You are the Operations Manager of a toy manufacturing company. You are tasked with maintaining a consistent production level, with fluctuations of supply and demand due to seasonal inventories.
Write a 350- to 525-word paper.
Research other manufacturers in your industry, and distinguish between two scales of economy that could benefit your organization.
Discuss the effect that supply and demand may have on the operational strategies for your organization.
Examine the effect of seasonality on inventory management and forecasting.
Discuss how inventory carrying costs can affect operational efficiency.
Determine the effect of lead time on ordering decisions and seasonality.
Examine how safety inventory is used as a buffer against supply/demand, and evaluate various levers for reducing inventory.
Discuss at least two levers used to manage and control inventory.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Cite a minimum of three sources; include your textbook as one of the three sources.