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##### trident LOg501 module 3 case and SLP

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Question;Module 3 - Case;OPTIMIZING INVENTORY | TRANSPORTATION;Virtual World;EBBD EMAIL ? for Internal Use Only;To: You;From: Danny Wilco;Subject: Re: Quarterly Ordering Decisions;Here is what we would like you to do. We want you to use the Import Beer;product line as a test case for developing an optimization program. Use the;Excel file that we have developed with the forecast information for the import;beer product line. Other information that you will need has been provided by;Accounting: inventory holding costs, product costs and price markups.;This information with the Sales Forecast and costs and prices has been;provided in the Excel file. [EBBD-ImportsData];We want you to develop a method that will determine the optimal ordering;quantities so that we maximize the gross profits and also take into account;inventory holding costs.;After you have developed this method, write a short report to management;explaining what you did and how this method can be used going forward;on a quarter by quarter basis and for the other product lines.;Also attach any calculations or analysis that you did in an Excel file.;Let me know if you have any questions.;~DW, VP LogOps.;Learning Wizard;If you have done all of the exercises successfully you should be able to;easily complete the EBBD assignment from Wilco. Be sure to watch the;videos.;Download the EBBD-ImportsData Excel (click on link;above) file and look at how it compares to the practice examples in the EBBD;Exercises spreadsheet.;Setup the decision cells, the inventory cells and inventory constraints.;Then add the calculations for income and costs. Make sure you get the timing;right for which inventory is sold in which quarter. You could develop;intermediate cells that calculate the costs, just to help you keep track of;this. Be sure to use the quarterly inventory holding cost rate. Then calculate;the gross profit cell.;Then, open up Solverand add the aspects to it. Make sure;that you add a constraint that keeps your inventory values positive.;Once you have the correct solution, save your Excel file and write the;report.;Upload the Report to Case 3. Upload the Excel file with the solution to;Additional Files in Module 3.;Assignment Expectations of the;written report - write the report to your boss, Danny Wilco;The report should thoroughly address these aspects in depth and breadth;?;Problem situation: clearly elucidate the problem situation at EBBD;?;Assumptions: what are the assumptions that need to be made and your;critical evaluation;?;Solution: What is your solution for Order Quantities? Discuss how you;developed the Solver solution. Keep in mind that your audience is not too;technical and do not need a lot of detail on this.;o;Make sure you attach the Excel file.;o;You should refer to the Excel file when necessary.;?;Recommendations: what do you propose for EBBD in terms of using this;method in the future and for the other product lines?;?;Justification & Explanation: clear reasoning as to why the;recommendations were made;?;Writing style & Organization: well-formed sentences and paragraphs;well organized with flow of reason, and good use of language that pertain to;concepts and terminology;?;Use of references & citations: References are NOT REQUIRED. If you;do use any, be sure to include appropriate use of citations in the paper and;reference list.;Module 3 - SLP;OPTIMIZING INVENTORY | TRANSPORTATION;SLP 3 - Transportation in the Supply;Chain;In this SLP you will identify where the major transportation modes are;used in the EESC from SLP3: rail, inland water, ocean steamer, and/or OTR.;There are five basic transportation modes: rail, inland water ways;ocean, over-the-road, and air. We will not be concerned about air transport in;this SLP as it is the least used and most expensive in general supply chain;transportation.;Review and read these resources on these three transportation modes;rail, inland water, and OTR. Ocean is not included in these readings since it;is mainly used for importing and exporting. This will be covered in more detail;in LOG502. But you are asked to identify where ocean transport is used, but not;in detail.;RESOURCES - SEE SLP 3 RESOURCES IN BACKGROUND PAGE;Session Long Project;Review the EESC from SLP2. Identify in the EESC where each of the four;modes of transportation are used: rail, inland water, ocean, and OTR. You can;use topic headings for each mode. Identify the materials being transported from;which industry to which industry. Discuss why this mode is being used and what;the costs are on a per ton-mile basis.;SLP Assignment Expectations;The paper should include;?;Background: Briefly review and discuss the targeted;product, company, and industry;?;Diagram: Include the diagram of the EESC;?;Transportation Discussion: Discuss each of the four transportation modes;(rail, inland water, ocean, OTR) in the EESC and where each one is used.;Discuss why this mode is used and the costs of using.;?;Clarity and Organization: The paper should be well organized and clearly;discuss the various topics and issues in depth and breadth.;?;Use of references and citations: at least six (6) proper references;should be used correctly, cited in the text, and listed in the references using;an appropriate style, It is not necessary to use APA format, but it is;suggested that this format be used or another format similar.;?;Length: The paper should be three to four pages ? the body of the paper;excluding title page and references page.;NOTE: You can use the transportation resources. You should also do;independent research and find at least two additional appropriate references;for a total of at least six.

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