Product Life Cycle/Wal-Mart

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1.Discuss how a product’s life-cycle can impact the buy/make aspect of the supply chain (refer to Section 9.3 in your text). Are there different times/phases in a product life-cycle when it would make sense to change from a buy/make aspect to an outsourced aspect (for the same part/aspect)?

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2.Read the Case: Wal-Mart Changes Tactics to Meet International Tastes (p. 309-311) in Chapter 10. Other than profit, what other reasons would Wal-Mart have for opening stores globally? Why would Wal-Mart want strong centralized or localized control of its stores?

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Product Life Cycle/Wal-Mart
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The product life cycle can be divided into numerous stages that are characterized by the
amount of revenue that is generated, or the ranges of products, for instance, a brand. The life
cycle of a product equally affects the supply chain aspect of a company. The life cycle of a
product is comprised of the introduction stage, the growth stage, the maturity stage, and lastly the
decline stage. Each of these stages directly affects the quality and quantity supply chain of a
product, as an improperly managed supply chain it can be used as a significant determinant on
how well a product will perform in terms of the consumers as well as to the sales.
It is essential to keep production always moving at a fast pace. Firms that do not have
reliable, as well as consistent material suppliers, may end up finding themselves betwe...

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