Assignment 3 HP DeskJet - UBCSauder School of Business COMM 204 Logistics and Operations Management Sections 206-208 Tom McCormick

Assignment 3 HP DeskJet - UBCSauder School of Business COMM...

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OMM 204: Logistics and Operations ManagementSections 206-208, Tom McC
ormickAssignment 3: HP DeskJet caseRecall that you can work on this assignment (and other assignments in this course) either individually, or in groups of up to four total students (you canorganize groups on your own, from any students in Sections 206-208). Your written assignment is due on or before 9:30am the morning of Tuesday, 15 March, to the assignment dropbox on the course’s Connect webpage. Remember to write the names and students numbers of all students in your group on your submitted assignment.Read the Hewlett-Packard Company DeskJet Printer Supply Chain (A) case.Answer these five questions (the “current policy” referred to in question 2 is described at the bottom of this document):1.Develop an inventory model for managing the DeskJet printers in Europe assuming that the Vancouver plant continues to produce the six models sold in Europe. Using the data in the Europe table in Exhibit 4, apply your model and calculate the expected yearly investment in DeskJet printer inventory in the Europe DC.2.Compare your results from question 1 to the current policy of carryingone month’s average inventory at the DC.3.Evaluate the idea of supplying generic printers to the Europe DC and integrating the product by packaging the power supply and the instruction manual at the DC just prior to delivery to the European resellers. Focus on the impact on DC inventory investment in this analysis.

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