Please respond to any TWO (2) of the following topics
Your responses to EACH should be in the form of a mini-essay, approximately 750 words in length, and include APPROPRIATE EXAMPLES to emphasize the points you are making.
1. Discuss the concept of a supply chain in a manufacturing business, taking care to include in your response, Upstream Activities, Downstream Activities and Information Flows
2. Explore the characteristics of Batch Manufacturing and Production Lines
3. Root Cause Analysis is an Improvement Technique. Discuss
4. Examine Planning and Control in manufacturing business from the perspective of Master Scheduling, Materials Requirement Planning), and Production Activity Control & Vendor Order Management.