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.). 

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

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  • 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.
    • Cost
    • 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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