Integrated Logisitics (Case Study Sample)
A case analysis must be written in APA format and include the proper cover and reference list. The Case Analysis should be 500-700 words. Please use double spacing (as required by APA) and an APA approved font (12 point). The Case Analysis must include at least three references. Reference support should be included in the evaluation of possible solutions as well as the recommendations and/or implementation sections. The Case Analysis MUST include the following heading and follow this prescribed format:
Title Page (APA formatted)
I. Major Facts (Heading)
(State here the major facts as you see them. Make statements clear and concise for your own understanding as well as for the understanding of the other students and the instructor.)
II. Major Problem (Heading)
(State here the major problem as you see it. Emphasize the present major problem. You may wish to phrase your statement in the form of a question. In a few cases, there may be more than one major problem. A good problem statement will be concise, usually only one sentence.)
III. Possible Solutions (Heading)
A. (List here the possible solutions to the major problem. Let your imagination come up with alternative ways to solve the problem.
B. Do not limit yourself to only one or two possible solutions. These solutions should be distinct from each other. You must include a minimum of three possible solutions.
C. However, you may wish to include portions of one solution in another solution, as long as each solution stands alone. Only in this manner will your subsequent choice be definitive.
D. Note advantages and disadvantages of each possible solution as well expected outcomes. This is an areas where outside support will help.
IV. Choice and Rationale (Heading)
(State here your choice, A or B or ___ and the detailed reasons for your choice. You may also state your reasons for not choosing the other alternative solutions.) Explain the hopeful outcome of this alternative.
V. Implementation (Heading)
Prepare a plan to implement your choice (recommendation).
Reference Page (APA formatted) – every source listed should be cited within the text.
Tom Lippert is a sales representative at DuPont Engineering Polymers(DEP),he and the company he represents,DEP, have been partners with GARD,supplying them with raw materials for their manufacturing processes. The long-time friend, business partner and president of GARD, Mike O'Leary is leaving his post at the company, and has immediately been replaced by Richard Binnish.DEP is in talks with GARD to renew the supplies contract, but there are obviously bound to be changes. Under Mike, DEP used to work within a window period of 5 days, to deliver the raw materials to GARD. Now, Binnish is planning to cut down on the number of days (Clinton, n.d).
With the change of guard, DEP is faced with the challenge of maintaining its contract with GARD, since its logistics at the moment is very slow.
In addressing the solutions, it is important to first of all look at the diagram illustrating the DEP-GARD supply chain.
C3BEFCompany 4Company 5
DEP ReceivingMaterials InventoryManufacturingRemote WarehouseGARDCompany1B
For Company 1, the values for A, B, E and F are 60%, 60%, 15% and 15% respectively. For Company 2, the values for A, B, C and D are 25%, 25%, 15% and 15% respectively. For Company 3, the values for A, B E and F are 15%, 15%, 25% and 25% respectively. Company 4 has 60% and 60% as respective values for C and D, these are the same values for E and F for company 5.For Company 6, the values of C and D are each 25% .DEP finds itself in trouble because, over the years, competitors have gradually closed down on the quality off products it produces. This has created a situation whereby, there is an abundance of quality products from other firms, and not necessarily DEP .This is a grim reminder to DEP that it has probably exercised laxity when it cam...
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