Supply Chain Management Case Study by Rakesh Calton

Supply Chain Management
A case study analyzing the supply chain management of ABC Inc.
# 100632 | 2,445 words | 6 sources | APA | 2007 | CA
Published by on Jan 16, 2008 in Business (Companies) , Business (Management) , Business (Applied Operations)

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This paper discusses various aspects and functions of supply chain management (SCM). It looks at the strategic role that can be associated with this function and analyzes what is involved in the successful implementation of this role. The paper outlines how SCM meets globalization challenges and presents a case study analysis of ABC Inc which is a London-based PC manufacturing company having global operations.

Table of Contents:
The Definition of SCM
What is Supply Chain?
What is SCM?
The Function of Supply Chain Management
Strategic Role of SCM
The Strategic Role of SCM
Benefits Achieved from Strategic SCM
Linking SCM to Company's Overall Strategy
Implementing Supply Chain Management Strategies
Establish Supplier Relationships
Manage Inventory Investment in the Chain
Build a Competitive Advantage for the Channel
Increase Customer Responsiveness
Introduce Supply Chain Management Solutions and Enabling Information Technology

From the Paper:

"Supply chain management is a broader and strategically more significant concept, which includes the entire supply chain from the supply of raw materials, through manufacture, assembly and distribution to the end customer. It includes the strategic and long-term consideration of supply chain management issues as well as the short-term control of flow throughout the supply chain."
"These include the adoption of appropriate attitudes, perspectives, skills and philosophies by all those who are associated with activities in the supply chain. Interpersonal relationships, both internally and externally, play an important part in the development of effective and efficient arrangements. In conclusion, on the basis of new understanding of supply chain and supply chain management, ABC Inc needs to find new ways of navigating in a changing world and to learn how to develop supply chains that enable them to maximise the value for the organization."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Malcolm Saunders, Strategic Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, 1997.
  • Cooper,M C, Ellram, L.M, 1993,"characteristics of supply chain management and the implications for purchasing and logistics strategy". The International Journal of Logistic Management, 4,2,13-24.
  • Copacino, W.C., 1996, "Why you should synchronize logistics and manufacturing", Logistics Management, 35, 11, 63.
  • Coyle, J.J., Langley, C.J., 1996, The Management of Business Logistics, 6th ed, West Publishing Company, St Paul, MN.
  • Donovan, M. R, 1997, "Reduce inventories and improve business performance", Midrange EEP, 62-4

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