Global Supply Chain Management Assignment

Course Name: Global Supply Chain Management

Assignment 1

Instructions:

Please refer to the following before attempting:

  • The purpose of this Assignment is to have students develop their basic knowledge of specific supply chain management concepts related to the course, Global Supply Chain Management.
  • The Assignment questions should be answered in students own words using the course supply chain theories, concepts and applications discussed in the class.
  • The Assignment calls for additional research primarily secondary research. Make sure to cite all references appropriately.
  • The student will provide/submit a hard copy for their answer submission and provide a cover sheet with the name and student number, name of the instructor and course number and assignment name in typed Times New Roman 12 point font.
  • Refrain from copying or sharing answers as the same will be considered “plagiarism” and students will not be awarded any marks.

Assignment Background

Gillette: Weaving 2 Supply chains

After Procter & Gamble bought Gillette, it faced the daunting task of managing the largest supply chain integration in consumer products history. Here's how P&G did it.

Picture two separate supply chains stretching around the world to 180 countries. Now picture weaving them into a single supply chain while taking out each and every redundant thread. That's exactly what Procter & Gamble (P&G) had to do when it bought the Gillette Company for $57 billion.

When P&G of Cincinnati, Ohio, bought Boston, Massachusetts-based Gillette in October of 2005, the combination made it the world's largest consumer goods company. By that time, P&G—which started out as a soap manufacturer 150 years ago—had become a global provider of personal care, household cleaning, and laundry products as well as such varied items as disposable diapers and prescription drugs. The acquisition added such well-known brands as Gillette razors, Duracell batteries, Braun personal care products, and Oral-B toothbrushes to P&G's portfolio. 

Merging the two supply chains was a high priority because it would significantly contribute to P&G's bottom line. The amalgamation, company executives believed, could deliver $1 billion in cost savings and another $750 million in incremental sales—if it were done right.

But the integration was fraught with difficulties. "The biggest challenge was the sheer complexity of the change," says Daniel Myers, the P&G veteran who oversaw the supply chain merger. "The Gillette acquisition was the largest in P&G company history and the largest in the history of the consumer products industry."

Despite that complexity, by June 2007 P&G had completed 97 percent of the supply chain integration.

Any global consumer goods company like P&G must address the following questions regarding the supply chain:

Questions:

  1. Explain how P&G efficient and effective supply chains can improve customer fulfillment and cash flows?
  2. Discuss the development and shaping of supply chains in merged Gillette-P&G and understand their contributions to their financial viability?
  3. Understand the contributions of integrated supply chain management to organizational efficiency and effectiveness for competing successfully in the global market place?
  4. Explain the benefits that were achieved from implementing supply chain best practices by P&G?
  5. Explain the major supply chain challenges and issues faced by P&G currently and in the future?

Assignment 2

Please refer to the instructions provided along with the assignment especially Instruction4 requires to be followed completely. There will be no marks/points awarded for the Assignment submitted after the date of deadline specifically mentioned.

Instructions:

Please refer to the following before attempting:

  • The purpose of this Assignment is to have students develop their basic knowledge of specific supply chain management concepts related to the course, Global Supply Chain Management.
  • The Assignment questions should be answered in students own words using the course supply chain theories, concepts and applications discussed in the class.
  • The Assignment calls for qualitative comparative analysis primarily based on secondary research. Make sure to cite all references appropriately.
  • The student will provide/submit a hard copy for their answer submission and provide a cover sheet with the name and student number, name of the instructor and course number and assignment name in typed Times New Roman 12 point font.
  • Refrain from copying or sharing answers as the same will be considered “plagiarism” and students will not be awarded any marks.
  • The answers submission deadline is 17 November 2019.

Assignment – Comparative Analysis

LG Electricals and Panasonic

Questions:

  1. The Global dimension of the supply chain.
  2. Role of Logistics (Transportation, Warehousing and Distribution) in supply chain
  3. Demand Management, Order Management and Customer Services related to supply chain.
  4. Sourcing, Operations and Inventory Management related to Supply Chain Sustainability.
  5. Supply Chain Performance Measurement and Financial Analysis in place.
  6. Strategic challenges and Changes for Supply Chain in the future.