Purchasing And Supply Chain Management Analysis

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PURCHASING AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ANALYSIS OF TWO COMPANIES

TESCO AND ASDA

Summary
I have chosen to do the assignment on comparing these retail giants over their purchase and supply chain management and its key issues. I was working for a firm in india which is indulged in day to day purchase and supply and was not much effective. It was the main reason to do a research on these firms and to discover how do they handle such an effective supply chain management. Researching on key issues like sustainabillity, global sourcing and ethics and risk involved in supply chain management. The study found that these firms have started to take sustainabillity as a major area of concern in corporate responsibillity through integrating themselves with their suppliers through a host network. Initiatives like fair trade have been started in which companies directly buy from farmers to help them grow more n more. Studies show that enviroment sustainabillity has also came up as a major issue of concern, firms are using different methodolgies to cut down CO2 emissions as much as possible. Tesco and ASDA were often criticisized by the media and the people on their unethical purchase from overseas mainly from third world countries. There are various active organisations who are constantly keeping an eye on there global sourcings. Technologies like RFID are being constantly used by these firms to handle their inventory management and to keep a record of consumers buying habit.
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