Research Database

AN OVERVIEW OF BUSINESS LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

This 7-page paper provides an overview of supply chain management, business logistics and potential disruptions to supply chains. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Supply Chain Management

A 12 page paper that discusses the aspects of supply chain management. Supply chain management emphasizes and focuses on globalization and information management tools that are capable of integrating procurement, operations and logistics from raw materials all the way through customer satisfaction. This paper explains what a supply chain is and the components of effective supply chain management. Examples are included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Review of "Delivering the Goods - The Art of Managing Your Supply Chain" by Damon Schechter and Gordon Sander

This 6 page paper gives an overview of Damon Schechter and Gordon Sander's book "Delivering the Goods - The Art of Managing Your Supply Chain". This book, which is heavily based on military logistics presents a range of lessons which can be learned from the history of supply chain management and the useful tri-level view for the analysis of logistics and supply chain management. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

Supply Chain Management and the Internet

A 15 page paper discussing ways in which organizations approach moving product and information. Supply chain management in many ways formerly was known as logistics management, but the name change has been worthwhile in that there have been so many additional aspects of logistics management incorporated in recent years. Whereas logistics was the poor relation of the organization – necessary but highly unglamorous – supply chain management today is the one area in which much operational efficiency can be gained, thereby reducing organizations' costs and enhancing customer service. The Internet is playing an increasingly important role in the evolution of supply chain management. While still in flux as it continues to evolve, that role is seen as one that will be critical in the future of supply chain management. Includes an abstract. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Supply Chain Management at McDonalds - An Assessment and Recommendations for Improvements

This 10 page paper examines the supply chain management at McDonalds, looks at six of the main components; the sourcing of the suppliers, the transportation, inventory management, the ordering process, storage and outbound logistics. This is used to assess the ways that the firm may improve their supply chain management. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

Transportation Improvement Plan

This 18 page paper discusses Wal-Mart’s supply chain management processes. It begins by explaining what a supply chain is, the typical components of it, demographics related to Wal-Mart such as employees, stores, etc., strategic goals and plans, components in any supply chain, Wal-Mart’s method for supply chain management, including transportation, steps in their management process, transportation initiatives, strengths and weaknesses, metrics, and recommendations. A three-page outline is included in the page count. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

McDonalds Supply Chain Management

This 20 page paper is an examination of the supply chain and logistics management at the fast food chain McDonalds. The paper introduces the firm, considers the concept of the supply chain and how tit may be managed to create value and then looks at the way that McDonalds manages the supply chain, including the general approach to supply chain management and the way supply chains are set up for new operations. The paper then examines the aspects of the supply chain management, including the IT system, transportation, packaging and storage. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

Retail Grocery Supply Chain Management

A 22 page paper. This essay discusses supply chain management perspectives, activities and components in supply chains. It also discusses supply chain management in the retail grocery industry and the factors that affect management of retail grocery supply chains. Examples of major grocery chains in the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe are provided and discussed. The essay also comments on the difficulties of measuring the performance of supply chains. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

THE NORTHERN EQUIPMENT COMPANY AND SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS AN ANALYSIS

This 6-page paper is a case study analysis of the Northern Equipment Company and a discussion of supply chain improvements. Topics include ways to become competitive through supply chain management and how to make logistics chains leader. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Strategic Supply Management

This 22 page paper provides an overview of the basic elements of strategic supply management, considers how it differs from purchasing and logistics, and relates strategic supply management to supply chain management. In addition, this study also evaluates the way in which e-commerce will impact these processes in the years to come. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Military Supply Chain Management

A 4 page paper discussing general supply chain needs for the U.S. Army. Though the principles of supply chain management are the same for both corporate and military models, there are significant differences that directly affect supply chain management. Military supply chain management requires the addition of these other needs and influencers. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT AND THE E-COMMERCE AGE

This paper examines how the Internet and other digital tools are providing an impact on supply chain management and logistics functions. The paper discusses both pros and cons of the electronic age on logistics management. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Supply Chain Management at Carrefour

