Home Work 1
2 paragraphs each
1. How Airbus utilizes a supply chain to build the A380 Aircraft?
2. What functions 3PL Providers are contracted to perform for OEM manufacturers.
3. How a Fortune 500 company has utilized Lean and/or Six Sigma to improve business and/or manufacturing processes.
4. The relationship between Inventory Carrying Cost and Cash Flow.
5. Explain how a Fortune 500 company has been able to implement SAP to improve their processes
6. What is logistics? How do companies use logistics to manage daily operations? Why have companies been outsourcing logistics to 3PL Providers?
7. What is Lean & Six Sigma? How do companies use Lean & Six Sigma philosophies to manage business and manufacturing processes? How does the JIT Inventory concept enable this process management?
8. How has outsourcing impacted inventory management at OEM manufacturers? Are direct shipments a good practice to save lead-time? (Direct shipments refers to a supplier shipping product to another supplier for processing, instead of the OEM manufacturer to be received and inspected)
10. How has conducting business with suppliers internationally impacted transportation operations for a company? Has this practice actually caused companies to spend more money to transport goods? Who is responsible when products are damaged in transit?
11. How do you decide what products should be sourced to a foreign supplier? What measures do you take to ensure the supplier is qualified? Whose terms & conditions should be used to govern the purchase of the product? Should it be the seller’s or buyer’s term & conditions?
12. What is Enterprise Resource Planning Software? Has this software helped or hindered companies? Have companies had to redesigned processes to implement this software?
13. Explain how has a Fortune 500 company has utilized a foreign supply base in support of manufacturing operations.
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