Lesson #6, Assignment #2 - Read the 'Business...

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Read the 'Business Problem-Solving Case' on pages 293-295 of your text, entitled "Sunsweet Growers Cultivates Its Supply Chain" and address the case questions in an essay of 500-600 total words 1. What are the constraints on Sunsweet Growers’ supply chain? Sunsweet Growers has many of the same supply chain management challenges as other manufacturing environments. Yet these challenges are compounded by a number of variables that can affect production, including weather and crop yield. Unlike most industries where production can be controlled, the dried fruit industry has little control over how much inventory it produces. As a cooperative, Sunsweet's access to raw materials is limited by its network of growers, and the planning process must take this into account. When there is a bumper crop, Sunsweet has to manage the sales throughout the year to utilize the crop. Conversely, when there is limited supply, Sunsweet has to fairly meet the demand.
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2011 for the course INFORMATIO MIS taught by Professor Daniel during the Spring '11 term at Antelope Valley College.

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Lesson #6, Assignment #2 - Read the 'Business...

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