How it’s done sport & supply chains

| August 21, 2017

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Sport is now big business. It is estimated to be worth US$67 billion this year in North America alone.The link between sport and supply chain may not be immediately evident, but it is big and rapidly evolving. Scratch the surface and supply chain management now plays a major role in the success of teams like the Toronto Blue Jays or Canada’s NHL teams; or the smooth running of major sporting events like the Montreal Grand Prix, or Vancouver Olympics. Across different sports the value of supply chain management is obvious on reflection, it is also in many cases highly innovative.

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The Martin-Brower Company, L.L.C.

1956 was the beginning of our ongoing relationship with McDonald's and it started with deliveries to Ray Kroc's first restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois. Many big ideas start as a sketch on a paper napkin. We put our own twist on the story. The paper napkin was our big idea. As McDonald's grew, so did we. We dropped "Paper" from the company name in 1964 to better reflect our additional services. In 1972, we developed the "Total Supply" advantage, in which we supply all of a restaurant's inventory needs, including our foundational paper products. It's the same brand of full-circle service that we're proud to offer today.

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