Customer service goals are reached by harmonizing location, inventory, and transportation strategies.
- How can I mitigate incentive pricing like order synchronization, batching, trade promotions, and shortage gaming? How can information technology help with this?
- How can I work with my suppliers and buyers to introduce new technology to improve my supply chain and increase customer satisfaction?
- I am finding that a lot of demand variability in my supply chain, how can this effect be decreased?
- Which stage of the product life cycle is my product in? What factors can I plan for and expect to affect my supply chain in each stage?
- How can I best mitigate risks with a perishable, high value, volatile, or hazardous product?
- How should I best plan my supply chain for sales promotions?
- How should my organization balance cost and service in order to maximize profits?
- How should I best develop contingency plans in case of breakdowns or product recalls?
- How can we best match the requirements of sales, operations, finance in order to successfully strategize for the future?