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1. Bottlenecks in a Process

You purchase parts from three different countries and receive them all in your factory in the U.S

Control chip= China
Transmitter = Japan
Housing = USA
Key Ring = China

Research the country of Japan (Which Provides the transmitter). Identify issues that could affect the supply chain (i.e. Holidays, political struggles, seasonal weather)? Remember that they are a manufacturer of a part you needed to complete an assembly of a product

Help explain how you identify at least one bottleneck you researched and discuss how you can use this knowledge to keep your supply chain running smoothly. Should you change your supplier? How might the differences in culture affect the decision you make?

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One of the issues that can affect supply chain and completely unavoidable is holidays and festivals that may disrupt supply of transmitters from Japanese vendors. Hence, we need to plan for such unavoidable circumstances or supply disruptions in advance.

As these holiday and festival disruptions are predictable in nature, we can avoid the negative impact of disruptions by planning for this disruption in advance. We can order more transmitters in supply periods prior to these festival and holiday days/weeks to ensure that we have enough quantity of transmitters in ...

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Bottlenecks in a Process

You purchase parts from three different countries and receive them all in your factory in the U.S

Control chip= China
Transmitter = Japan
Housing = USA
Key Ring = China

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