Essays on Case Study (about Supply Chain)on An Organisation Case Study

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Executive Summary Operational issues, alongside other factors, are the challenges that organisations face in their business activities. Samsung is one of such companies whose activities are affected by various operational challenges. The major operational challenges in the management of Samsung include: lay out design, inventory and resource management, and risk management. These operational issues influence how materials and other resources are integrated into the production process within the company. Samsung due to its large size has a large and complex chain of supply that defines its production channels and processes. At present, Samsung is the leading manufacturing company in electronic products.

This report addresses the major operational issues that affect the management of the Samsung Company. The report outlines the issues in relation to the company’s supply chain. The supply chain of Samsung products defines the route that the production process takes from the suppliers to the consumers of its products. Table of Contents 1. Introduction. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ... 42. Findings and Discussions. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ..52.1 A Brief Overview of the Samsung Company. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .52.2. Operational Issues at Samsung. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ..62.2.1. Layout Design. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .62.2.2. Inventory and Resource Management. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... 82.2.3. Risk Management. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ... 10 2.

3. Impact of the Operational Issues on Samsung’s Supply Chain. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... 112.3.1. Impact of Layout Design on the Supply Chain. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ... 112.3.2. Impact of Inventory and Resource Management on the Supply Chain. .... .... .... .... .... ..122.3.3. Impact of Risk Management on the Supply Chain. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .123. Conclusion. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... 134. Recommendations. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .13Operational Issues Affecting Samsung and Its Chain of Supply1. IntroductionThe purpose of this report is to investigate operational issues that affect the management of Samsung Electronics. The report also investigates the effects of these issues on the supply chain of the company. The report by examining a number of recently published books and journal articles that address the operational issues establishes a number of factors that affect the operations of Samsung and its supply chain.

The articles reviewed also assist in establishing how the chain works to enhance the overall performance of the company. It also unveils how these factors can be used to develop a more effective supply chain that would enable Samsung to trade well in the electronics’ market. Although there are so many operational issues that affect Samsung’s business operations, the report addresses only three of these factors, which are the major ones.

The first factor, which is layout design, influences the operations within the company through material flows, personnel levels, capacity needs, inventory requirements, and technological decisions (Wisner 2011, p. 4). The second factor, which is inventory and resource management, determines the nature of the operations through customer satisfaction, production schedules, suppliers, and human resource planning. Risk management is the third factor and it influences the design of the company’s operations through external factors such as currency fluctuations, fuel price variations, terrorism, political events, technological changes, and natural calamities (Kogan & Tapiero 2007, p.

6). The report is divided into three parts: the first part addresses the three operational issues and how they affect Samsung’s business activities; the second part outlines the effects of these issues on the company’s supply chain; and the last part is a suggestion of the recommendations on how the management can regulate the three operational issues to ensure an effective chain of supply and smooth operations within the company.

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