Strategic Supply Chain Management

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Running head: STRATEGIC SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENTStrategic Supply Chain ManagementName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor Note
1STRATEGIC SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENTTable of Content1. Discussing how the “Fresh Connection “ company could improve its financial and non-financial performance by engaging in the strategic management of its supply chain processes.....22. Discussing how strategic risk management is useful to manage supply chain disruption -........7References and Bibliography.........................................................................................................11
2STRATEGIC SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT1. Discussing how the “Fresh Connection “ company could improve its financial and non-financial performance by engaging in the strategic management of its supply chainprocesses.It is certain that in order to create a positive impact on financial and non-financialperformance, the supply chain processes of the company are to be in place supported with thestrategic management strategies (Janvier-James, 2012). Several small and medium sizecompanies might not have the resource in-house to deal with the challenges associated withlogistics. However, the Fresh Connection produces the ultimate value chain learning experience.A well-enhanced supply chain strategy of Fresh Connection is supported by tactical skills andknowledge (DE Leeuw, SchipperS & Hoogervorst, 2015). The following are some of thestrategic management elements existing in the supply chain network of Fresh Connection, whichcertainly helps to improve financial and non-financial performance.
3STRATEGIC SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENTFigure 1: Supply chain elements in Fresh Connection Game(Source: Janvier-James, 2012Sales-AgreementService-level-Certainly, the service level is the most significant of the agreements, which canpositive influence the financial performance through sales. As put forward by Monczka et al.,(2015), the customers naturally demand a high service level but they offer a high contract indexin return. However, in order to keep this level in place, the service level has to be effectivebecause the failure to the promised service, the customers may want a substantial discount on thecontract index, which could be detrimental to the ultimate sales price.Sales- Gross marginFresh Connectionneeds to maximize the gross margin as much as possible insisting onthe large potential customersThe organization should try not to lose gross margin on the small customers significantlyThe organization could introduce a promotional pressure for the consumers during thelater roundsSales –NegotiationThe organization should align the capacity of supply chain and operations to match thenegotiated and service as well as the self-life levels.
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