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The 13th Annual Leaders for Manufacturing Alumni Conference Breakout Session #1 Case Studies and Troubling Issues in Establishing Global Supply Chain Strategies October 12, 2006. AGENDA. I. CASE STUDIES A. Corporate Strategy B. Global Logistics C. Worldwide Distribution
Breakout Session #1
Case Studies and Troubling Issues in
Establishing Global Supply Chain Strategies
October 12, 2006
I. CASE STUDIES
A. Corporate Strategy
B. Global Logistics
C. Worldwide Distribution
D. Global Conglomerate
II. ISSUES IN ESTABLISHING GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGIES
A. Being Truly Global
C. Outsourcing and Offshoring Manufacturing
C. Futures in Global Supply Chains
Global Industrial Equipment Manufacturer
The Board of Directors set a new objective for the company:
Now, to accomplish the corporate objective, the corporation desired to:
Multibillion Dollar Global Chemical Manufacturer
Objective: to evaluate the practices of logistics activities worldwide and identify the opportunities for cost reduction as a part of an overall financial revitalization of the corporation.
The corporate supply chain was a complicated, evolutionary business process including:
Worldwide Equipment Manufacturing Corporation
Objective: to streamline the incoming flow of orders and the outgoing flow of products.
Both of these strategies were then used as a guide for decision making in each business and on each system and process.
The company was able to agree, for the first time, on a method for moving forward and was able to make coordinated decisions on system investments, order processing methods, and physical handling and shipping.
The strategy developed was used for years as the overriding direction for further developing the business.
Multi-billion Dollar Global Conglomerate that Produces Industrial and Consumer Electronic and Media-related Products
Objective: significantly increase profitability levels through Supply Chain improvement
Each of its conglomerate’s seven operating companies had:
Project resulted in the development of a realistic, comprehensive three-year Supply Chain strategy that identified an 8 to 10 percent reduction in Supply Chain costs while maintaining or improving service performance levels.
#1 – Being Truly Global
Presence in every country
#2 – Culture and Management Differences
#3 – Outsourcing and Offshoring Manufacturing
# 4 – Futures in Global Supply Chain Strategies