Supply chain management
1. Based on the information provided, briefly classify the products portfolio in which Cotton
Brothers is competing in terms of supply chain features. Which supply chain strategies and
challenges the company is facing?
2. According to demand data and the distribution network, would you recommend a coupled or
an independent system for the Fashion Line?
a. Support your answer with evidence on safety stock calculations.
b. What is the total value of safety stocks in the network according to your proposal?
3. Describe the procurement organizational structure in terms of grouping criteria and
centralization degree. Detail the answer for each of the purchasing categories described.
4. Classify the raw materials purchasing categories according to the Kraljic’s Matrix. What
purchasing strategies/practices would you suggest?