Jct 2 Supply Chain Task 1

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JCT 2 Supply Chain

Task 1
During the course of this simulation, I tried to make conservative decisions that would be the most profitable for me and for my shareholders. I started by selecting a simple name for the company that could be easily promoted and would be become dated. As stated in the mission statement, my company’s goal was always to deliver the latest in computer technology to my customers. One of the ways that I was able to do this was research.
I paid close attention to the research into what the market wanted in their computers. Not only did I pay close attention to the needs of the customers, but I was also receptive to the prices they were willing to pay. Since manufacturing and office based companies were willing to pay more, I selected those two market targets, Workhorse and Mercedes, and choose to ignore the Traveler.
In the first quarter, money was not abundant, so I made the choice to offer a small compensation package for my employees. During the first quarter, my employees received only one week of vacation. They were given expanded coverage insurance and I contributed a small 5% to their pension. I realize that my compensation was not as good as my competitors. This is one of many problems that I corrected in later quarters.
I had the opportunity to open two sales offices. I decided that I needed to have one sales office in the United States, so opening the office in New York was an easy decision. The other location for my sales office was in Tokyo, Japan. The rent and expenses of an office in Japan was expensive, but I later learned that it was money well spent. I kept my sales force small in each office with the intention and growing and expanding.
I was fortunate in being able to achieve my goals in this simulation. My company did grow and, even though it was not the biggest profit producing company, my company was…...

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