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The Lean Supply Chain

Book Description

The Lean Supply Chain: Managing the Challenge at Tesco shows how Tesco have built world-leading retail and supply chain operations that aim first to be effective in delivering what customers want and second efficient in performance and cost metrics.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. List of Tables
  4. List of Figures
  5. Foreword
  6. The Authors
  7. Preface
  8. 01  An introduction
    1. Why the supply chain?
    2. Tesco’s core purpose
    3. Alignment behind purpose
    4. Corporate discipline
    5. Better, simpler, cheaper
    6. Debunking conventional business thinking myths
    7. Book structure
  9. 02  Tesco past and present
    1. Tesco’s past: 1 – the early years
    2. Tesco’s past: 2 – leading the development of self-service and supermarket shopping
    3. Tesco’s past: era 3 – continuous and multi-directional expansion
    4. Tesco’s past: era 4 – more challenging times – refocusing the business
    5. Tesco – the present day
  10. 03  Tesco and strategy: Managing the what, why and how
    1. Tesco’s strategic approach
    2. Conclusion – the Leahy era
    3. Evolution or revolution in Tesco’s strategic approach
    4. A vision for Tesco
  11. 04  Customer insight, to drive the Tesco supply chain
    1. What is customer value?
    2. Customer value in grocery shopping
    3. How Tesco defines customer value
  12. 05  Lean and the Tesco supply chain: Mastering the supply chain
    1. Background
    2. Tesco’s supply chain improvement
  13. 06  Tesco and continuous improvement: Debunking seven myths of conventional business thinking
    1. What sets Tesco apart?
    2. How Tesco has defied conventional wisdom
  14. 07  Current challenges: Aligning corporate and supply chain strategies to a changing macro environment
    1. The changing macro external environment
    2. Impacts stemming from changes in the external trading environment
    3. Redefining system purpose
    4. What does this mean for the Tesco supply chain strategy?
  15. 08  Conclusions
    1. Appendix 1 World of Retail retailer data – store sales and profits for retailers that operate UK food stores
    2. Appendix 2 World of Retail retailer data – store numbers summary for food retailers that operate UK stores
    3. Appendix 3 Number of stores by territory for food retailers that operate UK food stores
    4. Appendix 4 Tesco innovations as it moves into international territories
    5. Appendix 5 Tesco CSR reporting – standstill summary of 2013/14 performance: three ambitions and four essentials
    6. Appendix 6 Evolution of Tesco corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting 1999–2014
    7. Appendix 7 Tesco key events timeline
  16. References
  17. Index
  18. Copyright