REQUIRED TEXT BOOK : C. Langley; C. John Langley; Robert A. Novack; Brian Gibson; John J. Coyle (2016) Supply Chain Management (12th Edition). Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Chapter 10: Distribution-Managing Fulfillment Operations
After reading and reviewing this week’s text. Reflect and discuss the following questions:
- Discuss the role of distribution in the supply chain. Provide examples of how distribution operations can positively and negatively affect supply chain performance.
- Compare and contrast the four primary functions of a DC: accumulation, sortation, allocation, and assortment.
- Discuss the primary tradeoffs that must be made between distribution and other logistics activities.
- Describe the major challenges faced by distribution managers in the current environment.
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