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Question;odule 1 - Case;SUPPLY CHAIN THEORY;Virtual Word Task Assignment;Ordering Kentucky Hooch Brew;To: You;From: Danny Wilco;Subject: Re: Ordering product for EBBD from the Kentucky Hooch and Beer;Company;Now that you have become familiar with EBBD and how we do things here;it is time to put you to work. We have been informed that KHBC is going to;begin a new promo and advertising campaign during the next month that will put;Kentucky Swamp Brew in the mind of every college student in the Midwest. We;currently supply this beer to most of our retail customers. And we think we can;expect an increase in orders from them in a few weeks when the ad campaign;hits.;If this happens, and there is no reason to believe that it won?t, given;the habits of college students, then we need to carefully consider how much we;want to order from the KHBC brewery. We expect you to do the ordering for this;product over the next 20 to 25 weeks, before, during, and after the KHBC ad;campaign for Kentucky Swamp Brew.;At the end of this period, we want you to give us a report on what;happened. We are interested in knowing how our retailers responded with their;orders, what we did in response, i.e. how much we ordered, and what kind of;backlogs there were, if any, in the order levels for the retailers, and us. And;finally, what did our inventory and stocking levels look like? Did we;overstock?;Let me know if you have any questions.;~DW, VP LogOps.;Learning Wizard: Learning Assignment;Assistance;Running the simulation: Go the simulation at http://forio.com/simulate/jelson/excellentbeerdistrib;You should have already experimented with this simulation as indicated;on the Background page.;1. Read the scenario;on Page 1 and go to Page 2. On Page 2, choose the KHBC Ad Campaign;Scenario-2. Based on the weekly orders from your Retail Customers, you need;to determine the weekly amount to order from KHBC. Enter the order and Advance;(1 week). You can review the running status of orders and inventory in the;table provided. Your goal is to minimize your backlog and your Retail;Customers backlog, as well keep your inventories at a minimum. And avoid the;Bull-whip effect. You may want to experiment a bit with your ordering strategy.During the simulation (the one that you are going to use in your report);you should keep track of the highest levels of Customer Backlogs, EBBD Order;Backlog, and levels of EBBD inventory.;2. When the simulation;run has ended, copy the data from the Graph to Excel.;a. First, download;this Excel file. EBBD-Case 1 Results Graph. Note;You should be sure to watch the two videos in YouTube that are provided on the;Background page.;b. How To COPY DATA;from the Simulation. After running the simulation, while you are in the;simulation, select the Graph tab. Then with the mouse;right-click on the graph and select copy data. Then paste it into;the Excel Worksheet (put the cursor in the designated cell, and do a paste);and save it. You will see that the Graph is done for you automatically. You;will also see a copy of the graph from the Background Reading by Padmanabhan;H.L.L and Whang, S. (1997), The Bullwhip Effect In Supply Chains, Sloan;Management Review,v38. Note there is a 2nd tab that shows additional;data such as Backlog Levles and Inventory Levels.;Assignment, Part 1: Analyze the data you saved in the Excel file.;Write your report about the situation and explain the results, including the;levels of order backlogs and EBBD inventory. Also explain your ordering;strategy and logic.;Assignment Part 2: After you have completed your report to;Management at EBBD, you need to add a section to articulate your learning and;knowledge gained. You should identify the causes of the Bull-whip Effect.;Discuss your results and how they compare with the historical Bull Whip affect.;Compare your graph of your decisions to the graph of the historical bull whip.;Explain your strategy and how you determined it. Explain why your results are;the same or different from the historical bull whip results. Were you able to;avoid the Bull-whip Effect? Why or Why not?;Upload the Report to Case 1. Upload the Excel file with the data and;graph to Additional Files in Module 1.;Assignment Expectations;The report should thoroughly address these aspects in depth and breadth;be sure to use Headings to label both parts, as Part 1 and Part 2.;Part 1: Report to your boss, Danny Wilco (be sure to write this part as;a report to Wilco.);?;Background: elucidate the current situation and context - tell about the;campaign and what it was supposed to do and why you were assigned.;?;Strategy: articulate the details of your strategy for ordering and;avoiding the bull whip effect, explain how you developed your strategy, e.g.;why you are ordering the specific amounts. What is the logic?;?;Results: explain your results.;o;What happened in terms of the Customer Order Backlog, EBBD order;backlog, and