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1)What is the impact of IT on your organization's supply chain? What are some specific areas where speed, agility, and responsiveness have been improved because of advances in IT?

2) When comparing two supply chains, which Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) would you recommend utilizing? Would you recommend the same for both supply chains? How well do these KPIs support their organization's competitive advantage? How can these KPIs mitigate the risk of losing a competitive advantage?

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1)What is the impact of IT on your organization's supply chain? What are some specific areas where speed, agility, and responsiveness have been improved because of advances in IT?

There is high impact of IT on my organization's supply chain. IT has helped speed up the supply chain, helped reduce incidence of stock outs and has reduced the need for large stocks. My company makes seven different types of adhesives. IT has helped purchasing because orders are sent direct from the production facility through the internet to the chemical suppliers. The information system warns the production manager when he should place the orders. The suppliers inform the facility of when the chemical consignments will be arriving and so the production personnel are prepared to receive the delivery. IT even helps the purchase officer to ...

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For this portfolio assignment, you will need to research a company of your choosing that produces and sells products of some sort. This can be either a company you work for or a corporation where you are able to interview an employee in supply management or conduct research and gain specific supply chain information. You will address each of the following topics as they relate to your company. The portfolio should be in the form of an APA formatted essay.

Make sure to use research to back up your statements within the paper. You will need to address each of the following as they relate to your company. Each question is worth equal value.

a. History and background of the organization, also including the types of products and product lines manufactured and industry in which the organization operates.
b. An overview of the organization's supply chain management efforts, including the organizational issues involved with the supply chain such as the organizational structure, the placement of supply chain management within that structure, and supply management's relationship with other departments in the organization.
c. An overview of the new product development process within the organization, including the supply management's role in that development, the process involved in how the current products are reviewed for either further production or removal from production, and how the organization manages for quality in products.
d. An analysis of how the organization purchases capital equipment and services needed. This should include how the company makes the choice as to when to purchase the equipment and services as well as the process involved in the actual procurement.
e. An analysis of how and when the organization determines whether to outsource or make a product in house, how and where the organization finds its suppliers, and whether or not the organization looks at the international arena for purchasing.
f. Explain how the organization deals with contract issues, including legal issues, resolving contract disputes, and international contracts.
g. Analyze the production and inventory control measures within the organization, including scheduling, demand systems, inventory functions and analysis.
h. Analyze the relationship between supply, demand, and logistics in terms of the organization.
i. Draw your own conclusions regarding the quality level of the organization's overall supply chain management functions and include what you see as the strengths and weaknesses in the system.

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