Effective Distribution Strategy

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Assignment Instructions


Scenario Top of Form


NOTE: In answering the questions below, the paper should discuss/ focus on the principles of Supply Chain Integration, Supply Chain Strategies, and Distribution Strategies.


Part 1:


Please take a look at the following “Distribution Strategy” (slides 1-7) that illustrates the scenario.


Part 2:

  1. Paper needs to answer and discuss the following questions:

    2. Please elaborate on how and why the centralized management strategy is an effective/correct strategy to use in this situation (additional factors).


  1. Please discuss “challenges” that are associated with the centralized management strategy (for example, information network layout).
  2. Please elaborate on how does this additional factors/information factor into effective distribution strategies?


Simchi-Levi, David, Kaminsky, Philip, Simchi-Levi, Edith, (2008). Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies and Case Studies, 3rd edition. 2008 New York, NY


Additional Sources: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_yMW2b0kNk&feature=youtu.be