CSCMP Academic Case Study Library
The CSCMP Academic Case Study Library is an excellent resource for any academic teaching in supply chain or logistics. Created and curated by the academic community, the cases below also offer teaching notes and data files to help fellow academics teach important lessons in the classroom.
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Case Study: The Forecasting Challenge for EC-CreameryContains 1 Component(s)
EC-Creamery is an Eau Claire, WI based dairy processor selling yogurt products throughout the Midwest region of the U.S. Inaccurate forecasts have wreaked havoc in the company, leading to frequent stockouts and creating operational challenges. Your task is to draw on the information you obtain from your colleagues to develop sales forecasts, document your choices and procedures and share your thoughts and insights on issues related to forecasting and sales & operations planning. Teaching notes and associated files are available to current CSCMP Academic Members upon request. Please contact email@example.com to request teaching notes.
Case Study: Joiner & Sons Hardware: Exploring Multichannel Opportunities to Prepare for Developing an Omnichannel StrategyContains 1 Component(s)
The increase in the number of ecommerce-based channels and the growth of Amazon and Walmart have forced bricks-and-mortar retailers to seek alternative ways to reach potential customers in a cost- and time-efficient manner. This case involves a regional hardware store interested in expanding sales and increasing profits by exploring multichannel opportunities to prepare for developing an omnichannel strategy.
Case Study: Bluestar Office Supply Company (Mini-Case)Contains 1 Component(s)
This academic case study provides an opportunity to analyze historical freight payment data in order to reduce transportation costs and improve customer service.
Case Study: Issues with Planning & Scheduling Marine MovementContains 1 Component(s)
This case study focuses on new plastic and chemical distribution internationally from Houston port.
Case Study: Posh Purses' Retail ChallengeContains 1 Component(s)
In this case study, students are asked to find a way to increase sales per linear foot of shelf space and/or increase shelf inventory turnover in a manner that makes economic sense for both NDSC and PP.
Case Study: Sequoia Distributing Inventory TurnoverContains 1 Component(s)
This case study illustrates the different perspectives of inventory turnover guiding the professional to understand which management activities offer the greatest, most effective leverage from the corporate perspective down to the part number level.
Case Study: Provincial Industries: Opening Regional OfficesContains 1 Component(s)
In this case study, Provincial Industries decided that the time has come to expand internationally. This evaluation will decide the new international office location.
Case Study: Steel Corp: Using Logistics Criteria to Segment CustomersContains 1 Component(s)
In this case study, users must identify and use logistics data; logistics customer segmentation and related cost analysis.
Case Study: Where Are My Cookies? The Tale of the Thin Mints ShortageContains 1 Component(s)
In this case study, evaluate how the CEO of Girl Scounts of San Jacinto Council , Mary Vitek, can mitigate the risk of supply disruption and utilize strategic sourcing in order to avoid any further shortages.
Case Study: INCOTERMs International Logistics Negotiation GameContains 1 Component(s)
In this case, teams can compete in the real-life situation produced by Tommasso-Southwest Sport Machines.
Case Study: Expanding Warehouse Operations at Goodwill IndustriesContains 1 Component(s)
The following case study poses the issue of an efficient warehouse operation that also supports the company sales plan.
Case Study: FarmCo: Complexity of Evaluating SuppliersContains 1 Component(s)
This case study focuses on supplier management through quantitative and qualitative analysis of data from a real company.
Case Study: Making the Leap: Creme Co's Russian ExpansionContains 1 Component(s)
This case study focuses on setting up supply chains in new regions confronts firms with multiple challenges in terms of regulation, resources, culture, and infrastructure. In this case study, students will accompany a successful German FMCG manager as he plans his company’s expansion into Russia, and is forced to look at the opportunities and challenges from a new perspective.
Case Study: Dockomo Heavy Machinery Equipment Ltd.Contains 1 Component(s)
This case study is designed to explore the challenges of forecasting and inventory management in spare parts industry.
Case Study: Managing the Network of Supply and DemandContains 1 Component(s)
This case study describes how information is used by AGL Energy to match supply with demand.
Case Study: The Groundhog's New Clothes (Mini-Case)Contains 1 Component(s)
This case study integrates professional ethical dilemmas in the context of a quantitative production planning problem.
Case Study: SMC: Managing with Economic Order QuantityContains 1 Component(s)
This two-part case study illustrates the use of economic order quantity to manage conflicting performance measures across different silo'd functions in an organization.
Case Study: Rocket-Blast, LLC (Mini-Case)Contains 1 Component(s)
In this case study, total cost models are combined with qualitative considerations to allow student to come to the best decision with regards to carrier/supplier selection and labor scheduling.
Case Study: Innovative Distribution Company: A Total Cost ApproachContains 1 Component(s)
This case study illustrates the use of the total cost of ownership concept to analyze and compare two supply chains – one international and one domestic.
Case Study: Breaking Ground in Services PurchasingContains 1 Component(s)
This case study provides an overview of how a purchasing organization can try to gain a foothold in an area of spending in which it has not been involved in the past.
Case Study: Chabot Wallpaper Company (Mini-Case)Contains 1 Component(s)
Fashion-oriented product assortments are often problematic to supply chain managers due to short product life cycles, high SKU counts, frequent product rotations, inaccurate demand forecasts, and excessive amounts of obsolete inventory.
Case Study: Humanitarian Logistics: Getting Donated Foods to ZambiaContains 1 Component(s)
This case study deals with the shipment challenges of transporting donated baby foods from Basel, Switzerland to Lusaka, Zambia.
Case Study: BP's Procurement and Supply Chain ManagementContains 1 Component(s)
This academic case study focuses on the upstream procurement activities in the Gulf of Mexico.
Case Study: MRO Purchasing Management at Nypro-ChinaContains 1 Component(s)
This case study illustrates the significance and intricacy of MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) procurement and the major problems encountered in managing and analyzing the total spends.
Case Study: Smith's Aerospace: Transition of SC Operations to ChinaContains 1 Component(s)
This case study addresses issues, pros and cons involved in relocating parts of the supply chain to China as well as implementation challenges in actually moving off-shore.
Case Study: Improving Effectiveness With a Forward Purchasing StrategyContains 1 Component(s)
This case study addresses how a 3PL company operates in China and describes the implementation of a forward purchasing strategy as well as associated advantages and challenges at the company.
Case Study: DSM Manufacturing: Network Analysis Meets Business RealityContains 1 Component(s)
DSM manufacturing has grown globally and is now facing new challenges. This case study illustrates DSM's process in forming an efficient supply chain.