Ups-Hp Case Study

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page 2 Executive summary
Page 3 Introduction
Page 4 Main supply chain issues within the Hewlett Packard-UPS case study
Page 6 Strategies for the future
Page 8 Conclusion

1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The concept of supply chain is tightly linked to the concept of collaboration. A supply chain by nature involves the interaction of two or more firms, sharing resources, risks and capabilities and jointly working to achieve higher business performance. Therefore, companies involved in a supply chain structure must ensure collaboration among their partners by applying the following interventions :
- Appropriate performance measures: provides information regarding the results of the system efforts to supply chain
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The logistics in this context is not a minor aspect; HP needs to rely on a logistics supplier that will be able to provide a varied range of transportation alternatives that can be adapted to HP 's requirements, to provide complete visibility through high performance information systems and to deal with changing international complexities. HP found in UPS the desired capabilities to act as a partner supplier and since then they have developed a relationship based on trust and collaboration, high performance and cooperation. UPS handles all of HP 's logistic needs from transportation to warehousing and documentation requirements; for the variety of products the company handles from small consumer devices to large installations; and all across the world from a small local package delivery to warehousing assistance in Shanghai.
3 MAIN SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES WITHIN THE HEWLETT PACKARD-UPS CASE STUDY
3.1 Characteristics of the context: global and changing
Being one of the biggest technological companies in the world, HP 's products are by nature innovative products, which usually have short life cycles and require the introduction of a steady stream of newer innovations to keep imitators at bay. Their market is uncertain and suppliers in this context must be chosen for their speed and flexibility, not for
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