EBBD inventory levels?;o;What was your ordering pattern as shown in the Excel file;o;Show data in the form of graphs and tables.;o;Provide clear references to the data.;?;Conclusions: explain your conclusions to your boss about the success of;the campaign at EBBD.;Part 2: Explain what you learned about the Bull-whip Effect (write this;part to your professor.);?;What are the causes of the Bull-whip Effect?;?;Comparison to historical bull whip;o;include bull whip graphs.;o;Articulate the analysis of the difference between your performance and;the historical performance.;o;Elucidate how your ordering strategy caused your ordering performance in;comparison to the historical;o;Did you avoid the bull-whip? why or why not?;Module 1 - SLP;SUPPLY CHAIN THEORY;Overview of the Session Long Project;(SLP);This Session Long Project is about the Supply Chain. It is divided into;5 assignments just like all other SLPs at TUI. Each assignment focuses on a;different aspect of the Supply Chain: SLP1 is focusing on a specific product;the producer of that product, and the key competitors in that industry as well;as the suppliers and customers of the target company. SLP2 extends the Supply;Chain discussed in SLP1 into what is known as the Extended Enterprise Supply;Chain, which explodes the supplier channels all the way back to the Raw;Materials and those industries which provide the raw materials. And it explodes;the Customers frontwards all the way to the Retail and consumer. SLP3 then looks;at this EESC and identifies the transportation methods used and where the three;modes of water, rail, and road are key aspects. SLP4 then explores the EESC to;identify the issues with the environment and sustainability. The last SLP looks;at the whole infrastructure of the U.S. including the transportation network;energy, and communications and discusses the state of the infrastructure and;possible solutions for its improvement.;Assignment 1 - the Primary Supply;Chain;Want to review about how to Research and Write Academic Papers?;This SLP, like most other SLPs in TUI courses, requires research and;writing academic papers. You need to know how to use and cite references;correctly. You learned how to do this ETH501.;But just in case you need a refresher, here are two links to help you.;TUI's Well Written;Paper;Purdue's Online Writing;Library (OWL);Read the resources for SLP1 in the Background page.;For this first SLP you will choose a product and a company that you will;use throughout all of the SLPs.;1. Choose a consumer;product ? one of these;o;Barbeque grill;o;leather jacket;o;baby stroller;o;potato chips;o;hockey stick, or;o;concrete block.;2. Choose a company;that produces this product in the USA (materials may come from abroad). You;will research this product, company and the industry and the related Supply;Chain.You can go to several websites to find out how the product is made and what;the corresponding materials are that are needed to produce it:www.madehow.com;and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page are;two possible websites. There are others if you search for them.;Once you have chosen a product, you can search for a company that produces this;product. Then you can research this company and the specific brand. Search the;company?s website. If it is a publicly held company you can find its 10k report;for good information. And also search ProQuest for articles about this company.What is the size of the market for this general product, e.g. how many of;these are sold or the total sales of these per year at the retail level?;What is the brand of the product and the company you are focusing on and what;is its market share for this product? What are the locations of the company in;the US?;3. Then research the;competition for this productWhat are 3 ? 5 competitors of this company and their market share for their;brands?;4. Now research the;supply chain:Upstream Supply Chain. What are the key supplies and materials needed to;produce this product? Include not only the materials that go into the product;but also any packaging that is needed. Identify as many of the actual supplier;companies as you can and where they are located in the U.S.;Downstream Supply Chain. What are the customers of this company/industry? Do;they sell to distributors, wholesalers, retailers? Identify as many customers;as you can and where they are located in the U.S.;Generate a diagram of this Supply Chain including the specific company/industry;and showing the suppliers and customers.;Session Long Project;Choose a product from the list and find a company that produces this;product in the USA. Research this company and this product. Identify the size;of the market. Identify the;SLP Assignment Expectations;The paper should include:major locations of the company. Identify key;competitors in the industry. Identify key components, materials and packaging;needed to produce this product. Identify key upstream and downstream