Series: Inventory Disasters

  • Supply Chain Disaster Series: Boeing

    No company wants to experience a supply chain disaster. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened to the world’s largest aerospace company Boeing. Boeing is America’s largest manufacturer of jetliners, defense, space and security systems.  The Company William E. Boeing founded Boeing in 1916 and has been a leader in the aerospace manufacturing industry for over […]

  • Supply Chain Management Disasters: KFC

    KFC is one of the top fast food restaurants in the world. With over 20,000 locations worldwide, they are a global brand with a huge operation. Being that KFC is short for Kentucky Friend Chicken, you would think that they were poultry experts. It’s the main item on the menu and is stated in its […]

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    iPhone X: Is Apple Struggling with their Supply Chain?

    On a regular basis, Apple continues to be a leader in supply chain. They have made the Gartner Top 25 in Supply Chain on multiple occasions, ranking #1 in the the High Tech category in 2017 and #1 Overall in 2014. But how about the present? With the launch of the most recent iPhone, the […]

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    Supply Chain Management Disasters: Chipotle Mexican Grill

    Founded in 1993 by Steve Ells in Denver Colorado, Chipotle Mexican Grill was one of the first fast-casual restaurants. Ells founded Chipotle with the mission statement “food with integrity.” Chipotle differs itself  from its competitors with fresh, naturally grown or raised ingredients. Although this competitive advantage was driving the company’s initial success, it also caused some unforeseen […]

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    Supply Chain Management Disasters: Toys "R" Us

    Imagine receiving an email just days before Christmas saying that the toys you ordered for your kids would not be coming in on time. This nightmare was a reality for many Toys “R” Us customers back in 1999. Toys “R” Us is one of the world’s largest retailers of children’s toys. Founded in 1948, the American-based […]

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    Supply Chain Management Disasters: Hershey

    With Halloween just around the corner, there is no time more fitting to talk about this candy company’s supply chain management disaster. The Hershey Company is the North American leader in the manufacturing of sugar confections. Established in 1894 by Milton Hershey, the brand quickly became known and loved for producing delicious milk chocolate. Built from […]

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    Supply Chain Management Disasters: Nike

    How many Nike products do you own? How much do you know about where they come from? Nike is a multinational company and one of the most widely-known brands of athletic wear. It’s no wonder that achieving Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in all aspects of their business is crucial to their success. Consumers have begun […]

  • Inventory Management Leaders: Apple Inc.

    Apple Inc. is not just well-known for their innovative products and sleek design. Apple is a leader in supply chain management, taking the top spot on Gartner’s Supply Chain Top 25 list for the past four years. This year, Apple Inc. and Procter & Gamble (P&G) have been taken off of the Top 25 list, […]

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    Inventory Management Disasters: Atari

    Atari is a gaming and electronics corporation that led the industry in the 1970s and early 1980s. Their consoles were the first popular gaming systems where consumers could play in their own homes. Originally, these games were only on arcade systems. However, these were too expensive and large for the average consumer.  Atari consoles ported well-known classic games such as […]

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    Inventory Management Disasters: Target Canada

    Recently, Target Canada has been the center of attention. After all, are claiming bankruptcy and liquidating their 133 retail stores. The retailer entered the Canadian market only two years ago in March of 2013.  Hugely anticipated by Canadians, many even paid regular visits to the company’s US stores for low prices and unique product lines.  However, Target’s launch in Canada was disappointing. […]