PioneerQs - Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Suggested...

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Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Suggested Assignment Questions (General): 1. Why was John Smith so apprehensive about the 1998 production plan? How would the uncertainty of demand forecast and production yield affect the supply chain management decisions at Pioneer? 2. Pioneer had been relying on safety stock inventory in its production planning. Traditionally, a 33% planned carryover in addition to the unexpected demand was designated as safety stock inventory to protect against uncertainties in demand forecast and production yield. What should John do about the 33% inventory safety stock? What are the principal factors and considerations relevant to safety stock inventory? What would the impact on 1998 plan be if the safety stock were reduced from 33% to 20% 3. Southern hemisphere production provided off-season (winter) production and multiple climate conditions throughout the year to supplement the regular production in the U.S. and other Northern hemisphere production sites. In 1997,
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2008 for the course MBAC 6080 taught by Professor Vossen during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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