Name Course Tutor Date Discussion questions on a case study Question 1 The advantages majorly involve real-time reactions to the quantity of order made to the assembly or production line. The time of lead for the procurement has to be as small as possible because the system observes the policy of make to order. This policy is a strategy of production business that typically enables the customers to buy products that have customizations according to what they specify. The approach of make to order only makes the end products the moment the client places an order. It creates additional waiting time for the client to get the product. However it allows for further customization when compared to buying directly from the dealers. Shorter time of lead the clients. The costs would be affordable and a company`s market will expand. Question 6 All the cars` deliveries are carried out directly from the distribution center of Gravatai plant to dealers throughout the country as from the year 2005. The Celtas are delivered to the dealerships of Chevrolet by the use of Day Supply. It is the similar concept of the various models that are manufactured the other sites of GMBG. This system contemplates leveling the dealership`s stocks to be enough for the following day. The dealers` presence has been lessened to a significant degree. The new system of distribution employed by GMBG from the year 2005 has reduced glitches associated with tax by the direct feature of make to order from the manufacturing plant. [...]
Read the case study and do the discussion question( MS Word, Time New Roman type, size 11, single line spacing. Question numbers and the answers only.) Discussion Questions 1. What are the advantages of having each supplier in a building at the GMBG site, and living in the neighborhood with their families? 2. What sort of problems do you see with this type of auto purchasing system in this and other markets, like the U.S.? 3. How do you think dealers typically would react to having customers order direct from the manufacturer? How do you think this will change dealers in the future? 4. What are the potential consequences of having hundreds of thousands of customers directly contacting a manufacturer that never dealt with such activities? 5. Is GMBG a JIT facility? Why or why not? 6. What are the advantages of the new distribution system introduced by GMBG from 2005 on?