• Read the case study “Supplies for medics.com” at the end of Chapter 12 in the textbook.
• Write a paper of approximately three pages (750 words) that includes the following:
1. Prepare a table-based ABC analysis of usage value. Classify as follows:
- A-items: top 20% of usage value
- B-items: next 30% of usage value
- C-items: remaining 50% of usage value
2. Calculate the inventory weeks for each item, for each classification, and for all the items in total.
3. Does this suggest that Pierre Lomouche’s estimate of inventory weeks is correct?
4. Based on the sample, analyze the underlying causes of the availability problem described in the text.
5. What recommendations would you give to the company
- Include a minimum of three sources, which may consist of readings from the University Library , your text, and other selections.