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Running head: WONDERFUL WIDGETS 1 Wonderful Widgets American Military University TLMT341 D001 Win 2018 Professor Irvin Varkonyi April 2 nd , 2018
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WONDERFUL WIDGETS 2 Wonderful Widgets Wonderful Widgets is a widget manufacturing company that has many customers located throughout the world. The company has seen a decline in business within the past year. During this decline, there has been a decline in customer satisfaction, increased variability, and more costs have been incurred within the Wonderful Widget company. The time for change is now. A decision needs to be made quickly to determine what the best distribution strategy would be to increase customer satisfaction while also optimizing future business potential. Recommendation There are three potential distribution strategies to fix the problems facing Wonderful Widgets. They are cross-docking, transshipping, and centralized management. In this case, the most advantageous of the three distribution strategies and the one which I would recommend would be to have centralized management. The centralized management strategy is when all or
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