Describe at least 2 challenges that supply chains face in the areas of distribution, transportation, warehousing, and inventory management.

Distribution, Warehousing, and Inventory Functions

Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

A great deal of manufacturing is done outside of the United States, which presents various challenges to supply chains. Many of these challenges are in the areas of distribution, transportation, warehousing, and inventory management. Discuss the following:

  • Describe at least 2 challenges that supply chains face in each of these areas.
  • Identify the strategies you feel that best address those challenges, and explain why.