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  • PART 1

    Supply Chain Measurement

    Briefly address each of the following bullets:
    • As suggested in the lecture pages for this week, there is a significant difference in measuring the performance of a supply chain from the perspective of the customer and from the perspective of the shipper. Describe the differences between these two perspectives in supply chain design. In other words, how could shippers and customers differ in what they considered a successful supply chain transaction?
    • How could supply chain partners measure (quantify) the performance of a supply chain? Explain why each measurement suggested is relevant to at least one of the supply chain partners.
    • Give an example of two or more companies that participate in a single supply chain. Describe which company (or companies) would want to require each measurement that you have proposed. Explain why there would be resistance from at least one of the companies to any suggestion to eliminate each of the supply chain measurements that you have proposed.
    The final paragraph (three or four sentences) of your initial post should summarize the one or two key points that you are making in your initial response.Your posting should be about 1 page (400 to 500 words) in length.Justify your answers using examples and reasoning.
  • THIS DOES NOT HAVE TO HAVE A HEADER JUST WRITTEN ON 1 PAGE WORD DOCUMENT. 3 REFERENCES IN APA FORMAT PLEASE WITH URLS ATTACHED.

  • PART 2

    Locations/Offshoring/Outsourcing

    In this section of the course project, you will focus on location-related decisions taken by the company you have chosen and the company's strategy to manufacture in-house or outsource the functions of the supply chain. This outsourcing may be tied to a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis and determination of core competencies.Complete the following tasks:
    • Analyze the company's decisions and strategy regarding site selection, outsourcing, and offshoring operations.
    • Evaluate the impacts of offshoring or outsourcing on quality and the supply chain.
    Prepare the deliverables for this week to provide information on the following aspects of the company:
    • Locations
    • Offshoring
    • Outsourcing

    Submission Details:

    • Submit your report in a three- to four-page Word document, using APA style.
    • Submit it to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.
    • Name your document SUO_MBA6012_W4_ LastName_FirstInitial.doc.
    IF YOU DECIDE TO TAKE ON THIS ASSIGNMENT I WILL PROVIDE THE COMPANY THAT I HAVE WITH THE DETAILS ABOUT THE COMPANY SO FAR....THIS PAGE DOES NEED TO HAVE HEADER AND PAGE NUMBER ALONG WITH 3 REFERENCES IN APA FORMAT PLEASE.....
  • EACH PART NEEDS TO BE IN SEPARATE WORD DOCUMENTS PLEASE. BOTH NEED TO HAVE AT LEAST 3 REFERENCES WITH URL PLEASE

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School: UC Berkeley

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Running Head: SUPPLY CHAIN MEASUREMENT

Supply Chain Measurement
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SUPPLY CHAIN MEASUREMENT

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PART A

Successful supply chain transaction

a)

Describe the differences between these two perspectives in supply chain design. In

other words, how could shippers and customers differ in what they considered a successful
supply chain transaction?

For the success of a supply chain transaction, the relationships between the supply chain
beneficiaries must be maintained at balance because too much power or influence from one party
may undermine the effectiveness of the supply chain. Suppliers and customers get connected in
different ways that enable them to exchange information, visibility of status and demand data in
an ideal supply chain relationship. This means that the work together to link information
systems, to direct strategic plans and community demand events, to improve quality, cut costs
and understand various capabilities and capacities (Seuring & Goldbach, 2002).
From a shipper’s perspective, a successful supply chain is one that prepares for the
unexpected events thus makes thorough plans to enable the business rise to the occasion and take
advantage of new opportunities. They also believe that a successful chain is one that embraces
innovation to increase efficiency, visibility and reduce costs. It should also be data driven to
facilitate future forecasting, optimization of floor space and faster handling of materials (Pistoni
& Songini, 2018).

On the other hand, customers have a whole different perception of what makes a
successful supply chain. Every customer believes that a successful supply chain is one that
improves customer delivery experience by implementing the right technology to manage

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operations effectively. They also believe that it’s one that ensures that the customer is kept happy
by promoting accuracy and focusing on aspects of the business that promote differentiated
customer experiences.

b)

How could supply chain partners measure (quantify) the performance of a supply

chain? Explain why each measurement suggested is relevant to at least one of the supply
chain partners.

Customarily, companies used to measure the performance of a supply chain using
traditional accounting methods. However, these methods had major deficiencies thus di...

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