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IKEA case study: Discuss the challenges that organisations face in forecasting across the supply chain

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

In Part A:  you should answer ALL ten questions.

In Part B: these questions should be answered with reference to the IKEA case study which you provided with this file. 

Please note that higher marks will be given where the paper as a whole reflects:

  • Independent thought and ability to apply international supply chain concepts to the scenario
  • A structured approach that utilises appropriate terminology and relevant models and frameworks where necessary
  • A good balance between the practical and theoretical aspects
  • Extended reading around the topic
  • Accuracy and clarity of style in presenting answers

Part A – you should answer ALL ten questions.

  1. Discuss the challenges that organisations face in forecasting across the supply chain
  2. Identify what benefits an organisation can achieve from effective management of its suppliers.
  3. Identify what actions an organisation might take to increase its corporate social responsibility in the supply chain.
  4. Identify factors that have encouraged the growth of outsourcing.
  5. Identify factors that may influence the design of a logistics distribution network.
  6. Discuss what challenges may be faced when negotiating internationally.
  7. Identify barriers to introducing a knowledge management system across supply chain organisations.
  8. Explain the challenges that organisations face in balancing supply and demand.
  9. Analyse the importance of information flows in the supply chain.
  10. Explain how buying services may be more challenging than buying goods.

Part B – Questions relate to IKEA case study provided (answer all four with the reference to the case study).

  • Critically analyse the role that supply chain plays in supporting its organisational strategies.
  • Critically analyse the issues encountered with integration of the supply chain.
  • Critically assess an approach to corporate social responsibility and how that affects competitive advantage.
  • Critically assess management of supply chain risks.

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