Large numbers of resources for supply chain improvement and management are available on the Web. The following are representative examples.
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
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/
"H. F. Butt Grocery Co.: The New Digital Strategy" (A)(#300-106): Examines how this company's supply chain has moved to e-commerce.
"Cisco Systems: Building Leading Internet Capabilities" (#301-133): Explores Cisco's efforts to broaden its Internet use, including supply chain improvements.
"Supply Chain Management at World Co. Ltd." (#601-072): Illustrates the value of response times and how to reduce response times.
"Ford Motor Co.: Supply Chain Strategy" (#699-198): Evaluates whether Ford should "virtually integrate" on the Dell Computer model.
"Sport Obermeyer Ltd." (#695-022): Examines how to match supply with demand for products with high demand uncertainty.
"Barilla SpA(A)" (#694-046): Allows students to analyze how a company can implement a continuous replenishment system.
"Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc." (#898-238): Deals with the challenges in managing inventory in a large, complex agribusiness firm.
"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.