Tesco's Food Supply Chain Strategy Term Paper by Nicky

An examination of the food supply chain practices of Tesco to determine the reasons for their success.
# 146275 | 2,052 words | 8 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 24, 2010 in Business (Companies)

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The paper explores the research on Tesco's operations and focuses on the company's administration of its supply chain management needs, including using the most appropriate store format for the areas it serves. The paper also discusses the success of Tesco's home-based delivery services of groceries and other non-food items. The paper concludes that Tesco is well positioned to continue its growth and success in the future provided the company's management remains committed to administering its supply chain in an efficient and effective fashion.

Review and Discussion

From the Paper:

"According to the corporation's Web site, Tesco has followed a well-established and consistent strategy for growth that has contributed to its success in the United Kingdom. This consistent growth has been due in large part to the company's ability to track consumer trends and provide responsive solutions to them, including the addition of financial services, non-food and telecoms to its offerings, as well as its expansion into overseas markets including Central Europe, Asia, and the United States (About Us, 2009). By sourcing its grocery items needs to regions where prices are more competitive, Tesco has introduced some valuable cost savings on its purchases that it is able to pass on to its customers."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • About us: Our strategy. (2009). Tesco. [Online]. Available: http://www.tescocorporate. com/plc/about_us/strategy/.
  • Annual report and financial statement. (2006). Tesco. [Online]. Available: http://www. tescocorporate.com.
  • Boyer, K. K., Frohlich, M. T. & Hult, G. T. (2005). Extending the supply chain: How cutting- edge companies bridge the critical last mile into customers' homes. New York: AMACOM.
  • Bromley, R. D. F. & Thomas, C. J. (1993). Retail change: Contemporary issues. London: UCL Press.
  • Campbell, M. (2006). Grown-up thinking: Building an efficient supply chain with DDSN requires a different perspective. Demand Solutions. [Online]. Available: http://www. demandsolutions.com/pdf/DDSN.pdf.

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