Supply Chain and Business Strategy400-600 words.

Primary task response write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your

thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future

discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use

examples to reinforce your ideas:

The CEO asked you to have lunch
with him and explain exactly how you, in your role, could help the firm
achieve a competitive advantage through improved supply chain
management. He asked you to discuss the following specific points with
him:

  • What supply chain management refers to and how it might
    differ between service type businesses and product type businesses, and
    between retail and manufacturing type businesses.
  • How you would assess whether a firm has an effective versus ineffective supply chain?Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board
    area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with
    your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for
    future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use
    examples to reinforce your ideas: The CEO has done quite a bit
    of reading in some of the major quality improvement programs that are
    available to both the company and to its vendor base. He asked you to
    describe how a company would go about picking one that would work best
    for it. He specifically asked the following questions:
  • What criteria should be used?
  • How would you gather information about each kind of program?
  • How you would monitor whether the implementation was a success?
  • Why
    do you think there have been a number of these major quality
    improvement programs over time; in other words, why hasn’t one been
    accepted as the ideal one?