Assignment 1: Discussion—Supply Chain
Understanding supply chain and how the consumer can play a critical role in the supply chain is an important part of developing and implementing a strategy. In this assignment you will explore the concept of the supply chain in business and the role of the customer in the supply chain.
There are many products and services today where the target customer is part of the supply chain. Wikipedia, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and Craig’s List are just a few examples.
Using the module readings, Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, respond to the following:
- Give an example of a product or service where the target customer is part of the supply chain.
- Describe the types of innovations or improvements that have come from involving the target customer in the supply chain.
- Describe the types of information technology mechanisms that have been used to involve the customer in the supply chain.
Write your initial response in approximately 300 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
By Thursday January 31, 2013, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through , review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.
|Assignment 1 Grading Criteria||Maximum Points|
|Identified with an example how the target customer is a part of a company’s supply chain including the resulting innovations and improvements and the information technology mechanisms involved.||4|
|Actively contributed to the discussion by providing points of view with rationale, challenging points of the discussion, or drawing relationships between points of the discussion.||12|
|Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.||4|