OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES

Name: Professor: Course: Date: OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES WITH LOAN PROCESSING IN A RETAIL BANK (BANK OF AFRICA GHANA) Introduction Overview of Operations & Organizational Strategy of Bank of Africa Ghana There has been an evolvement of the financial sector in Ghana. Banks are the major financial intermediaries in the country, and as such they endeavor to mobilize their customer’s savings to allocate various productive activities to benefit all their stakeholders, the investors and the nation’s economy as a whole. The banking system through the Bank of Ghana has enabled saving capabilities through low costs of transactions, which has helped streamline the industry. The bank...

UK Transportation and Logistics Development

Title Name Institution Contents TOC o "1-3" h z u UK Transportation Development PAGEREF _Toc423229969 h 3Road Transport in The UK PAGEREF _Toc423229970 h 4Rail Transportation in The UK PAGEREF _Toc423229971 h 4Growth of Logistics in The UK PAGEREF _Toc423229972 h 5Factors that have contributed to the growth of transport system in The UK PAGEREF _Toc423229973 h 6On time and budget PAGEREF _Toc423229974 h 6Comprehensive investment PAGEREF _Toc423229975 h 6Maximizing economic benefits of the Nation PAGEREF _Toc423229976 h 6Conserving the Environment and Harnessing technology PAGEREF _Toc423229977 h 7Collaborating with the Private Sector PAGEREF _Toc423229978 h 7Give the partners more Control...

Four Stars Industries Logistics

Four Stars Industries Logistics Question 1. Four Star Industries faces four principal problems in its mattress manufacturing operations. Firstly, the pressure from activities that ranged from manufacturing to assembly and quality control is passed on to workers causing them to be dissatisfied and contemplate leaving the company. This is seen where the company previously produced 13 mattress models but now produces 230 models to require more work with the potential for increasing the turnover rate. Secondly, the company is experiencing reduced sales volumes every year. Thirdly, stock-outs of slow-moving mattresses and poor inventory management. Fourthly, declining order refill rates as a result of...

Logistics Revised

Logistics Name: Institutional affiliation: Date: Intel seeks to develop new sites and in scouting for new sites it uses various criteria for the selection of the sites. Firstly, they look at the availability of labor. Considering that the production of items if labor intensive, it is important that the site chosen should have enough labor that would ensure the production is maximized. Secondly, availability of good transport networks, especially water. This is created by the fact that water transport is cheaper for the company as it transports its products and raw materials. Government incentives also play a big role; higher incentives attract investors more easily. The presence of ready...

Revised

Name: Professor: Course: Date: Upstream Risks and Vulnerabilities Question One For situation A, there is a form of flooding of suppliers in the same geographical region. The two Tier 3 suppliers have the mandate of supporting the three Tier 2 suppliers, and involves the risk of geographical concentration. The suppliers in the situation are all located in a flood zone, and this is often risky for the downstream buyers who end up having low supply capabilities. The situation also has a greater upstream risk to other suppliers on the same level as competition becomes stiff. Buyers in the lower downstream level are the ones who often suffer from such a situation because of their vulnerability...

Apple Company Supply Chain Management

Name: Professor: Course: Date: Apple Company Supply Chain Management Review Apple s supply chain for its iPhone product. What difference set it apart from its competitors? The operation edge in Apple s production of the iPhone has made it handle large launches for the product without high profit-sapping forms of inventory. Even with the high pricing for its iPhone product, which its rivals have failed to beat, the company has managed to receive a 25% margin on the product. Apple has managed to survive through the rough supply chain road by ensuring a closed ecosystem, where every piece of the iPhone is controlled from its design to retail. Apple is currently considered the master at its operations,...

Romania entering the European Union (EU)

Question 1. Romania entering the European Union (EU) offers opportunities for Renault Company. This is because the EU is a trading block and would allow the company to import parts from other EU countries at cheaper prices by taking advantage of the free trade agreement that is in place for the member countries. In essence, joining the EU implies that Romania has eliminated the trading barriers with other EU countries and is in a position to promote free trade. In addition, it allows the company to use the parts produced in its Romanian facilities as local content without paying any import duty on them even when they are transported to Renault production facilities in other EU countries. This is a...

Partial forecasts

Partial forecasts are very disadvantageous for any business that relies heavily on the supply of products. The main effect of partial forecasts is the fact that there are increased chances of shortages in terms of supplies. Such partial forecasts end up affecting the distribution channels of products. The main concern that faces the business is the source of emergency supplies. The partial forecasts are not an actual representation of the happenings that occur at the store level. The stores need to have stock that can be used to run the store for given periods even before fresh supplies. Partial forecasting does not take consideration of these factors at the level of the store. Partial forecasting,...