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Supply Chain Management assignment (pdf)

Added on -2020-04-21

We will discuss in the context of PepsiCo- supply Chain Management, Analysis of the Key Flows in the Supply Chain of Pepsi, Product Flow, Cash Flow, Information Flow, Return Flow, The Make Process of Pepsi, Long term capacity planning, Medium-term Aggregate Planning, Short Term Planning (MPS & MRP), Very Short Term Plans, and The Supply Chain Forecasting. PepsiCo, Inc. is an international corporation having its headquarters situated in Purchase, New York. You can also check "A Case study on Pepsi Assignment" where you will learn "marketing strategy of Pepsi".

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Supply Chain Management 1ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................2Analysis of the Key Flows in the Supply Chain of Pepsi................................................................2Product Flow................................................................................................................................2Cash Flow....................................................................................................................................4Information Flow.........................................................................................................................4Return Flow..................................................................................................................................4Recommendations........................................................................................................................4The Make Process of Pepsi..............................................................................................................5Long term capacity planning........................................................................................................5Medium term Aggregate Planning...............................................................................................5Short Term Planning (MPS & MRP)...........................................................................................5Very Short Term Plans.................................................................................................................6The Supply Chain Forecasting.........................................................................................................6Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................7References........................................................................................................................................9
Supply Chain Management 2IntroductionSupply Chain Management can be defined as the proper organization of the entire system of interrelated businesses which are engaged in the movement of products and services from the point where they are originated to the point where they are consumed (Cetinkaya, et. al., 2011). This assignment will discuss about PepsiCo, Inc. as the international corporation having its headquarters situated in Purchase, New York. PepsiCo also produces a variety of snacks and food items like Lay’s, Cheetos, Fritos Corn chips and many more but its top selling product is Pepsi.The recipe for the soft drink Pepsi was developed for the first time in the 1880s and then was given the name “Pepsi-Cola” in the year 1898 (PepsiCo, 2017).Slowly and gradually, its product lines expanded with the introduction of Diet Pepsi and acquisition of Mountain Dew. Later on, the Pepsi-Cola Company decided to merge with Frito Lay, Inc. and resulted in PepsiCo, Inc. in the year 1965.As a supply chain manager of PepsiCo, Inc., the deep analysis provides an overview of the various processes followed within the supply chain of the organization. The main product of the organization is Pepsi and therefore its productivity, quality and efficiency of the operations are analyzed in the following report (Zucchi, 2015). Moreover, some recommendations have been made for making some alterations in the processes which are currently followed for the purpose of betterment.Analysis of the Key Flows in the Supply Chain of PepsiThe supply chain management is concerned with the management of all the flows that are essential for the movement of goods from the manufacturer to the ultimate consumer. There are four important flows in the supply chain of Pepsi - product flow, cash flow, information flow andreturn flow (Coyle,et.al., 2012).Product FlowThe product flow of Pepsi consists of a supplier, manufacturer, distributer, wholesaler, retailer and the consumer (Schutt, 2004).
Supply Chain Management 3Supplier- The raw materials used in the production of Pepsi includes carbonated water, sugar, citric acid, flavorings, additives, emulsions, etc. These are supplied to PepsiCo by 1st tier (third party suppliers) and 2nd tier suppliers accordingly. Some ingredients are also arranged by the company from the other companies or nearest locations in order to reduce the costs.Manufacturer- The next step is concerned with the delivering of the ingredients to the manufacturer and the starting of the manufacturing process. Some bottling plants are owned by PepsiCo themselves while some are provided authority by PepsiCo for the manufacturing of finished beverages. The raw materials such as glass, silica and aluminum are utilized for the purpose of manufacturing of bottles in which the drinks are bottled after production. They are then directed towards the warehouse so that the further dissemination of the bottles can be initiated. Warehouse and Distribution- The drinks are then delivered to the warehouses. For the purpose ofdistribution of its products in the market, PepsiCo follows a three channel process- direct store delivery, third party distributer networks and customer warehouse (Bailey, 2014).Wholesalers and Retailers- The distributers further distribute the stock available with them to thewholesalers and suppliers operating in different regions of the country. Customer- The drinks then reaches the consumers residing in the different parts of the country through the supply from these wholesalers and retailers.

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Pepsi is one of the leading soft drinks in almost every country and its credit also goes to its effective supply chain so that continuous supply is facilitated in every part of the company without any delay. Still, improvements are recommended in some areas and processes so that the expectations and needs of the consumers are continuously met with standardized products. Its competitor Coca-Cola frequently comes up with attractive advertisements which may affect the supply of Pepsi. Moreover, good relations with the franchisees, suppliers, and distributors must be maintained so that the supply is not hindered at any stage of the product (Gardner, 2004). That's why it is important to examine the "Marketing plan of Coca-cola and Pepsi". Total quality management must be emphasized with the continuous meeting of quality standards along with improved performance. In the end, it can be concluded that the processes followed by PepsiCo have resulted in making it a leader of the beverages. The supply chain has been effectively managed in the global market and enabled it to defeat all its competitors (Closs, Speier & Meacham, 2011). The recommendations will allow PepsiCo to continuously hold its position in the future and further enhance its processes and working. 

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