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Supply Chain Management

A supply chain consists of all parties involved, directly or indirectly, acting to fulfill a customer request. This supply chain not only includes the manufacturer and suppliers, but also transporters, retailers, warehouses, and customers. The supply chain involves everyone or every hand that has been involved in getting a product to a consumer.

An example of a supply chain would be the process of milk production. One would ask: how does it get from the cow, goat, soybean, or coconut to a consumer’s mouth? The agents involved in the production of milk are the farmer, packager, distributor, shipper, and vendor. Together all the processes and steps that take it from the animal to the mouth of the consumer makes up the supply chain. A supply chain is managed by various entities involved in a business. In the example of milk, the supply chain might be managed completely by the farmer who harvests, bottles, and sells the milk at a local market. In a larger business, many individuals and middlemen manage the supply chain.

Ethical Issues In Logistics

These decisions aren't straightforward. Consider two extreme cases. A shadowy company tells you, quite candidly, that it wants you to help them send Stinger anti-aircraft missiles to the so-called Islamic State, and will pay you a fortune in exchange for running the risk of hard time in a Federal prison. 1. Are you even t

Logistics & Culture Introduction to Global Logistics Management

Many studies have examined the effect of culture on specific industries and activities; for example, Hooker (2008) analyzes the effects of culture on business communication, while Salacuse (2005) examines the way culture can affect business negotiation. Krishnan et al. (n.d.) discuss culture in the context of one specific logis

Globalization, Supply Chain Management and DHL

1) Discuss the core drivers of globalization as identified by Dye & Stephenson (2010), with respect to logistics. Which have the greatest effect on the logistics function? What effect do the others have? Are these effects mainly positive, negative, or a mixture of both? Explain. 2) Discusses the concept of friction with resp

Supply Chain: Single Manufacturing Facility

1. Consider a supply chain consisting of a single manufacturing facility, a cross-dock, and two retail outlets. Items are shipped from the manufacturing facility to the cross-dock and from there to the retail outlets. Let L1 be the lead time from the facture to the cross-dock facility and L2 be the lead time from the cross-dock

Sustainability: Supply Chain Leadership

Response must clear and address the question ask. Proof read work for grammatical errors and spelling. Use required textbook as reference. No Plagiarism!!!!! 1. Discuss the implications for supply chain leadership as their focus shifts from minimizing total supply chain cost to maximizing firm sustainability. Expand on your

Logistics/ Supply Chain Management

Answer question clearky and expand on response. NO PLAGARISM!!!!!!! 1. Discuss the three challenges logistics faces as it manages on a process, rather than a functional basis. Describe each challenge and give an example of how it may be overcome. Expand on your response--- 300 word response with reference NO PLAGARISM 2.

Logistics Planning for Customers

Logistics Planning Assignment Overview Please read the article below which concerns locating near customers. Crammer, L. J. & Wegfahrt, A. M., (2006). Ranked #9 proximity to major markets. Area Development Site and Facility Planning, 41(5). Abstract: Although a company's location criteria and business model change

Role of warehouse in logistics

Response must be 200-300 word for each questions with reference 1. Why would a warehouse be described as a "necessary evil"? Expand on your response--- 300 word response with reference NO PLAGARISM 2. Discuss and illustrate the role of warehouses in reverse logistics. Expand on your response 300 word response with refer

Supply Chain Logistics

1. Railroads have the largest percentage of intercity freight ton-miles, but motor carriers have the largest revenue. How do you explain this relationship? Expand on your response--- 300 word response with reference NO PLAGARISM 2. What is the purpose of freight classification: Does the concept of classification have relevan

Stock Out and Inventory Policy

1. What is the difference between the probability of a stock-out and the magnitude of a stock-out? Give example to support your response- (300 word response) with reference NO PLAGARISM---all work must be reference and ensure reference is correct 2. Why is the organization's Inventory policy important? 300 word response wit

Manufacturing and Logistics

Response must be 300 word for each questions with reference 1. Many people think of lean systems as being incompatible with mass customization and flexible manufacturing. Why is this conclusion incorrect? Why or why not? Expand upon your response. Give real world example to explain your response 300 word response with referen

Strategic Procurement and Logical performance

Response must be 200-300 word for each questions with reference 1. How can strategic procurement contribute to the quality of products produced by a manufacturing organization? 200 - 300 word response with reference NO PLAGARISM 2. Explain how logistics performance is crucial to a Just In Time (JIT) philosophy. 200 - 300 wor

