Nicholas Coleridge presents a fascinating portrait of the jet-setting matrons who are the gurus and tyrants of the fashion press; of fashion legends like Paloma Picasso and Tina Chow; of the top store buyers who command $700 million a season. He probes the incredible world of the designer billionaires like Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Yves St Laurent whose fashion empires are richer than entire Third World countries.
Here are the jealousies, the glamour, the buccaneering, the espionage and the razzmatazz in a witty and penetrating guide to an extraordinary world.
Martin Christopher, Professor of Marketing & Logistics, Cranfield School of Management
Supply chains are at the heart of competitive advantage in business today. If supply chains are managed successfully, companies will be able to deliver their products and services to customers in a smart, cost-effective way.
The key to successful supply chain management is recognising that it’s people who really drive the living supply chains that are at the heart of businesses. Supply chains are powered by the energy and expertise of employees and suppliers and by the changing wants and needs of customers. John Gattorna calls this principle of matching changing customer needs and desires with different supply chain strategies dynamic alignment.
To secure space in a new market, to grow or keep existing markets companies have to get their products out there faster. They need to be the first with new products and services and the first to match them with particular customer groups. The dynamic alignment model gives a structured way of linking customer expectations to the operational side of business while maintaining the flexibility to systematically modify fulfilment processes as customers inevitably change their buying preferences.
Studies on the advance of transnational retailers into emerging markets have recently flourished, most of which aim to clarify the internationalization of retail from a commercial science perspective by concentrating on the transnational retailers’ activities. In this book, greater attention is given to the particular circumstances of the host countries’ retail and distribution systems and consumer markets. Using a comparative-business-history approach to a single country, this research contributes significantly to our understanding of retail and distribution systems in emerging markets globally.
-A thoroughgoing and positive analysis of Thailand’s current retail and distribution system
- Presents data using more than 40 tables
- Views the current situation within its historical context
- Uses a broad perspective of the consumer market based on income differentials— a “mosaic structure”
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Today's digital video surveillance solutions are networked, digitally archived, offering granular, managed accessibility from anywhere (any office, home, PDA, or smart phone), and providing interoperability and simple scalability. With recent advances in technology, DVS is economically attainable for most businesses. Security consultants can use this information to guide their clients in making budget-friendly choices of design and equipment and assembling the optimal system for their needs. Systems installers can use this step-by-step illustrated guide to master this crucial new technology.
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Then consider becoming a middleman—the wholesaler—who buys goods from the manufacturer and sells them to retailers for a profit.
With millions of products on the market already and new ones coming every day, the wholesale economy has plenty of room for growth. This easy-to-read guide covers locating manufacturers and retailers, securing product exclusives, and identifying prime locations for wholesale distributorship. With insider secrets for beating the competition and step-by-step instruction on how to start making money today, this fully revised third edition also covers he Internet’s growing role in distribution, effective strategies for dealing with shrinking profit margins, and specific product lines to focus on for maximum success.
The goal of this paper revealed itself in the course of compiling the data: to bring out insights from the front lines of the sales channels and the business models that make up the pharmaceutical and medical device markets in Vietnam. It is the hope of the authors that the information presented in this way can help inform sales strategies and the development of value add services for companies involved in the marketing and/or distribution of drug and medical device products in Vietnam.
On the eve of a pair of large negotiations, - a free trade agreement negotiation between the EU and Vietnam, set to be finalized in October 2014, and the negotiation of the Trans Pacific Asean partnership – it was found that much of the conversation with healthcare system company representatives and sales channel participants turned to the issue of the public tender system as well as some of the hardships brought on by Vietnam’s ongoing healthcare market reform. Consequently, one section of this report is geared towards exploring how the policy and regulatory level challenges of the current tender process. However, in constructing this section it became clear that the value of the research conducted during this study is not simply in explaining the tender process as it is supposed to function at the policy level and the attendant issues that stem from that design, but also highlighting how the tender process impacts the decision making of pharmaceutical and medical device executives in-country, in real time, as well as how it impacts the various operators across sales channels. In other words, a core value of the study is necessarily attendant to its exploration of the strategies currently being employed by executives active in Vietnam’s healthcare market.
