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Gap Analysis with recommendations for improvements for Apple Inc. This is for a Supply Chain Management Course
Supply Relationship Management for Apple is to be analyzed and research conducted into a supplier with whom the company is having issues with or is expanding business. Research must include Gap Analysis and offer recommendations for improvement
Paper must contain:
an Executive Summary
Introduction of project, company and SCM (Supply Chain Management) process (which Supplier Relationship Management)
Analysis (to include assement results as well as tables and charts)minimum 2 pages
Recommendations to the company with supporting details(minimum 2 pages)
Lessons learned through the project
Conclusion (summary of key findings)
Attached is the sample assessment used for Apple to help with the paper these are the guidelines:
I also attached a previous student’s paper to help clarify how the paper is to be layed out and what information it needs
This assessment tool is designed to identify opportunities in your organizations supplier relationship management process. It highlights important aspects of the strategic and operational sub-processes within supplier relationship management. Management can use this tool to identify process strengths and weaknesses, and then focus their efforts on those areas where improvement efforts will drive the most benefits.
A cross-functional management team should complete each item in the assessment, the score, the importance, and the justification.
Score: The score for the item is assessed on a 5-point scale.
1 = you agree with the statement written in column 1.
2 = you believe the organization is somewhere between the statements in columns 1 and 3. 3 = you agree with the statement written in column 3.
4 = you believe the organization is somewhere between the statements in columns 3 and 5. 5 = you agree with the statement written in column 5.
The scale includes descriptions for 1, 3, and 5. Intermediate columns are included to accommodate ratings that fall between the scale points. Check the box corresponding to the score of the item. If the respondent is not sure how to score the item, check the Dont Know box.
Importance: The importance of the item is assessed on a 3-point scale.
3 = Critical: Item is essential for the success of the supplier relationship management process within your organization.
2 = Important: Item is important but not essential for the success of the supplier relationship management process within your
1 = Minor Importance: Item is of minor importance for the success of the supplier relationship management process within your