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Supply Chain NAME: AFFILIATION: UNIVERSITY: COURSE TITLE: DATE OF SUBMISSION: Table of Contents Introduction 3 Discussion 4 Internationalisation 4 The Internationalisation of business 5 The transformation of the Supply Chain and Distribution network 8 Decentralised system 8 The centralised system 8 Revision of the centralised supply chain and distribution system 9 Supply chains as an important driver of Internationalisation strategies 11 Conclusion 13 References 14 Supply Chain Introduction The British company Tesco could be considered as a great phenomenon in itself and in the world of food distribution.
The success of the company relies on a strategy of volume rather than margin through the reinvestment of productivity gains in the form of lower prices. A special feature of the company is that it does not seem to take the paths agreed by its competitors. In the late 1970s, company undertook a radical revision of the distribution system and 20 years later, it became one of the first profitable company in the field of nutrition (Collinson, 2007). Sir Jack Cohen founded the company in 1929 and named it as Tesco. This acronym combines the letters of the tea supplier and partner (TE Stock well) with those of Sir Cohen. The group opened its first grocery store in the suburbs of London, and it was during the 1930s that it began its growth by adding a hundred outlets, mainly in the British capital. After a visit to the United States, Mr. Cohen returned to England with the aim of importing the model of self-service supermarkets. ...
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