Congratulations on your recent promotion to engagement manager for a consulting company. Your new role will leverage your skills in supply chain management consulting, logistics, and procurement for various industries, which will offer many challenging opportunities.
The company is a 100-person consulting with a core group of four procurement specialists and a client base of one automobile parts supply chain. Its mission is to reduce delivery time, inventory cycle times, and costs associated with supply chain management for its customers.
The company has been approached by a local hospital inquiring about the company’s ability to improve its logistics and supply chain while maintaining its customer value. It currently has a rudimentary, localized operation in place without an overall governance or strategy process in place. The company has requested an initial briefing on modern supply chain management techniques. Using course materials and other resources, develop a paper for the hospital management consisting of the following sections:
- Define supply chain management.
- Describe the essential components of a typical supply chain management process, and define the components using examples.
- Define push, pull, and hybrid high-level; recommend one for the hospital, and rationalize your recommendation.