Integral Logistics Management — Operations Management and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies

4.8.2 Exercise: Synchronization between Use and Manufacturing with Inventory Control Processes

Intended learning outcomes: Explain decoupling of procurement or production from demand for two examples.

Figure discussed stocking with different inventory control processes for temporal synchronization between supply and demand. Using that kind of process chart, represent decoupling of procurement or produc­tion from demand for the two examples discussed with Figure, namely:

  1. Manufacturing throughout the year to meet demand occurring mainly at a holiday time
  2. Manufacturing in large batches where demand is continuous; delivery can be made from storage

Course section 4.8: Subsections and their intended learning outcomes