Tommy Hilfiger merges fashion with tech

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Daniel Grieder, Global CEO of Tommy Hilfiger, discusses the company’s efforts to stay ahead of the latest trends in technology. They’ve opened a digital showroom in Amsterdam to streamline sales. Source: CNN Money Date: February 25th, 2015 Link (to paste into browser) http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2015/02/23/tommy-hilfiger-fashion-technology.cnnmoney/index.html Discussion 1) The CEO of Tommy Hilfiger says that the company’s new… Read more »

Bnet – Mary Kay Corp. Selects NetCool Suite

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            Description: Micromuse Inc. (Nasdaq: MUSE), the leading provider of business and service assurance software, today announced that Mary Kay Inc., one of the largest direct sellers of skin care and color cosmetics in the world, has selected to implement the Netcool(R) suite across its complex IT environment to help streamline… Read more »

InfoWorld – Mary Kay Rejuvenates Supply Chain Management (SCM)

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            Description: Things will never look the same at Mary Kay, one of the larger direct sellers of cosmetics and skin care products, thanks to a wholesale conversion to Web-based supply-chain management, plus a new portal with revamped financial reporting capabilities. Source: Richard Gincel, InfoWorld Date: 11/24/2004 Link: http://www.infoworld.com/article/04/11/12/46FEifw100marykay_1.html?SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Intelligent Enterprise – Align Supply Chain Management (SCM) Performance Goals

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      Description: Article addresses how disjointed improvement initiatives can throw a company into chaos, as well as best practices of how to get operational performance management programs in sync with the strategic mission. Source: Colin Snow, Intelligent World Date: 3/5/2007 Link: http://www.intelligententerprise.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=197800123&pgno=1 Discussion Questions: Why is it so difficult to align goals & strategy?

CIO – Supply Chain Management (SCM) Knowledge Tutorial

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        Description: CIO.com article with tutorial related to SCM Knowledge.  Source: Thomas Wailgum, CIO Date: 11/20/2008 Link: http://www.cio.com/article/40940/Supply_Chain_Management_Definition_and_Solutions Discussion Questions: Describe SCM knowledge & give examples integrating what has been learned from the tutorial.

CIO – SCM Knowledge Tutorial

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      Description: CIO.com article with tutorial related to SCM Knowledge.  Consider the tutorial as an in-class activity with this slide. Source: Thomas Wailgum, CIO Magazine Date: 11/20/2008 Link: http://www.cio.com/article/40940/Supply_Chain_Management_Definition_and_Solutions  Discussion Questions: Describe SCM knowledge & give examples integrating what has been learned from the tutorial.

Wikipedia Entry – Supply Chain Management

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          Description: Link to Wikipedia for SCM definition & clarification.  Discuss how SCM can be a competitive advantage for organizations when used most effectively.  What is the main goal of SCM?  To reduce uncertainty, variability, & risks; to increase control in the supply chain to improve inventory levels, cycle time, business processes &… Read more »