Supply Chain Forecasting
Discuss how forecasting effects the supply chain of an automobile manufacturer. Consider especially the forecasting and supply chains involved in manufacturing a new model (entirely new, not an edition/annual change). How do the individual supply chains for the subparts effect the larger supply chain of the whole automobile. How does forecasting effect the just-in-time or lean production system used in most automobile manufacturing plants?
Example of a typical automobile supply chain:
- Suppliers for raw materials
- Suppliers for parts and subsystems
- Automobile manufacturer (Ford, in the example). Within a company, there are also different departments, which constitute the internal supply chain:
- Purchasing and material handling
- Marketing, etc.
- Transportation providers
- Automobile dealers
Create a rudimentary supply chain for delivering canned peaches to the consumer. Discuss the sources of uncertainty within this supply chain. What are the risks? How could the manufacturer mediate the risks
The Company provides writing and research services to its clients for limited use as indicated in its Terms and Conditions. Users of such services are in no way authorised to reproduce any part of or all of a paper, term paper, essays etc. provided by the Company, unless it is correctly referenced. Nor will the Company accept any liability towards third parties should the papers be used incorrectly.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 (838) 201-9045