What are some industries in which products have proliferated and life cycles have shortened? How has the supply chains in these industries adapted?
Answer to relevant QuestionsHow can the full set of logistical and cross-functional drivers be used to create strategic fit for a PC manufacturer targeting both time sensitive and price conscious customers? Why should an e-business such as Amazon.com build more warehouses as its sales volume grows? Is e-business likely to be more beneficial in the early part or the mature part of a product’s life cycle? Why? Consider a firm such as Ford, with more than 150 facilities worldwide. List the pros and cons of having many facilities and why it may or may not be suitable for the automobile industry. What role does forecasting play in the supply chain of a build-to-order server manufacturer such as Dell?
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