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Homework__3 - Management Science & Engineering 369...

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Spring, 2008 Homework #3 Due: Beginning of class, April 29 1. What to say to general management Assume that you have just been made head of supply chain management at your company. You have secured a meeting with general management, and have one hour to describe your plans, how they will benefit the company, and the support you will need from general management to implement them. Briefly summarize the key sources of supply chain uncertainty your company’s operational and financial performance is exposed to, how you would explain them to management, and one or two alternatives for managing them you might propose in order to give management a feeling for the company’s options. Questions: a) The company you work for sells high margin products that require large, long lead time R&D and capacity investments, for example pharmaceuticals or semiconductors. b) The company you work for sells high margin fashion products with short product lifecycles, and its largest cost component is marketing.
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2010 for the course MS&E 369 taught by Professor Blakejohnson during the Spring '08 term at Stanford.

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