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April 22, 2006VWR Finds Getting More "Demand-Driven" and Changing Its Approach to the Business Can Pay Big Rewards
VWR, a multi-billion dollar wholesaler of scientific products, lab supplies and other products, is finding promising initial results in its strategy to make the company more "demand-driven" and change many of the ways it has operated for decades.
  Topics : Case studies | Demand planning/management | Supply Chain Planning software | Wholesale distribution
December 10, 2005"Command and Control" Versus "Empowered Trading Partner" Models
Dell gets well-deserved kudos for its supply chain excellence, using what ARC Advisory Service Analyst Steve Banker calls a "command and control" model for managing supply chain execution. Why that term? Because "Dell is doing much of the overall planning and synchronization and asking it's suppliers to react to the signals it sends them."
  Topics : Case studies | Collaboration | Demand planning/management | Global supply chain | Supplier relationship management | Supply chain excellence | Supply Chain Integration | Supply chain software | Supply chain visibility
October 29, 2005Staples Revs Supply Chain with Unifying Metrics
At one of CSCMP's Executive Development Program sessions, "Lessons from Leading Supply Chain Companies," Paul Gaffney, Executive VP of Supply Chain for office products retailer Staples, gave an excellent presentation both on the integration of business strategy and supply chain strategy, and how the use of unifying metrics is essential to creating alignment with those strategies across the organization.
  Topics : Case studies | Consumer goods industry supply chain | Metrics/Performance measurement | Retail industry supply chain | Supply chain strategy
October 29, 2005Adtran Does Sales & Operations Planning Right
Excellent presentation at CSCMP 2005 by Thomas Dadmun, Vice President of Supply Chain Operations for Adtran, $500 million designer and manufacturer of componentry for the telecom industry, headquartered in Huntsville, AL. Adtran's case was typical in that it often takes a crisis or "wake up" moment to lead fundamental change; in Adtrans' case, that was rising inventories and decreasing customer satisfaction that reached levels that required a change.
  Topics : Case studies | Demand planning/management | High tech/electronics industry supply chain | Sales and Operarions Planning (S&OP) | Supply chain excellence | Supply Chain Planning software
June 02, 20057-Eleven Gets “Demand-Driven” - With Bar Codes and POS Data
Interview in CIO magazine with the CEO of 7-Eleven stores, James Keyes. We're including it because it illustrates that a lot can be done to improve visibility and real-time informaiton flow with the technologies we have, such as bar codes and RFID, without the need in some cases for RFID.
  Topics : Case studies | Data collection/AIDC | Retail industry supply chain
May 19, 2005JC Penney Makes Dynamic Inbound Transportation Work
At the i2 user conference, JC Penney transportation manager Kevin Persons delivered a compelling story of how the retailer was able to move from static routing guides for suppliers to dynamic inbound transportation management, and how this has delivered real savings.
  Topics : Case studies | Inbound logistics | Logistics | Retail industry supply chain | Transportation Management Systems | Transportation
January 13, 2005CVS's Supply Chain Performance and New DC Impress
The SCDigest editorial staff provides commentary and summary on an excellent presentation at the ProMat Executive Forum from Kevin Smith, Sr. VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at drugstore giant CVS, on what the retailer is doing in both areas.
  Topics : Case studies | Distribution | Material handling automation | Retail industry supply chain
January 13, 2005Closed-loop RFID systems Drives Value for Seagate
The SCDigest editorial staff provides summary and comment on a presentation from Boda Rao, Sr. Director of ITat Seagate, at the ProMat Executive Forum.
  Topics : Case studies | High tech/electronics industry supply chain | Manufacturing | RFID
January 06, 2005ADP Brokerage Services Drives Out Cost, Improves Efficiency Though Web-based Portal
The SCDigest editorial staff presents a case study on how the Brokerage Services unit of ADP uses a set of web-based tools to integrate with its suppliers and drive efficiencies across procurement, transportation, and procurement operations.
  Topics : Case studies | Distribution | Supply chain finance | Inbound logistics | Procurement/Supplier Management | Transportation | Web-based supply chain
November 05, 2004Avon's Supply Chain Transformation Pays Off
Avon's major supply chain transformation project delivers big results.
  Topics : Case studies | Network design/optimization | Retail industry supply chain | Supply chain strategy | Supply chain transformation

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