1. Discuss the concept of Supply Chain Management. What recent changes have caused supply chain management and purchasing to become much more important?
2. What activities can be outsourced by a business school?
3. Define strategic goal of supply chain management and indicate how each element of supply chain (purchasing, facility selection, location, production, inventory, and transportation/delivery) impacts these goals.
4. How is the supply chain for service providers different from that of manufacturers?
5. How does the Bullwhip Effect relate to the lack of coordination in the supply chain?