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HP: Evaluate existing supply chains, analytical tools

HEWLETT PACKARD

In this assignment, you will present a refinement of your project implementation plan. In particular, you need to present a realistic view of your implementation plan.

Discuss your implementation plan with particular attention to practicality.
Address any lingering issues or concerns you have about your implementation plan.
Review and provide meaningful comments to your peer postings, provide helpful resources when applicable.

Objective: Evaluate existing supply chains, identify deficiencies, and propose corrective actions to increase chain efficiencies.
Learn and apply the analytical tools associated with operational decision making and optimization.
Develop a clear understanding of the 'big picture', allowing the student to work with or for Production/Operations personnel.
Demonstrate collaborative, analytical and communication skills.

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The response addresses the queries posted in 1606 words with references.

//Before writing about the literature review, in this part of the paper, we will discuss briefly about the company and its supply chain management services. Our aim is to evaluate the existing supply chains, identify deficiencies, and propose corrective actions to increase the chain efficiencies of Hewlett Packard.//

The paper is aimed at evaluating the existing supply chains, identify deficiencies, and propose corrective actions to increase the chain efficiencies of Hewlett-Packard. The basic purpose behind this is to provide a comprehensive knowledge about the supply management system of the target company and to frame some strategies to increase the efficiency and decrease the over all cost of the operations. This knowledge will help in forming an expert opinion about the company's policies and its strategies related to its various activities such as supply chain, service and product design management. The analysis of the topic will help in finding the loop holes in supply management system of the company and we will be able to take certain corrective measures to rectify the faults in the system. The paper will also discuss the implementation plan with a particular attention given to practicality (Lee & Billington, 1995).

//After discussing the general overview of the company and its operations, we will now discuss the major issues related to the supply chain management. I have included some major points so as to make the analysis more comprehensive and logical. You are free to add some more points, which you find suitable in concern to the company.//

Evaluation of existing supply chain: Supply chain can be defined as a systematic arrangement of activities such as procurement of raw materials, converting them in to usable items, and then deliver them to the required destinations through a distribution system. The main purpose of any business system, including supply chain, is to increase the efficiency of the business by reducing over all costs and time cycle and minimizing the loss. There are three major components of any supply chain. These are procurement, production and distribution. Production, research and development, and sales & service are the few major steps involved in the HP's supply chain management system (Hitt, Ireland & Hoskisson, 2008).

Supply chain management issues and deficiencies: The major issue before the company is the timely delivery of products to the desired place, which requires efficient efforts on the part of supply chain management system. HP has a very large product portfolio, which includes personal computers, ...

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The response addresses the queries posted in 1606 words with references.

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