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Supply chain cases: The Bis Corporation & American Tool Work

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 may face with VMI agreements with the midsize and small distributors. Also, identify at least 2 potential risks the midsize and small distributors may face due to the VMI agreement.

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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.

One of the key pieces of information will be to segregate or divide all the warehouses into primary and secondary warehouses by evaluating the volume of goods handled by each warehouse. This is necessary to improve utilization of trucks. Another piece of information that needs to be collected is regarding the data regarding the delivery time for each of the warehouses to the retailers. This data is necessary to decide on strategies and configurations for improving the ...

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Provides solution to two case studies- BIS corporation and American tool works.

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