Sainsbury's : Supply Chain Performance Measurement (B)

Published 01 Oct 2003
Reference 5166
Topic Operations
Region Europe
Summary

The (B) case focuses on the performance measurement tools that Sainsbury’s has implemented to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its supplier relations. It describes the internal information system that provides up-to-date performance data on suppliers as well as an Internet-enabled system aimed at sharing daily supply chain information with suppliers. The case also demonstrates how a performance assessment tool called the Global Scorecard helps Sainsbury’s and its suppliers identify opportunities for jointly improving their interface.

Teaching objectives

The teaching objectives are, first, to illustrate state-of-the-art information systems aimed at measuring and managing supplier performance in a retail context and, second, to discuss how retailers and suppliers can work together to improve the efficiency of their interface and strengthen their relationship.

Keywords
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Global Scorecard
  • Retail
  • Supplier Relations
  • Consumer Goods
  • Supply Chain Organisation
  • Performance Management
  • Efficient Consumer Response