What is the overall strategic direction of a business supply chain

This is an assignment that discusses what is the overall strategic direction of a business supply chain. The paper discusses the core suppliers working with a firm.

What is the overall strategic direction of a business supply chain

Strategic setting, customer focus, supplier relations, value generation, and outcomes

F‌‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍ive pages, single-spaced, 12-point font, and APA style is not needed. Pick any format you want but stay consistent throughout. Plus, you can use any text you want from weekly assignments. Each section (strategic setting, customer focus, supplier relations, value generation, and outcomes) is intended to be one page single spaced. Each color (red, blue, and green) represents a subsection or paragraph of the single-spaced page allocated to the topic. When a color has two underlined portions, you have a choice of dividing that subsection into one or two paragraphs.

Strategic Setting:

This section should describe the overall strategic direction of the business. Also, how the area of focus in this size-up assignment links to and is influential by the firm’s global supply chain strategy. Customer Focus: A discussion of the customer segments served by the firm. If multiple customer segments exist, compare and contrast them (up ‌‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍to 3). Identify the critical customer(s) and explain why they are critical within the context of the firm’s supply chains. Supplier Relations:

A brief discussion of the core suppliers working with the firm (i.e., top 2-3 suppliers). In addition, include a discussion of internal pressures and external pressures (e.g., threats from competitors or demands placed on the firm by major customers). Value Generation: This section should address the value proposition today and in the future of the firm and how these link to overall global supply chain strategy. Include a description of what the firm has to do well regarding its global supply chains to succeed. Outcomes:

This section should describe the ultimate outcome that the firm ideally would generate by implementing certain changes in global supply chain strategy. Also, discuss briefly which metrics are appropriate for evaluating and prioritizing the desired global supply chain strategy outcomes and how you will measure this infor‌‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍mation