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Companies that utilize this supply chain are those that do not know aboutorders until they are place and even if they have a standardized componentready, it would still have to have work done on it according to the orderspecifications. The book uses Dell as example of the supply chain. The have astandard item but it can only be finished once the order gives the customersspecifications.;deals&&ST=dell&dgc=ST&cid=16010&lid=380485&acd=123098073120560&veIf you go to this dell page it clearly displays the "AssembleToOrder" design.They have standard items that are ready to be customized by installing softwareand hardware that the customer has specified. If they did not already havestandard component inventory, they would not be able to deliver to customerswithin a few days or weeks. They fit the responsive supply chain as theircapacity cushion is high by carrying this standard inventory. They are able toensure fast delivery, customization, variety, and top quality.Linda Newill
3/6/2016Collection – MBA675T303 Operations & Logistics in the (...;17/31(Post is Read)Thread:Week 8 Question #3Post:RE: Week 8 Question #3Author:Posted Date:February 7, 2016 11:37 PMStatus:Published(Post is Read)Dell is used alot with these kind of questions because of their customizationprocess. I have also always liked to use M&M's as an example of customization(designtoorder) since they have the "My M&Ms" website that lets peopledesign candies for special events. This includes words and pictures and isdelivered in various packaging options. The main M&M candy is ready to beproduced, then finished with designs as ordered and sent off to the consumer.The logic of giving customers the ability to customize with a streamlined,automative process has proven very protfitable for businesses over the years,especially since the dawn of the online age.Kenneth PeoplesThread:Week 8 Question #3Post:RE: Week 8 Question #3Author:Posted Date:February 8, 2016 11:11 PMStatus:Published(Post is Read)Ken,I too thought of M&M's. I wonder how much inventory they keep on hand inorder to remain fresh yest still have all the colors necessary to complete theorders? I would think their process would be more complex then Dell justbecause it is a food item and hard to predict what colors people will order.LinLinda NewillThread:Week 8 Question #3Post:RE: Week 8 Question #3Author:Posted Date:February 8, 2016 11:51 PMStatus:PublishedI would honestly hate to deal with a responsive supply chain. There mustKenneth Peoples
3/6/2016Collection – MBA675T303 Operations & Logistics in the (...