Supply Chain Process for Service – Based Businesses
Select three different service-based firms in different business. For example, you might choose a tax preparation, hospital bill auditing, computer repair, packing service, or tutoring business, or any of many others. In any case, choose three unique service-based businesses (not 3 auditing businesses, not 2 computer repair businesses, but 3 businesses with different types of services).
Explain, in general, supply chains for service-based businesses.
Discuss specifically the supply chain for each of your chosen 3 service-based businesses and also explain how and why the supply chains are similar and dissimilar.
Describe how each of your chosen firms forecasts for production planning. What options exist for forecasting in service-based business, and how does each firm actually determine its forecasts?
Describe how each of your chosen firms manages quality. What options exist for quality control in service-based business, and how does each firm actually perform quality control?
Describe how each of your chosen firms selects suppliers/service-providers and monitors those suppliers/service-providers. What options exist for supplier selection in service-based business, and how does each firm actually select suppliers and monitors the delivery of supplier materials or services?
Explain how your 3 chosen service-based businesses use and handle the following: inventory control, production planning, outsourcing, and revenue management.
Identify three of the ethical considerations in the operations of the 3 chosen businesses, and explain how these businesses’ decision may influence the way these businesses perform their social responsibilities.
Write a paper addressing the items above. Your paper should be 8-10 pages in length, not including the required title and references pages and appendix if any. For more information see “How do I do an Appendix in APA style?”
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