It is important to understand all of the functions within a particular supply chain. Although most supply chains do have similar functions, the structure and elements can vary greatly. Therefore, it is important for you to not only be able to identify the various functions within a supply chain, but also how these connect and are managed.
This week, you will add 2 additional sections to your Supply Chain Process Improvement Proposal. The first will detail the various functions that are in typical supply chains and what functions are in the supply chain of the company you have chosen to study. The second part will explain third-party logistics services (3PLs), whether the company you have chosen uses 3PLs, and how 3PLs would or do benefit the company you chose to study.
Create Section 3 of your Supply Chain Process Improvement Proposal: Organizations and Functions.
- Describe and discuss the various organizations and functions within the supply chain.
Create Section 4 of your Supply Chain Process Improvement Proposal: Third-Party Logistics (3PL).
- Explain how 3PL services are used in your company and how these could be or are used to improve the supply chain for your chosen company.
Your instructor will provide feedback. Use this feedback to improve your plan and prepare your final Supply Chain Process Improvement Proposal.