Oncurrent Product and Supply Chain Development
Individual Report Concurrent Product and Supply Chain Development
Your task is to write a 3000 word report responding to your manageras request.
The report must answer the following questions:
1. Identify and discuss the fundamental issues that the case highlights.
2. What are the challenges in concurrent product and supply chain design in regards to characteristics of the supply chain? What are the challenges in concurrent product and supply chain design in regards to key characteristics of the development chain?
3. What actions will you take at Apple to address the issues experienced at TechCo? Consider the configuration of the product design and supply processes.
4. How can design for logistics concepts be applied to control logistics costs and make the supply chain more agile/responsive and more efficient?
5. How can the postponement concept and repositioning of the push-pull boundary assist in developing the optimal Assemble-To-Order (ATO) strategy for each region of the world? In this context world regions refer to: North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.