Wincanton’s mission is ‘delivering supply chain solutions across Europe’. The company is customer focussed: its aim is to help its customers become more efficient and more successful by enabling them to set up facilities and systems that guarantee them the supplies they require, when they need them.
Wincanton is one of the leading logistics firms in Europe and it is the UK’s second largest logistics company with 13% of the overall market. It is the UK market leader in grocery distribution, automated warehousing and petrochemical distribution. Click here to read more…
Lindsay Australia Limited, which listed on the ASX in December 2002, is an integrated transport, logistics and rural supply company. Lindsay Australia is an expanding force in Australia’s transport and logistics sector. The company’s growth strategy is centered around providing a range of “end to end” services to the food processing, food services, fresh produce, rural and horticultural sectors.
The company’s extensive east coast network of 28 depots and refrigerated warehouses, was created following the merger of one of Australia’s largest private transport companies, Lindsay Brothers Transport, and P&H Rural Supplies on 16 December 2002. With 28 depots across the eastern sea board of Australia accessing core business applications via Microsoft Terminal Services, Lindsay Australia faced an increasing need to provide reliable and fast printing to its operations staff..
Introduction: Reverse logistics is the use of those vehicles delivering materials to a location to back haul materials. In the context of this case study, it is the use of vehicles delivering new construction materials to a site to return the unused materials and off-cuts back to the manufacturer for recycling and reuse.There are a number of beneﬁts to implementing an effective reverse logistics operation.
Project Details: The site in question is Newcastle Royal Victoria Inﬁrmary. Main contractor Laing O’Rourke was responsible for the construction of two separate buildings as part of a £170M hospital extension project. The project commenced in 2005 with ﬁ nal works completed in 2010.Waste management on site is a key issue for Laing O’Rourke, and as such they have appointed a dedicated waste management and logistics contractor, Munnellys..
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Abstract: This paper gives an overview of scientific literature that describes and discusses cases of reverse logistics activities in practice. Over sixty case studies are considered. Based on these studies we are able to indicate critical factors for the practice of reverse logistics.
Introduction: Traditionally a product was developed to be manufactured and go through the supply chain (e.g. manufacturer-wholesaler-retailer) to be sold to a customer. However, supply chains are steadily integrating more activities than those concerned with supply alone, like including service and product recovery.
Launched more than a decade ago, this company is a transportation-outsourcing company that provides services to manufacturing and retail companies in India. A proprietorship concern, headed by Mr. A, who leads a team of 35 employees, includes a Team of 10 senior level managers. The Challenge
Mr. A wanted to take the company to the next level. Even though the revenue was good, the sales people were not generating enough new business and hence the business was plateaued.
The challenge was in increasing revenue by hiring new productive employees and retaining them. There was a continuous turnover of sales people which was not only inhibiting sales but also proving to be costly. Too much of the management time was being spent on recurring operational and client issues. Being an MBA from one of the B-Schools, Mr. A was reluctant to look at any external help for training and developing his sales team. He thought he could do it himself. However the need for going to the next level was greater and hence when an LMI Associate called on him for an appointment, he reluctantly agreed to meet after 4 months of consistent follow-up…click here to refer ahead
Case Study on Mission Foods:
Since 1949, Mission Food’s commitment to quality has made it one of the largest processors of tortillas in the world. Operations in Mexico, the United States and Central America demanded that Mission Foods streamline transportation costs and develop key performance metrics to be used in several production plants.
Partnering with Penske resulted in a uniform set of transportation procedures and technologies to provide supply chain visibility and the necessary benchmarks to track company progress..
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Case Study on Whirlpool Corporation: Evolution of a Supply Chain:
Whirlpool Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales over $19 billion, more than 80,000 employees and more than 60 manufacturing and technology research centers globally. Consumers around the world enjoy Whirlpool’s innovative products marketed under Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht and other major brand names.
With this varied inventory, plus a large direct sales force in more than 170 countries and an unpredictable sales cycle, effective supply chain management is critical for continued growth. Whirlpool has not always considered logistics a competitive advantage.. Keep reading
Case Study on Wawa and Penske Logistics Build the Fresh Channel:
A key product attribute of food is “freshness.” Although this basic attribute has the ability to create a significant competitive advantage because of its importance to consumers, many retailers and restaurants continually struggle to improve it. The ability to produce and sell fresh food has many dimensions, but examining a product’s supply chain and finding ways to make it faster and more productive can often lead to improvements in “freshness.”
In 2007, Wawa partnered with Reading, Pa.-based Penske Logistics to introduce a major improvement in replenishing Wawa stores with a few key product categories that demand freshness. The result was the creation of the Fresh Channel, which features the daily collection, staging and delivery of fresh-baked donuts, bagels, sandwich rolls, soft pretzels and refrigerated commissary items to every Wawa store..
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Abstract: One of today’s most frequently discussed topics in the business world is how to escape from the intense Red Ocean and how to create an uncontested Blue Ocean. However, because there are few practical guidelines available on this topic, we will introduce a case study of a third-party logistics (3PL) provider, CJ-Global Logistics Service (CJ-GLS), to show how it aspires to be a leader in the newly introduced 3PL industry in South Korea.
Introduction: Historically, a dominant business strategy has been competition among companies based on how to gain the largest share of market space. However, intense competition has caused industry to be oversupplied, and increased market share does not always lead to increases in profit. Under the circumstances, a fast follower strategy is hardly effective, and a new growth engine is seldom found. Click here to read more on Third-Party Logistics Systems…
Challenge: The Procurement & Supply medical procurement team established a Strategic Supplier Relations program (SSD) in 2007 with the goal to develop relationships with key suppliers to generate mutual benefit to Kaiser Permanente and the supplier. Owens & Minor (O&M), our largest distribution partner, is one of those suppliers. In 2008, through the SSD program, we began to brainstorm how they could assist us in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions and waste associated with our direct supply chain. In 2009 we began to set goals, and in 2010, we are seeing tremendous results. Keep reading