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:
- Facilities (plants, distribution centers, etc.).
- Supply chain partners (third party providers, etc.).
Draw a schematic of the organization’s supply chain with three associated flows:
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.
- Service levels
- Inventory turnover
- 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. A minimum of five (5) peer-reviewed academic or professional references must be used in the paper.
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