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Kuiper Leda Benchmarking - MBA 550

A benchmark of two companies (Walmart and Sport Obermeyer) as they relate to the Kuiper Leda Scenario and the concept of 'assessing existing supply chain management strategies.' It includes situation facing the company, response and outcome. It also includes an analysis of how these companies relate to the scenario.

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Concept: Assessing Existing Supply Chain Management Strategies

A successful supply chain management will help retailers and suppliers improve the way they manage their processes. There are many existing supply chain strategies and some of them are even considered best practices. Lean manufacturing, Just In Time inventory, forecasting, six sigma and enterprise resource planning are considered some best practices. As seen from the result of benchmarking, Sport Obermeyer took steps to improve their supply chain management practices and utilized some existing practices to its advantage. The company used several methods to forecast customer needs and wants in order to meet customer satisfaction. "Forecasts are vital to every business organization and for every significant management decision. Forecasting is the basis of corporate long-run planning" (Chase et al, 2006). Production and operations personnel can greatly ...

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A benchmark of two companies (Walmart and Sport Obermeyer) as they relate to the Kuiper Leda Scenario and the concept of 'assessing existing supply chain management strategies.' It includes situation facing the company, response and outcome. It also includes an analysis of how these companies relate to the scenario.

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