Supply Chain by the Numbers

-October 18, 2007


The Numbers Worth Knowing this Week in Supply Chain and Logistics

  This Week: On Time Displays Lift Sales at Wal-Mart; Hershey's Project Nets Sweet Savings; Wal-Mart Asks Suppliers to "Show Me the Green"; Stripes of a Different Color for Zebra  


The level of potential improvement in “sales lift” from getting promotional displays to the store floor on schedule, according to Wal-Mart research, as the retailer in part refocuses its RFID efforts in this area.

15 million

The amount of savings Hershey said this week it anticipates in 2007 from its Global Supply Chain Transformation Project, “with a significant step-up” of these savings in 2008.


The number of product categories for which Wal-Mart said this week it will start querying suppliers about energy used in the production of products they sell to the retail giant.

$145 million

The amount bar code and RFID printer maker Zebra is spending to acquire Navis, a provider of logistic software for Supply Chain Visibility and Yard Management, in a move by the hardware-focused company that caught many by surprise.

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