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    Introduction Supply chain management‚ which involves inventory management‚ cost reduction‚ transportation‚ configure the distribution network‚ strategies development for product distribution‚ aims to improve the efficient and effective in the production activities. With better improvement in managing the current resources to operate profitability‚ and to minimize the inventory costs and reach the demands from market. Through the upstream and downstream linkages‚ different products and service which

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    Supply Chain Management The supply chain differs for a company that sells a physical product such as furniture‚ from that of a company that sells a service such as cellular services. Though both supply chains differ‚ with powerful strategies both companies were able to achieve the same result‚ profits within the organization. Ultimately for any organization‚ the main goal is to increase profits. Improving the supply chain is one way to reach this goal. According to Schneider‚ "When companies integrate

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    Can Numbers manage the Supply chain better? Let’s see. You are home after a long tiresome flight and now discovered that you got the wrong baggage from Airport. How do you feel? ; Or ever seen a situation during guest lecture‚ when the anchor has already welcomed the guest and the presenter is searching for the bouquet to greet him? ; Target of Supply chain management is reaching the right consumer at right time with right quality and addressing both Demand side & Supply side uncertainties. One

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    Supply Chain Management 1.6 EXAMPLES OF SUPPLY CHAIN Oleh : Astrid Toleransia Helida G 1106153694 UNIVERSITAS INDONESIA DEPOK 2012 Gateway : A Direct Sales Manufacturer 1. Why did Gateway have multiple production facilities in the US ? Because Gateway has a strategy that avoid carrying any finished-good inventory at the retail stores and simply use the stores for customer to try the PCs and obtain help in deciding on the right configuration to purchase.

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    Case Study #3: A Pain in the (Supply) Chain Highlights  This case is about the bullwhip effect and supply chain coordination Read “A pain in the (supply) chain” in the course pack and the supply chain integration (bullwhip effect) chapter in the textbook. To meet the target of 9% sales growth‚ Exceso Corporation (the manufacturer) starts an aggressive promotion (sharp discount in the price) to its retailers‚ despite the obvious downside of doing so. Please read the case carefully and

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    Supply Chain Management (SCM The average company spends nearly half of every dollar it earns on production needs—goods and services it needs from external suppliers to keep producing. A supply chain consists of all parties involved‚ directly or indirectly‚ in the procurement of a product or raw material. Supply chain management (SCM) involves the management of information flows between and among stages in a supply chain to maximize total supply chain effectiveness and profitability. In the past

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    clothing considered as ‘unique’ -that won’t be in the shop for more than 2 or 3 weeks. On short‚ as well the title of this paper states: ‘Responsive‚ High speed‚ Affordable fashion’. Stores are managed as small business‚ vertical communication and supply chain‚ so each manager knows exactly the demand and specific request‚ model and colour. This is a way of increasing efficiency‚ loyalty and customers satisfaction. Unlike the competitors‚ Zara spends a low percent of its sales on advertising‚ but

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    Chapter 2 Supply Chain Performance: Achieving Strategic Fit and Scope True/False 1. A company’s competitive strategy defines the set of customer needs that it seeks to satisfy through its products and services. Answer: Difficulty: Easy 2. The value chain emphasizes the close relationship between all the functional strategies within a company. Answer: Difficulty: Moderate 3. A company’s product development strategy defines the set of customer needs that it seeks to satisfy through its

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    for examination 1. Which of the following statements is correct? A. Recent trends such as lean manufacturing and offshoring decrease the level of risk in the supply chain. B. Accurate forecasting techniques solve most supply chain problems. C. Many retailers observe that inventory levels fluctuate considerably across a supply chain. D. In general‚ the total inventory costs are higher than the total transportation costs in the overall logistics costs for a country. 2. There can be many reasons

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    1 How can postponement of product differentiation be used to improve supply chain profitability? Postponement‚ also known as "delayed differentiation‚" is a supply chain strategy that delays product differentiation at a point closer to the customer. This involves designing and developing standard or generic configurable products that can be customized quickly and inexpensively once actual consumer demand is known. Postponement also entails the implementation of specific inventory strategies to deploy

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