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Fixed-Order Quantity Model

1. Under which conditions would a plant manager elect to use a fixed-order quantity model as opposed to a fixed-time period model?

2. What are the disadvantages of using a fixed-time period ordering system? What are the advantages of using a fixed-time period ordering system?

3. What are the disadvantages of using a fixed-order quantity ordering system? What are the advantages of using a fixed-order quantity ordering system?

4. Which type of inventory system would you use in the following situations?
- Supplying your kitchen with fresh food.
- Obtaining a daily newspaper.
- Buying gas for your car.

To which of these items do you impute the highest stockout cost?

1. What are characteristics of efficient, responsive, risk-hedging, and agile supply chains? Can a supply chain be both efficient and responsive? Risk-hedging and agile? Why or why not?
2. As a supplier, which factors about a buyer (your potential customer) would you consider to be important in setting up a long-term relationship? As a customer which factors about a supplier (potential supplier) would you consider to be important in setting up a supplier partnership?

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