Supply Chain Design Paper - 26314

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Review the Riordan Manufacturing Virtual Organization. 

Write a paper of no more than 1,400-words that includes the following: 

  • Determine Riordan's manufacturing strategy (chase, level, or combination) and explain its benefits.
  • Create a process flow diagram for the electric fan supply chain.
  • Select two metrics to evaluate performance of the electric fan supply chain.
  • Describe the supplier relationship and the effects on the supply chain.  As part of this consider the following:
    • Type of relationship
    • Supplier location, size of company, and financial stability.
    • Metrics used to measure supplier performance (on-time delivery, defects, etc).
    • Supplier improvement strategies 
  • Describe how lean production principles may be used to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the electric fan supply chain process.
  • Select a business forecasting technique (qualitative or quantitative) for the electric fans and describe the forecasting process to be used at Riordan.
  • Create a sales forecast for electric fans using selected techniques.
  • Develop Aggregate Production Plan, Master Schedule, and Materials Requirement Plans for electric fans based off the sales forecast. Be sure to include the following: 
  • Determine inventory requirements of the electric fans component parts and finished goods
  • Select appropriate inventory system (fixed order quantity, two bin method, etc.) to meet inventory requirements.
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