CASE STUDY CONCEPT: Supply Chain Managers Need Good Mental Models for Effective Decision Making. You've worked in the business for years and learned the olive oil trade. Your uncle just retired, and now it's your time to show what you can do. The family expects you to make money and grow the
Let’s investigate a high-level conceptual design for applying game mechanics to coordinate the actions of a network of separate companies that all do business together. These companies are manufacturers, logistics providers, distributors, and retailers, and they are all members of a common supply
In its simplest form, a supply chain is composed of a company and the suppliers and customers of that company. Combinations of these three types of organizations - supplier, company, customer - create a simple supply chain. Extended supply chains contain an additional type of organization,
As the saying goes, “It’s not what you know, but what you can remember when you need it.” Since there is an infinite amount of detail in any situation, the trick is to find useful models that capture the salient facts and provide a framework to organize the rest of the relevant details. SCM Globe
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CASE STUDY CONCEPT: Balancing Responsiveness and Efficiency -- The central challenge of almost any supply chain is to meet product demand (be responsive) while also reducing inventory and operating costs (be efficient). A company called “Cincinnati Seasonings” is located in Cincinnati, Ohio USA.
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