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ISCOM 476 Week 1 Supply Chain Integration Alignment

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ISCOM 476 Week 1 Supply Chain Integration Alignment Today’s supply chains need to be integrated into the overall business plan to ensure it meets the needs of the company and contributes to the strategy set forth by the company. Prepare a 10- to 15-slide visual presentation with speaker notes that addresses the following: • Describe how supply chain integration can be achieved • Explain integration and supply chain management • Show cross-functional aspects of integration • Explain the difficulty in integrating and general methods for overcoming conflict within integration • Identify the demand and supply integration journey stages of maturity • Show managerial implications – Integrated Knowledge Sharing, Strategic Resource Allocation, Capacity and Demand Balance and Performance Outcomes ===============================================

ISCOM 476 Week 2 The Demand and Supply Integration Process


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ISCOM 476 Week 2 The Demand and Supply Integration Process You’re a shoe manufacturer and it seems the manufacturing plants are always over capacity. However, based on the demand, the capacity should be sufficient to meet customer demands. Management suspects that there is a disconnect between the demand signals being fed to the manufacturing facilities and actual orders. This is causing capacity issues leading to customer upsets. Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that describes how the demand and supply integration (DSI) process can improve the demand signals. Include the following: • The Ideal picture of demand and supply integration • DSI core principles • Critical components of DSI • Characteristics of successful DSI implementations • DSI recommendations to solve shoe manufacturer’s issues ===============================================

ISCOM 476 Week 3 Purchasing and Logistics Alignment Challenge

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ISCOM 476 Week 3 Purchasing and Logistics Alignment Challenge Resource: Achieving Supply Chain Integration, Ch. 5 You’re a group of purchasing agents who have been contracted by Small Molecule, a pharmaceutical distribution reseller. Small Molecule has identified a gap between purchasing and logistics. They want to compete in an emerging market but because of that gap between purchasing and logistics, they are at a significant disadvantage in the market. The gap is concerning because there may not be enough focus to align purchasing and logistics to execute the launch of a new product that is outsourced. Apply the “Seven Actions a Supply Chain Leader Can Take Today� as outlined in Ch. 5 (page 119) to better align purchasing and logistics as a strategic advantage. Explain each step and how they will make a difference in closing the gap between purchasing and logistics. Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that depicts each actionable item resulting from going through all seven steps. ===============================================

ISCOM 476 Week 3 Signature Assignment Purchasing and Logistics Integration (PLi) Benchmark

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ISCOM 476 Week 3 Signature Assignment Purchasing and Logistics Integration (PLi) Benchmark About Your Signature Assignment This signature assignment is designed to align with specific program student learning outcomes in your program. Program Student Learning Outcomes are broad statements that describe what students should know and be able to do upon completion of their degree. The signature assignments may be graded with an automated rubric that allows the University to collect data that can be aggregated across a location or college/school and used for program improvements. Resource: “The Research: Linking Purchasing and Logistics Integration (PLi) to Improved Functional and Financial Performance�, located in Achieving Supply Chain Integration, Ch. 5 (page 99). Review the research tables and best practices. Apply the four best practices to your industry, or one of your choice. Write a 750- to 1,050-word summary suggesting improvements in financial and functional performance based on the four best practices. ===============================================

ISCOM 476 Week 4 Managing the Returns Process

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ISCOM 476 Week 4 Managing the Returns Process Supply Chain Managers are inundated with challenges and how we manage those changes can contribute to either effective or ineffective results for the company. Returns must be managed with careful consideration. You opened a successful ecommerce business that grosses $1 million in sales, but you now realize that your returns are larger than you anticipated. These include warranty returns, product dissatisfaction returns, customer dissatisfaction returns, etc. The amount of returns is costing you 20% ($200,000) instead of the 5% projected ($50,000). Prepare an 8- to 12-slide visual presentation with speaker notes (or produce a video, or narrate your speaker’s notes instead) in order to solve this challenge and to be able to control returns to meet the company’s goals. Address the following: • Return management process • Integrated forward and reverse flows • The challenge of managing returns Confirm how these processes will enable you to meet the 5% returns goal. ===============================================

ISCOM 476 Week 4 Supply Chain Disruption

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ISCOM 476 Week 4 Supply Chain Disruption After aligning purchasing and logistics, Small Molecule realized that one of its primary suppliers is located in Antarctica. The company has realized there is risk. In the event that you are asked to manage the identified risks that come from being located in Antarctica, it is imperative to understand the network of risk. Even if a supply chain is fully integrated there are certainly some risks that may cause supply interruptions. Prepare an 8- to 12-slide visual presentation with speaker notes that addresses the how to manage supply network risks. Create a list of all the possible risks Small Molecule might encounter to be disruptive to the supply from the location in Antarctica. Select one or two risks to focus on to enable supply continuity. Recommend how to find a solution by including the following: • Detection • Mitigation • Recovery Conclude your presentation with the value of a network approach to manage disruption. ===============================================

ISCOM 476 Week 5 Enterprise Resource Planning Effectiveness

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ISCOM 476 Week 5 Enterprise Resource Planning Effectiveness Companies encounter several types of barriers they may inhibit the firm to achieve supply and demand integration. If your industry, or an industry of your choice, was expanding a business by augmenting the product offerings and expanding into other areas, explain how the company would approach minimizing or eliminating barriers. Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that defines and explains the types of barriers. Include the following: • Information Barriers • Process Barriers • Relational Barriers • Overcoming the Barriers ===============================================

ISCOM 476 Week 5 Executive Presentation

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ISCOM 476 Week 5 Executive Presentation Since the team has aligned purchasing and logistics, and stabilized disruptions in the supply chain for Small Molecule, the executive leaders are now interested in capitalizing upon those improvements. Small Molecule’s new products will be launched in South America. The executives have asked the team to come in to explain the processes already taken. They want help creating a solid supply chain strategy for their South America launch considering how to leverage Porter’s Five Forces. Prepare a 10- to 15-slide visual presentation for the executives with speaker notes that explains how Porter’s “Five Forces” are used to develop the supply chain strategy. Determine how these Five Forces work together to evaluate growth potential and develop the overall strategy. ===============================================

ISCOM 476 Successful Learning/Newtonhelp.com  

ISCOM 476 Successful Learning/Newtonhelp.com

ISCOM 476 Successful Learning/Newtonhelp.com  

ISCOM 476 Successful Learning/Newtonhelp.com

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