Supply chain of a hedge fund who invest in corporate loans
- What is the supply chain network for the fund, who are the suppliers, who are the customers?
- Develop the product structure of the end product, indicating how the various customization steps are performed, and where.
- Which and how often are Performance measures used for each link of the supply chain? Can problems be identified by the measures, how is management using them ?
- Are there uncertainties in the supply chain?
- What happens if unexpected events occur, any counter mechanism in place?
- How can improvements be reached in operational procedures; changes in incentives,changes in the relationships with suppliers and customers; new informational linkages; cross-functional integration; product line restructuring; redesign of the supply chain network; redesign of the product.
- What are the costs and benefits of the improvements that you would recommend, and the implementation hurdles that you can foresee.