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#1. A North Face retail store in Chicago sells500 jackets each month. Each jacket costs the store $100 and the company has an annual holding cost of 25 percent. The fixed cost of a replenishment order (including transportation) is $100. The store currently places a replenishment order every month for 500 jackets. What is the annual holding and ordering cost? On average, how long does a jacket spend in inventory? If the retail store wants to minimize ordering and holding cost, what order size do you recommend?How much would the optimal order reduce holding and ordering cost relative to the current policy?

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# 4. How do trade promotions and price fluctuations affect coordination in a supply chain? What pricing and promotion policies can facilitate coordination?

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# 3. In what way can improper incentives lead to a lack of coordination in a supply chain?What is the impact of the lack of coordination on the overall supply chain performance? What countermeasures can be used to offset this effect?

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#2. What is the bullwhip effect, and how does it relate to a lack of coordination in a supply chain?

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#1. Discuss the importance of collaboration within a supply chain when performing aggregate planning.

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1. How humanitarian supply chains are different from commercial supply chains in terms of goal, operations,supply chain design, time, demand, and customers?Make an example of a product which is distributed both in humanitarian and commercial supply chains (e.g.water bottles or blankets). Compare and contrast the two supply chains.

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4. Describe the triple bottom line of sustainability in the context of sustainable procurement. For each pillar,provide one example of unsustainable operation by suppliers and discuss how buying firms can address the issue.

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The BNK biotech company purchases a special type of raw material for one of its products calledNLK-15 from a global wholesaler every three months. Emergency shipments can be made between these three-month intervals to resupply when inventory falls short of demand. It takes two weeks to receive the emergency shipments. The customers of BNK are willing to wait this long for a package of NLK-15. However, they will go to another seller if they must wait for the next three-month shipment.

Historical data for the customer demand over a three-month interval for the last 10 years is shown below.

The cost of holding one pack of NLK-15 for one year is $500. The cost of emergency shipment is$250 per package over and above normal shipping costs.

For each of the following questions fully interpret your final results and recommendations for the company.

a) How many NLK-15 packages should the company be purchasing every three months?

Repeat part (a) if excess demands are back ordered form one period to the next. In this case, the loss-of-goodwill cost is $100 for customers that have to wait until the next three-month period. Also, the bookkeeping expenses for is $50percustomer.

c) Assume that if the company is out of stock of NLK-15, the customers will purchase the product from another biotech company. In this case, assume that each NLK-15 package costs an average of $10,000 and sell for an average of $13,500. How many NLK-15packages should the company be purchasing every three months? Ignore loss-of-goodwill costs.

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