Nestle hot cocoa mix is a wintertime favorite in my

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Nestle Hot Cocoa Mix is a wintertime favorite in my household. There is low product variety, infrequent product updates and the demand can be forecasted. Since Nestle is a world supplier the demand for hot cocoa increases as winter months come around. Christopher Holder Thread: Chris Holder Q4 Post: RE: Chris Holder Q4 Author: Posted Date: February 6, 2016 8:28 PM Status: Published Shane Neubauer
3/6/2016 Collection – MBA675­T303 Operations & Logistics in the (... ; 9/31 (Post is Read) Chris, Your post reminded me of when I worked for PetSmart when I was in college. Our inventory ordering system was fed by the data collected at the cash registers, which meant if someone bought a case of catfood, and decided to mix and match 24 cans of different flavors, I had to scan in the exact quantities of each item purchased. (This could become quite painful if there was a line.) Like your example of hot cocoa, our supply chain was driven by our customer's demand, which meant we only tended to stock things that the local community bought on a regular basis. If demand for an item increased, we ordered more of it, which in turn prompted our suppliers to make more of it. I'm sure our supply chain was not overly difficult to forecast as dog and cat food are not seasonal items, and most of the customers I dealt with were fairly consistent on the type of food and quantity/size products they bought. v/r, Shane Thread: Chris Holder Q4 Post: RE: Chris Holder Q4 Author: Posted Date: February 8, 2016 9:50 PM Status: Published (Post is Read) Nice job Chris! As you said Make­to­Stock can sound like a very simple concept. In areas where there is low perishability, then this idea can have a higher margin of error because additional stock can be made for sales without affecting shortage. In areas that have a short life and are contingent upon seasons (temperature sensitive food), then it can becomes a much more difficult thing to forecast. I also think that items that are constantly updating or changing have to be careful about over producing and making it "as close to stock" as possible to avoid have a surplus during a time of change. Bryan Sones Thread: Question #5 ­ Burt Post: Question #5 ­ Burt Author: Posted Date: February 6, 2016 5:23 AM Status: Published Jerimiah Burt
3/6/2016 Collection – MBA675­T303 Operations & Logistics in the (... ; 10/31 5. What is vertical integration? Give examples of backward and forward integration. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of vertical integration.

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