A 12 page paper examining the supply chain of the world's second-largest retailer and the largest retailer in Europe. The paper discusses the company's history; its Aldata supply chain management software; JIT; Carrefour's shared service centers; global supply chain management; RFID; and Future Supply Chain 2016. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

Supply Chain B2B AND B2C

A 6 page paper that begins with a definition of 'supply chain.' The writer then comments on e-commerce and traditional supply chains, explaining the options for B2B e-supply chain management. The essay also discusses RFID as the new trend in supply chain management. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT - AN OVERVIEW

This 8-page paper discusses supply chain management and trends. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Managing the Supply Chain in the Retail Sector

This 10 page paper examines the role of the supply chain in retailing business, especially in convenience G-stores. The paper looks at the objectives and the management of the performance of the supply chain and also the developed supply chain concepts concept such as ECR, VMI, CMI, cross-docking and the value chain. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

Boeing 787 Project Supply Chain

An 12 page paper. The first part of this paper is devoted to supply chain management, in general. The writer explains and discusses supply chains and supply chain management, including the JIT approach. Following the information and discussion on supply chain management, the essay continues to discuss this in terms of the aerospace industry, in general, and Boeing's 787 project, in particular. The writer makes recommendations for others who have large complex supply chains. The stimulus question is: whether or not Boeing's supply chain for the 787 project will become the normal way of establishing supply chains. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Apple and Dell, Supply Chain Management

This 12 page paper looks at the supply chain of Apple Inc., focusing on the computers and the physical supply chain and compares it with Dell Inc. The paper gives some background to the companies and then looks at the way the supply chain operates upstream and the type of suppliers that are used as well as the management of the downstream supply chain. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

Strategic Impact Of E-Business Supply Chain Management; The Case of Asda

This 66 page paper is an exanimation of the way that eBusiness and eCommerce has impacted on supply chain management with the use of the UK supermarket Asda (a subsidiary of Wal-Mart) as a case study. The paper starts with an introduction which outlines the aims and objectives of the paper as well as the constraints. An in-depth literature review looks at the concept of the supply chain, Porters' value chain, the value of collaboration, inventory management techniques and the use of technology in supply chain management. There is a section on methodology, explaining the use of the case study and then Asda is examined in terms of the way it competes and the way that the supply chain management fits in which the competitive strategy. The supply chain strategy of Asda is compared Tesco, its nearest rival. The bibliography cites 100 sources.

Supply Chain Management Performance Measurement

A 22 page paper that presents a literature review of supply chain management and supply chain management performance measures. The writer discusses the major components in SCM and the advantages of effective supply chain management. The writer discusses e-supply chain management. Examples are embedded in the text. The dearth of information regarding supply chain management performance measures is discussed and the writer provides examples of some approaches being used, such as SCOR and the Balanced Scorecard and demonstrating how the components of SCM fit into the Scorecard framework. Examples are provided. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Wal-Mart Supply Chain Management

A 7 page paper that begins by explaining Wal-Mart's supply chain management strategies, using RFID. Wal-Mart has been called the best supply chain operator of all time. For comparison, the writer also comments on a new technology Southwest Airlines is using and what the Bayer Group to simplify their supply chain management process. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Supply Chain Management: Compaq

A 6 page paper that investigates supply chain management at Compaq Computer. A brief description of the company is provided, including 1999 revenue, profit and number of employees. New processes implemented by Compaq are discussed including integration of manufacturing operations and a change in supply chain management. Like many computer manufacturers, Compaq has moved to build-to-order supply chains. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

WAL-MART AND ESSAY QUESTIONS

This 4-page paper answers various questions about Wal-Mart, including supply-chain management and cost efficiencies.

Supply Chain and Inventory Management Questions

A 6 page paper answering 3 questions about supply chain management: what it is, why it is important, how it differs from logistics management. One of the questions addresses probability of no stockout (PNS) and fill rate. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Supply Chain Management

A 9 page overview of supply chain management, that discipline formerly known as logistics management but encompassing many other aspects today aside from merely moving raw materials or finished product. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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