Production and Operations

Assignment Description Research an organization of your choice, and describe its supply chain. (NOTE: You may choose a private sector or public sector organization; however, more information will be available for a private sector, publicly traded company). Your description should include a discussion of:

• Suppliers. • Facilities (plants, distribution centers, etc.). • Customers. • Supply chain partners (third party providers, etc.).

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Draw a schematic of the organization’s supply chain with three associated flows:

• Goods/services. • Money/cash/capital. • Information.

In addition, research and discuss the following topics:

• Supply chain costs as a percent of sales. • Modes of transportation throughout the supply chain network (air, water, surface, etc.). • Types of warehousing (plant/warehouses, proprietary/private, etc.). • Metrics to measure supply chain performance.

o Cost o Service levels o Inventory turnover o Their metrics

Finally, what supply chain improvements would you suggest for this organization?

Prepare a 10-12 page research paper (excluding title page, abstract, references page, and appendices) in APA format presenting the items listed above.