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Starbucks Supply Chain


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A brief overview why Starbucks is the #1 coffee retailer in the world.

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Starbucks Supply Chain

  1. 1. Supply Chain Process : STARBUCKS Natasha Barrett
  2. 2. Global Organization  Head Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, USA,-- Tokoyo, UK
  3. 3. About Starbucks  Starbucks is the world’s # 1 specialty coffee retailer. It was founded in 1971 by three partners who met as students at the University of San Francisco. There are 20,891 locations in 62 countries. In 2012 the reported net income was $ 1.38 billion US Starbuck’s 1st logo :
  4. 4. Philosophy   Provide a great work environment and treat each other with respect and dignity  Embrace diversity as an essential component in the way we do business  Apply the highest standards of excellence to purchasing, roasting and fresh delivery of our coffee  Develop enthusiastically satisfied customers all the time  Contribute positively to our communities and our environment  Recognize that profitability is essential to our future success
  5. 5. Supplier Code Of Conduct   Demonstrating commitment to the welfare, economic improvement and sustainability of the people and places that produce our products and services  Adherence to local laws and international standards regarding human rights, workplace safety, and worker compensation and treatment  Meeting or exceeding national laws and international standards for environmental protection, and minimizing negative environmental impacts of suppliers’ operations  Commitment to measuring, monitoring, reporting and verification of compliance to this code  Pursuing continuous improvement of these social and environmental principles
  6. 6. Ethical Sourcing   Buy and serve high – quality coffee that grown and ethically traded  Farms and mills are evaluated by third party verification organizations using a comprehensive scorecard of more than 200 indicators  Coffee and farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices helps to evaluate and reward producers of high-quality, socially responsible and sustainably grown coffee  C.A.F.E. Improves coffee production, conserving and restoring natural habitat, and facilitating farmer access to forest carbon markers
  7. 7. Supplier Diversity Program   Focus on building and prospering communities.  Actively seek a diverse business base to do business with.  Supplier opportunities goes beyond logistics, distribution and co-packing.  Develop and maintain supplier relationship To learn more visit:
  8. 8. Coffee  Sample 150, 000 cups a year looking for the best arabica coffee About 3% of the world’s beans makes the selection 18 weeks each year assigned employees visits coffee growers worldwide
  9. 9. Starbucks Supply Chain   Plan  Source  Make  Deliver GOAL : REDUCE COST AND IMPROVE EFFICIENCIES.
  10. 10. See The Big Picture  Its imperative to understand the total cost of each operation within the supply chain. In addition, to monitor and control all supply chain activities.  Understand prices of purchase  Analysis the breakdown of all ingredients  Develop various cost models
  11. 11. Coffee Suppliers 
  12. 12. Transporting the Beans  Huge quantities of coffee beans are selected and shipped to the various distribution centers.  9 regional distribution centers  48 central distributions  6 green coffee warehouses
  13. 13. Distribution Flow Chart  Receiving coffee beans Roasting ORDER FULILMENT Storage Sifter Assortment Blending Cooling Quality Tasting Final Testing FAILED / DISCARD FAILED / Finished Goods Packaging Palletizing DISCARD
  14. 14. Sustainability is Smart Business   Energy renewable and conservation  Building greener stores  Recycling and reducing waste
  15. 15. Starbucks Coffee Available at Places: Airports, Schools, Malls, etc. 
  16. 16.  “We have no patent on anything we do and anything we do can be copied by anyone else. But you can’t copy the heart and the soul and the conscience of the company.” “The taste of our coffee has created such a quality experience that we’ve been able to convince people over 20 yrs that its still a very good value even though its more expensive than traditional coffee you can find at a diner.” Howard Schultz
  17. 17. The Best Coffee  A cup of coffee is the end of a long journey from the land, to the farmer, to the roast, to your eagerly waiting hands. Each step is important in defining what that coffee will taste like.