QuestionQuestion

Transcribed TextTranscribed Text

Triple-A Supply Chain Management This assignment is based on two articles 1) seminal article (Lee, 2009) on supply chain management by Dr. Hau Lee in the Harvard Business Review and 2) an empirical verification of Dr. Lee's theory by Whitten el al (2003) in the International Journal of Operations and Production Management. Dr. Lee says that the best supply chains are agile, adaptable, and aligned. Whitten et al. (2003) found support for the Triple-A supply chain theory Allof your assignments to this point in the semester support Dr. Lee's contention that alignment is imperative. Lee did not empirically test his theory He provided anecdotal evidence. Whitten et al. empirically tested Dr. Lee's theory but did not assess the relationships among the agility, alignment, and adaptability components of the Triple- theory and the relative importance of each component. That what want you to test. A. Read the two Triple-A Supply Chain Management articles and answer the related questions. 1. Why is efficiency throughout supply chain not sufficient for successfully competing at the supply chain level? 2. Dr. Lee says that agility. alignment and adaptability are necessary capabilities of successful supply chains. How does he define/describe each of these capabilities? What are the objectives of each of these capabilities? 3. Briefly describe Seven-Eleven Japan's implementation of and success with the Triple-A supply chain strategy. 4. What is the stated purpose of the Whitten et al. (2012) study? 5. Describe the theoretical Triple-A Supply Chain Performance Model theorized by Whitten et (2012). 6. Define the four variables/constructs incorporated in the Triple-A Supply Chain Performance Model. 7. Describe the sample employed by Whitten et al (2012). 8. Discuss the results depicted in Figure 4 of the Whitten et al. (2012)study Specifically which of the hypotheses are supported? Do the results suppont Dr Lee's Triple-A Supply Chain theory? Explain. B. Now, complete the analysis displayed in Figure below and answer the associated questions. 1. Using SPSS and the AAA SCP OP.sav data file complete the four regressions and insert the betas on the arrows with significance levels (** sig. at 01 level; sig at 05 level; ns non-significant) in the boxes on the arrows and the R1 values in Figure 1. Regression Dependent Variable Independent Variables 1 ORP SCP SCP AGILE. ADAPT. ALIGN AGILE ADAPT 4 ALIGN ADAPT R2= Agility R²= R²= Supply Chain Organizational Performance Performance Adaptability Alignment R²= Figure Triple-A Supply Chain Performance Model Results 2. Answer the following questions related to the R² values. a. What percent of the variation in organizational performance is explained by the variation in supply chain performance? b. What percent of the variation in supply chain performance is explained by the combined variation of agility, adaptability and alignment? c. What percent of the variation in agility is explained by adaptability? d. What percent of the variation in alignment is explained by adaptability? 3. Answer the following questions related to the direct effects of agility, adaptability and alignment on supply chain performance. Remember. fthe beta is significant (** or *). there is direct effect. Don't just answer yes or no be sure to include the beta and significance level in your answers. a. Does agility directly affect supply chain performance? b. Does adaptability directly affect supply chain performance? c. Does alignment directly affect supply chain performance? 4. Answer the following questions related to the indirect effects of agility, adaptability and alignment on organizational performance through supply chain performance. Remember, if both betas are significant (** or *), there is an indirect effect Don't just answer yes or no be sure to include the betas and significance levels in your answers. a. Does adaptability indirectly affect supply chain performance through agility? b. Does adaptability indirectly affect supply chain performance through alignment? 5. Summarize the results of your analysis. Do the results support the model depicted in Figure 1? Do the results support Dr. Lee's Triple-A Supply Chain Theory? Explain. I am looking for three full paragraphs here (one that summarizes one that discusses how the results support the model, and one that discusses how the results support Dr Lee's theory). 6. Now for the big finish. Use what you have learned in the preceding ass signments and what you discovered through your analysis in this project to discuss the importance of alignment agility and adaptability to successfu supply chain management. am looking for three full paragraph: here. Be sure to cite the sources (the articles that I have given you thus far) of the information that you use in your answer.

Solution PreviewSolution Preview

These solutions may offer step-by-step problem-solving explanations or good writing examples that include modern styles of formatting and construction of bibliographies out of text citations and references. Students may use these solutions for personal skill-building and practice. Unethical use is strictly forbidden.

A. Read the two Triple-A Supply Chain Management articles and answer the related questions.

1. Why is efficiency throughout a supply chain not sufficient for successfully competing at the supply chain level?

Efficiency throughout the a supply chain is not sufficient for competing successfully at the supply chain level because just becoming efficient does not guarantee a sustainable advantage over its competitors. There would be negative impacts such as high speed and lost cost supply chains which would be unresponsive to unforeseen changes in the supply and demand forces. They would also be tendencies of breakdown during product launch. These efficient supply chains might become uncompetitive and they would not be able to adapt to the various market structures....

By purchasing this solution you'll be able to access the following files:
Solution.docx.

$10.00
for this solution

or FREE if you
register a new account!

PayPal, G Pay, ApplePay, Amazon Pay, and all major credit cards accepted.

Find A Tutor

View available Operations Management Tutors

Get College Homework Help.

Are you sure you don't want to upload any files?

Fast tutor response requires as much info as possible.

Decision:
Upload a file
Continue without uploading

SUBMIT YOUR HOMEWORK
We couldn't find that subject.
Please select the best match from the list below.

We'll send you an email right away. If it's not in your inbox, check your spam folder.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Live Chats