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Keeping the Supply Chain Productive and Dependable
This assignment details how the supply chain can be kept productive and dependable.
# 129057 | 2,092 words | 14 sources | APA | 2010 | CA
Published on Aug 29, 2010 in Business (Management) , Economics (General)

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This paper discusses how the supply chain can be kept productive and dependable. It looks at the underlying issues that could be affected by economic factors and explains several different possibilities that if initiated, could effective help a company out of a supply chain crisis. The results of this analysis show that scheduling and inventory control play a large part in the company's ability to maintain production with a consistent supply delivery, while also offering room for change that will allow the company to compensate for interrupted supply chain factors without disrupting productivity.

Analysis of the Problem
Scheduling and Tactical Planning
Vertical Integration
Inventory Control and Management

From the Paper:

"Supply chain Management is the organization of a network of interconnected businesses involved in the ultimate provision of products and packages required by end consumers. (Cooper, Lampert, and Pagh, 1996) The supply chain is the movement of raw materials from point A to storage facilities, production lines, development of product, and finally to the consumer or Point B. It basically involves where you get your supplies, shipping, storage, and production so that a company is able to continue production of their product without interruption. A company has to maintain their relationships with the suppliers and to manage all aspects of the supply chain in order to guarantee that there will be no supply chain management issues or down time for production.
"If issues arise, it is best if they were dealt with on a case-by-case basis because all issues will not be the same. You can plan for projected problems with the supply chain. This is called Supply Chain Event Management."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Burke, G.J., Carillo, J., Vakharia, A.J, (2004), Single vs. Multiple Supplier Sourcing Strategies.
  • Cooper, M.C., Lambert, D.M., & Pagh, J. (1997) Supply Chain Management: More Than a New Name for Logistics. The International Journal of Logistics Management Vol 8, Iss 1, pp 1-14
  • Daganzo, C.F. (2004). On the stability of supply chains. Operations Research, 52, 909-921.
  • Fisher, M.L. (1997). What is the right supply chain for your product? Harvard Business Review, 105-106.
  • Fung, V., Fung, W. & Wind, J.Y. (2008). Competing in a flat world: Building enterprises for a borderless world. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Wharton School Publishing.

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