Discuss Supply chain management strategies that are likely

Assignment Task 1: Report

Case study on Starbucks

Starbucks is pretty much a household name, but like many of the most successful worldwide brands, the coffee-shop giant has been through its periods of supply chain pain. In fact, during 2007 and 2008, Starbucks leadership began to have severe doubts about the company's ability to supply its 16,700 outlets. As in most commercial sectors at that time, sales were falling. At the same time, though, supply chain costs rose by more than $75 million.

Supply Chain Cost Reduction Challenges: When the supply chain executive team began investigating the rising costs and supply chain performance issues, they found that service was indeed falling short of expectations. Findings included the problems such as fewer than 50% of outlet deliveries were arriving on time, several poor outsourcing decisions had led to excessive 3PL expenses and the supply chain had, (like those of many global organisations) evolved, rather than grown by design, and had hence become unnecessarily complex.

Further reference for this case study: -
- Logistics Bureau
- Starbucks Global Supply chain

Based on the given case study of Starbucks and their Supply chain challenges, learners are asked to prepare a report by answering the following questions: -

a. Provide a brief introduction on the Starbucks Global Supply chain and the role of supply chain function in the context of a Multinational Company such as Starbucks. -Max 450 words

b. Develop a 10-point plan that will ensure that the supply chain function and its strategies remain relevant to Starbuck's organizational objectives in future. -Max 1000 words

c. Discuss Supply chain management strategies that are likely to aid Starbucks in achieving its goals. -Max 700 words

d. Evaluate the effectiveness of strategies used by Starbucks to maintain supplier relationships and analyse the Information Technology used by Starbucks to create strategies in developing relationships with suppliers. -Max 700 words

e. Conclude your report by providing adequate recommendations as a result of your above analysis done on Starbucks supply chain. (10 marks)-Max 450 words

f. Harvard Referencing and Citations

Assignment Task 2: Shipping Scenario - Maximum 1200 words

Power Plant International is scheduled to import a GT 6 Bladed Rotor. Exported in April 10th 2019, it is now ready for importation and installation at the power plant. Timely arrival is critical since the non-availability of the unit is costing the company 1 million US dollar penalties per day. The unit is scheduled for installation on November 1st 2019.

1 Pickup and inland - 1 day
2 Sailing - circa 15 days
3 Local clearance and delivery - 2 days

1 Houston / Port of Guaira / PTL


1 - At the Houston port, delays in loading cargo may arise
2 - The vessel is being shipped in the hurricane season and stormy weather is anticipated on the day of loading
2 - Offloading from the vessel at Point Lisas port
3 - Possibility of damage at Houston port
4 - The agent or supplier not following proper lifting protocol
5 - Sea blast during inclement weather
6 - Industrial unrest at the Port of Guaira
7 - Unsuitable incoterms for the shipment
8 - Injury of workmen causing delay in loading
9 - Poor choice of shipper leading to damaged ship and incompetent crew
10 - Berthing delay due to rough seas
Freight forwarder's plan:

1. Collect cargo on the 10 of October.
2. Deliver to Houston port on the 14th October
3. Load on the ship on the afternoon of the 16th October
4. Arrive at port in Venezuela on the 25th October
5. Deliver to port of Point Lisas on the 28th October

a. Develop and discuss a risk assessment plan for the foreseeable challenges ahead. Consideration must be given to the choice of incoterms and transport mode applied in your review. All other considerations can be explored in the shipping of the cargo. A risk assessment template will be provided for this activity, which MUST be followed. -Max 400 words

b. Learners must also develop a plan B, which must be well defined, in the event that the shipment does not go according to plan.

Max 300 words

c. Describe the necessary shipping documents that are needed for clearance of cargo at the port. - Max 200 words

d. Discuss the various payment options that the client can explore, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages to both the shipper and the importer (client)
Max 300 words

Attachment:- Suuply chain managment.rar

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