Read Fujitsu Limited’s 2004 article, “Sony Marketing (Japan) Inc. and Read Hitachi Consulting’s 2009 article, “Six Key Trends Changing Supply Chain Management Today
Original work in own word if possible. . This is an discussion which will be coming from the above websites, and reading all chapter to include, chapter 7, “Demand forecasting in a Supply Chain,” Chapter 8, “Aggregate Planning in a Supply Chain, Chapter 9, “Sales and Operations Planning, and Chapter 10, “Coordination in a Supply Chain” then review the case study on video “Sony Marketing (Japan) Inc.,” and Six key Trends Changing Supply Chain Management Today. May sure reference and citations are include if used author words in any forms.
After reading Chapter 7 on Demand Forecasting in a Supply Chain and reviewing the case study, Sony Marketing (Japan) Inc., discuss your views on the role that demand forecasting plays in Sony’s supply chain strategy. Tell us the factors that make a demand forecasting strategy necessary, and how Sony is able to be more responsive to its customers due to this SCM strategy.
After reading the Hitachi Consulting White Paper titled, Six Key Trends Changing Supply Chain Management Today, from your perspective choose the two most important trends from the list of six; explain each trend and why you feel it has the most impact on supply chain management today. Be sure to include a real life example of a company that has been impacted by each of the two trends that you have selected