Target's Supply Chain Essay

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Target’s Supply Chain
Unit 2 Assignment
John S. Gumbs Jr.
GB570 Managing the Value Chain
Professor: Priscilla G. Aaltonen, M.A.I.S., Ph.D
Kaplan University
August 7, 2012

Target’s Supply Chain
In the year1962 the Target Organization was established by George Dayton who categories the organization as a concession retailer within the townships of Roseville, Minnesota. A decade later after the organization established it footing within the industry, the small subsidiary developed into the biggest division within The Dayton Corporation. The company advanced from a single discount store to earning its successes over the years from conventional leased superstore practices and discount vending, in addition to general retailing the
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Its is very important to have an operative inventory that upholds great turnovers rates and enables a equally balanced system of shortages and excesses. This balance will benefits the fundamental value of the organization, it also builds and promotes a solid supplier relations and co-partners in the universal supply chain. Targets product portfolio is extensively diverse in inventory; this diverse inventory must be managed with a close eye and never ignored
Processing & Transportation
The supply chain sixth component within Targets supply chain is processing and transportation. The overall ability that Target’s has to process products relies on how successfully they obtain and allocate. The organization regional distribution centers are located on both coasts, East and West side of the United States, Having it’s distribution center spread out enable Target to provide services and supplies too all of it 1,600 retail location in order to maintain and provide a competitive advantage over their major competitors, This process give the organization the ability to forecast and control costs (Pham 2007) In a perfect world a responsive processing system as well as a receptive transportation network that is integrates into the supply chain to improve overall reaction time to customer demands and necessity, because it provides the organization the ability to take control of the distribution

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