CASE STUDY CONCEPT: Zara's Unique Business Model is Driven by Its Supply Chain Capabilities. Zara changes its clothing designs every two weeks on average, while competitors change their designs every two or three months. It carries about 11,000 distinct items per year in thousands of stores
CASE STUDY CONCEPT: Maximizing Supply Chain Performance to Increase Company Profits. In the restaurant industry in India, "Spice Max" is a well-known brand of Biryani Masala owned by a company named "Paramount Restaurant" which is very famous for its Hyderabadi Biryani. This delicious food
CASE STUDY CONCEPT: Mission & Operations Planning (M&OP) for Disaster Response Supply Chains. Earthquakes are not uncommon in the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains. But nobody can predict exactly when they will happen, so each one is a surprise. And then people have to respond quickly.
CASE STUDY CONCEPT: Battle Strategy and Logistics are Two Sides of the Same Coin. "There is nothing more common than to find considerations of supply affecting the strategic lines of a campaign and a war." - Carl von Clausewitz. The path taken by the German Army in its advance on Moscow in the
CASE STUDY CONCEPT: Supply Chain Planning Under Conditions of Stress and Uncertainty. We live in a world where joint military and civilian humanitarian missions are called for with increasing frequency. So we need to get better at them. Working through this case study will give you strong insights
CASE STUDY CONCEPT: Timeless Supply Chain Challenges (inventory, location, transportation, and the bullwhip effect). Imagine it is the year 210 A.D. and you are the head of the largest merchant trading house on the Silk Road. The long prosperity of the Pax Romana has created strong demand in the
CASE STUDY CONCEPT: Challenges of Disaster Response Supply Chains and Humanitarian Logistics. You are in charge of coordinating a major disaster response effort. You are working with a geographically dispersed team of people from different disaster response organizations ranging from government
CASE STUDY CONCEPT: Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) with Simulations to Support Business Growth. You connect your laptop to the boardroom projector, and the company's supply chain appears on the big screen at the front of the room. People stop talking and turn to look at what you are