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What do you think about the 7 dream concept for Seven-Eleven Japan?

Please read case study seven-eleven Japan Co. and answer the questions 1-7, see below.
1. A convenience store chain attempts to be responsive and provide customers with what they need, when they need it, where they need it. What are some different ways that a convenience store supply chain can be responsive? What are some risks in each case?
2. Seven-Eleven’s supply chain strategy in Japan can be described as attempting to micro-match supply and demand using rapid replenishment. What are some risks associated with this choice?
3. What has Seven-Eleven done in its choice of facility location, inventory management, transportation, and information infrastructure to develop capabilities that support its supply chain strategy in Japan?
4. Seven-Eleven does not allow direct store delivery in Japan but has all products flow through its distribution center. What benefit does Seven-Eleven derive from this policy? When is direct store delivery more appropriate?
5. What do you think about the 7 dream concept for Seven-Eleven Japan? From a supply chain perspective, is it likely to be more successful in Japan or the United States? Why?
6. Seven-Eleven is attempting to duplicate the supply chain structure that has succeeded in Japan into the United States with the introduction of CDCs. What are the pros and cons of this approach? Keep in mind that stores are also replenished by wholesalers and DSD by manufacturers.
7. The United States has food service distributors that also replenish convenience stores. What are the pros and cons to having a distributor replenish convenience stores versus a company like Seven-Eleven managing its own distribution function?

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Identify, compare, and contrast socio-cultural factors of the domestic and global environments of the company.

Course Objectives:
Students will become familiar with business theories and approaches relating to various business environments (Domestic, Global, Technological, Political-Legal, Socio-Cultural, and Economic).
Students will evaluate the business environments and practices of selected companies.
Students will evaluate the business environments of a company identified as a “worst” company to learn why it is not successful.
Students will apply successful company strategies and business theory to recommend a successful strategy for the “worst” company.
This is it! Here you integrate environments of your chosen company — simulating it in the six business environments. At this point, you should have all elements identified. The assignment this week will be a final simulation project for your case study “Worst” company. Continue to Lesson 8 and the Final Simulation Assignment for more information and details. Your simulation will be in the form of a PowerPoint Presentation rather than another paper.
LO – 8 – Given a chosen company, the student will be able to: identify the studied environments (Domestic, Global, Technological, Political-Legal, Socio-Cultural, and Economic) of that company; combine these environments, and develop a final analysis that synthesizes government regulations for the company’s Domestic and Global Environments; identify the hard and soft Technology for the company; identify the Political-Legal barriers for the company in its Domestic and Global Environments; identify the Socio-Cultural factors of the Domestic and Global Environments of the company; and identify two economic theories that apply to successful strategy for the company’s Domestic and Global Environments
Prompt
Using your selected “worst” company your Instructor approved from week 1 assignment and referencing the six papers you developed for Weeks 2-7, integrate the company’s six business environments by completing the following in a PowerPoint Presentation.
Identify the company’s domestic environment and discuss how the government regulations affect its domestic environment it must operate in.
Identify a global environment for the company and discuss how the government regulations affect its global environment it must operate in.
Identify the hard and soft technology and interpret the characteristics the company should have/use to be successful in its domestic and global environment.
Identify the political-legal barriers for the company in both the domestic and global environments. Use business theory/theorists to illustrate how the company can operate successfully in its domestic and global environment.
Identify, compare, and contrast socio-cultural factors of the domestic and global environments of the company.
Compare and contrast two economic theories for both the domestic and global environments of the company.
Note how these environments interrelate in their influence on this company’s business.
Review the rubric – PPT criteria addresses:
How government regs affect #1 & #2:
#1 –domestic environment
#2 – global environment

#3 – Hard/soft technology in domestic/global
#4 – Business theory for political-legal barriers Compare/Contrast
#5 –socio-culture
#6 – two economic theories
Instructions for presenting the above as your final simulation:
Develop a PowerPoint presentation of your strategy of success for the company based on your evaluation of steps 1-6 above, by assessing what you’ve learned through your research and readings. Compare what the company has been doing as a “worst” to what you recommend it should be doing. You cannot state that you would not change anything.
Your presentation should be 13-15 content slides to discuss your findings in response to the topics above.
Be sure to include detailed speaker’s notes with your slides OR create a an audio narrative with the PPT slides, or a video of yourself giving the presentation of the slides. The PPT program has an audio add-in feature. Also, for video, you can do this using Kaltura tool and your laptop or mobile device (on the toolbar between the movie clip and the insert table icons).
You must incorporate critical thinking, and be organized, interesting, and complete.
Research requirement: minimum 6 credible sources.
Submit Final Simulation Assignment by midnight, Day 7, week 7.
Citations of your sources included properly within the slide or speaker notes. The References slide(s) must follow APA format, but does not need to be double spaced or in hanging indent.Grading Rubric:
A rubric is provided for your convenience that details how this assignment will be graded. Please review it carefully prior to submitting your assignment. If the grading rubric does not auto-populate here, please see it by visiting the Assignment details under Course Tools.
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Discuss the basic differences between the mean absolute deviation and mean absolute percent error.

3. From the choice of the simple moving average, weighted moving average, exponential smoothing, and linear regression analysis, which forecasting technique would you consider the most accurate? Why
6.Discuss the basic differences between the mean absolute deviation and mean absolute percent error.
9.Let’s say you work for a company that makes prepared breakfast cereals like cornflakes. Your company is planning to introduce a new hot breakfast product made from whole grains that would require some minimal preparation by the consumer. This would be a completely new product for the company. How would you propose forecasting initial demand for this product?

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Describe how can metrics lead to an improved logistics management of your Supply Chain?

Answer the two following discussion questions in about 250 words minimum in APA Format with about 2 minimum references from journals.
Explain how would you use data analytics best practices to make better decision or help you draw a conclusion about information?
Describe how can metrics lead to an improved logistics management of your Supply Chain?