Chenowith et al. and Sarnovsky Effective Supplier Management

Please begin this case by carefully reading two papers; Chenowith et al. (2012) and Sarnovsky (2015). Here's an overview of them. Chenowith and her coauthors (2012) are organizational scientists at the not-for-profit RAND corporation, a "think tank" that began life as a quasi-governmental agency. Their paper examines initiativ


1. A short description of each of the seven principles. 2. A short description of the eight metrics, in civilian terminology (see the example above) 3. An explanation of which metrics are most relevant to evaluating the company's success with respect to each of the seven principles. 4. The Case assignment for this module is t

Supply Chain Logistics Management

Required Text Bowersox, Donald J., David J. Closs, M. Bixby Cooper, Supply Chain Logistics Management. 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill Irwin Note: provide an initial posting of 200 - 300 word response with reference 1. Describe the fundamental similarities and differences between procurement, manufacturing support and customer-

Logistics Structure at Amazon

Module 4 - Background Facilities Layout/Process Improvement Part 1: Facilities Layout The following information will give you a good background on the importance of correct facilities layout and storage solutions. Read the articles below to assist you with completing the assignments for this module. Start by reading

Facility Location Planning at Amazon

Help with the way Amazon plans its logistics operations. Then, summarize in a 3- to 4-page paper a discussion on the following questions. Does Amazon maximize its logistics efficiency through facility location planning? If so, in what ways, using examples? If not, could facility planning improve matters?

Quality Management in Logistics System at Amazon

2) Help with reviewing the logistics system of Amazon and in a 3- to 4-page paper answer the following questions: Does Amazon use quality management procedures in its logistics system? In what ways (as you are to give some specific examples)? If the organization does not use quality management procedures, what steps would you s

Inventory Management at

1) Help with the structure of Amazon and its inventory management. In 3-4 pages describe Amazon to include these key areas: 1.The name of the organization 2.Its primary business 3.Why you chose this business 4.Its inventory management procedures. This is the key aspect of the assignment. Be sure to elucidate this in some det

Structured Explanation of Request For Proposals

I know what a Request for Proposal is and the key elements in an RFP. I am having trouble understanding and finding scholarly references for the following: In what situations would you use an RFP? What are some situations where an RFP would not be appropriate?

Input & Outputs of a Tailgate Party

You are hosting a tailgate party for forty people prior to the next home game for your university football team. The menu includes burgers with all of the fixings, brats, and ribs. You are responsible for procuring all the ingredients and the transportation of the ingredients and equipment to the stadium for the party. Outlin

Compare and contrast TQM, Six Sigma, and ISO9000

Compare and contrast the characteristics of Total Quality Management (TQM), Six Sigma, and ISO9000. What are the differences? What are the commonalties? Compare and contrast the characteristics of Total Quality Management (TQM), Six Sigma, and ISO9000. What are the differences? What are the commonalties?

Distribution Supply Chain

Research an actual business on the internet, briefly summarize the distribution portion of their supply chain. State if you think this is an efficient process (mention why or why not). Be sure to include the link to the web site.

Batch Versus Real-Time Processing

Batch processing occurs when similar transactions are accumulated over time and processed together. Real time processing captures each event or transaction and processes it before engaging in another transaction. If transactions are independent of one another, such as the processing of daily cash receipts, then batch processing

Supply Chain Management Information Technology

Part 1 Analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for the case study organization that are related to its present information systems environment. Part 2 Using Wiseman's framework of strategy development, define the strategic thrusts (and related advantages) that the case study organization should use to bu

Examining Supply Chain Profitability

In this web research assignment, you will research a company that uses supply chain management (SCM) and look at how their organizational profitability is affected by it. Include the following: * A description of the company researched. * An explanation of how they use supply chain management * A brief explanation of how

Purchasing and Supply Management - Essay Question

Essay Question 4: You are the newly hired inventory control manager for a large manufacturing company. After many years working with Toyota, you are excited to help your new company increase profitability through techniques you learned about lean operations. However, the Director of Operations is a bit skeptical that the ch

The Iron Triangle Manifested: U.S. Air Force Tanker Lease

Provide an in-depth perspective on "The Iron Triangle Manifested: U.S. Air Force Tanker Lease 2001-2005 Case Study" by Shahnaz M. Punjani of the Nation Defense University. The case study itself investigated one of the most infamous procurement scandals of the post-Cold War era concerning the proposed lease of the KC-767 tanker a

Home Depot Supply Chain Management

Research the Home Depot with information you can find on the internet or the resources you find on your own. The paper should be 3-4 pages in length and have a cover sheet and a reference page. Clarity of presentation is important, as well as your ability to apply the topics to the logistics area of your selected firm. Use at le