RESOURCES

Large numbers of resources for supply chain improvement and management are available on the Web. The following are representative examples.

Useful Web sites

American Supplier Institute (ASI): amsup.com

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK): iolt.org.uk

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals: cscmp.org

Electronic Supply Chain Association: electronicssupplychain.org

Erasmus Global Supply Chain Center: ntu.edu.sg

ERP Association: erpassist.com

Institute for Logistics Management: logistics-edu.com

International Society of Logistics: sole.org

Logistics Management Institute: lmi.com

Nummi: nummi.com

Purchasing Magazine Web Site: purchasing.com

SME Supply Chain Management: bettermanagement.com

Supply Chain Academy: supplychainacademy.com

Supply Chain Exchange: gxs.com

Supply Chain Planet: supplychainplanet.com

Supply Chain Excellence: pfsweb.com

Harvard Business School Cases: harvardbusinessonline.hbsp.harvard.edu/

  1. "H. F. Butt Grocery Co.: The New Digital Strategy" (A)(#300-106): Examines how this company's supply chain has moved to e-commerce.

  2. "Cisco Systems: Building Leading Internet Capabilities" (#301-133): Explores Cisco's efforts to broaden its Internet use, including supply chain improvements.

  3. "Supply Chain Management at World Co. Ltd." (#601-072): Illustrates the value of response times and how to reduce response times.

  4. "Ford Motor Co.: Supply Chain Strategy" (#699-198): Evaluates whether Ford should "virtually integrate" on the Dell Computer model.

  5. "Sport Obermeyer Ltd." (#695-022): Examines how to match supply with demand for products with high demand uncertainty.

  6. "Barilla SpA(A)" (#694-046): Allows students to analyze how a company can implement a continuous replenishment system.

  7. "Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc." (#898-238): Deals with the challenges in managing inventory in a large, complex agribusiness firm.

  8. "L.L.Bean, Inc.: Item Forecasting and Inventory" (#893-003): Explores how the firm must balance costs of understocking and overstocking when demand for catalog items is uncertain.