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Transportation, Distribution and Logistics: Distribution
The three modules of this program use the operations of the Italian clothing corporation Gruppo Finanziario Tessile to illustrate the value chain. This crucial concept is investigated by considering the benefits of adding value at every stage of production; of leveraging core competencies, such as creative fashion design and a talent for forecasting future trends; and of carefully selecting the best distribution channels for particular types of apparel.
Values Sell by Nadine A. Thompson; Angela E. SoperSales and distribution are the lifeblood of any business. But how can a values-driven, socially responsible business compete with those for whom the bottom line is the only measure of success? The answer: get creative! In this practical and inspiring guide, Nadine Thompson and Angela Soper draw on real-world examples--from Tom's of Maine, Seventh Generation, Honest Tea, and many other innovative companies--to detail concrete steps for designing sales and distribution strategies that fit the needs, interests, and habits of your target customers. They show how to turn your stakeholders into enthusiastic partners by ensuring that all of your relationships--with your salespeople as well as other employees, your customers, and your suppliers--are beneficial and fulfilling on more than just an economic level.
Call Number: eBook HF5438.25 .T485 2007
Supply Chain Planning and Analytics by Gerald FeiginEvery company must continually wrestle with the problem of deciding the right quantity and mix of products or services that it should produce as well as when and where to produce them. This book deals with the topics: problem is challenging because the decision must be made with uncertain and conflicting information.
Call Number: eBook HD38.5 .F457 2012
Warehouse Management by Gwynne RichardsWarehouses are an integral link in the modern supply chain, ensuring that the correct product is delivered in the right quantity, in good condition, at the required time, and at minimal cost: in effect, the perfect order. The effective management of warehouses is vital in minimizing costs and ensuring the efficient operation of any supply chain. Warehouse Management is a complete guide to best practice in warehouse operations. Covering everything from the latest technological advances to current environmental issues, this book provides an indispensable companion to the modern warehouse. Supported by case studies, the text considers many aspects of warehouse management, including: cost reduction productivity people management warehouse operations With helpful tools, hints and up-to-date information, Warehouse Management provides an invaluable resource for anyone looking to reduce costs and boost productivity.