aspects of;the supply chain and locations of suppliers and customers. Discuss this supply;chain. Generate a diagram of the SC.;?;Background: review and discuss the product, company, and industry;?;Diagram: Include a diagram of the Supply Chain;?;Industry Competitors: Identify the competitors to the target company and;the competing brands.;?;Supply Chain Discussion: Discuss key upstream (supplies/suppliers) and;downstream (customers) aspects of the SC and locations of each.;?;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 four (4) 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 will need to do independent research and find at least four;appropriate references.;Module 2 - Case;FORECASTING | EESC;Virtual World;EBBD EMAIL ? for Internal Use Only;To: You;From: Danny Wilco;Subject: Re: Forecasting at EBBD;The Management Team is all for your efforts to investigate EBBD?s;forecasting situation. We want you to thoroughly analyze what we are doing;what other forecasting methods and techniques are available, and make a;recommendation on how we should proceed. We are particularly interested in how;to improve our short term forecasting on an annual, quarterly, and monthly;basis. We also would like to know how we could do longer term forecasting, say;over two or three years. And we want to know how we can generate quarterly;inflation forecasts.;The Management Team wants to know;?;what are the various methods that we should use?;?;who will do the forecasting?;?;how will the forecasting methods be implemented?;?;why should EBBD spend any money on this new methodology? Why do we care;about improving our forecasting and why is it worth the costs to improve it?;The report should provide an initial section on the background of the;situation, assumptions that we need to make, discussion of your analysis of;various forecasting methods, and then a recommendation with a justification as;to why you are making the recommendation.;One more thing ? the Management Team might want you to make an oral;presentation. So you should also prepare a draft version of a PowerPoint;presentation. This does not need to be a finished product, but a draft version.;The written report should be comprehensive and articulate. Send me the;report and the draft PowerPoint when you have them finished. Let me know if you;have any questions along the way.;~DW, VP LogOps.;Learning Wizard;Use the readings in the Background to familiarize yourself with;forecasting and forecasting methods. You should also search for additional;information pertaining to forecasting in logistics and distribution.;Specific Information you need to identify to use in your report;?;Why is forecasting important in a distribution company? What is it you;are specifically forecasting and what is this used for?;?;Why is forecasting accuracy important? How accurate does a forecast need;to be?;?;What is the difference between forecasting for existing product lines;and for new products?;?;Why should companies spend time and money to improve forecasting;accuracy?;?;How should a company use different methods but yet integrate these;methods?;?;How does strategic planning fit in with forecasting (at least for long;term forecasing/planning)?;You should know the answers to these questions and use this information;in your Report to Danny Wilco.;Using the background information about EBBD?s forecasting situation and;the information you obtain from the background readings and your research, write;a report to Danny Wilco, addressing the questions that he posed. Then;develop a draft Powerpoint presentation.;Upload the Report into Case 2. Upload the draft Powerpoint into;Additional Files in Module 2.;Assignment Expectations of the;Written Report - Be sure to write this report to your boss, Wilco.;The report should thoroughly address these aspects in depth and breadth;?;Problem situation: clearly elucidate the current situation at EBBD;?;Assumptions: assumptions that need to be made and critical evaluation;?;Evidence: identifying information about different forecasting methods;relevant to the problem;?;Possible solutions: combinations of different methods and techniques to;meet the requirements;?;Recommendations: which methods and techniques are best for which;specified needs;?;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: at least four references.;Appropriate use of citations in the paper.;Expectations of the Draft;Presentation;The draft PowerPoint should address these aspects;?;Organization: the deck has a cover slide and at least 4 content slides;and information is arranged in understandable order;?;Content: the deck uses bullet points that articulate and interpret key;points of the report and shows relevant data, charts, graphs, notes are used in;Note section of slides and possible themes of the presentation are suggested.;Module 2 - SLP;FORECASTING | EESC;Assignment 2 - the Extended;Enterprise Supply Chain (EESC);Read the resources for SLP 2 in the