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Supply Chain & Distribution Management: Woodmere & HomeHelp

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Read through Case 2 and answer the questions below. Write a 1-2 paragraph response to each question, and include references and in-text citations for any sources used to back up your points, including other sections of the textbook.

1. What are the major business propositions for Woodmere and HomeHelp to consider in evaluating this proposal? Is time-based logistics the right strategy for each company?

2. What are the benefits and barriers (short- and long-term) to this proposal for both Woodmere and HomeHelp? What other factors need to be considered?

3. If you were Woodmere's top management, what suggestions would you make to improve the current proposal for long-run viability?

4. If you were HomeHelp would you accept or reject the proposal? Why?7

Bowersox, D.(2013). Supply Chain Logistics Management. (4th ed). Richard D. Irwin, Inc

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1. What are the major business propositions for Woodmere and HomeHelp to consider in evaluating this proposal? Is time-based logistics the right strategy for each company?

The major business proposition for Woodmere and HomeHelp to consider in evaluating this proposal is if it follows HomeHelp's basic philosophy of keeping costs low and service high for both companies. Time based logistics are based on resulting the cycle time (processes, information and decision making) in order to shorten the time the product spends from vendor to retailer to the consumer.
Furthermore, Woodmere and HomeHelp must determine the investment needed to implement the program. The case study states Jean Jean "invested over $1 million in scanners, lasers needed to make distribution operations fast and efficient, and ticket printers to label products with retailers 'unique bar codes." It also mentions key retailers had a similar investment, and that continual technological upgrading is necessary
Woodmere and HomeHelp must determine the potential negative consequences of the proposition. Will this attract other retailers to participate in this process or is it likely to alienate others? A similar question must be answered HomeHelp in terms of suppliers. It would be beneficial to be able to use this program for to attract other partners in the process.
In addition, both companies must determine if their prospective partner in the project is operationally sound, to avoid a repeat of the Happy Home & Living "false sense of security."
Time based logistics certainly appears to offer both ...

Solution Summary

This solution answers the questions to business case study involving Woodmere and HomeHelp including major business propositions, benefits and barriers to proposal, suggestions Woodmere management should take, and whether HomeHelp should take suggestions. Includes APA formatted references.

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