Supply chain management enables companies to work with suppliers to obtain materials needed to produce their own goods and services. Effectively managing supply chains helps companies streamline processes, cut costs, and maximize profits.
Read and analyze a case study about Domino’s supply chain management. Identify how Domino’s uses its supply chain to gain a competitive advantage. You’ll examine how the supply chain creates value and how it is impacted when a company changes it focus. Lastly, you’ll provide a recommendation on whether Domino’s should apply its U.S. supply chain model to an expanding international operation.
Answer the following questions about the Domino’s case study: 1. Describe how Domino’s supply chain creates value to provide a competitive advantage. 2. What did increased transparency do for Domino’s? Were the risks worthwhile? 3. How did the centralized supply chain model enable Domino’s to roll out new pizza recipes in the U.S.? 4. Should John Macksood apply Domino’s domestic supply chain model to its expanding international operations? Explain and justify your recommendation, including its financial impact.