In trying to present a picture of the ground-level impacts of policies and regulatory structures impacting Vietnam’s healthcare space, it is of course important to present a clear outline of the issues that the research revealed. At the same time, it became apparent to fully communicate the ground-level happenings as they related to the tender process, it was also helpful to present a series of case studies that would help add color and nuance to the issues clearly presented.
The chapters address methodological issues such as the structural estimation of entry games between retailers, productivity measurement when both inputs and output are not fully observable, and demand estimation with variable assortment. Policy issues explored include mergers, zoning, and the regulation of buyer power, while other chapters address some of the recent exciting developments in technology, retail formats, and data availability. The book goes on to study the changes in online retailing and ‘big data’, and to examine competition in specific retail sectors including gasoline stations, automobile dealerships, supermarkets, and ‘big box’ retail.
This state-of-the-art Handbook is an essential reference for students and academics of economics and marketing science, and offers an outsider’s perspective to specialists in operations research, data analytics, geography, and sociology.
This groundbreaking book contains methods of predictive cargo theft modeling, allowing proactive professionals to develop prevention solutions at every step along the supply chain. It provides a complete methodology for use in creating your own customized supply chain security program as well as in-depth analysis of commonly encountered supply chain security problems. It also supplies a massive amount of credible cargo theft statistics and provides solutions and best practices to supply chain professionals who must determine their company’s risk and mitigate their losses by adopting customizable security programs. Furthermore, it presents cutting-edge techniques that industry professionals can use to prevent losses and keep their cargo secure at every stage along the supply chain.
This book will be of interest to manufacturing, logistics and security professionals including chief security officers, VPs of logistics or supply chain operations, and transportation managers, as well as professionals in any company that manufactures, ships, transports, stores, distributes, secures or is otherwise responsible for bulk product and cargo.Outlines steps you can take to identify the weakest links in the supply chain and customize a security program to help you prevent thefts and recover lossesOffers detailed explanations of downstream costs in a way that makes sense - including efficiency losses, customer dissatisfaction, product recalls and more - that dramatically inflate the impact of cargo theft incidentsProvides a complete methodology for use in creating your own customized supply chain security program as well as in-depth analysis of commonly encountered supply chain security problems
Strategic Global Sourcing Best Practices covers thelatest trends and leading edge processes in global strategicsourcing, including supply management, t, sustainability, financialdecisions, risk management, and international strategies.Offers the latest trends and guidance for sourcing and supplymanagersFeatures coverage of understanding sourcing, procurement andsupply management, procurement and best business practices, bestpractices in sourcing management and global sourcing management,financial strategies for sourcing, responsibleprocurement,diversity procurement, managing risk, supplierselection, project management for procurement and supply managers,managing supplier relationships, international sourcing, managingsupplier relationships supply management operations,With the rise of global supply chains,environmental/sustainability concerns, and constantly evolvingtechnology, the time is right for understanding Strategic GlobalSourcing Best Practices.
"Enterprise Supply Chain Management: IntegratingBest-in-Class Processes is a great primer on all things supplychain. This is a must-read for any IT, finance, business, or salesexecutive working for an organization where supply chain is astrategic discipline."
—David Landau, Vice President, ManhattanAssociates
"This book provides a comprehensive mapping of supply chainprocesses and associated solution architecture. Its clarity andconcise language makes it a definite read for anyone with a need tounderstand the bigger picture on supply chain management solutionsand best practices. Equally suited for supply chain managers, ITmanagers, architects, and students looking forward to a career insupply chain management."
—Yasser Alkazzaz, Senior Vice President of SupplyChain, Hatch Corporation (Canada)
"Easily the best book for the practitioners who must understandthe overall scope of supply chain functions, technology, and itsimpact on finance in an enterprise, without the need to get intothe algorithms behind the supply chain solutions. The appendix onpotential evolution of a green supply chain is thought-provokingfor those pioneering carbon-aware supply chains."
