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International Supply Chain Management

Autor:   •  April 18, 2015  •  Case Study  •  563 Words (3 Pages)  •  918 Views

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International Supply Chain Management 1

What I have learned during this module. 3

Chapter 1: understanding the supply chain. 3

Chapter 2: Supply chain performance: Achieving strategic fit and scope. 4

Chapter 3: Supply chain Drivers and Obstacles 5

Chapter 4: Designing the Distribution network in a supply chain 6

Chapter 5: Network design in supply chain 7

Introduction : 8

The IKEA concept is based on their market positioning statement “Your partner in better living. We do our part, you do yours. Together we save money” and focuses on a commitment to product design, consumer value and clever solutions. By using inexpensive materials in a novel way and minimising production, distribution and retail costs, their customers benefit from low prices. Scenario 8

AC1.1 9

Learners need to explain the importance of effective supply chain management in achieving organizational objectives. To illustrate this they could relate this explanation to the achievement of objectives in their organization. 9

Supply Chain definition: 9

Importance of effective supply chain management 9

AC1.2, 10

Learners need to explain the link between supply chain management and business functions in their own/chosen organization. To illustrate these links, the explanation needs to contain real examples from their chosen organization. 10

What is a Business function? 10

What are the famous business functions? 10

AC1.3 12

Learners need to discuss the key drivers that are moving their chosen organization towards implementing an integrated supply chain. 12

Supply chain strategy definition 12

What are the Supply Chain drivers? 12

Facilities 12

Inventory 12

Transportation 12

Information 12

Sourcing 12

Pricing 12

AC2.1, 13

Learners need to describe the strategies used in their chosen organization to maintain relationships with suppliers before evaluating the effectiveness of these strategies. 13

IKEA Strategies are: 13

AC2.2

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