Discuss effectiveness of 3 supply chain strategies

Write 3 pages discussing how supply chain management can be made more effective using the following 3 strategies: 1. Lean operations 2. bullwhip effect 3. make-to-order, and their role in improving supply chain.Instructions:- Total of three pages- Each concept/strategy in one page- Provide introduction and conclusion- Line Spacing 1.5; page margin: moderate- Plagiarism < 5% chap015.ppt Unformatted Attachment Preview Supply Chain Management McGraw-Hill/Irwin Copyright © 2012 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. ? You should be able to: 1. Discuss the key issues of supply chain management (SCM) 2. Name the recent trends in SCM 3. Summarize the motivations and risks of outsourcing as a strategy 4. State some of the complexities that are involved with global supply chains 5. List some of the strategic, tactical and operational responsibilities of SCM 6. Give examples of some advantages of e-business 7. Explain the importance of supplier partnerships 8. Discuss the issues involved in managing returns 9. List the requirements of an effective supply chain 10. Name some of the challenges in creating an effective supply chain Instructor Slides 15-2 ? Supply Chain: ? the sequence of organizations - their facilities, functions, and activities - that are involved in producing and delivering a product or service ? Sometimes referred to as value chains Instructor Slides 15-3 ? The sequence of the supply chain begins with basic suppliers and extends all the way to the final customer ? Warehouses ? Factories ? Processing centers ? Distribution centers ? Retail outlets ? Offices Instructor Slides 15-4 ? Supply chain functions and activities ? Forecasting ? Purchasing ? Inventory management ? Information management ? Quality assurance ? Scheduling ? Production and delivery ? Customer service Instructor Slides 15-5 ? Supply Chain Management (SCM) ? The strategic coordination of business functions within a business organization and throughout its supply chain for the purpose of integrating supply and demand management Instructor Slides 15-6 ? SCM Managers ? People at various levels of the organization who are responsible for managing supply and demand both within and across business organizations. ? Involved with planning and coordinating activities ? Sourcing and procurement of materials and services ? Transformation activities ? Logistics Instructor Slides 15-7 ? The goal of SCM is to match supply to demand as effectively and efficiently as possible ? Key issues: ? Determining appropriate levels of outsourcing ? Managing procurement ? Managing suppliers ? Managing customer relationships ? Being able to quickly identify problems and respond to them ? Managing risk Instructor Slides 15-8 ? Trends affecting supply chain design and management: ? Measuring supply chain ROI ? “Greening” the supply chain ? Re-evaluating outsourcing ? Integrating IT ? Managing risks ? Adopting lean principles Instructor Slides 15-9 ? Global supply chains ? Product design often uses inputs from around the world ? Some manufacturing and service activities are outsourced to countries where labor and/or materials costs are lower ? Products are sold globally ? Complexities ? Language and cultural differences ? Currency fluctuations ? Political instability ? Increasing transportation costs and lead times ? Increased need for trust amongst supply chain partners Instructor Slides 15-10 ? Aspects of management responsibility: ? Legal ? Being knowledgeable about laws and regulations of the countries where supply chains exist ? Obeying laws and operating to conform to regulations ? Economic ? Supplying products and services to meet demand as efficiently as possible ? Ethical ? Conducing business in ways that are consistent with the moral standards of society Instructor Slides 15-11 ? Certain strategic responsibilities have a major impact on the success of both supply chain management and the business itself: ? Supply chain strategy alignment ? Network configuration ? Information technology ? Products and services ? Capacity planning ? Strategic partnerships ? Distribution strategy ? Uncertainty and risk reduction Instructor Slides 15-12 Tactical Operational ? Forecasting ? Scheduling ? Sourcing ? Receiving ? Operations Planning ? Transforming ? Managing inventory ? Order fulfilling ? Transportation planning ? Managing inventory ? Collaborating ? Shipping ? Information sharing ? Controlling Instructor Slides 15-13 ? The purchasing department is responsible for obtaining the materials, parts, and supplies and services needed to produce a product or provide a service. ? The goal of procurement ? Develop and implement purchasing plans for products and services that support operations strategies Instructor Slides 15-14 ? Identifying sources of supply ? Negotiating contracts ? Maintaining a database of suppliers ? Obtaining goods and services ? Managing supplies Instructor Slides 15-15 ? The main steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Purchasing receives the requisition Purchasing selects a supplier Purchasing places the order with a vendor Monitoring orders Receiving orders Instructor Slides 15-16 ? E-business ? The use of electronic technology to facilitate business transactions ? Applications include ? Internet buying and selling ? E-mail ? Order and shipment tracking ? Electronic data interchange ? Product and service promotion ? Provide information about products and services Instructor Slides 15-17 ? Companies can: ? Have a global presence ? Improve competitiveness and quality of service ? Analyze customer interests ? Collect detailed information about clients’ preferences ? Shorten supply chain response times ? Reduce or eliminate the role of ‘traditional’ retailers and/or intermediaries ? Realize substantial cost savings ? Also allows the: ? Creation of virtual companies ? Leveling of the playing field for small companies Instructor Slides 15-18 ? Customer expectations ? Order quickly ? Quick delivery ? Demand variability creates order fulfillment problems ? Sometimes Internet demand exceeds an organization’s ability to fulfill orders ? Inventory ? Outsourcing order fulfillment ? Loss of control ? Build large warehouses ? Internal holding costs Instructor Slides 15-19 ? Choosing suppliers ? Supplier audits ? Supplier certification ? Supplier relationship management ? Supplier partnerships ? CPFR (collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment) ? Strategic partnering Instructor Slides 15-20 ? Vendor analysis ? Evaluating the sources of supply in