1) What approach would you take if asked to re-evaluate your organization's current sourcing strategy? What factors would you consider and how would you prioritize them? What impact does the decision about where and how much inventory of raw materials to procure have on your analysis? 2) Compare your own organization's sourci
1)What is the impact of IT on your organization's supply chain? What are some specific areas where speed, agility, and responsiveness have been improved because of advances in IT? 2) When comparing two supply chains, which Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) would you recommend utilizing? Would you recommend the same for both
What are some of functional strategies that affect the supply chain? Meaning what functional organizations affect it? Perhaps the supply chain should direct how the functional organizations operate? What do you think? Furthermore, what are some external factors that will influence the supply chain?
Analyze and make recommendations for how companies can implement performance measures to limit or eliminate errors passing through the supply chain.
How do you see the concepts of Supply Chain Management being a force to aid a country in world dominance? What will the U.S. have to do to continue to be a dominant force in the world community 25 years from now? Support your responses with justifications.
Prepare a 1,750-2,450-word paper in which you select appropriate metrics to measure the performance effectiveness of your supply chain (Team Project). BE SURE TO ADDRESS ONLY QUESTION (C) : a. Explain the importance of the chosen metrics. b. How do these measurements help to ensure competitive advantage? c. What ac
At what point should companies consider using RFID as a means to prevent fake products or other potential problems from entering the supply chain? Suggest some other measures that Pfizer can consider to avoid similar incidents of fake medicines entering their supply chain in the future.
Explain in detail how and why a company should manage both forward and reverse supply chain management.
Explain in detail how and why a company should manage both forward and reverse supply chain management. Include what they should focus on to improve their customer service levels. Give an example of a global company of interest and recommend an application of forward and reverse supply to their supply chain. If there are
As improvements are made to supply chain logistics, suppliers may not always be receptive to these changes. Prepare a PowerPoint presentation to suppliers on the value of implementing the Wal-Mart Remix system in their own companies Make sure to: Analyze, present, and explain advantages of using the supply chain with the
This is a group project. (See attachment) I need help to get started with an introduction to the paper of 100-150 words. The rest of the paper will be handled. Riordan Manufacturing Supply Chain Evaluation Paper a. After reviewing the market analysis, Riordan has decided to create a new line of bottles. This new line
See attached file. The company decided that the project in has to be expedited in order to optimize (minimize) the project cost. Expediting can be used to trade direct cost for indirect cost, since expediting the project reduces the indirect cost of the project by a fixed amount per day, while expediting an activity increase
3-5 paragraph memo E-business has birthed new paradigms of operations. IT has changed business processes to reduce costs, increase productivity and efficiency, and add shareholder value. Your goal is now to work with each individual department head and strategize an effective way of operations using ISs. Choose one of the dep
Supply Chain, Inventories with known demand, Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) Model With Finite Production Rate
A chemical manufacturer produces a compound at the rate of 10,000 pounds a day over 250 days each year. Annual demand for that compound is 600,000 pounds per year, and each pound sells for $3.90. There is a fixed setup cost of $1,500 for each production run, and a variable cost of $3.50 for each pound produced. The following
Preparation and analysis of merchandise purchases budgets L.O. C3, A1 See pdf attached Problem 7-1A: Preparation and analysis of merchandise purchases budgets L.O. C3, A1 Kegler's Supply is a merchandiser of three different products. The company's February 28 inventories are footwear, 20,000 units; sports equipment, 80,0
A company has two product lines, A and B. If the company is moving from two independent systems for the two lines to an integrated system, what are the requisite changes in required data, information flows, and product flows?
Prepare a paper defining logistics and discussing its strategic role within the supply chain. Discuss the implications of poor logistics and supply chain management on satisfying customer requirements for a product or service. In addition, identify and describe customer satisfaction requirements that influence logistics and dire
Please see attachment for questions regarding supply chain management systems and alignment of business and IT strategies.
In selecting potential warehouse sites , it is important to consider issues such as geographical and infrastructure conditions, natural resources and labor availability, local industry and tax regulations, and public interest. Please select 2 of the following industries of your choice , give specific examples of how the issues l
In competitive industries, most of the time, companies must look within, and find ways to reduce the cost of bringing a product from the raw material to finished stage, in order to remain competitive in the long run. The computer microchip industry, in particular, is very competitive. Whenever a new microchip comes into the m
The Mantell Company makes softballs and baseballs. Softballs sell for $17 each, and baseball sell for $15 each. Making a ball of any kind requires leather, nylon, wood chips, labor and machine time. The requirements for each ball type and the resources available are show in the following table: Item Softball Requirement B
Why is supply chain management even more critical for a global organization than a domestic organization?
Provide examples of the factors which impact the supply chain of a global organization and explain at least one in depth.
Make recommendations to improve the current supply chain of McDonald's.
Based on the attached reading, answer the following: How is process improvement important to achieving transportation excellence? How might process improvement be extended to other areas of logistics planning?
Supply Chain Management - Company A, a manufacturer boxes in India, has 2 plants in Mumbai and Chennai.
I think I know how to set this problem up for any one moment in time, but am having trouble trying to think of a way to set it up which accounts for time from t=0 to t=15 in a manner that could be solved by excel all at once. Any pointers. Also in reading the problem definition, I have a question about adding capacity. When it s
1. Discuss a recent example of an unknown-unknown risk that proved damaging to a supply chain. Explain specifically how each of the following strategies might have mitigated this risk: a. Invest in redundancy. b. Increase velocity in sensing and responding. c. Create an adaptive supply chain community. 2. You are the CEO of
Two days before you are scheduled to complete your work on this project, the plant manager at the S facility catches you walking from your rental car. He has noticed that you are a believer in the philosophy of "Don't Treat Symptoms, Solve the Problem". He asks you to attend a virtual meeting to discuss an action plan and brains
1. One Short Paragraph of discussion needed Supply Chain Strategy Please read the following article, 'hot from the oven' on supply chain strategy: http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item.jhtml?id=4971&t=operations What lessons can be learned from this article? Can you apply any of these to your own organization? 2. One Short Paragraph
Can someone help me with this assignment? I need information on all of the following subjects. Compare and contrast decision making at headquarters and at foreign subsidiary locations. Evaluate major means of control. Describe the elements of global supply chain management. Recommend alternatives for transportin
Discussion Questions 1. Consider a large discount store. Discuss some products and suppliers for which the discount store should use a cross-docking strategy; some products and suppliers better suited to a direct-shipment strategy; and, finally, some products and suppliers for which the discount store should utilize a change to