—Pervinder Joharformer, CTO and Executive VicePresident, Manhattan Associates
"Great book and especially relevant in these times when reducingexpenses is vital given the current economic times. The bookclearly explains how implementing the correct supply chainprocesses can help you to achieve your cost-reduction goals; and ifyou are someone whose job depends on achieving these goals, this isfor you."
—Henry Blum, Manager, Logistics Applications, Inc.
Find out how your supply chain processes fit into yourcompany's big picture—using best-in-class processes
Clearly written and foundational in approach, this book buildson fundamental concepts including:Why the heart of your supply chain is the flow ofmerchandise
The wide scope of supply chain functions in your enterprise
Clearly explained industry terms that demystify the jargon
The financial implications of supply chain management
The ins and outs of demand and supply planning, transportation,and warehouse management, reverse logistics management, andcollaboration
Enterprise Supply Chain Management is filled with anabundance of examples that simplify and cover a wide scope ofsupply chain functions.
Editors Tony Atkinson and Francois Bourguignon assemble the expertise of leading authorities in this survey of substantive issues. In two volumes they address subjects that were not covered in Volume 1 (2000), such as education, health and experimental economics; and subjects that were covered but where there have been substantial new developments, such as the historical study of income inequality and globalization. Some chapters discuss future growth areas, such as inheritance, the links between inequality and macro-economics and finance, and the distributional implications of climate change. They also update empirical advances and major changes in the policy environment.The volumes define and organize key areas of income distribution studiesContributors focus on identifying newly developing questions and opportunities for future researchThe authoritative articles emphasize the ways that income mobility and inequality studies have recently gained greater political significance
Cases on Supply Chain and Distribution Management: Issues and Principles introduces readers to a wide selection of case studies covering a multitude of supply chains in different economies of the world and examines major issues related to supply chain management. Concerned with the complete management of the flow of goods, information, and finances, the discipline of supply chain management merits an in-depth analysis. This book presents the latest knowledge on different types of supply chains that exist within the world business environment and acts as catalyst for incumbent global corporations to understand and work around inefficient supply chains, particularly in emerging economies.
This book will prove vital to students of development economics and development studies and those working in the field.
—James E. Mallard, Vice President, UPS Procurement Services
Due to the profound growth in international trade, the need to pursue global supply and institute risk management practices has never been greater. The globalization of world markets has reconfigured supply networks, causing increasing complexities and challenges in sourcing and risk management.Managing Global Supply and Risk blends three distinct but interrelated topics—international purchasing, global supply management, and global risk management—to present the critical differences between companies that pursue international purchasing and those that have evolved toward a more sophisticated global supply management model. This book covers every aspect of global supply management and details what it takes to pursue supply management at the international level. Each chapter is loaded with critical concepts that supply managers must understand and includes company examples, cases, best practices, and strategies that offer prescriptions for success.
Global supply management is a process that proactively integrates and coordinates common items and materials, as well as processes, designs, technologies, and suppliers across worldwide purchasing, engineering, and operating locations. It is a process that could very well provide your organization with its next quantum leap in performance. Managing Global Supply and Risk: Best Practices, Concepts, and Strategies is a must read for every c-level executive and supply chain leader that wants to gain or maintain a competitive advantage during difficult economic periods.
Robert Trent, Ph.D., is the supply chain management program director, associate director of the Manufacturing Systems Engineering program, and George N. Beckwith professor of management at Lehigh University, where he teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He holds a B.S. degree in materials logistics management from Michigan State University, an MBA from Wayne State University, and a Ph.D. in operations management from Michigan State University. This well known subject matter expert has authored four highly regarded books within the procurement and supply management field, several research projects published through the Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies (CAPS) and numerous articles published in more than a dozen professional and academic journals and magazines. Dr. Trent is an active member of the Institute for Supply Management, serving for many years as the Professional Development Director of the NAPM Lehigh Valley chapter and, at the national level, as a member of the ISM Educational Resources Committee.
