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LOG430 Supply Chain Management

Week 1 Discussion

Welcome to the Discussion Forum

Each week, you will be asked to respond to the prompt or prompts in the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length, and is due on Sunday. By Tuesday, you should respond to two additional posts from your peers. If you have not done so lately, please review the Rules of Discussion.

For your follow up post…review the responses provided by your peers. Engage in conversation, or even civil debate, as you discuss their insights and viewpoints. You may ask questions for clarification (if you are confused by their initial post) or pose questions that advance the conversation. You might even find a topic that leads you to further research in the area!

SCM2

Using the SCM Case on pages 51 – 52, discuss the customer-centric fulfillment strategy analyses (customer, supply chain, and competency) and factors to describe your individual perspective of Sony’s tactical advantages to the potential relocation, advanced equipment for production efficiency, and the posturing of their manufacturing operations.  Keep in mind the correlated events associated with the performance, schedule, cost, and risk allocations associated with each decision point.

 

LOG430 Supply Chain Management

Week 2 Discussion

Global Semiconductor’s Market Share Slide

Each week, you will be asked to respond to the prompt or prompts in the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length, and is due on Sunday. By Tuesday, you should respond to two additional posts from your peers.

Using the SCM Case on pages 93 – 94, discuss the case from a systems thinking perspective, while encompassing the strategic linkage, cost leadership, and resource management capabilities that Tim could implement.  Further discuss process reengineering opportunities that the logistics team could take advantage of from a supply chain perspective to increase operational efficiencies in restoring profitability to the organization.

 

LOG430 Supply Chain Management

Week 3 Discussion

The Scanning and Planning Internship

Each week, you will be asked to respond to the prompt or prompts in the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length, and is due on Sunday. By Tuesday, you should respond to two additional posts from your peers.

Using the case on pages 206 – 207, discuss and identify some of the key questions associated with DWC’s performance to develop a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis, on which Debbie and her team should focus.  Are there any applicable areas that relate to recognized trends or major events that could be documented in the environmental scan?

 

LOG430 Supply Chain Management

Week 4 Discussion

The Costly Packaging Decision

Each week, you will be asked to respond to the prompt or prompts in the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length, and is due on Sunday. By Tuesday, you should respond to two additional posts from your peers.

In accordance with the case on pages 273 – 274, Selena has been confronted by packaging delays and cost burdens.  Based on the training program at Noette and value-drivers of the supply chain discuss and identify the following:

What are the packaging process bottlenecks?

Using the classification of supply chain decisions and concepts from this chapter how would you classify the issues?

What solution(s) would you recommend to Selena to benefit Noette?

Can you describe a personal example of a supply chain bottleneck that you have previously assisted in mitigating?

 

LOG430 Supply Chain Management

Week 5 Discussion

Designing a Hybrid Global Sourcing Strategy

Each week, you will be asked to respond to the prompt or prompts in the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length, and is due on Sunday. By Tuesday, you should respond to two additional posts from your peers.

In accordance with the case on pages 331 – 333, Donna is confronted with an arduous six month review of global sourcing requirements and practices comparing and benchmarking Triton’s performance again larger drug company rivals.  Discuss and identify the alternatives to Donna’s presentation strategy based on the task force analysis and provide a comparative strengths and weaknesses analysis.

 

LOG430 Supply Chain Management

Week 6 Discussion

How Close is Too Close

Each week, you will be asked to respond to the prompt or prompts in the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length, and is due on Sunday. By Tuesday, you should respond to two additional posts from your peers.

In accordance with the case on pages 370 – 371, Tim is confronted with the partnership roles and responsibilities that Dynamo has offered Top Line based on preset conditions, do you feel that Tim and Top Line leadership should say “yes” or “no,” in accordance with this opportunity?  If Tim says “yes” what are some of the negotiation strategies that can be applied to develop trust to sustain a long-term alliance?

 

LOG430 Supply Chain Management

Week 7 Discussion

Collaboration’s Missing Link

Each week, you will be asked to respond to the prompt or prompts in the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length, and is due on Sunday. By Tuesday, you should respond to two additional posts from your peers.

In accordance with the case on pages 460 – 461, Doris the VP of SCM at Migdi is confronted with a pilot project being cancelled by Nestle, while departing from Cincinnati to Zurich.  After gauging the cultural conflict and barriers within Migdi, what do you suggest Doris do to develop a road map in initiating an honest and innovative collaboration plan to bring the Migdi team onboard to cultivate change?  Secondly, name the top two or three priorities you see as value-added resources within your current or former organization.

 

LOG430 Supply Chain Management

Week 8 Discussion

Designing a Hybrid Global Sourcing Strategy

Each week, you will be asked to respond to the prompt or prompts in the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length, and is due on Sunday. By Tuesday, you should respond to two additional posts from your peers.

In accordance with the case on pages 489 – 490, Tim is confronted by a complacency status at C2, a leader in the biotech industry  Based on Linda’s and Tim’s discussion of a Supply Chain Advisory Council, what are your thoughts?  Using e-business strategies of today, what communication mechanisms would you use keeping in mind you are in the medical field?  What are the key advantages you would seek in establishing the Supply Chain Advisory Council?

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