2 Sourcing and Logistics Case Studies SCMG201 Principles of Supply Chain Management

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Sourcing and Logistics Case Studies

SCMG201 Principles of Supply Chain Management

Student’s Name

Date

Sourcing Case Study

Snedeker Global Cruises

Case Questions

Use your textbook and a minimum of three expert resources (total) from the internet to answer the following questions regarding this case study.

Question 1. Suggest and explain the specific steps Brandt should follow to prepare for the EDP process

Question 2. Identify differences between traditional purchasing and use of e-auctions. How can Brandt use these differences to make his selection? What types of items would be best suited for purchase through e-auctions?

Question 3. Assume Brandt has identified products to purchase through e-auctions, what steps does he need to take to conduct a successful e-auction?

Question 4. What negative impact can e-auctions have on supplier relationships, and how can Brandt ensure that they do not occur?

Logistics Case Study

Strategic Solutions Inc.

Case Questions

Use your textbook and a minimum of three expert resources from the internet to answer the following questions regarding this case study.

Question 1. Identify and describe the characteristics of an ideal information system for this logistics environment. Gather information on both EDI and TMS, and compare their suitability for this environment

Question 2. Help Scott decide if he should invest in either EDI or TMS, or both. Is there another type of system that you believe would be better? What kind of benefits, including performance and customer satisfaction, can Scott expect by making these proposed changes to the business process?

Question 3. What are the key considerations when deciding on the best possible systems to implement?