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The Perils of Using Excel to Manage the Supply Chain Process

Excel has many advocates as a system for the development and implementation of supply chain processes. At first glance, it is extremely attractive – a flexible application that many people know how to use. It is portable and the cost of ownership is negligible (http://logisticsviewpoints.com/2013/11/20/5-reasons-excel-champ-supply-chain-apps/). However, this ease of use and ubiquitousness comes at a …
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Improved Process and Optimization Tool

Business Problem: Dole Food Company, Inc. is a producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and fresh-cut flowers, and markets several lines of packaged foods. Dole globally purchases containerboard from several paper companies to manufacture containers to transport and inventory their products. Dole uses an MS Excel spreadsheet to optimize the variables and …
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