Suppose that you work for a company that manufactures
bicycles. Although you make some of your
own parts, you buy others. At meeting
you recently attended two managers were debating the virtues of having multiple
suppliers for the brake assembly. One
manager favored having multiple suppliers and the other felt the company would
be better off having a single supplier.
You are tasked with drafting a defense to both sides of this argument
and making a final recommendation. Please be detailed in your response and use terms related to your learning in these areas (SCM/Ops).