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ISCOM 370 Blue Nile And Diamond Retailing Case Study

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Resource: Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning, and Operation, Ch. 4

Read the Blue Nile and Diamond Retailing Case Study on pages 103107 in Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning and Operations, Ch. 4.

Prepare an 8- to 10-slide PowerPoint® presentation that address the following: • Define the key success factors in diamond retailing for Blue Nile, Zale’s, and Tiffany’s as it measured for key industry success factors. • Blue Nile carries more than 30,000 stones priced at $2,500 or higher while 60% of the products sold from the Tiffany web site are prices around $200. Which of the two products categories is better suited to the strengths of the online channel? Why? Support your answer with course concepts and examples.


• With their focus on selling high-end jewelry, Tiffany stores have thrived. In contrast, Zale’s 2006 upscale strategy failed. What do you think caused this failure? • Which of the three companies do you think is best structured to deal with weak economic times? • What advice would you give to each of the three companies regarding their respective strategies and structures? Include speaker notes on each slide. Cite your references according to APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. ===============================================

ISCOM 370 Week 1 Supply Chain Management

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Prepare a 1,050- to 1,575-word paper in which you discuss the following items:


• Define supply chain management. • Define how supply chain management has evolved over the past 20 years. • Describe the primary components of your selected company's supply chain, and explain the importance of each component. • Discuss how the three key supply chain decision phases are used at this company and provide examples. • Provide examples of how your selected company has (or does not have) an advantage over its competitors through the use of its supply chain. • Analyze the financial impact establishing a supply chain had on your selected company. • Explain the organizational considerations related to your selected company's supply chain. Format your paper according to APA guidelines. Cite a minimum of two references to support your paper ===============================================

ISCOM 370 Week 2 Aspects of a Supply Chain

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ISCOM 370 Week 2 Aspects of a Supply Chain Choose a global company. Create a 10- to 15-slide PowerPoint® presentation. Use bullet points and speaker’s notes to discuss the following: • Define your selected company’s supply chain design. • Describe the strengths and weaknesses of the design. • Describe your selected company’s supply chain strategy. • Describe the strengths and weaknesses of their strategy. • Describe how quality control and processes could improve your selected company’s supply chain. • Make overall recommendations to improve the supply chain at your selected company using course concepts from this week’s required reading. Format your PowerPoint® presentation according to APA guidelines. Cite your references to support your paper. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.


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ISCOM 370 Week 3 Forecasting And Constraint Study

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Choose a different company from the Week 3 Supply Chain Constraints assignment as well as those that you selected in Weeks 1 and 2. You may include the company you work for if not used previously.

Write a 700- to 1,225-word proposal to the CEO in which you include the following items (supported by course concepts and real life examples):

• Research two or three forecasting models, tools, and simulation models to determine the effectiveness of each, and describe how and why each will bring value to the company.


• Discuss how various constraints - such as information technology (IT), limited capacity, technology, and capital - affect the company's supply chain. • Analyze the expected pros and cons against the company's current operational performance in order to propose four or five improvements to the existing supply chain. • Compare the four or five proposed improvements using the Comparison Matrix provided. • Evaluate how each would affect the company's supply chain performance in the proposal. • Summarize the proposed improvements that should be implemented into the company's supply chain. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment along with the Comparison Matrix ===============================================

ISCOM 370 Week 3 Supply Chain Constraints

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Choose a different company from the Week 3 Forecasting and Constraint Study assignment as well as those that you selected in Weeks 1 and 2. You may include the company you work for if not used previously.

Write a paper of 1,050 to 1,575 words in which you complete the following:

• Discuss how the company responds to predictable variability and integrates aggregate planning into the supply chain. • Describe how supply is managed at this company. • Describe how demand is determined at this company. • Explain how the sales and operations plan of this company affects its supply chain performance and maximizes the company's profitability. • Assess the effect of risk management processes on supply chain constraints. • Evaluate strategies that this company can employ to improve overall supply chain performance and overcome potential constraints. • Include examples and cited resources in support of your argument. Format your paper according to APA guidelines.


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ISCOM 370 Week 5 Sourcing Strategy

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Choose one of the companies that you evaluated in Weeks 1-4; preferably a company that is growing.

Write 700- to 1,225-word supply chain analysis for the CEO in which you complete the following:

• Describe the role of distribution in the supply chain. • Evaluate factors that have an influence upon the company's distribution channels. • Assess technological innovations that this company can implement to improve its distribution channels.


• Summarize your conclusions. • Develop a plan for integrating these changes into the supply chain. • Choose the metrics that will be used to evaluate whether or not revisions to the company's distribution channels increased overall supply chain productivity and performance. Format your analysis according to APA guidelines.

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ISCOM 370 Week 5 Supply Chain Analysis

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Choose one of the companies that you evaluated in Weeks 1-4; preferably a company that is growing.


Write 700- to 1,225-word supply chain analysis for the CEO in which you complete the following:

• Describe the role of distribution in the supply chain. • Evaluate factors that have an influence upon the company's distribution channels. • Assess technological innovations that this company can implement to improve its distribution channels. • Summarize your conclusions. • Develop a plan for integrating these changes into the supply chain. • Choose the metrics that will be used to evaluate whether or not revisions to the company's distribution channels increased overall supply chain productivity and performance. Format your analysis according to APA guidelines.

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