KSBM – Supply Chain Management- Define the term Agile supply chain. How Agile supply chain different from the traditional supply chain? Q3. Explain the Role of Strategic Management

Define the term Agile supply chain

Supply Chain Management



Q1. Vansh & Yash Brothers utilize 12000 units of raw material costing 1.25rs per unit. Placing each order costs 15rs and the carrying costs are 15% per year per unit of the average inventory. The firm follows EOQ policy of purchasing. It operates 300 days per year. Procurement time is 14 days and safety stock is 400 units. Calculate the following.

i) EOQ

ii) Re-order point

iii) Maximum inventor.

iv)Average inventory

Q2. Define the term Agile supply chain. How Agile supply chain different from the traditional supply chain?

Q3. Explain the Role of Strategic Management framework for information technology adoption in supply chain management with suitable chart.

Q4. Gillette (India) Ltd is the leader in male and female grooming products. Till the year 2000 nobody was clearly accountable for the accuracy of the forecast at Gillette, and poor forecasting resulted in several supply chain problems like low service levels and high imbalanced inventories. In 2002 brand managers were given responsibility of demand forecasting. As there were no standard processes so the firm realized that brand managers were more connected with their sales targets and were not focusing on forecasting accurate market demands. If you are given the responsibility of demand forecasting how would you forecast the demand of the Gillette (India) Ltd?

Q5. A global company has put up a captive facility in india to manage a couple of internal backend processes. The CEO of the local unit is worried about the long term competitiveness of the Indian unit. Labor cost has been increasing at the rate of 15 percent in the last few years, and the CEO is worried that in the near future these processes may get shifted to eastern Europe or some other part of the world. What should the CEO do so that the local unit can survive in the long run after studying network design decisions?

Q6. Define the term Supply Chain Management. Discuss the various phases of evolution of supply chain management.

Q7. Define the term supply chain mapping. Also discuss the following three dimensions of supply chain mapping with suitable chart

i) Value addition curve

ii) Point of Differentiation

iii) Customer entry point in the supply chain

Q8. Consider the purchase of a can of soft drink at a retail store. Describe the various stages in the supply chain and the different flours involved.


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