Commoditizing the Enterprise
The ability to accurately predict customer demand is at the heart of every company’s effort to achieve superior supply chain performance. Forecasting is the name of the game.
Management bears the fiduciary responsibility of not only correctly forecasting and planning the supply chain but also optimizing it based on industry best practices. Those best practices may include outsourcing strategies and technology solutions that streamline operations. These efforts may trend organizations toward commonality and make their supply chain resemble those of their competitors.
Using the module readings, University online library resources, and the Internet, respond to the following:
Write your initial response in approximately 300–500 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
Do the following when responding to your peers:
|Assignment 1 Grading Criteria|
|Justified with examples the taken stance regarding recent supply chain trends that deprive companies of their competitive advantage and showed in-depth analysis and evaluation of the subject.|
|Gave an appropriate counter example to the stance taken previously.|
|Actively contributed to the discussion by providing points of|
Assignment 2: Designing Value-Based Service
|As the rate of innovation increases, companies face expanding product/service lines, shorter product and service lifecycles, and more frequent product/service transitions. All of these can bring tremendous value but also pose enormous challenges and risks.
The article “The Art of Managing New Product Transitions” by Erhun, Gonclave, and Hopman from the readings for this module includes a matrix titled “Product Factors and Risk Drivers” which focuses on Intel, a company that manufactures high-tech products. Based on your readings and research, address the following issues:
Develop a 10-slide presentation in PowerPoint format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources..
Be sure to include the following in your presentation: