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Supply Chain Case Study 2Title- Hewlett-Packard CompanyDue Date- 10thFebruary 2016Submitted To- Prof. RossSubmitted By- Manik SharmaStudent ID- 991339548
Introduction- The report is developed by me, Brent Cartier the material manager of Hewlett-Packard (HP) Company Vancouver Division In this report I had used my expertise knowledge in the material management to solve the issues related to the inventory in the different Distribution Centers in the worldwide. I am providing a detailed analysis of the safety stock of Deskjet which is requiredto be kept by each division so as to avoid the stock-out situation. The report also contains the potential solutions, to solve the company current problems, along with the detailed action plan and implementation of my recommended solutionCritical Success Factor-The generic strategy used by the Hewlett-Packard (HP) is product differentiation.This was due to their monopoly in the disposable head inkjet printers with high quality and the low price.Problem Statement-The issues faced by the company are generally categorised under major and minor issues.Major issues-The proper level of safety stock is not defined in the three distribution centres which in turn affects the satisfaction of the customers in terms of product availability.The Distribution Centre of Europe is highly affected as more some models are having high inventory for which they have to rent a warehouse to hold the inventory. On the other hand, for the some models there is a situation of stock out.