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10/19/2018 Assessment 5 – BUS-FP3022 – Summer 2018 – Section 02

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Assessment 5 SCM Case Analysis: Information Technology

Overview

In 800–1000 words, respond to a series of questions about a selected company’s information management system.

Meeting customer demands and high efficiencies are the goals of the majority of supply chains, and companies strive to develop sustainable long term supply chain solutions.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

Competency 1: Design a supply chain to support an organizational strategy. Describe an organization’s information management system (IMS).

Competency 2: Improve efficiency in the supply chain. Evaluate the competitive aspects of an organization’s IMS. Describe how the IMS helps coordinate between supply chain partners.

Competency 3: Manage a supply chain in order to satisfy customers. Explain how an IMS helps monitor orders and inventory levels and satisfy customers. Explain why managing information is equally or more important to a company than moving products.

Competency 4: Communicate in a professional manner that is consistent with the expectations for supply chain managers and participants.

Exhibit proficiency in writing, critical thinking, and research; adhere to APA style and formatting.

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Context

There is a need for coordination in the supply chain and to understand the impact of coordination on supply chain performance. The information management system measures the success of each supply chain partner and allows the members to improve as they develop trust and closer working relationships. The innovation and changes produced in supply chains, both in response to market changes or from the drive to improve efficiency, effectively customize its structure, and improve its performance.

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Questions to Consider

To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.

For the following questions, refer to the National Geographic video, Ultimate Factories: IKEA, and Kinnander’s article, “IKEA’s Challenge to the Wooden Shipping Pallet,” listed in the Resources.

What is the importance of developing a sustainable supply chain? What are three initiatives that IKEA is doing to make its supply chain sustainable?

Resources

Suggested Resources

The following optional resources are provided to support you in completing the assessment or to provide a helpful context. For additional resources, refer to the Research Resources and Supplemental Resources in the left navigation menu of your courseroom.

Library Resources The following e-books or articles from the Capella University Library are linked directly in this course:

Blanchard, D. (2010). Supply chain management best practices (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Drake, M. (2011). Global supply chain management. New York, NY: Business Expert Press. Greeff, G., & Ghoshal, R. (2004). Practical e-manufacturing and supply chain management. Oxford, England: Newnes. Farooqui, S. U. (2010). Encyclopedia of supply chain management: Volume I. Mumbai, India: Himalaya Books Pvt. Farooqui, S. U. (2010). Encyclopedia of supply chain management: Volume II. Mumbai, India: Himalaya Books Pvt. Farooqui, S. U. (2010). Encyclopedia of supply chain management: Volume III. Mumbai, India: Himalaya Books Pvt.

Course Library Guide A Capella University library guide has been created specifically for your use in this course. You are encouraged to refer to the resources in the BUS-FP3022 – Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management library guide to help direct your research.

Internet Resources Kinnander, O. (2011). IKEA’s challenge to the wooden shipping pallet. Bloomberg Business Week. Retrieved from http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/ikeas-challenge-to-the-wooden-shipping-pallet- 11232011.html. Sustainable Supply Chain Foundation. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.sustainable-scf.org/

Bookstore Resources The resources listed below are relevant to the topics and assessments in this course and are not required. Unless noted otherwise, these materials are available for purchase from the Capella University Bookstore. When searching the bookstore, be sure to look for the Course ID with the specific –FP (FlexPath) course designation.

Chopra, S., & Meindl, P. (2016). Supply chain management: Strategy, planning, and operation (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

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Assessment Instructions

In Assessment 3, you selected a company from the list below and wrote a paper about their supply chain strategy and their use of forecasting and planning to develop their strategy. In Assessment 4, you prepared a PowerPoint presentation for a company from this list. For this assessment, once again choose a company from this list, either one you analyzed in a previous assessment or one you have not used before.

L. L. Bean. Amazon.com. Starbucks. Intel. Johnson and Johnson.

Research and write about your selected company’s information management system (IMS) and respond to the following questions. You can research your responses via the Capella library and the Internet.

1. Describe the company’s information management system.

2. Does its IMS give the company a competitive advantage over their competition?

3. How does the IMS help coordinate between supply chain partners?

4. Explain how the IMS helps to monitor orders and inventory levels and satisfy customers.

5. Explain why managing information is equally or more important to the company than moving products.

Write your answer in a Microsoft Word document in 800–1000 words. All written assessments should follow APA style and formatting guidelines for attributing sources.

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