: operational and strategic challenges of a retailer meat supply chain

  • Afonso Raimundo Curado Carrêlo Carrêlo (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This business case is based in a 2015 project of review and analysis of the whole supply chain of the Meat Department from the major retailer in Portugal, SonaeMC. The main drivers for the existence of this project were the huge entropy within the department and the towering perishable shrinkage. We follow Célia Fialho and a final year graduating student, through four meetings to pinpoint critical issues to propose strategic and operational solutions to solve the above-mentioned issues and to improve the supply chain. The case is targeting strategy and operations management students (and similar), introducing main concepts and topics related and to present a real retailer supply chain in a change situation.
Date of Award4 Nov 2015
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJoão Simão Pires (Supervisor)


  • Supply chain
  • Meat operations
  • Forecast
  • Change management
  • Operational strategy


  • Mestrado em Gestão

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