Read the material then answer the following questions
After reading the chapter and the case study, answer the following questions either in short
paragraphs or as bullet points. Be concise in describing each concept but thorough in considering as many strategies/factors/risks as possible. In your responses, try to focus on the key areas of the course: facilities, transportation, inventory, sourcing.
1. A convenience store chain attempts to be responsive and provide customers 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? (300 words)
2. 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? (300 words)