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Supply Chain Management: The Value 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

Supply Chain Manufacturers

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?

Strategic Supply Chain Management for US Dept of Defense

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 Respond to the following question

Supply Chain: Competitive Intelligence and Flexibility Problems

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

Strategic Supply Chain Management: Owens Corning Profile

? Review "Owens Corning Profile: Reorganizing for 'a Bright Future'" on pages 131-138 (Refer to this link 1. Describe how RACI analysis acted as a dynamic for change at Owens Corning. 2.

The Challenges of Managing a Supply Chain

Compare the most significant challenges of managing the supply chain for a manufacturing company to that of a service company, and determine which is the most challenging to manage effectively. Provide specific examples to support the response.

Cohen and Roussel's second core discipline

Cohen and Roussel's second core discipline - Develop an End-to-End Process Architecture. (Refer to this link: For this discussion, explore your organization's relationship to the second core

Strategic Supply Chain Management

"Your (Our) decisions around these components and how they play together define your supply chain strategy", Cohen, S., & Roussel, J. (2005). And our Supply Chain Strategy must be in sync with our Business Strategy which in general must be driven to increase market share, sales and profit. Market data and analysis is critical fo

Supply Chain Responsibilities

1. Where do you think responsibilities lies when disasters are created by outsourcing? Not to say all outsourcing creates disasters, but we are all familiar with issues in quality and regulatory differences. One current problem is with orange juice from countries outside the US. What can organizations to do mitigate such prob

Problems Autoliv faced in supply chain prior to transformation

? Review "Autoliv profile: Applying Rocket Science to the Supply Chain" on pages 39-48. (Refer to this link ? Describe the problems Autoliv faced in the supply chain prior to their transforma

Short International Supply Chain Questions

1. Do you find the employee turnover to be any different than in the US? If so, what do you think is the reason? Could more thorough cross-cultural and on-site knowledge of the working culture set different expectations by US management? How would you relate this to our objectives of factors that affect global process develop

Analytical Methods of Supply Chain Management

In a waiting line situation, arrivals occur at a rate of 2 per minute, and the service times average 18 seconds per customer. Assume the Poisson and exponential distributions. Carry all answers to at least 3 decimals. a. What is lambda? b. What is mu? c. What is the probability of no units in the system? d. What is t

Analytical Methods of Supply Chain Management

Statistics/Probability A project network is shown below. Use a forward and a backward pass to determine the critical path, and then fill out the table below. Activity times are in weeks.

Stone Horse Supply: Example Problem

In early 1975, brothers John and Michael Phillips founded the Stone Horse Supply Company. John and Michael, both horse riders and horse owners, had developed a horse feed to keep their own horses healthier and happier and found it in demand from other locals and neighbors. In response to that growing local demand, John and Micha

Choose an organization delivering goods and/or services globally.

Choose an organization delivering goods and/or services globally. Provide a background of the organization and fully describe six components of the organization's supply chain. Examine the potential problems related to each of the components described and explain the approaches of the organization for solving the problems.

Linear Programming - Hansen Controls Methods of Supply Chain Management

See attached file for proper format. Linear Programming - Analytical Methods of Supply Chain Management Problem 4 Hansen Controls has been awarded a contract for a large number of control panels. To meet this demand, it will use its existing plants in San Diego and Houston, and consider new plants in Tulsa, St. Louis,

Linear Programming - Tots Toys: Analytical Methods of Supply Chain Management

See attached file for proper format. Linear Programming - Analytical Methods of Supply Chain Management Problem 2 The Tots Toys Company is trying to schedule production of two very popular toys for the next three months: a rocking horse and a scooter. Information about both toys is given below. Beg. Inv. June 1

Linear Programming - Analytical Methods of Supply Chain Management

See attached file for proper format. Linear programming: Analytical methods of supply chain management Problem 1 You have six projects from which to select (P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6). The net present value (NPV) per project is given below. You are given the following constraints also: (a) Due to limitations on the hours