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Since then ECR has been adopted by around 50 countries in all the continents of the world. 3 Comparison of Scope and Savings from Supply Chain Studies Supply chain study Scope of study Estimated savings Kurt Salmon Associates (1993) US dry grocery sector Coca-Cola Supply Chain Collaboration (1994) 1. 127 European companies. 2. Focused on cost reduction from end of manufacturers line. 3. Small proportion of category management. 1. 15 value chain analysis studies (10 European manufacturers, 5 retailers).

In the last decade it has established a hightech production pole at Castrette, near its headquarters, to cope with increased volumes. The Castrette model has been recreated in foreign production poles in Spain, Portugal, Tunisia, Hungary, Croatia, South Korea, Egypt and India, with a SME network which focuses on specific products and skills in the area. Control also has been increased both upstream and downstream of production. The company now controls 85 per cent of its textile and thread suppliers to ensure speedy quality control and reduce lead times to workshops.

Portugal. In other parts of the retail sector, the rosy picture of collaboration and co-operation is less evident from published empirical research. The previous edition of this volume cited work by Hogarth-Scott and Parkinson (1993) and Ogbonna and Wilkinson (1996) in the food sector of a more adversarial approach than the ‘partnership’ dialogue promulgated at the time. In the basic clothing sector similar trends were evident (Fernie, 1998) and the downward pressure in prices with the intense competition in the UK clothing market has done little to redress the 30 ❚ Logistics and retail management emphasis on tough price negotiations.

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