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Factors Driving an Increased Focus on Sustainability

Question Discuss the factors driving an increased focus on sustainability. Summary This question belongs to supply chain management and discusses about increased focus on sustainability. Word count: 159   ... Read More

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Measures Used to Measure Sustainability for a Supply Chain

Question What are some metrics that can be used to measure sustainability for a supply chain? Summary This question belongs to supply chain management and discusses about measuring sustainability for a supply chain. Word count: 114   ... Read More

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Use of Transportation to Increase Efficiency in Supply Chain

Question How could an auto manufacturer use transportation to increase the efficiency of its supply chain? A specialty chemical company is considering expanding its operations into Brazil, where five companies dominate the consumption of specialty chemicals. What sort of distribution network shoul ... Read More

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Affect of Import Duties and Exchange Rates on Location Decision

Question How do import duties and exchange rates affect the location decision in a supply chain? Why is it important to consider uncertainty when evaluating supply chain design decisions? Summary This question belongs to supply chain management and discusses about import duties and exchange rate ... Read More

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Role of Forecasting in Supply Chain of LL Bean Firm

Question What role does forecasting play in the supply chain of a mail order firm such as LL Bean? How do static and adaptive forecasting methods differ? Summary This question belongs to supply chain management and discusses about role of forecasting in the supply chain of a mail order firm. Wo ... Read More

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Difference in Aggregate Planning Strategies

Question What are the main differences between the aggregate planning strategies? What types of industries or situations are best suited to the chase strategy? The flexibility strategy? The level strategy? Summary This question belongs to supply chain management and discusses about differences b ... Read More

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Improper Incentives Leading to Lack of Coordination in a Supply Chain

Question In what way can improper incentives lead to a lack of coordination in a supply chain? What countermeasures can be used to offset this effect? Consider a supermarket deciding on the size of its replenishment order from Proctor & Gamble. What costs should it take into account when makin ... Read More

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Challenges in Implementing Tailored Sourcing

Question Describe the two types of ordering policies and the impact that each of them has on safety inventory. When can tailored sourcing be used to improve supply chain profits?  What are some challenges with implementing tailored sourcing? Summary This question belongs to supply chain man ... Read More

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Using Network Design to Reduce Transportation Costs

Question Wal-Mart designs its networks so that a DC supports several large retail stores. Explain how the company can use such a network to reduce transportation costs while replenishing inventories more frequently. For a manufacturer that sells to many retailers, why does a quantity flexibility c ... Read More

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Advantages of Software as a Service Model and its Success in CRM

Question What processes within each macro process are best suited to being enabled by IT? What processes are least suited? What are some advantages of the software as a service (SaaS) model?  Why has it been successful in the CRM space? Summary This question belongs to supply chain manageme ... Read More

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Tragedy of the Commons in Supply Chain Sustainability

Question Describe the “tragedy of the commons” in the context of supply chain sustainability.  What are some “mutually coercive” mechanisms that could be implemented to encourage supply chain sustainability? What are some problems with firms reporting their sustainabil ... Read More

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Analysis of Current State Business Operations from IT Perspective

Question Using research literature and a chosen business environment, please gather, interpret and analyze the current state of business operations.   Analyze the needs from the IT perspective in alignment with the business functions.  Create a corresponding narrative essay (this is ... Read More

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