Research two (2) manufacturing or two (2) service companies that
manage inventory and complete this assignment.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

1. Determine the types of inventories these companies
currently manage and describe their essential inventory characteristics.

2. Analyze how each of their goods and service design
concepts are integrated.

3. Evaluate the role their inventory plays in the company’s
performance, operational efficiency, and customer satisfaction.

4. Compare and contrast the four (4) different types of
layouts found with each company; explain the importance of the layouts to the
company’s manufacturing or service operations.

5. Determine at least two (2) metrics to evaluate supply
chain performance of the companies; suggest improvements to the design and
operations of their supply chains based on those metrics.

6. Suggest ways to improve the inventory management for each
of the companies without affecting operations and the customer benefit package.
Provide a rationale to support the suggestion.

7. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this
assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality

Your assignment must
follow these formatting requirements:

typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch
margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or
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your professor for any additional instructions.

a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the
professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the
reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course
learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

the processes used in designing and producing goods and services.

four layout patterns and when they should be used.

the concept of supply chain management.

the concept of capacity management.

the management of inventories and resources.

technology and information resources to research issues in operations

clearly and concisely about operations management using proper writing