Tesco's Supply Chain Management Practices

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Supply Chain Management

Case Length : 19 Pages
Period : 2000-05
Organization : Tesco
Pub Date : 2006
Teaching Note : Not Available
Countries : UK
Industry : Retail


This case discusses the best practices in supply chain management of UK based retailer - Tesco. Effective supply chain management can be termed as one of the factors that helped Tesco emerge as a market leader in the retailing industry in the UK. Tesco introduced lean management solutions into its supply chain successfully. It adopted path breaking techniques and systems like point of sales data, primary distribution, continuous replenishment and adopted RFID technology to make its supply chain more efficient.


Analyze the SCM initiatives adopted by Tesco

Understand the role of SCM in retail industry

Evaluate the importance of using new technologies like RFID in supply chain


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Introduction 1
Background Note 2
Tesco's SCM Initiatives 3
Managing the Supply Chain 4
Looking Ahead 6
Exhibits 11


Tesco, Supply Chain Management, RFID Technology, Lean Management, Primary Distribution, Point of Sales Data, Continuous Replenishment, Cross Docking, Step Change Program, Procurement, Radio Barcodes, Inventory Management, Store Format, RFID Enabled Supply Chain

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