ISCOM 374 Week 2 Demand Management Scenario -
Your Learning Team represents a newly formed logistics department at
a plastic manufacturing company. The company is currently
underperforming with on-time deliveries. The Hangzhou, China location
is consistently under 93%. The company goal is to be at or above 96%
on-time deliveries. It has been discovered China is not forecasting and
the demand is driving the service levels down. The company president
has challenged the Logistics Team to improve the on-time deliveries
from 93% on average to 96% on average at the Hangzhou, China
Prepare a 700-word paper explaining how using demand forecasting
methods can improve on-time deliveries and which to consider for the
Hangzhou, China demand plan. Include the following:
• Compare and contrast the benefits of each forecast method and then
make a final recommendation for the best technique to implement in
• Analyze the impact on the organization of forecasting and inventory
strategies from both a manufacturing and service perspective.
• Identify and describe how the chosen forecasting method will
improve the purchasing of resin and meet the goal of 96% on-time
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
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