The company that has been chosen for this case study is John Deere Equipments. This company was founded by John Deere in 1837 and was incorporated in 1868 as Deere & Company. John Deere started this company as a one-man blacksmith shop and it is now a worldwide corporation that has its offices in more than 160 countries and employs more than 46,000 people. John Deere is one of the oldest industrial companies in the United States and it is guided by the original values of quality, innovation, integrity, and commitment that John Deere instilled at the beginning. The business strategy of John Deere, in their own words is: “We aspire to distinctively serve customers — those linked to the land — through a great business, a business as great as our products. To achieve this aspiration, our strategy is: Exceptional operating performance, Disciplined SVA growth, Aligned high-performance teamwork Execution of this strategy creates the distinctive John Deere Experience that ultimately propels a great business and, for all with a stake in our success, delivers…Performance That Endures” … click here to read ahead
Business Management Quality Innovation with Market-Based Global SCM System Implementation
Samsung Electronics, a leading Korean company as well as a symbol of the IT industry, carried out an innovative project to strengthen its global Supply Chain Management (SCM) execution ability, gaining the industry’s interest. Samsung Electronics placed its emphasis on the business management scenario of predicting and preparing for future environmental changes and competitiveness, which is one of the survival strategies of an industry with an unpredictable future. The company is aggressively establishing the foundation for enhancing business management speed and efficiency-oriented business management innovations since early this year. In accordance with this type of scenario, Microsoft’s Business Intelligence (BI) Platform provided life to Samsung Electronics’ SCM system. Samsung Electronics decided to implement an action-oriented BI solution that enables on-demand changes of business management plans and reflects these adjustments. As such, it decided to deploy SQL Server 2008, which can satisfy all three major requirements of BI solution, including ‘performance and reliability’, ‘cube write-back’ and ‘user convenience’, and the company is thoroughly experiencing the benefits of this IT innovation. In the face of enterprise-wide application, it has completed application in only its video display business division, so it is still too early to mention any fixed quantity of benefits. However, with this system implementation, Samsung Electronics expects to increase its forecast accuracy for product demands by more than 20%.
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