terms of price, quality, reputation, and service ? Supplier audit ? A means of keeping current on suppliers’ production (or service) capabilities, quality and delivery problems and resolutions, and performance on other criteria ? Supplier certification ? Involves a detailed examination of a supplier’s policies and capabilities ? The process verifies the supplier meets or exceeds the requirements of a buyer Instructor Slides 15-21 ? Type of relationship is often governed by the duration of the trading relationship ? Short-term ? Oftentimes involves competitive bidding ? Minimal interaction ? Medium-term ? Often involves an ongoing relationship ? Long-term ? Often involves greater cooperation that evolves into a partnership Instructor Slides 15-22 ? Two or more business organizations that have complementary products or services join so that each may realize a strategic benefit ? Example: ? When a supplier agrees to hold inventory for a customer in return for a long-term commitment ? The customer’s inventory holding cost is reduced and the supplier is relieved of the costs that would be needed to continually find new customers Instructor Slides 15-23 ? Inventory issues in SCM ? Inventory location ? Centralized inventories ? Decentralized inventories ? Inventory velocity ? The speed at which goods move through a supply chain ? The bullwhip effect ? Inventory oscillations that become increasingly larger looking backward through the supply chain Instructor Slides 15-24 ? Variations in demand cause inventory fluctuations to fluctuate and get out of control ? Inventory fluctuation can be magnified by ? Periodic ordering ? Reactions to shortages ? Forecast inaccuracies ? Order batching ? Sales incentives and promotions ? Liberal product return policies ? Results in ? Higher costs ? Lower customer satisfaction Instructor Slides 15-25 Instructor Slides 15-26 ? Good supply chain management can overcome the bullwhip effect ? Strategic buffering ? e.g., holding inventory at a distribution center rather than at retail outlets ? Replenishment based on need ? Vendor-managed inventory ? Vendors monitor goods and replenish retail inventories when supplies are low Instructor Slides 15-27 ? Order fulfillment ? The process involved in responding to customer orders ? Often a function of the degree of customization required ? Common approaches ? Engineer-to-Order (ETO) ? large specific purpose robots, houses ? Make-to-Order (MTO) ? Standardized, Boeing ? Assemble-to-Order (ATO) ? Dell ? Make-to-Stock (MTS) Instructor Slides 15-28 ? Logistics ? Refers to the movement of materials, services, cash, and information in a supply chain ? Movements within a facility ? Incoming shipments ? Outgoing shipments Instructor Slides 15-29 Instructor Slides 15-30` ? Traffic management ? Overseeing the shipment of incoming and outgoing goods ? Handles schedules and decisions on shipping method and times, taking into account: ? Costs of shipping alternatives ? Government regulations ? Needs of the organization ? Shipping delays or disruptions Instructor Slides 15-31 ? Radio frequency identification (RFID) ? A technology that uses radio waves to identify objects, such as goods in supply chains ? Similar to barcodes but ? Are able to convey much more information ? Do not require line-of-sight for reading ? Do not need to be read one at a time ? Has the ability to: ? Increase supply chain visibility ? Improve inventory management ? Improve quality control ? Enhance relationships with suppliers and customers Instructor Slides 15-32 ? Third-party logistics (3-PL) ? The outsourcing of logistics management ? Includes ? Warehousing and distribution ? Potential benefits include taking advantage of: ? The specialists’ knowledge ? Their well-developed information system ? Their ability to obtain more favorable shipping rates Instructor Slides 15-33 ? It begins with strategic sourcing ? Analyzing the procurement process to lower costs by reducing waste and non-value-added activities, increase profits, reduce risks, and improve supplier performance ? There must be ? Trust ? Effective communication ? Information velocity ? Supply chain visibility ? Event management capability ? Performance metrics Instructor Slides 15-34 ? Reverse Logistics ? The process of transporting returned items ? Products are returned to companies or third party handlers for a variety of reasons and in a variety of conditions ? Elements of return management ? Gatekeeping ? Screening returned goods to prevent incorrect acceptance of goods ? Avoidance ? Finding ways to minimize the number of items that are returned Instructor Slides 15-35 ? Barriers to integration of organizations ? Getting top management on board ? Dealing with trade-offs ? Small businesses ? Variability and uncertainty ? Response time Instructor Slides 15-36 1. Lot-size-inventory trade-off ? Large lot sizes yield benefits in terms of quantity discounts and lower annual setup costs, but it increases the amount of safety stock (and inventory carrying costs) carried by suppliers 2. Inventory-transportation cost trade-off ? Suppliers prefer to ship full truckloads instead of partial loads to spread shipping costs over as many units as possible. This leads to greater holding costs for customers ? Cross-docking ? A technique whereby goods arriving at a warehouse from a supplier are unloaded from the suppliers truck and loaded onto outbound truck, thereby avoiding warehouse storage Instructor Slides 15-37 3. Lead time-transportation costs trade-off ? Suppliers like to ship in full loads, but waiting for sufficient orders and/or production to achieve a full load may increase lead time 4. Product variety-inventory trade-off ? Greater product variety usually means smaller lot sizes and higher setup costs, as well as higher transportation and inventory management costs ? Delayed differentiation ? Production of standard components and sub-assemblies which are held until late in the process to add differentiating features Instructor Slides 15-38 5. Cost-customer service trade-off ? Producing and shipping in large lots reduces costs, but increases lead time ? Disintermediation ? Reducing one or more steps in a supply chain by cutting out one or more intermediaries Instructor Slides 15-39 ? Effective supply chains are necessary for organizational success ? Requires integration of all aspects of the chain ? Supplier relationships are a critical component of supply chain strategy ? Lean operations and six sigma are being employed to improve supply chain success Instructor Slides 15-40 ... Purchase answer to see full attachment

