain management today and the role that supply chain can play in improving supply chain performance. Tony talks about how traditional command and control structures are out of date and why organisations should be process driven. The interview was conducted by Peter Carr, SMBP… Read more »

Dell: Keeping the Supply Chain well oiled via Social Media

Joel Ayer   February 23, 2012

Dell, long known for having excellent supply chain avenues continues to develop and keep great chains growing and still listens and engages with customers, employees and supplies through social media. In 2008, Dell started to move their thinking from regional to global supply chain consisting of 3 global customer units (large enterprise, public and consumer/small and medium business). To achieve… Read more »

Tesco shares knowledge and expertise across supply chain to reduce carbon footprint by 30 per cent

Kelly   February 20, 2012

Organization Name: Tesco Industry: Retail Web references: http://www.triplepundit.com/podium/tesco-works-partnership-2degrees-cut-supply-chain-emissions-30/ www.tescoplc.com/media/60113/tesco-cr-report-2011.pdf Description of how social media is used for business performance Tesco is one of the world’s largest retailers with operations in 14 countries, employing over 492,000 people and serving millions of customers every week. When they recognized that their overall supply chain footprint was at least ten times greater than their… Read more »

TEVA Pharmaceuticals enhances communication through social media, sees supply chain improvements

Kathryn   February 20, 2012

Organization: TEVA Pharmaceuticals Industry: Pharmaceutical manufacturing Web References: http://www.fiercepharmamanufacturing.com/story/teva-supply-chain-gets-boost-social-media/2011-07-26 http://logisticsviewpoints.com/2011/08/10/want-a-fast-response-supply-chain-focus-on-facilitating-people-to-people-communication/ Youtube Webcast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw5xdSO4S1c&feature=player_embedded#t=1379s Description of how social media is used for supply chain management: In the volatile pharmaceutical market, it is difficult to predict product demand. With a typical industry supply chain cycle of about 6 months from raw materials to manufacturing to the store shelf, drug shortages can occur… Read more »

Con-way uses Twitter for matching carriers to freight

c7gordon   July 10, 2011

Organisation Name:  Con-way Inc. Industry: Freight transportation and Logistics  Name of contact if available: Web references:  http://www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom/press_releases/Jun_2010/2010_jun_8/, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zL7h7kTU1M, http://www.con-way.com/en/, http://blogs.gartner.com/matthew-davis/2010/10/04/social-media-to-improve-supply-chain/ Description of how social media is used for business performance: Con-way is an industry leader in freight transportation and logistics in North America and worldwide through their Menlo Logistics organization.  An innovative player in the Supply Chain industry, they have begun to… Read more »