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    Supply Chain of any 3 products

    Pick any 3 products
    •Analyze the design of the supply chain from a Lean perspective of each.
    •Describe the supply chain necessary to Source, Make, and Deliver each product.

    Using the APA format, cite the sources you use on a separate page.

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    In compliance with BrainMass rules this is not a hand in ready assignment but only guidance.
    The three products are:
    Plastic molded toys, metal furniture, and bathing soap.
    Lean principles are specifying what creates value, identifying all steps in the value stream ensuring that these actions create a value flow, make only that which is demanded by customer just in time, and removing each type of waste.
    Applying Lean Principles:
    The supply chain for molded toys begins with the purchase of plastic pellets, and master batch pellets from plastic makers. Quality raw materials create value for customers. These are shipped to molded plastic toys making factories. The molded toy making factories must coordinated to distributors so that the exact output can be shipped without delay. Finished toys are shipped to toys distributors. The toys distributors ship them to toy retailers. Waste should be eliminated by reducing rejected toys (1).
    The supply chain for metal furniture is that sheet metal is purchased from steel makers. Purchasing and using the exact thickness and quality of steel gives value to customers. Other raw materials such as rivets, screws, and paint are purchased from their respective ...

    Solution Summary

    The answer to this problem explains product design and supply chain of three products. The references related to the answer are also included.