major international retailer.

Write a 2–3 page supply chain design and optimization report for a client, based on the strategies of a major international retailer. Business requires adherence tolegal and ethical strategies for supply chain design and optimization. Assessment Instructions Preparation For this assessment, review the case of “Rapid-Fire
Fulfillment” by Ferdows, Lewis, and Machuca, linked in the Required Resources. Scenario As a business consultant in a large international organization, your new
client, a large clothing retailer, wants to understand and model its company according to the strategies used by the largest retailer, Zara. Your task is to analyze
Zara’s supply chain integration model and prepare a report for your client. Deliverable Write a 2–3 page supply chain design and optimization report for your client.
Address the following in your report: Describe a global retail system designed for rapidly distributing products to stores worldwide. What system design has Zara
implemented to guarantee a new garment to its 600-plus stores worldwide in a mere 15 days from the design, production, and delivery? Evaluate the implications of
manufacturing and distributing products below capacity rather than operating at full capacity. What are the benefits of manufacturing and distributing products in
small batches, rather than pushing factories to maximize outputs? Analyze the social and economic effects of retaining nearly half of production in-house. Unlike so
many of its peers, which rush to outsource, Zara keeps almost half of its production in-house. How does Zara do this? Assess the social and economic ramifications of
operating a retail manufacturing facility for the day shift only. Would you run your factories just during the day shift as Zara did? Is this any way to run an
efficient supply chain? Why? Recommend ethical strategies for supply chain design and optimization. Ensure that the report is in a succinct, easy-to-read business
format for your client. Additional Requirements Length: 2–3 pages, including any charts, graphs, tables, and references. References: Provide a minimum of nine
reputable references integrated into the report where appropriate. When you are compiling data from multiple sources to create a table or graph, cite your references
at the bottom of the graphs or charts. Provide a minimum of three reputable references related to the legal environment, including labor supply, health and safety
regulations, tariffs, permits, et cetera. Provide a minimum of three reputable references related to the company’s competitive edge. Provide a minimum of three
reputable references related to assessing the global challenges related to the strategies for increasing market share. Communication: Write clearly and logically, with
correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics, and correctly format citations using APA style.

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