Supply Chain Design Benchmark
You are a consultant for a Business Process Improvement firm and a client has hired your firm to assist in redesigning its broken supply chain. The client is losing money because of its inability to procure raw material to meet demand and, therefore, missing critical delivery schedules to its customers. A key activity for you is to benchmark successful supply chains in order to identify best practices that you can recommend to your client.
Identify a company that has a successful supply chain strategy and one that you can effectively create its supply chain process map. Companies within the following manufacturing industries may be considered:
- Consumer Electronics
- Beauty- fragrance, cosmetics, hair care
- Furniture building
Write a 1,050 to 1,400 word paper that describes why you chose this company and include the following:
- Background of the company regarding size, customers, and supply base
- Three key supply chain strengths of the company
- High-level Supply Chain process map design
- Best practice recommendations and how they can be applied within your client’s organization
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Microsoft cooperation is one of the biggest companies that deal with consumer electronics in the current world. The reason why I choose this company is because it is one of the most successful companies that are known all over the world. According to Li (2007), this company has been relevant for many years and is still ranked among the top companies in the fortune 500 companies. Since this company has continued to produce other products, it is clear that it will remain relevant even in future. This company…