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
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?
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.
Supply chain Organization Models examine the stages organizations pass through as their supply chain evolves.
Supply chain Organization Models examine the stages organizations pass through as their supply chain evolves. For this discussion, review Figures 3-1 through Figures 3-6 on pages 104-105 and 108-110. (Refer to this link: http://lvk.cs.msu.su/~antiw/McGraw-Hill.Strategic.Supply.Chain.Management.The.Five.Disciplines.For.Top.P
How proximity of supply chain partners could affect the SCOR model ?
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.
Supply Chains: Role of competitive intelligence; master production schedules; forecasting demand for golf balls and factors that drive demand
1. What role does competitive intelligence play in international business forecasting? Which qualitative techniques are most affected by international differences? 2. Why are master production schedules necessary for manufacturers? In what ways do master production schedules help organizations to become more efficient? 3
â?¢ Review "AVON profile: Calling on Customers Cost-Effectively" on pages 91-100. (Refer to this link http://lvk.cs.msu.su/~antiw/McGraw-Hill.Strategic.Supply.Chain.Management.The.Five.Disciplines.For.Top.Performance.ISBN0071432175.pdf) â?¢ Describe the problems and risks Avon faced in the supply chain prior to their tran
Cohen and Roussel's second core discipline - Develop an End-to-End Process Architecture. (Refer to this link: http://lvk.cs.msu.su/~antiw/McGraw-Hill.Strategic.Supply.Chain.Management.The.Five.Disciplines.For.Top.Performance.ISBN0071432175.pdf) For this discussion, explore your organization's relationship to the second core
"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
Define and discuss Supply chain, Market Opportunity Analysis (MOA), Good mission statements, Mid Life crisis for Wal-Mart
Define the term supply chain. What is the task environment? What is meant by holistic marketing? What is the Product Market Expansion Grid ? Explain the differences between a strategic marketing plan and a tactical marketing plan. Define Market Opportunity Analysis (MOA). Exercises: Good mission statements ha
Strategic Supply Chain Management: Most effectively utilitzed component; has company tried to integrate these five components
The components Cohen and Roussel consider critical for supply chain configuration are Operations strategy, Outsourcing strategy, Channel strategy, customer service strategy, and Asset network. (Please refer to link http://lvk.cs.msu.su/~antiw/McGraw-Hill.Strategic.Supply.Chain.Management.The.Five.Disciplines.For.Top.Performance.
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
? Review "Autoliv profile: Applying Rocket Science to the Supply Chain" on pages 39-48. (Refer to this link http://lvk.cs.msu.su/~antiw/McGraw-Hill.Strategic.Supply.Chain.Management.The.Five.Disciplines.For.Top.Performance.ISBN0071432175.pdf) ? Describe the problems Autoliv faced in the supply chain prior to their transforma
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
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
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.
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Given the following network with activities and times estimated in days: Activity Optimistic Most Probable Pessimistic A 2 4 6 B 1 3 7 C 6 7 10 D
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
Chapter 12: Forecasting Please read about forecasting and give a summary of it. Give your reference from where you summarized from.
Supply chain management is less about managing the physical movement of goods and more about managing information. Discuss the implications of this statement.
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.
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,
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
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