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Designing for Supply Chain
Dell Computer has been one of the most successful PC
retailers. Why? To solve the problem of inventory
becoming obsolete, Dell’s solution:
Don’t keep any inventory! - All PC’s are made to order
and parts shipped directly from manufacturers when
possible. Compare to the experience of Compaq
Corporation. (initial success selling through low cost
retail warehouses, but did not garner web-based sales.)
retail B2B Supply Chain Management B2B (business to business) supply chain management:.
While not as visible and “sexy” as E-tailing, it appears
that B2B supply chain management is the true growth
industry. A search on Yahoo yielded over 80 matches for
supply chain software providers. Some of the major
players in this market segment include:
Agile Software based in Silicon Valley.
i2 Technologies based in Dallas.
Ariba based in Silicon Valley
Ariba 11 Trends in Supply Chain Management
Outsourcing of the logistics function (example: Saturn
outsourced their logistics to Ryder Trucks. Outsourcing
of manufacturing is a major trend these days.)
Moving towards more web based transactions systems
Improving the information flows along the entire chain.
Textbook page 343 - 362.
362. 12 Selected Problems
1, 2, 3, 13, 15, 18, 20
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- Spring '14
- Supply Chain Management