Outline Of Current Scm Practices

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The company I choose to summarize current SCM practices and to make specific technology recommendations on how to improve them as a company is Target. Target is one of the biggest U.S. retailing store in the world along with the big juggernaut Wal-Mart. The company was created in 1903 by John Dayton and from then to now the goal of Target was and still is to fulfill the needs and fuel the potential of their guests. To be more specific, to make Target the people 's preferred shopping destination in all channels by delivering outstanding value, continuous innovation, and exceptional experiences—consistently fulfilling our Expect More. Pay Less. ® Brand promise. Target was the first company to really implement technology in their grand scheme of supply chain management. They introduced UPC bar code packaging to its company. UPC bar codes consist of 12 numerical digits that are uniquely assigned to each trade item. Along with the related EAN barcode, the UPC is the barcode mainly used for scanning of trade items at the point of sale. This feature helped put Target at the top of its competition by improving the management of its inventory and made decreased the time of the customers to wait on their items being checked out.
Something the target does very well is using social media to their advantage to streamline supply chain. With social media being so popular today there are already many businesses that have turned to social media to not only good feedback from customers but
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