Smith and Hendrick 2003

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Kodak’s Breakthrough Idea Jennifer Dysert Kai Zheng September 15, 2010
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1999 Supplier Conference Attended by 478 top-spend suppliers that serviced Kodak. Objectives for the conference Year-over-year double-digit productivity improvement Excellent quality and service Improve lead times Suppliers were asked to generate one productivity improvement a month.
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2000 Supplier Conference Attended by 460 supplier firms. New components Negotiation sessions between suppliers and Kodak The unique “colored dot” event.
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2001 Supplier Conference Attended by 441 suppliers. Revised the “colored dot” event. Success stories shared. Training sessions were available while waiting for negotiation sessions.
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On site negotiation sessions yield 24 million dollars in savings. 119 new suppliers attended the conference for the 1 st time. Emphasized on “lean manufacturing”.
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