Research two (2) manufacturing or two (2)
service companies that manage inventory and
complete this assignment.
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:
1. Determine the types of inventories these
companies currently manage and describe their
essential inventory characteristics.
2. Analyze how each of their goods and service
design concepts is integrated.
3. Evaluate the role their inventory plays in the
company’s performance, operational efficiency,
and customer satisfaction.
4. Compare and contrast the four (4) different types
of layouts found with each company; explain the
importance of the layouts to the company’s
manufacturing or service operations.
5. Determine at least two (2) metrics to evaluate
supply chain performance of the companies;
suggest improvements to the design and
operations of their supply chains based on those
6. Suggest ways to improve the inventory
management for each of the companies without
affecting operations and the customer benefit
package. Provide a rationale to support the
7. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this
assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar
Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New
Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on
all sides; citations and references must follow
APA or school-specific format. Check with your
professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the
assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s
name, the course title, and the date. The cover
page and the reference page are not included in
the required assignment page length.