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英格兰管理类本科课程作业要求:Global Supply Chain Management

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Wal-dart is an independent chain of textile-stores in Asia and Europe. They offer a variety of fashion-wears catering to the local community. Their business is highly dependent on local culture and style. Wal-dart has its main manufacturing
Wal-dart is an independent chain of textile-stores in Asia and Europe. They offer a variety of fashion-wears catering to the local community. Their business is highly dependent on local culture and style. Wal-dart has its main manufacturing plants located in Asian countries (India and Sri Lanka). Demand information from various retailers from Asia and Europe is the key point for production and timely replenishment. Currently, the company faces a situation of excess inventory of a few varieties of products and also shortage of some other products. The company also faces some logistical problems because all of its production plants are located in Asia and it does not have any warehouses in other countries. Wal-dart use freights for transporting the finished goods to various countries. Then, local third party logistics providers are used for transporting the goods to the retail shops. Wal-dart aims to exploit all possible Operations Management strategies to reduce the inventory, reduce the cost and also to meet customers demand. The Operations Manager of the company thinks that the main reason for excess stock is due to an amplification of demand from various retail stores, more production, change of trend, etc. If you were the Operations Manager of the company how would you tackle the situation? Using the conceptual ideas you learnt as part of this module, discuss in detail various options available to the company to ensure that the company avoids building excess inventory/cost and also avoids shortages. You need to consider • What the business is trying to achieve. • What their current position is • What supply chain strategies they might consider that would allow them to reach their goals – in other words how they can get from where they are now to where they want to be • The implications of each of the strategies that you identify - in other words, the benefits and limitations of your chosen strategies in the context of their existing business model • The role of global supply chain strategies In addressing and analysing the case, you will need to consider global supply chain strategies such as (but not limited to) - • Current supply chain structure • Production strategies • Plant location • Inventory Management • Cross-functional activities and integration • Postponement and bespoke manufacturing • Information exchange and planning Your report will include (at least) a title page, contents page, executive summary/abstract, introduction, findings/analysis, conclusions and references. You may also include an appendix for relevant supporting material but main arguments must be included in the body of the report. Your report must follow a standard report structure. You can refer to http://elp.northumbria.ac.uk/bbcswebdav/library/Library%20Content/webfiles/learningobjects/rlo/Report%20writing/index.htm for more details on report writing To gain a basic pass, your analysis will be supported by evidence from at least 4 good quality, peer reviewed journals. You may also use text-books and journal sources available on the Internet as well as in the university library but you must NOT use other material from the Internet. Important note about ARNA regulations The regulations specify that students must complete every assessment component contributing to the modules on their programme. This applies to all forms of assessment as defined in the module descriptor. 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