Write a case study that pertains to a company’s inventory management techniques and decisions
The case synopsis is at the following website: https://www.establishinc.com/inventory-management
A case analysis must be written in APA format and include the proper cover and reference list. Please use double spacing (as required by APA) and an APA approved font (12 point). The Case Analysis must also include at least three references. Please be sure to list your references on a separate page at the end of the case analysis. Reference support should be included in the evaluation of possible solutions as well as the recommendations and/or implementation sections. The Case Analysis MUST include the following
headings and follow this prescribed format:
Title Page (APA formatted)
I. Major Facts (Heading)
(State here the major facts as you see them. Make statements clear and concise.
II. Major Problem (Heading)
(State here the major problem as you see it. Emphasize the present major problem or problems. You may wish to phrase your statement in the form of a question. Ensure that the problem statement is concise a few cases. There may be more than one major problem.
III. Possible Solutions (Heading)
A. (List here the possible solutions to the major problem. Let your imagination come up with alternative ways to solve the problem.
Use the following possible solutions:
A. Develop a supplier management strategy within the company that fosters a positive relationship
between the company and its most trusted suppliers
B. Develop and implement an internal reverse logistics strategy that allows the company to sell obsolete stock on the secondary market
C. Implement Just-in Time (JIT) or ABC inventory control methods across the company’s supply chain
D. Outsource warehousing activities to 3rd party logistics (3PL) providers
B. Note the advantages and disadvantages of each possible solution as well as expected outcomes. Utilize reference sources to support each possible solution
IV. Choice and Rationale (Heading)
(State here your choice, A or B or ___ and the detailed reasons for your choice. You may also state your reasons for not choosing the other alternative solutions.) Explain the hopeful outcome of this alternative.
V. Implementation (Heading)
Prepare a plan to implement your choice (recommendation).
Reference Page (APA 7th edition format).
Use the following references:
Baruffaldi, G., Accorsi, R. Manzini, R., & Ferrari, E. (2020). Warehousing process performance improvement: A tailored framework for 3PL. Business Process Management Journal, 26(6), 1619-1641. https://doi.org/10.1108/BPMJ-03-2019-0120
Ferguson, M. E., Souza, G. C., & Kumar, S. (2010). Closed-loop supply chains. New developments to improve the sustainability of business practices. Auerbach Publishers, Incorporated
Establish Inc. (n.d). Client case study: Inventory management. Retrieved 15 May, 2021, https://www.establishinc.com/inventory-management
Reddy, L. & Hutton, R. (2013). CLT: Supply chain logistics: Mid-level technical knowledge – for frontline workers (3rd ed.). Manufacturing Skill Standard Council.
Trent, R. J. (2016). Supply chain financial management: Best practices, tools and applications for improved performance. J. Ross Publishing
Type of assignment: Case study