ISCOM 476

  • ISCOM 476 Week 1 DQ 1

    ISCOM 476 Week 1 DQ 1

    DQ 1 What is competitive advantage? How can the supply chain affect competitive advantage? What competitive advantage opportunities does the supply chain in your organization underutilize?

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  • ISCOM 476 Week 1 DQ 2

    ISCOM 476 Week 1 DQ 2

    DQ 2 What are the elements of a supply chain philosophy? Which of these elements do you think is the most important? Why? How could you apply a supply chain philosophy in your workplace?

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  • ISCOM 476 Week 1 DQ 3

    ISCOM 476 Week 1 DQ 3

    DQ 3 What are the various dimensions of customer value? Which of these dimensions are affected by supply chain strategies? What is the effect on customer satisfaction?

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  • ISCOM 476 Week 1 DQ 4

    ISCOM 476 Week 1 DQ 4

    DQ 4 Why do organizations outsource various components of the supply chain? What effects—advantages and disadvantages–does outsourcing have on the supply chain? What are some potential risks associated with outsourcing?

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  • ISCOM 476 Week 2 DQ 1

    ISCOM 476 Week 2 DQ 1

    DQ 1 What are the basic components of a supply chain? How do these components interact with each other? How do they influence each other? How can you plan for optimum performance between components in the supply chain?

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  • ISCOM 476 Week 2 DQ 2

    ISCOM 476 Week 2 DQ 2

    DQ 2 What are the basic process steps for designing a supply chain? Is the order of the process steps important? Why or why not? How can you tell if the process is meeting your performance requirements?

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  • ISCOM 476 Week 2 DQ 3

    ISCOM 476 Week 2 DQ 3

    DQ 3 How are employee, equipment, facilities, and budget resources positioned along a supply chain? At any given point, how may one resource be more important than another? How might different types of industries place different emphases on these...

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  • ISCOM 476 Week 3 DQ 1

    ISCOM 476 Week 3 DQ 1

    DQ 1 What was one problem identified in the Riordan supply chain? What is the root cause of this problem? What steps can be taken to ensure that the problem does not reoccur?

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  • ISCOM 476 Week 3 DQ 2

    ISCOM 476 Week 3 DQ 2

    DQ 2 What types of internal and external changes would affect Riordan’s supply chain? What differences exist between the influence of internal and external changes on the supply chain? How does Riordan plan for external changes and control...

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  • ISCOM 476 Week 3 DQ 3

    ISCOM 476 Week 3 DQ 3

    DQ 3 Imagine that you just found out that a family member of your buyer received an expensive gift from one of Riordan’s suppliers. What actions are you going to take? Is it ethical for the family member to keep the gift? Why or why not? What...

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  • ISCOM 476 Week 4 DQ 1

    ISCOM 476 Week 4 DQ 1

    DQ 1 Can you improve something you cannot measure? Why or why not? What metrics does your organization use to assess supply chain performance? What are the benefits of performance metrics? How does your organization use these metrics to improve...

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  • ISCOM 476 Week 4 DQ 2

    ISCOM 476 Week 4 DQ 2

    DQ 2 How do internal metrics differ from external metrics? How might dashboard metrics be used? How does an organization know if they are measuring the right things?

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  • ISCOM 476 Week 4 DQ 3

    ISCOM 476 Week 4 DQ 3

    DQ 3 What performance metrics do Riordan’s functional departments monitor? What information do they obtain from these metrics? What action might they take based on this information?

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  • ISCOM 476 Week 4 DQ 4

    ISCOM 476 Week 4 DQ 4

    DQ 4 How are leadership skills different from management skills? How are they the same? How may management skills differ along the supply chain? What skills are equally important throughout?

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  • ISCOM 476 Week 5 DQ 1

    ISCOM 476 Week 5 DQ 1

    DQ 1 How can a company identify current trends in an industry? What tools can an organization use to differentiate between long-term trends and short-term fads? How can an organization know when to follow a new trend in the industry?  

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