Explain the operational components of planning, sourcing, making, and delivering. Describe the importance of sales, operations, and resource planning for the supply chain. Why it is critical to have an accurate sales forecast. Include examples.
Explain the role of a buyer in an organization's supply chain and purchasing process. Why would a buyer need to be familiar with the supply chain of his or her organization? What are the possible ramifications of a buyer not having a complete understanding of his or her organization's supply chain?
How do we distinguish between supply chain management, purchasing, and logistics management?
Compare and contrast private ownership of storage space to rented storage space with reference to the following: a. Services that can be realized from each b. Cost for storage c. Degree of administrative future uncertainties d. Flexibility in meeting future uncertainties Under what general circumstances is private war
Discuss the benefits of supply chain management. How does the implementation of supply chain management result in enhanced customer value?
Discuss the concept of supply chain integration. How does it result in better customer-related outcomes?
I need some help getting started with the following assignment: Describe the roles and responsibilities of people working in retail supply management. Explain how these roles and responsibilities are applied at your organization or an organization with which you are familiar.
Management would like to implement one of Deming's points each year. First, which of the points do you think is most important and why? Secondly, do you believe that this methodology would be effective? Why or why not? What is the importance of managing systems and processes in achieving effective and efficient production and
How is logistics an extension of warehousing and inventory management? What elements are the same? Different?
I attached the picture of what each rock is. Smitheford Pharmaceuticals wants to reduce its inventory costs. As a quality manager to Smitheford Pharmaceuticals, explain the meaning of lowering the water level to expose the rocks, on the diagram on this figure, as you would to your management team. How would you keep Smithe
Explain why sales and operations planning should transcend company boundaries. Cite examples of how employing this analysis technique could be used in it's supply chain as a competitive advantage.
After performing the cost benefit analysis on technology options, the leadership of Smitheford Pharmaceuticals has asked you to determine what other factors should influence their decision. Identify these other factors and provide your insight as to their importance. Do world-class organizations always select the higher technolo
Identify several products that have extreme characteristics with regards to weight-bulk ratio, value-weight ratio, substitutability, and risk. Some suggestions are assembled bicycles, sand for glassmaking, and prescription drugs sold at retail, but you should choose different exmaples. Explain how knowledge of the product's cha
Why are uniform and zone pricing schemes fair for customers on the whole but discriminatory and unfair for a great many of them individually?
Define the terms quality of design of conformance and identify the role of operations supply chain management in each term.
Please help with #7. The answer should be essay format. See the attached file.
Need two articles on supply chain Issues and trends. Then write two articles and topics based on: (a) annotated bibliographies and (b) academic criticism. Why are annotated bibliographies so important? Consider that you may have hundreds of scholarly articles before you are finished. How you categorize and organize those will be
The Bis Corporation 1. In addition to the 6 pieces of data collected (demand, annual production capacity, etc.), identify at least 4 more pieces of information that may be necessary to make a decision about the network configuration. American Tool Works 2. Identify at least 4 potential risks American Tool Works m
Discuss an example of how an unknown-unknown risk proved damaging to a supply chain. You are free to utilize any example and any organization of your choosing. Explain specifically how each of the following might have mitigated this risk. - Invest in redundancy - Increase velocity in sensing and responding - Create an adaptiv
1. Describe the supply chain for their current employer. This description will have to start with a description of your internal supply chain i.e. your operations and then expand to your external chain. 2. Since SCM relies on the sharing of data, much of which might be deemed proprietary, how can we have effective SCM if w
How can an Expert System (ES) or a Decision Support System (DSS) help in decision-making in supply chain?
In general what is the importance of the value chain. (I have read article after article on this topic and they all pretty much say the same thing...can you explain it to me in some what basic terms or worded in a different way?) Are the the primary activities more important than the secondary activities or do they complimen
Is the IT department important to strategy at this entity? Why is it or why is it not?
Manufacturers have to establish parameters for what is to be produced and in what quantity how does utilizing a supply contract aid both parties in terms of their roles/responsibilities involving the supply chain?
How could a road map enhance the ability of the organization to achieve its ethical and regulatory compliance goals?
See attached case file. Review "The U.S. Department of Defense Profile: Making the Tail Smaller and the Tooth Stronger" on pages 169-184 (Refer to this link http://lvk.cs.msu.su/~antiw/McGraw-Hill.Strategic.Supply.Chain.Management.The.Five.Disciplines.For.Top.Performance.ISBN0071432175.pdf). Respond to the following question
Cohen and Roussel envision collaboration as an increasingly important part of supply chain management: Guideline elements
Cohen and Roussel envision collaboration as an increasingly important part of supply chain management, and they provide guidelines to help organizations become skilled in this essential area. For this discussion, review Figure 4-6 on page 167. (Refer to this link: http://lvk.cs.msu.su/~antiw/McGraw-Hill.Strategic.Supply.Chain.Ma
Explore a challenge in the area of logistics. You have now gained an understanding of supply chains and issues that occur within a specific extended set of enterprises. These enterprises all depend on infrastructure within the US and its cities for logistics and logistical support. The number 4 challenge on a list of ten, as rep
1. An undisputable source of gathering competitive intelligence is competitors' customers. What makes them choose a competitor's product is a central question in gaining competitive intelligence. I have over the years noticed that some firms actually prevent their customers from talking with/to potential competitors. They do thi
? Review "Owens Corning Profile: Reorganizing for 'a Bright Future'" on pages 131-138 (Refer to this link http://lvk.cs.msu.su/~antiw/McGraw-Hill.Strategic.Supply.Chain.Management.The.Five.Disciplines.For.Top.Performance.ISBN0071432175.pdf) 1. Describe how RACI analysis acted as a dynamic for change at Owens Corning. 2.