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BlueStar Office Supply Company (Mini-Case)

This academic case study provides an opportunity to analyze historical freight payment data in order to reduce transportation costs and improve customer service. Transportation management concepts such as LTL consolidation, carrier reduction, pricing analysis, risk assessment, and trade-off evaluation are emphasized. **Teaching notes and associated data files are available only to current academic CSCMP members. Please contact education@cscmp.org to request the additional files.
Date:
December 18, 2012
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BP's Procurement and Supply Chain Management

BP has interest in both upstream and downstream segments in over 100 countries worldwide. The United States subsidiary of BP is the nation’s largest producer of oil and gas. This case focuses on the upstream procurement activities in the Gulf of Mexico. **Teaching notes and associated data files are available only to current academic CSCMP members. Please contact education@cscmp.org to request the additional files.
Date:
November 10, 2009
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Breaking Ground in Services Purchasing

This case study provides an overview of how a purchasing organization can try to gain a foothold in an area of spending in which it has not been involved in the past. The legal group had been spending hundreds of millions of dollars on outside purchases with no meaningful involvement from purchasing, until a new Director came on board and purchasing to participate in the transformation of legal spending. **Teaching notes and associated data files are available only to current academic CSCMP members. Please contact education@cscmp.org to request the additional files.
Date:
November 06, 2010
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Central Manufacturing

This case study introduces offers the concept of cash-to-cash (C2C) and extension of the concept to facilitate supply chain finance improvements between trading partners by harvesting the inherent advantages (lower WACC, lower ICC) of one trading partner to reduce cost and benefit the entire supply chain. **Teaching notes and associated data files are available only to current academic CSCMP members. Please contact education@cscmp.org to request the additional files.
Date:
December 09, 2014
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Chabot Wallpaper Company (Mini-Case)

Fashion-oriented product assortments are often problematic to supply chain managers due to short product life cycles, high SKU counts, frequent product rotations, inaccurate demand forecasts, and excessive amounts of obsolete inventory. This case study provides an opportunity for students to implement postponement strategies at a wallpaper company in order to meet customer service and inventory turnover requirements for large retailers. **Teaching notes and associated data files are available only to current academic CSCMP members. Please contact education@cscmp.org to request the additional files.
Date:
November 02, 2010
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ConSort, Inc.

This case illustrates the concept of consolidation and how freight forwarders use it to reduce transportation costs. The student must compare a ship-direct model against vehicular consolidation, then consider temporal consolidation, investigate the differences between a freight broker and a freight forwarder, and develop a rate analysis for use in negotiation. **Teaching notes and associated data files are available only to current academic CSCMP members. Please contact education@cscmp.org to request the additional files.
Date:
December 16, 2013
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Dockomo Heavy Machinery Equipment Ltd.

This case study is designed to explore the challenges of forecasting and inventory management in spare parts industry. Most items in this industry have lumpy, intermittent, erratic and slow demand patterns. Traditional forecasting techniques cannot be applied to this group. Also most textbook methods on inventory planning, assumes the demand is normally distributed • which is also not the case in spare parts industry. Strategies can be tested for the demand data provided for about 40 items. **Teaching notes and associated data files are available only to current academic CSCMP members. Please contact education@cscmp.org to request the additional files.
Date:
December 16, 2012
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DSM Manufacturing: Network Analysis Meets Business Reality

DSM Manufacturing has been around for 100 years. In that time, the company has grown considerably in size and is now a global enterprise. With the global expanse, DSM is now facing new challenges, leaving executives to determine what the next steps are in running an efficient supply chain, those that a network analysis will not necessarily address. This case study illustrates DSM's process in forming an efficient supply chain. **Teaching notes and associated data files are available only to current academic CSCMP members. Please contact education@cscmp.org to request the additional files.
Date:
December 14, 2008
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Expanding Warehouse Operations at Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries warehousing operations has increased as the Used Merchandise Store Sales in the US has also increased to a total spending of $17 billion in 2013. Goodwill Industries faces warehousing issues as their inventory fluctuates seasonally. As people do their spring cleaning in the beginning of the year and rush to get their tax-deductible donations in by the end of the year, the warehouses are overflowed but in the off-seasons they are scarce. The following case poses the issue of an efficient warehouse operation that also supports the company sales plan. **Teaching notes and associated data files are available only to current academic CSCMP members. Please contact education@cscmp.org to request the additional files.
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December 05, 2016
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FarmCo: Complexity of Evaluating Suppliers

This case study focuses on supplier management through quantitative and qualitative analysis of data from a real company. In the process of solving the case, students determine and operationalize what constitutes a critical supplier, analyze the data provided, and identify the most critical suppliers. **Teaching notes and associated data files are available only to current academic CSCMP members. Please contact education@cscmp.org to request the additional files.
Date:
December 07, 2014
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