2016年6月19日 星期日

be tuned in, fine-tuned supply chain: virtuous connections, snafu

Virtuous Connections
by Richard Verity and Chris McNally

A fine-tuned supply chain is more than the sum of its parts. It should be looked at as an integrated whole, not as a set of individualized and independent processes. Ideally, each link improves the next.

To read the full analysis:
http://www.strategy-business.com/article/10112
 Supply-Chain Concerns Continue
Worries continued about supply-chain disruptions from Japan's earthquake, with some Asian businesses saying they were slowing output to preserve component stockpiles.

supply-chain 廠業供給下游部品/系統讓其繼續加工的供需體系



Firms Take Online Reviews to Heart

Many Say Consumer Responses Offer Clues to Supply-Chain Snafus, Flaws or Unclear Instructions, Speeding Up Remedies

 BY SHELLY BANJO

L.L. Bean Inc. noticed earlier this year that one of its top-selling products, Supima Cotton Fitted Sheets, was being slammed in online customer reviews.
The company, which pulled the sheets from its website, found that a wrinkle-resistance treatment mistakenly added by a contractor was causing the cotton fabric to unravel. It offered new sheets to the 6,300 customers who had purchased the set and destroyed the rest of the faulty batch.
"Before, it would have taken us months and months to figure out if something was wrong with the product through returns, if we ever would have known at all," ...

be tuned in

informal Be sensitive to or able to understand something:it’s important to be tuned in to your child’s needs

snafu[sna・fu]

  • 発音記号[snæfúː]
((米略式))[形]混乱した.
━━[動](他)…を混乱させる.
━━[名][U]混乱状態.
[situation normal all fucked up]

 



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