Background page.;In this SLP, you will be developing the Extended Enterprise Supply Chain;(EESC). Stay with the product, company and industry you chose in SLP1. You;will extend the supply chain all the way back (upstream) to the RAW materials;needed to produce this product and to package it. Then you will extend the;supply chain forward (downstream) all the way to the RETAIL industry that sells;to the consumer.;Backward explosion of the EESC (upstream). Identify the materials needed;to produce this product and the materials needed to package this product.;Identify how these materials are produced, and what is needed to produce them.;Then go back another step, identifying the materials needed. Do this backward;stepping until you come to basic RAW materials. These will most likely be;generated by Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, Mining, Quarrying and;Oil/Gas Extraction.;Forward explosion of the EESC (downstream). Start with the customers of;your target company and the industry. Identify their customers. Are these;Wholesale or Distribution? Then repeat this by identifying the next level of;customers. Do this forward stepping until you come to the RETAIL level ? the;companies that sell to the consumer. Identify the types of Retail businesses ?;what kind of businesses are there? Be specific. Identify as many kinds of;retail as possible. Include online/websites, if the product is sold this way.;Generate a diagram that shows the whole EESC from RAW to RETAIL.;Identify and discuss the various industries throughout this EESC. What;are the major locations for each of these industries? Where in the US are they;located? Where in the world are they located? Is anyone of the upstream;industries a bottleneck? Are there any specific issues within this EESC, such;as legalities, shortages, changing technologies, etc.?;Session Long Project;Use the product, company, and industry you chose in SLP1. Generate the;EESC for this product, from RAW to RETAIL. Create a diagram showing the EESC;and the branches of the various RAW supplies and industries that converge on;the production industry of the product that flows through wholesale/distribution;to RETAIL. Write a paper that identifies and discusses the various industries;from RAW to RETAIL. Include information about primary locations of the various;industries in the US and abroad. Include discussion about various issues that occur;in the EESC including the bottleneck industry.;SLP Assignment Expectations;The paper should include;?;Background: Briefly review and discuss the product;company, and industry;?;Diagram: Include a diagram of the EESC;?;EESC Overview: Identify each industry in the EESC;?;EESC Discussion: Discuss each industry in the EESC and major locations;of each. Identify and discuss the bottleneck industry. Identify and discuss any;issues in the EESC.;?;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 four (4) 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 will need to do independent research and find at least four;appropriate references.;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.;Module 4 - Case;QUEUING ANALYSIS | SUSTAINABILITY;Virtual World;EBBD EMAIL ? for Internal Use Only;To: You;From: Danny Wilco;Subject: Re: Deliveries clogging the loading dock area;OK, here?s what I want to know: how often do we have more than 5 trucks;more than 6 trucks, and more than 7 trucks. What is the highest number of;trucks we may have in the system with a 95% probability? And then, assuming the;arrival rate of the deliveries does not change, what does the unload rate need;to be so that we can service up to five trucks 95% of the time? In other words;if we want a 95% probability of 5 or fewer trucks in the system at any one;time, what does the unload (service) rate need to be. Then, consider that we;have two unloading teams, each able to unload trucks at the same rate. What;does the unloading rate need to be for each team in order to ensure (100%) 5 or;fewer trucks in the system at any time? I know we don?t have room for two;unloading teams at this time, but there is a possibility we might make room in;the future.;Analyze this situation and determine what we need to know and give me;report. At this point in time, I am looking only for the problem to be;quantified and the unload rate determined for the current situation (single;server) and possible two servers.;Let me know if you have any questions.;~DW, VP LogOps.;Learning Wizard;If you have mastered the examples and exercises provided in the;Background from the Queuing PowerPoint, you are ready to tackle the EBBD;problem.;The current situation is a Single Server situation. Enter the arrival;rate and service rate to calculate the pertinent queuing system state data.;Find out the probabilities of 5 or more trucks in the system, then 6, then 7.;Then use trial and error to find the greatest number of trucks or less that can;be in the system with 95% (or as close to 