Llewellyn Roberts is President and founder of L. Roberts & Associates Inc., a firm that has provided a wide range of professional consulting and management development services to many of the largest and most successful companies in the world over the past twenty years. He is an industrial engineer, consultant and published author specializing in the fields of business performance improvement, procurement and strategic sourcing, and logistics and supply chain management. Mr. Roberts is a sought-after and frequent speaker at professional conferences and universities worldwide and previously conducted lectures for the Executive Masters in International Logistics program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has developed and delivered training to thousands of participants from hundreds of different companies on a wide variety of topics. Amongst its various services, L. Roberts & Associates currently provides training in warehouse design and layout and warehouse management under license to Supply Chain Planning Limited, Cranfield University (UK).
This book reviews the role of RFID technologies in the textiles and fashion supply chain to improve distribution, process management and product tracking, garment manufacturing, and assembly line operations. It also explores how RFID technologies can improve order allocation in the supply chain, and how these technologies can also be used for intelligent apparel product cross-selling. Its chapters also discuss measuring the impact of RFID technologies in improving the efficiency of the textile supply chain, and modeling the effectiveness of RFID technologies in improving sales performance in fashion retail outlets.
Fashion Supply Chain Management Using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technologies is a comprehensive resource for academic researchers, industry managers, and professionals within the fashion industry.Looks at the application of RFID technologies in order allocation, garment manufacturing, product tracking, distribution, and retailReviews RFID technologies in the textiles and fashion supply chain for improving distribution, process management and product tracking, garment manufacturing, and assembly line operationsFocuses on measuring the impact of RFID technologies on efficiency, and modeling the effectiveness of RFID technologies in improving retail outlet sales
■ Many descriptions of material handling equipment
■ Combining of various equipment types into systems
■ Selecting a preferred system for an existing building
■ Configuring of a new building.
The authors have a combined total of over 60 years of hands-on experience in the field of material handling equipment and applications. Some of the material, comments and dimensioning suggestions were learned the hard way. Safety hints, some of which seem to be little known or understood, are sprinkled throughout the book.
This manual can save you many times its’ price while increasing safety and reducing unexpected problems to a minimum.
NOTE: Conveyers are not discussed in any detail. These and advanced automation are subjects which require their own manuals.
To make e-manufacturing and supply chain technologies effective, integration is needed between various, often disparate systems. To understand why this is such an issue, one needs to understand what the different systems or system components do, their objectives, their specific focus areas and how they interact with other systems. It is also required to understand how these systems evolved to their current state, as the concepts used during the early development of systems and technology tend to remain in place throughout the life-cycle of the systems/technology.
This book explores various standards, concepts and techniques used over the years to model systems and hierarchies in order to understand where they fit into the organization and supply chain. It looks at the specific system components and the ways in which they can be designed and graphically depicted for easy understanding by both information technology (IT) and non-IT personnel.
Without a good implementation philosophy, very few systems add any real benefit to an organization, and for this reason the ways in which systems are implemented and installation projects managed are also explored and recommendations are made as to possible methods that have proven successful in the past. The human factor and how that impacts on system success are also addressed, as is the motivation for system investment and subsequent benefit measurement processes.
Finally, the vendor/user supply/demand within the e-manufacturing domain is explored and a method is put forward that enables the reduction of vendor bias during the vendor selection process.
The objective of this book is to provide the reader with a good understanding regarding the four critical factors (business/physical processes, systems supporting the processes, company personnel and company/personal performance measures) that influence the success of any e-manufacturing implementation, and the synchronization required between these factors.
· Discover how to implement the flexible and responsive supply chain and manufacturing execution systems required for competitive and customer-focused manufacturing
· Build a working knowledge of the latest plant automation, manufacturing execution systems (MES) and supply chain management (SCM) design techniques
· Gain a fuller understanding of the four critical factors (business and physical processes, systems supporting the processes, company personnel, performance measurement) that influence the success of any e-manufacturing implementation, and how to evaluate and optimize all four factors