Companies have to make strategic decisions as part of their supply chain planning and designing in order to support customers, while reducing lead times for customer orders and delivery. These decisions are related to the sizes and locations of warehouses or distribution centers. As part of this decision process, companies determine whether it is beneficial to own such facilities or outsource operations.
Determine the factors on the basis of which a company decides whether it should own warehouses and distribution centers or outsource its operations. Explain how this decision process affects the company’s operations.
Distinguish between public and private warehouses. Critically evaluate the advantages of choosing public or private facilities.
Select one public and one private warehouse. Provide a brief description of each warehouse and their operations.
Write your analysis in a 4 page Microsoft Word document.
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