Embry LGMT683 All Discussions

Embry LGMT683 All Discussions

 

 

Embry LGMT683 All Discussions

 

 

Embry LGMT683 Module 1.3 Discussion

 

1.3 Discussion Questions

 

Post your answer to only one of the topics below. Begin your post with the question you are answering and then make your response.

  1. Of the three macroprocesses in a firm, one process is the most important. Comment on the previous statement or comment if you think otherwise.
  2. Read the purpose of the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) Model and about its major processes. Read about the Council of Supply Chain Management Professional’s (CSCMP) Supply Chain Management Process Standards. Comment on the need of the above standards and present an example from industry which has benefitted from the standards and how.

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Embry LGMT683 Module 2.2 Discussion

2.2 Discussion Questions

 

Post your answer to only one of the topics below. Begin your post with the question you are answering and then make your response.

    1. What is the purpose of benchmarking and how can benchmarking be used to improve supply chain performance? Give at least one industry example to illustrate your point.
    2. The text states that the intercompany scope of strategic fit is essential today because the competitive playing field has shifted from company versus company to supply chain versus supply chain. Briefly describe at least one industry example to illustrate this important point.
    3. The text states that a company’s partners may determine the company’s success. Do you agree or disagree? Why?

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Embry LGMT683 Module 3.2 Discussion

3.2 Discussion Questions

 

Post your answer to only one of the topics below. Begin your post with the question you are answering and then make your response.

    1. Briefly describe one example of a firm that appears to have done a good job in balancing their e-business distribution network with their “brick and mortar” distribution store network. Use at least four criteria from the e-business scorecard in the text to justify your response.
    2. Why is it important to ensure that incentives are aligned in a supply chain? (Hint: see summary at end of the presentation for Chapter 4)

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Embry LGMT683 Module 4.2 Discussion

4.2 Discussion Questions

 

Post your answer to one of the questions below. Begin your post with the question you are answering and then make your response.

    1. As noted in the text, supply chain network design decisions are not easy to change in the short term. Why? Give at least one example to illustrate your point.
    2. Briefly describe the implications of poor forecasting on a supply chain. In other words, what are some of the bad things that can happen as a result of inaccurate demand forecasts?

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Embry LGMT683 Module 5.2 Discussion

5.2 Discussion Questions

 

Post your answer to only one of the topics below. Begin your post with the question you are answering and then make your response.

    1. Why is collaboration important in supply chain planning? Give at least one industry example where an organization has been practicing CPFR along with the benefits gained and challenges faced.
    2. Briefly describe how a major retailer is using one or more of the strategies addressed in the text to promote and/or discount selected products to improve their profits. What are the implications of this strategy on their supply chain?

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Embry LGMT683 Module 6.4 Discussion

6.4 Discussion Questions

 

Post your answer to only one of the following topics. Begin your post with the question you are answering and then make your response.

  1. Select and briefly describe one managerial lever (or strategy) for reducing lot size and cycle inventory in the supply chain, without increasing costs.
  2. Discuss bull whip effect and how a retailer can hurt supply chain profits by making lot-sizing decisions to minimize its own costs.

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Embry LGMT683 Module 7.2 Discussion

7.2 Discussion Questions

 

Post your answer to only one of the following questions. Begin your post with the question you are answering and then make your response.

    1. Briefly describe at least one example of how a public or private enterprise can use the postponement of product differentiation to increase profits.
    2. Select a company or industry and describe what metrics you would use to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of your transportation strategy? Briefly explain your choice of metrics.

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Embry LGMT683 Module 8.2 Discussion

8.2 Discussion Questions

 

Post your answer to only one of the questions below. Begin your post with the question you are answering and then make your response.

    1. Based on your own experience or research, briefly describe at least one example of a public or private enterprise that has outsourced the management of one or more of its supply chain related activities. Include in your answer the name of the firm, the name of the third party, and a brief statement regarding the benefits claimed. In your opinion, what are the downside risks?
    2. Based on your own experience or research, briefly describe at least one example of a public or private enterprise that has offshored the management of one or more of its supply chain related activities. Include in your answer the name of the firm, the name of the third party, and a brief statement regarding the benefits claimed. In your opinion, what are the downside risks?
    3. Supply chain-related electronic auctions have been increasing in sophistication and popularity over the years. Using the Internet, briefly describe at least one firm that offers electronic supply chain-related auctions and summarize the services they offer. Also, please share their Internet address with your classmates.
    4. Please describe at least one example of a firm that is using dynamic pricing to increase revenue. Be as specific as possible.

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Embry LGMT683 Module 9.2 Discussion

9.2 Discussion Questions

 

Post your answer to only one of the questions below. Begin your post with the question you are answering and then make your response.

    1. Discuss some of the differences between take back legislations in US compared to other countries.
    2. Describe some of the challenges in the integration of forward and reverse supply chains.

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