Supply Chain Essays (Examples)

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Westminster Company Logistics

Words: 1578 Length: 5 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 36357886

Case Summary
The case study entails a supply chain analysis of Westminster Company, which is one of the largest world’s largest producer of health care consumer products. The pharmaceutical company established in the early 20th century currently operates across the United States, Latin America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. The Company owns three major manufacturing subsidiaries and eight distribution centers with products spanning across drugs (20%), mass merchandise (25%) and grocery products (37%). Westminster Company faces the challenge of maintaining an efficient logistics and supply chain system in face of a competitive market. The decentralized three subsidiaries adopt a decentralized management system which arguably encourages self-ownership, responsibility which motivates entrepreneurial management.
Logistics system is a critical aspect of a business to thrive. Logistics system ensures that inventory is stocked in the retailers’ shelves whose delay yields a constrained relationship between the manufacturer and the retailer. Currently, Westminster Company adopts a…… [Read More]

References
Bowersox, D.J., Closs D. J., and Cooper M. B. (2007). Supply Chain Logistics. Management. (2nd ed.), McGraw-Hill/Irwin, NY, pp.410.
Leong, W.T. (2012). Principles of Supply chain Management. Mason. OH: South Western
Walters, D. (2010). Global Logistics – New Direction in Supply Chain Management. Philadelphia: Kogan Page Limited.
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YouTube BPR

Words: 1616 Length: 5 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 25192813

Google Inc. is one of the top companies in the world. They have excelled in how they manage their digital and non-digital supply chain.
This week Google, now re-named Alphabet, became the most valuable company on earth besting Apple for at a least one day. No matter what happens the rest of this week, Google is sending notice that its place in the world of business strategy is at the head of the table (O'Marah, 2016).
They did this by creating an internal supply chain the sources, constructs, and plans Google’s data centers. Similar to their counterparts Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft, Google drives innovation back up for the existing value chain. The company demands the best off-the-shelf servers and network equipment to ensure reliable connectivity and speed for users. To meet such high demands and standards, Google assembles and designs the components for use to their own specifications as part…… [Read More]

References
Dubey, R., & Gunasekaran, A. (2015). Supply chain talent: the missing link in supply chain strategy. Industrial and Commercial Training, 47(5), 257-264. doi:10.1108/ict-11-2014-0073
Gonzalez-Loureiro, M., Dabic, M., & Kiessling, T. (2015). Supply chain management as the key to a firm’s strategy in the global marketplace. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 45(1/2), 159-181. doi:10.1108/ijpdlm-05-2013-0124
Kumar, V., Amorim, M., Bhattacharya, A., & Garza-Reyes, J. A. (2016). Managing reverse exchanges in service supply chains. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 21(2), 157-165. doi:10.1108/scm-12-2015-0467
O\\'Marah, K. (2016, February 5). Google and the future of supply chain. Retrieved from http://www.scmworld.com/google-and-the-future-of-supply-chain/
Spangler, T. (2017, October 27). YouTube Says Videos Flagged as Advertiser-Unfriendly Will Drop by 30%. Retrieved from http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/youtube-demonetization-advertiser-unfriendly-improvement-1202601115/
Tornjanski, V., Marinkovic, S., & Jancic, Z. (2017). Towards Sustainability: Effective Operations Strategies, Quality Management and Operational Excellence in Banking. The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC, 19(44), 1-75.
Trang, N. T. (2016). Design an Ideal Supply Chain Strategy. Advances in Management, 9(4), 20-28.
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DHS Report Analysis and Review

Words: 1537 Length: 5 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 66245729

Purpose
This section includes Strategic Strategy Objectives. The core of this section is to develop, implement, and update a method to augment international cargo supply chain security. The strategy included reflects already established work from various agencies involved in the supply chain security and as describes how upcoming actions will be mandated and integrated by SAFE Port Act to achieve this goal. From here the section transitions into major improvements for international cargo supply chain security beginning with September 11, 2001. The kinds of improvements made have been: “the Maritime Transportation Security Act, the development of the National Strategy for Maritime Security and its eight supporting plans, and multiple individual agency initiatives” (DHS, p. 6).
The focus of the ‘Purpose’ section is to not replace more detailed plans that already exist. Rather, it is to seek to outline tactical and strategic plans connect with the multiple programs and initiatives already…… [Read More]

References
DHS. (2015, July 13). International Supply Chain Security. Retrieved from https://www.dhs.gov/publication/international-supply-chain-security
Willis, H. H. (2016). Ten Years After the Safe Port Act, Are America\\'s Ports Secure? Retrieved from https://www.rand.org/blog/2016/04/attractive-targets.html
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The Sea Port Improvement Plan Naha Port International Container Terminal

Words: 1577 Length: 4 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 19532822

The Sea-Port Improvement Plan (PIP) Outline: Naha Port International Container Terminal
Abstract
Naha is an old port of Okinawa. It has been in existence since the 12th C. Okinawa has seen its trade volumes increase exponentially in the recent past. The government of the Okinawa prefecture is under pressure to expand Naha port in order to cope with the fast-changing business demands. The changes are urgent and necessary if Okinawa is to tap into the ever flourishing port business. In 2004, Naha handled over 1, 360 000 tons of international cargo. The port hosted an impressive 115 cruise ships in 2015 and saw the number rise in 2016 to 187. The cargo volumes keep rising. The attraction for tourists is remarkable. Okinawa economy is growing fast and calling for proactive measures to harness all the potential that the port has; to earn foreign exchange. Already, the government has pumped resources…… [Read More]

References
Naha Port Authority, (2006). Development of International Logistics Capabilities at Naha Port. Retrieved from http://www.nahaport.jp/promotion/English/6.html on 31 August 2018
The Bank of Okinawa Inc. (2016). The Business Environment in Okinawa. Retrieved from http://www.okinawa-bank.co.jp/_files/00025720/3TheBuisinesEnvironmentinOkinawa.pdf on 31 August 2018
World Port Source, (N.D.). Port of Naha: Port Commerce. Retrieved from http://www.worldportsource.com/ports/commerce/JPN_Port_of_Naha_1397.php on 31 August 2018