Week 2 Assignment for Phyllis Young
Supply Chain Strategies
Select one manufacturing company from the Forbes list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies (www.forbes.com/innovative-companies/list/). Describe at least three examples of how innovative supply chain management practices have contributed to this company’s success. Summarize the evidence to determine whether the company uses a make-to-order or a make-to-stock supply chain, including relevant examples. Illustrate how the company has utilized at least three common types of supply contracts. Based on your review of this company, suggest at least three improvements or enhancements to its supply chain design and practices.
Your paper must be four to five pages (not including title and reference pages) and must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide. You must cite at least three scholarly sources in addition to the textbook and the Forbes web site.
Simchi-Levi, D., Kaminsky, P., & Simchi-Levi, E. (2008) Designing and managing the supply chain: Concepts, strategies and case studies. (3rd ed.) with companion CD-Rom. Boston: McGraw-Hill Irwin. ISBN: 9780073341521