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Reinventing the Supply Chain Life Cycle, Student Workbook by Stephen B. LeGrand, Marc J. Schniederjans

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20. Interview with Mr. Brent Beabout of Office Depot

Learning Objectives

After completing this chapter, you should be able to

• Describe Office Depot.

• Explain how Office Depot deals with products in the Introduction stage of the product life cycle.

• Explain how Office Depot deals with products in the Growth stage of the product life cycle.

• Explain how Office Depot deals with products in the Maturity stage of the product life cycle.

• Explain how Office Depot deals with products in the Decline stage of the product life cycle.

Points of Further Interest

• This interview explains how cross-docking works to improve Office Depot’s supply chain operations.

• This interview explains how branding of products impacts supply chain operations.

• This ...

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