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Supply Chain Paper

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Task:

Create a business report based on the above scenario in which you do the following:

A. Recommend, with sufficient support, the adoption of one of the following strategies by the power tool company: a Keiretsu network, a virtual company, a vertical integration, or a different supply chain strategy.

B. Discuss metrics that could be used to measure performance of the supply chain.

C. Discuss three of the following issues that could complicate the development of an efficient, integrated supply chain: local optimization, incentives, large lots, and the bullwhip effect.

D. Recommend two tactics or methods which are opportunities for effective management in an integrated supply chain.

E. Explain the actions that should be taken to mitigate one clearly identified possible risk for each of the following areas:

1. Process

2. Control

3. Environmental

Note: Please clearly identify the risk you are addressing with each mitigation plan.

F. Recommend a hierarchical functional organizational structure for the power tool manufacturing company.

1. Discuss what departments might be included in the operations function of the company.

G. Discuss strategic operations management decisions related to at least three of the following concepts that would support the implementation of the company’s mission and strategy:

• Design of goods and services

• Design of process and capacity

• Quality

• Location

• Layout design

• Human resources and job design

• Supply-chain management

• Inventory

• Scheduling

• Maintenance

1. Discuss whether the company should adopt a consumer-focused mass customization process.

H. Recommend actions to improve cost effectiveness for each of the following:

1. Manufacturing facility

2. Supply chain

I. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.

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