Supply Chain Executive Summary

Supply Chain Design Executive Summary
July 28, 2014

Supply Chain Design Executive Summary
Starbucks is a global brand with over 20,000 stores worldwide.   This statistic is telling of Starbuck’s success, but the reason they are capable of such a feat is because of their success in managing supply chains.   Getting consistent goods and services to over 20,000 stores worldwide can be no easy task, but Starbuck’s has managed it remarkably.   In this paper, our team explains the importance of the supply chain to Starbucks, examines some supply chain metrics, takes a look at capacity management, explains just in time inventory and finally discusses the valuable tool of e-business.
Capacity Management
Inadequate or improper capacity management can affect a company's financial performance and impede its business prospects. For example, a company that has introduced an innovative new product and mounted an aggressive marketing campaign to promote it must ensure that it has enough manufacturing capacity to meet the expected surge in demand. If manufacturing capacity is insufficient, the product may be sold out before it is replenished in retail outlets, which could lead to a shortfall in sales and cause disappointed customers to look for other alternatives.
Capacity Management is architected to help you gain a deeper understanding of your near and long-term capacity needs, optimize asset utilization and cut your costs. This fully scalable solution provides end-to-end, cross-enterprise support to create an accurate picture of your infrastructure, suggest configuration changes and help you make more informed business decisions.
Just in Time
The just in time philosophy is manufacturing based on planned elimination of all waste and continuous improvement of productivity.   It encompasses the successful execution of all manufacturing activities required to produce a final product, from design engineering to delivery and...