Essay Case Study 1: Integrated Logistics for Dep/Gard

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Case Study 1: Integrated Logistics for DEP/GARD Bobby Norton Saint Leo University Abstract The winds of change brings about new and while fading the old away. This is true with life and it was also true for Tom Lippert, a sale representative for Dupont Engineering Polymers (DEP). DEP is faced with change as their long time GARD contact, Mike O’Leary turns over his responsibilities with his predecessor, Richard Binish. Richard trust the relationship that Mike has developed with DEP over the years however, he plans to verify DEP’s performance to his own standard. Diagram the DEP/GARD supply chain. What stages are adding value? What stages are not? The DEP/GARD supply chain is a follows: * DEP receives ?? of their…show more content…
quantities and end items. The stages that are not adding value are: * Time, energy, and effort used to move finish products to another warehouse to verify and prepped order for shipment. * Time wasted unsorting orders. The order and paperwork should somehow be kept together in order to eliminate this requirement. Using the primary DEP suppliers (60 percent of business), what is the minimum performance cycle for the supply chain diagrammed above? What is the maximum? Using the primary DEP suppliers (60 percent of business) the minimum performance cycle for the supply chain is eight days and the maximum is 25 days. This is based of size and scope of the order and delivery constrains. Can the performance cycle be improved through the use of the 25 percent and 15 percent suppliers? What trade-offs must be made to use these suppliers? Performance cycles can be improved through the use of the 25 percent and 15 percent suppliers. The new suppliers would need to be reliable and punctual. Small deviations create large problems therefore, a higher premium for consistency would be well worth the extra expense in the long term. If you were Tom Lippet, what changes would you make in DEP’s operation? Why? What problems do you foresee as you try to implement these changes? If I were Tom, I would minimize the amount of waste present in my current operation. I would also keep a closer on the industry that I operate in. As a

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