Supply Chain News: Dell/Wal-Mart Deal Means Supply Chain Changes
Dell/Wal-Mart Deal Means Supply Chain Changes
To compete in retail, Dell will need to substantially transform supply chain processes, as it moves from a make-to-order model to a make-to-stock one. We can assume Dell will adopt “pull-based” strategies within this new make-to-stock model to minimize inventories and maximize responsiveness, and indeed the consumer electronics industry as a whole has made great strides in managing both these issues in recent years. But regardless, Dell will now have to build a third supply chain to add to its existing ones for make-to-order computers and service parts.
Source: Supply Chain Digest. Read full story.