Tag: Supply Chain

Solving complex supply chain problems

Making products available, wherever they are required, benefits customers. Although customers do not actually view the operation of supply chains, they value product availability made possible by distribution processes. In fact consumers...

Improving the performance of manufacturers

primary - gifts of nature such as extracting or developing natural resources including farming, forestry, mining or fishingsecondary – manufacturing and the construction industries or the making of goods on a large...

Chain of production

The chain of production consists of the various stages involved in the production of a particular product. The chain of production for furniture may include the following steps: The chain of production involves a...

Stock control

Businesses hold stocks in a variety of forms: raw materialswork-in-progressfinished goodsconsumablesplant and machinery spares. The aim of stock control is to make sure that a business always has sufficient stocks to meet its own...

Steeling market share

 Introduction It is easy for consumers in a changing world to take availability and choice for granted. This can be best characterised by examining markets in the private sector, where it is clear...

The role of a multi national in developing markets

Introduction This case study shows how a multi-national corporation, Cargill, enables people throughout the world to enjoy a variety of food products and other commodities, which have often passed along distribution channels covering...

Using supplier relationships to serve customers better

Introduction To compete in today’s modern retail environment, an organisation depends more than ever on its ability to develop business opportunities as and when they arise. A key element in developing a business...

Coffee the supply chain

Introduction Today, a jar of instant coffee can be found in 93 per cent of British homes and increasingly consumers are trying out different types of coffee, such as cappuccino, espresso, mocha and...

Delivering service exellence in the supply chain

Introduction As consumers, we expect our favourite brands to be available wherever we want to buy them and to be of the highest quality. For example, we expect fruit, vegetables and dairy products...

Managing the supply chain for globally integrated products

Introduction Today many of the products that we consume have been brought to us through globally integrated distribution systems. Striking examples are the fruit and vegetables that we purchase in our local supermarket...

From bean to bar the production process

Introduction Most of us love chocolate in one form or another and every week a typical UK citizen spends around £1.80 on it. Amazingly, UK consumers have a choice of over 5,000 chocolate...

Supporting agriculture to create sustainable development

Introduction Stretching from Cape Town in South Africa, across the Sahara Desert, to the Mediterranean Sea in the north, Africa is the world's second largest continent. It is rich in natural resources such...

Creating a sustainable chocolate industry

Introduction Whenever market researchers report on UK consumers' favourite purchases, chocolate-based products feature strongly. Chocolate is a key ingredient of many products we enjoy e.g. hot drinks, biscuit snacks, cakes, and confectionery. To make...

Managing stock to meet customer needs

Introduction McDonald's is one of only a handful of brands that command instant recognition in virtually every country in the world. It has more than 30,000 restaurants in over 119 countries, serving around...

Building a sustainable supply chain

Introduction It is easy to think about the present without considering the future. Consumers want more goods and services to improve their standard of living. The problem is they make choices about goods...
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