Don't use plagiarized sources. Get Your Custom Essay on
Discuss effectiveness of 3 supply chain strategies
Just from $13/Page
Order Essay
Calculate your paper price
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

Why Work with Us

Top Quality and Well-Researched Papers

We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level: high school, college/university or professional, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.

Professional and Experienced Academic Writers

We have a team of professional writers with experience in academic and business writing. Many are native speakers and able to perform any task for which you need help.

Free Unlimited Revisions

If you think we missed something, send your order for a free revision. You have 10 days to submit the order for review after you have received the final document. You can do this yourself after logging into your personal account or by contacting our support.

Prompt Delivery and 100% Money-Back-Guarantee

All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension. In case you cannot provide us with more time, a 100% refund is guaranteed.

Original & Confidential

We use several writing tools checks to ensure that all documents you receive are free from plagiarism. Our editors carefully review all quotations in the text. We also promise maximum confidentiality in all of our services.

24/7 Customer Support

Our support agents are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.

Try it now!

Calculate the price of your order

Total price:

How it works?

Follow these simple steps to get your paper done

Place your order

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Receive the final file

Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.

Our Services

No need to work on your paper at night. Sleep tight, we will cover your back. We offer all kinds of writing services.


Essay Writing Service

No matter what kind of academic paper you need and how urgent you need it, you are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper at an affordable price. We take care of all your paper needs and give a 24/7 customer care support system.


Admission Essays & Business Writing Help

An admission essay is an essay or other written statement by a candidate, often a potential student enrolling in a college, university, or graduate school. You can be rest assurred that through our service we will write the best admission essay for you.


Editing Support

Our academic writers and editors make the necessary changes to your paper so that it is polished. We also format your document by correctly quoting the sources and creating reference lists in the formats APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago / Turabian.


Revision Support

If you think your paper could be improved, you can request a review. In this case, your paper will be checked by the writer or assigned to an editor. You can use this option as many times as you see fit. This is free because we want you to be completely satisfied with the service offered.

Order your essay today and save 15% with the discount code DISCOUNT15