Evaluate the costs of the Cross Dock and the Staple Stock center distribution models. Consider the advantages and disadvantages of each model,
What is the financial impact of stock outs caused by lower line fill rates in the cross dock DC model?
Besides costs, what other factors should be considered as part of the analysis?
How different will the needs of WM China be in five or ten years? What do WM China’s future needs represent in terms of its supply chain infrastructure?
What are the capabilities of WM China’s’s suppliers in 2015? How will their capabilities evolve over the next decade?
If you were in the position of Lesley Smith, what recommendations would you make and why?
Please answer these questions (and any other issues you wish to consider) as part of your report, providing detailed analysis and/or discussion. Be as specific as appropriate, but be careful of unsubstantiated decisions or sweeping generalizations. Key criteria for evaluation are the logic, application of concepts, and depth of thought in arriving at the decisions. Be concise (2- 3 pages of single-spaced text, with up to 3 additional pages for tables or figures. 1 “ margins, 12 point font). For sake of brevity, do not provide a review of the case at the beginning of the case analysis.