Companies that utilize this supply chain are those

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Companies that utilize this supply chain are those that do not know about orders until they are place and even if they have a standardized component ready, it would still have to have work done on it according to the order specifications. The book uses Dell as example of the supply chain. The have a standard item but it can only be finished once the order gives the customers specifications. ; deals&&ST=dell&dgc=ST&cid=16010&lid=380485&acd=123098073120560&ve If you go to this dell page it clearly displays the "Assemble­To­Order" design. They have standard items that are ready to be customized by installing software and hardware that the customer has specified. If they did not already have standard component inventory, they would not be able to deliver to customers within a few days or weeks. They fit the responsive supply chain as their capacity cushion is high by carrying this standard inventory. They are able to ensure fast delivery, customization, variety, and top quality. Linda Newill
3/6/2016 Collection – MBA675­T303 Operations & Logistics in the (... ; 17/31 (Post is Read) Thread: Week 8 ­ Question #3 Post: RE: Week 8 ­ Question #3 Author: Posted Date: February 7, 2016 11:37 PM Status: Published (Post is Read) Dell is used alot with these kind of questions because of their customization process. 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 people design candies for special events. This includes words and pictures and is delivered in various packaging options. The main M&M candy is ready to be produced, 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 Peoples Thread: Week 8 ­ Question #3 Post: RE: Week 8 ­ Question #3 Author: Posted Date: February 8, 2016 11:11 PM Status: Published (Post is Read) Ken, I too thought of M&M's. I wonder how much inventory they keep on hand in order to remain fresh yest still have all the colors necessary to complete the orders? I would think their process would be more complex then Dell just because it is a food item and hard to predict what colors people will order. Lin Linda Newill Thread: Week 8 ­ Question #3 Post: RE: Week 8 ­ Question #3 Author: Posted Date: February 8, 2016 11:51 PM Status: Published I would honestly hate to deal with a responsive supply chain. There must Kenneth Peoples
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