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Case Study 3: CPFR Initiatives at Ace Hardware and Sears
Due Week 8 and worth 60 points
Read Application Case 10.6 titled, “CPFR Initiatives at Ace Hardware and Sears”, located in Chapter 10 of the textbook.
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
Examine the business drivers for implementing Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR) at Ace Hardware.
Explain how Ace Hardware deployed its CPFR system and suggest at least two (2) improvement opportunities.
Explain why Sears started using CPFR with tires. Recommend an alternative area that Sears should start with CPFR and explain your reasons.
Explain the business benefits of CPFR to Sears and to its suppliers, and explain how the suppliers may improve Sears’s operational efficiency.
Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment.Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Describe collaborative and group support systems (GSS) and tools in the context of managerial decision making.
Develop a decision support solution to solve a proposed business problem.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in data mining.
Write clearly and concisely about Decision Support and Business Intelligence topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.
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