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Kuiper Leda Supply Chain 1 Running head: KUIPER LEDA SUPPLY CHAIN DEFENSE MBA 560 Kuiper Leda Supply Chain Defense University of Phoenix
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Kuiper Leda Supply Chain 2 Kuiper Leda Supply Chain Defense Kuiper Leda (KL), located in the Republic of Novamia, produces Electronic Control Units (ECUs) and sensors for the automotive industry. Recently, the company has entered into a new market area; Radio Frequency Identification Device Tags (RFID). Known for quality and delivery responsiveness, Kuiper Leda needs to optimize key elements in the company’s supply chain. Currently, Kuiper Leda has received an order from a middle man distributor with a customer base. This allows KL to develop the economies of scale needed to succeed in RFID production. By analyzing the components of the supply chain management, Kuiper Leda will optimize resources allowing for a higher economy of scale, lower production costs, the ability to forecast accurately, while reducing the number of bottlenecks through capacity planning. This paper will defend KL’s supply chain and discuss the necessary measures needed to demonstrate the soundness of the distributor using KL. In order to create an effective profitable SCM system an understanding between the various interactions between suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and consumers needs to exist. A truly integrated supply chain does more than reduce costs. It also creates value -- for the company, its supply chain partners, and its shareholders (Lee, 2000, p. 1) Kuiper Leda Supply Chain Defense A world-class company recognizes that its ability to compete in the marketplace depends on developing an operations strategy that is properly aligned with its mission of serving the customer (Chase, Jacobs, Aquilano, 2006, p. 24). KL has determined the most profitable and efficient sourcing options. The production options included manufacturing, outsourcing, e- business portal, and contract manufacturing. Each opportunity has advantages and disadvantages.
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Kuiper Leda Supply Chain 3 Manufacturing a product in-house allows KL to maintains control of product and quality. KL also needs to increase manpower and shifts. Suppliers would need to increase deliveries.
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2008 for the course MBA mba 560 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '08 term at University of Phoenix.

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