Assigned companies:

Assigned companies:
1.Home Depot
2.Lowe’s
Please note that these are the assigned two companies as per guide lines and also please be noted that added is the excel sheet with the required data of the company along with a partial solution, please check the excel solution before proceeding to answer the project. if something is wrong complete it and move forward to complete the pending solution which has to be added.

Discuss the importance of reinventing supplier relationships after the global supply disruption created by the covid-19 pandemic.

NOTE: The textbook is attached down if needed
please don’t copy answers from outside websites or I will get a zero.
I will let you review 2 student answers and give a small review AFTER you are done with the questions..
Article 7 is titled “Reinventing Supplier Innovation Relationships” and includes the following topics:
Create internal alignment among critical functional groups.
Agree on an internal definition of commodity versus innovation
Actively manage the portfolio of supplier innovation projects.
Develop an effective communication structure to support a zipper approach to the relationship
Create a common language.
Keep organizational responsibilities in phase with the asset’s transition from innovation to commodity
Build and maintain trust
Establish structures that allow each firm to respond to the dynamics of the other’s business model
Apply meaningful metrics
Wall Street Journal Article: “How U.S. Uses Supply Chain Sway to Throttle China’s Chip Development,” Link: https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-u-s-uses-supply-chain-sway-to-throttle-chinas-chip-development-11666526403Links to an external site.
Please review the assigned materials before answering the questions below.
Questions ————————————————————————–
Discuss the importance of reinventing supplier relationships after the global supply disruption created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Describe how buyers and suppliers can work together to create innovative solutions while dealing with restrictions set by the United States.
What are the risks of developing new product innovation relationships with suppliers outside China?
Please provide an insightful question about establishing innovative partnerships to solve the current challenges created by disruptions in global supply chains. Why is this an important question?

Make sure you identify the capacity and bottleneck constraints along with evaluating throughput.

Case insights:
Put yourself in Kristen’s shoes. She is starting her own business, baking make-to-order cookies. Basic times of each operation are laid out and you are asked to determine the consequences for the operating system. Apply concepts such as capacity, bottlenecks, and throughput times to synthesize the case. Draw (or use flow chart tools within your office software) to demonstrate your understanding of general concepts and the operations processes described in the case. Your team should evaluate the proposed system and make recommendations for key policy decisions for pricing, equipment purchases, how many orders to accept, and ultimately whether the company will be able to be profitable. Your team will likely make several useful suggestions for improving the system during your analysis. Make sure you identify the capacity and bottleneck constraints along with evaluating throughput. Prepare the context and address the end of case questions within your write-up.

Describe the current conditions as of fall 2022 for the car industry in regards to the chip crisis, who is affected and why?

Please read all instructions before beginning this assignment.
In this assignment, you will read a case study, complete external research and address the following questions/requirements in your submission.
What are the causes of the chip shortage?
Describe the current conditions as of Fall 2022 for the car industry in regards to the chip crisis, who is affected and why?
Complete an ad-hoc survey of five friends/colleagues/family to see if they have been impacted by the shortage. In general, not just car related. Report the details of your study including demographics of respondents..
How is Florida addressing the problem?
Please follow the instructions below:
Read this case MAN4504_CASE_united-states-and-european-union-expand-chip-manufacturing-case.pdf
You will submit a 4-6 page paper that addresses these items as a cohesive and concise paper (i.e. do not answer each question individually). Page count may include references but not a separate title or abstract page. Title page and abstract are optional.
Your paper must include both an introduction and conclusion, You may have multiple sections and paragraphs https://www.usf.edu/undergrad/academic-success-cen…
Use APA formatting (double space)
You should use at least 3 references, in addition to the case itself.
Select the appropriate technique to present your research: quote, paraphrase or
summarize. Do not use more than two direct quotes.
Use academic tone in your writing
our paper will be graded on:
Introduction and conclusion (10%)
Completeness in research, critical thinking and discussion of questions (45%)
References (a lack of any references will automatically lose 35%):Appropriate use of references (quality, amount and credibility) (5%)
All references listed in your reference section are correctly referred to within your paper using APA style (15%)
All references within your paper are correctly listed in your references section of your paper using APA style (15%)
Language, tone, cohesiveness, conciseness, style, formatting, typos, presentation (10%)

Discuss the relationship between the world’s 6 top users of freight rail transportation within the group of 12 countries with largest economies in the world (based on gdp).

1. Watch the video: How freight trains connect the world. Links to an external site.
2. Answer the following questions:
Q1. Discuss the relationship between the world’s 6 top users of freight rail transportation within the group of 12 countries with largest economies in the world (based on GDP).
Q2. Discuss the costs of moving 1 ton of freight in the US by freight train, air freight and trucks.
Q3. Present the consumption and cost of diesel fuel consumed by Union Pacific Railroad in 2017 and compare with a truck. Why trains are more fuel efficient?
Q4. Based on the video, why does it take 10 different crews to execute a rail route between Seattle and Chicago?
Q5. Based on the video, discuss bulk cargo rail and its typical use.
Q6. Based on the video, discuss intermodal rail freights.