SCM 5850 – Managing Customer & Supplier Relations
Dr. Dennis Duke
Date of Submission: 24 May 2015
Title of Assignment: Cincinnati Seasonings Simulation Final Report CERTIFICATION OF AUTHORSHIP: I certify that I am the author of this paper and that any assistance I received in its preparation is fully acknowledged and disclosed in the paper. I have also cited any sources from which I used data, ideas or words, either quoted directly or paraphrased. I also certify that this paper was prepared by me …show more content…
The objective is to have an ideal rotation system for this product within the distribution channels; having the product always available to consumers, maintaining profit margins at its maximum level and to avoid “stock-outs”.
The processes formed by the previously mentioned components are part of a superior process; where a small change in demand impact the number of products that need to be manufactured. Once that number changes, the total number of products to be delivered varies, affecting the distribution system directly by altering hours and dispatch rate consistency.
Certainly generating any change within the components will consequently affect all of the others, whether it is economic, logistics, or quality standards. Indeed an accurate communication system must be established among all the supply chain process participants. Independently to the fluctuation among the product demand, the changes made by the production must accordingly adjust with facilities, delivery systems, and routes of distribution. Adapting to these possible changes generates opportunity towards a sustainable competitive advantage and profit maximization.
3. Description of Simulation Stoppages to Supply Chain
The Cincinnati Seasonings simulation provided us with several opportunities for operational management development. The next few paragraphs will provide a record of the problems our group encountered while running the simulation. We first ran