95%).;For the Multi-server problem you will need to use a similar process.;Record the results of your calculations and save the Excel file.;Then write your report.;Upload the Report to Case 4. Upload the Excel file with the solution to;Additional Files in Module 4.;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: 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.;?;Explanation: clear articulation of the results that you obtain, based on;what Wilco is asking for.;?;Conclusion: even though Wilco is not asking for a conclusion, you should;determine if there is a conclusion to this situation and elucidate what it is.;?;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.;odule 4 - SLP;QUEUING ANALYSIS | SUSTAINABILITY;SLP 4 - Sustainability;In this SLP you will identify issues with the environment in the EESC;you have been exploring. What is the Impact on Energy, water, Air, and Land?;Identify such issues as pollutants, scarcity, wastes and recycling, etc.;You should choose three of the industries identified and at least one of;the transportation modes from your EESC. Then research these industries and;transportation modes to discover issues with the environment.;You can focus on specific companies as well as the general industries.;Discuss these issues and what is being done to prevent negative impact;and improve positive impact and sustainability of the environment and;resources.;Session Long Project;Review the EESC you have been discussing. Identify at least three;industries and at least one transportation mode in this EESC to research for;environmental issues. Research issues regarding impact on energy, water, air;and land, pertaining to pollution, waste, scarcity, recycling, etc. Information;can pertain to the industries and specific companies in those industries.;Discuss these issues and what is being done to prevent negative impact and;improve positive impact and sustainability of the environment and resources.;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;?;Identify industries and transportation modes: Briefly discuss;each of the identified industries and transportation modes.;?;Discuss environmental issues: discusses issues and actions regarding;environment and sustainability for each industry and transportation mode;identified.;?;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 will need to do independent research and find at least four;appropriate references.;Module 5 - Case;PRODUCTIVITY | INFRASTRUCTURE;Virtual World;To: You;From: Danny Wilco;Subject: loading dock area decision;As I indicated, I have the information you need to analyze the loading;dock decision. We have obtained quotes from different companies for the two;possibilities. The information from these quotes is summarized in this Word doc;[EBBD Quotes Summary Info].;You will find the investment costs for each option and an estimate of the service;(unloading) times for each one.;The first option is for an automated conveyor system that can be;extended into the back of a delivery truck. The products are place directly on;the conveyor and moved into the warehouse. This will be a single server situation;but should considerably speed up the process. However, note that there are;operating and maintenance costs for this piece of equipment.;The second option is to make construction changes to the dock and expand;it so that there is room for two unloading stations. We expect that we will;continue to use the current unloading process, but this will provide the;two-server option.;Analyze this data and determine which option is the best for EBBD.;Consider two scenarios, one with no increase in deliveries (flat sales) from;our vendors, and the other with a 3% annual growth, which will increase the;number of possible daily vendor deliveries. As a reminder, we still consider;the current average daily vendor deliveries to be at 28 per day.;We are looking for a clear and concise report that provides your;conclusions and recommendations with a good explanation.;Let me know if you have any questions.;~DW, VP LogOps.;Learning Wizard;Use what you have learned from the Background section. Develop the costs;equations for each option and determine the breakeven point for the options.;Use the current delivery situation and the forecast to determine which options;are best. Write a clear report that provides what Wilco is looking for. Include;explanation of your calculations.;TIP: The use of Breakeven Analysis is straightforward. What is tricky in;this problem is determining the Fixed Costs and Variable Costs. For the;variable costs, you need to determine the unloading time for each alternative;and apply the labor cost/hr. And make sure you include all of the variable;costs for each alternative. The fixed costs should include all annual fixed;costs. Remember that you are looking at the time period of a year so that you;can determine the annual breakeven quanti

 

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