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INFS Week 7 1. Identify and describe Supply Chain fundamentals and describe Walter- Lambert’s supply chain strategy. In summary, there are four supply chain fundamentals. Firstly, SCM objectives ensure that the core of service is to meet or exceed the required or demanded customer service, and then optimize total supply chain investment and cost. Secondly, SCM philosophy creates a complex but systematic movements between companies for goods. Another fundamental is flow management, which aims to maximum level of effectiveness and efficiency. Finally, a positive customer relationship is necessary for any business. Walter-Lambert’s supply chain strategy is a systematic supply chain built to achieve organizations’ goal. This strategy focus on the services in four fields: facilities, inventory, transportation and information. Each item has specific strategy to improve efficiency and effectiveness. For example, Organizations are allowed to increase efficiency by shipping inventory directly to stores from
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Unformatted text preview: manufacturers. 2. What would happen to Walter-Lambert’s business if a natural disaster in Saudi Arabia depleted its natural gas resources? A natural disaster in Saudi Arabia depleted its natural gas resources will do damage in the business’s delivery system because Listerine would be unable to deliver its 43-proof punch. Moreover, without the supply of natural gas, the production stream line will be stopped unless there are sufficient storage inventories. 3. Assess the effect on Walter-Lambert’s business if the majority of Australia’s eucalyptus crop were destroyed in a natural disaster. If the majority of Australia’s eucalyptus crop was destroyed in a natural disaster, the yield of eucalyptol will decrease sharply, since eucalyptol is an important ingredient, the production of Listerine will be in dilemma. It is difficult to acquire supply of eucalyptus from oversea, thus if the disaster is among whole Australia, the supply chain may be broken....
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