Weekly Homework help

 Week 2- Discussion 1

 Financial Systems
Describe the flow of financial data from customer to company to supplier in the Supply Chain Management and Logistics Systems. How does it relate to cash flow and profitability? Your initial post should include examples and be at least 200-250 words

Week 2 – Discussion 2

Logistics and “Green”

Summarize the role of logistics design in applying “green” strategies, and how management is affected by this approach. Your initial post should include examples and be at least 200-250 words

Week 3 – Discussion 1

Total Cost of Procurement

Identify the elements of the Total Cost of Procurement. What role do these elements of logistics play in cost process? Your initial post should include examples and be at least 200-250 words

Week 3 – Discussion 2
Strategic Planning/Demand Management
Evaluate and compare the pros and cons of the Collaborative Planning Forecasting Replenishment system designed by Wal-Mart and Warner Lambert. Your initial post should include examples and be at least 200-250 words

Week 4 – Discussion 1

Inventory Carrying Costs

Describe and evaluate the elements of the carrying cost of inventory and how it relates to inventory levels and capital investment. How does ABC inventory stratification affect the carrying cost equation? Your initial post should include examples and be at least 200-250 words

Week 4 – Discussion 2

Distribution Systems

Read the Forbes article “Supply Chain Disruption a Major Threat to Business.” Based on the content presented in the article, what is the value to the customer and the company in designing efficient and effective supply chain systems for customer relationships, financial processes, and product distribution systems? What steps can be taken to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in the supply chain? How does it apply to your organization? http://www.forbes.com/sites/steveculp/2013/02/15/supply-chain-disruption-a-major-threat-to-business/  Your initial post should include examples and be at least 200-250 words

Week 5 – Discussion 1

Warehousing

Companies use cross-docking to improve the performance of their logistics operations.  What is cross docking?  How does it work?  Why do companies employ cross-docking in their supply chain design?  Your initial post should include examples and be at least 200-250 words

Week 5 – Discussion 2

Packaging and Material Management

Identify packaging design and material handling principles as they relate to efficient warehouse management. How do these characteristics affect customer satisfaction? Your initial post should include examples and be at least 200-250 words

Week 6 – Discussion 1

Modes of Transportation
Evaluate the characteristics of each mode of transportation in terms of time and cost efficiencies. Give examples.  Your initial post should include examples and be at least 200-250 words

Week 6 – Discussion 2

Bill of Lading
The Bill of Lading is the single most important document in transportation. Describe at least two functions it performs in international logistics.  Your initial post should include examples and be at least 200-250 words