Talk:Supply chain

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This is a very important topic, and needs to be improved and expanded. See for starters, the discussion on supply chaining in Friedman's book _The Earth is Flat_.

Certainly there should be a discussion of recent work in this area by Wal-Mart and UPS and Federal Express. DonPMitchell 10:20, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

External link to GS1 doesn't belong here. GS1 is bar coding and data synchronization standard (with some application in supply chain), not a supply chain standard itself — Preceding unsigned comment added by Boonanan (talkcontribs) 14:50, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Definition and more examples[edit]

Need to add a definition and provide examples such as DELL and Amazon. There are some good articles from HBR (Harvard Business Review) and other publications about the value of Supply Chain. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:42, 5 September 2006

Cleanup tag[edit]

Since both of these comments state that the material needs to be expanded, and not cleaned up, I'm removing the cleanup tag. The 'stub' tag should suffice. Antonrojo 13:42, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly, a global journey covering the theory and practice of supply chains, profiles leading supply chains of both U.S. and foreign companies. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Soxfan1630 (talkcontribs) 02:50, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

The definition here of supply chains is not really correct. Within the four walls of a company, a supply chain encompasses all of its operations - procurement, manufacturing, logistics and customer service. However, companies selling finished products to consumer rely on suppliers to furnish them with parts and materials, supply chains in a specific product category involve several "trading partners" working together to deliver the good.

Supply Chain[edit]

Supply Chain is a very vast field and more illustrated examples need to be added to this page. Like the supply chain model of Walmart, Vishal Mega MArt, United Colors of Benetton to name a few. 09:05, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Merge supply chain and supply chain network[edit]

Reading Supply chain network, I understand that it is a term given to particularly complex supply chains, possibly also encompassing logistical technologies. Are there any objections to combining the Supply chain network article into this one? --TeaDrinker 17:57, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

I think that the Supply Chain Network and the Supply Chain have enough enough distinctly different information that they deserve separate pages. However, it would be appropriate to reference Supply Chain Network in the Supply Chain page.(HelenRMurray 13:54, 10 July 2007 (UTC))

It looks to me like they could fit together but don't necessarily need to. I removed the tag for now, hopefully that's ok, unless someone wants to suggest it again. I added some section headings, so at least people can see the section on it in this article, and then see where they might find out more about it. Plinkit 17:32, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Dell Computer is generally regarded as running the perfect supply chain. Why? The goal of supply chain theory is to match supply with demand and do zo with almost zero inventory. Because historically Dell took orders upfront from consumers, it could collect money for its product without having to hold safety stock of finished product. Dell would assemble the product to meet the demand, holding minimal finished goods inventory. (By the way, questions have been raised about whether Dell has merely foisted inventory onto it suppliers.) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Soxfan1630 (talkcontribs) 03:03, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Logistics network strategy[edit]

I'm looking for the supply chain (logistics) network strategy in the USA of home appliance company (eg. GE, Whirlpool, BSH)& Consumer electronics company (eg. Sony, Sanyo). If you've ever heard regarding that topic or have any idea, could you please share with our team? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jeong-eun.sim (talkcontribs) 13:38, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Reference spam?[edit]

  • Rolf G. Poluha: Application of the SCOR Model in Supply Chain Management. Youngstown, NY 2007, ISBN-10: 1-93404-323-0, ISBN-13: 978-1-934-04-323-3.

I suspect that this reference has been added purely for promotional purposes. See Talk:Supply_chain_management#Reference_spam.3F -- Ronz  00:13, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

I just removed it before I saw your comment; my apologies. I'm generally against adding a reference when there is no other material added or when there is no indication as to what existing material it supports. In the absence of either condition, it does indeed seem purely promotional. Kuru talk 01:10, 15 June 2007 (UTC)
That's fine. I just want to make sure this is documented. -- Ronz  15:43, 15 June 2007 (UTC)


"… since no existing company controls every link from raw material extraction to consumer." This is wrong. There are in fact quite a few examples for small-size "companies" that control the whole of their products' supply chains. Think, for example, of agricultural producers who sell their products on the weekly town market. -- 08:55, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

I agree. I have removed that section. akaDruid 11:59, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

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Without intermediaries movement[edit]

Can an article and link to the Without intermediaries movement be made ? See also

According to Tomáš Sedláček, Greece is recovering from the economic crisis and is introducing this new way of commerce into the economy. In addition, they also seem to embrace barter networks like TEM (currency), .... KVDP (talk) 13:36, 14 September 2013 (UTC)