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Assignment #1 The Analysis of “Speed Kills: Supply Chain Lessons from the War in Iraq” and “The Reverse Supply Chain” Northern Illinois University – MBA Program Professor Manu Vora Operations Analysis – OMIS 627 Hoffman Estates Campus Summer 2010 Group 5 Ludlow Franklin Amol Nyak Junko Nichols Emilios Parperides Naweed Raja
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Speed Kills 1. Key Takeaways and Rationales: The most important part of any strategy is its execution. Inefficient operations and gaps in supply chain can cause a strategy to fail. Collaboration between different groups of an organization is the key to strategic success and execution. Over the years the military has expanded its logistics knowledge by learning from previous experiences – most recently from the Gulf War, where necessary materials failed to reach their intended targets. In order to be most effective, the US military used new technologies and a single distribution network (supported primarily by civilian distribution network). By implementing these changes, the military knew the exact inventory on hand and their locations in real time despite shifting patterns of customer demands and needs. 2. Applicable Supply Chain Principles:
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2010 for the course OMIS 627 taught by Professor Vora during the Spring '10 term at Punjab Engineering College.

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