In 1999 Nike, a US sports apparel and equipment company, faced with a complex supply chain dealing with over 100,000 SKUs and sales in over 100 countries, initiated a supply chain management project based on continuous improvement. The system was set up to match supply and demand as far upstream in the process as possible and the project included integrated, constraint-based planning; larger windows for placing orders; and better inbound shipment tracking, supply and go-to-market strategy matchi...

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2.2.4 Formulate and review business unit strategy
5.1.1 Plan key production & delivery processes
5.2.4 Purchase materials & supplies

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