Supply Chain Management

Sep 20th, 2014
RockCafe
Category:
Business
Price: $25 USD

Question description

Topics

  1. Recent political turmoil in the Ukraine threatens the supply of natural gas from that region to Western Europe, thus affecting the worldwide price of energy. Stricter Western sanctions could worsen the situation. As a supply chain manager, you understand the importance of fuel as a cost of doing business. Explain your short and long-term planning decisions in response to this situation.

  2. The trend toward distribution center floor robotics has increased the need for workers skilled in robotics maintenance, but workers trained in such maintenance are in short supply. As a distribution center manager concerned with cost containment, you realize the importance of increasing the use of robotics, but are fearful of the problems caused by lack of skilled repair personnel. How will you respond to this situation?

Instructions

  • In 500–750 words, discuss (1) of the above topic:

  • In the first paragraph, provide the background information for the topic. You must reference at least 1 scholarly resource.
  • For the second paragraph, explain potential consequences of the problem as well as alternative solutions to it.
  • In the last paragraph(s), present your proposed solution along with justification for its selection.

Tutor Answer

(Top Tutor) Daniel C.
(997)
School: UT Austin
PREMIUM TUTOR

Studypool has helped 1,244,100 students

Summary
Quality
Communication
On Time
Value
BlueOcean
Feb 5th, 2017
" Awesome! Exactly what I wanted. "
Ask your homework questions. Receive quality answers!

Type your question here (or upload an image)

1819 tutors are online

Brown University





1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology




2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University




982 Tutors

Columbia University





1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University





2113 Tutors

Emory University





2279 Tutors

Harvard University





599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology



2319 Tutors

New York University





1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University





1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University





2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University





932 Tutors

Princeton University





1211 Tutors

Stanford University





983 Tutors

University of California





1282 Tutors

Oxford University





123 Tutors

Yale University





2325 Tutors