SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT-LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES Lucent Technology was an American multinational company

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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT-LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES
Lucent Technology was an American multinational company headquartered in New Jersey, in the United States. It was established through the divestiture of the AT&T Technologies which included Western Electric and Bell Labs. Lucent Technologies are a part of well renowned USA based company American telephone and Telegraph Corporation or AT&T Corporation. Lucent technologies deal in manufacturing of communication equipments. Later in 1996, it became an independent company, was functional in more than ninety countries and was organized into four units. These four units are as follows-
Network Solutions Group – served the landline/cellular telephone service providers by providing equipment & other
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As we all know supply chain is one of the most important areas which if handled properly can provide competitive edge to the companies. Supply Chain Supply change management is the control of resources, information, and capital Management of supply chain management is the most challenging and complex task because of ever changing needs of companies, products and customers. The instabilities in the market are also one of the reasons. When a company faces problem of excessive inventory, increasing costs, decreasing profits, poor return on assets and poor customer satisfaction then the company has to improve or look after its supply chain or if a company is entering into a new market or new technologies then it should have a well settled plan for its supply chain management. Same was the case here as well.
Factors like the booming Asian marketplace, decreasing prices for telecommunications equipment, etc forced Lucent Technologies to redesign the Asian supply chain. After the redesign the results were great and were contributing in increasing profitability. 82 percent of parts were made in Asia, which led the factory to be three times as productive, inventory days of sales fell by more than half, time difference and long distance that was a big problem before was now eliminated. Also due knowledge of product cost, the factory was able to do many bids in which the switch had

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