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.

As a newly hired manager for a consumer products manufacturing company, your chief executive officer (CEO) has asked you to educate the senior staff on the pros and cons of establishing a demand-based ordering system, sometimes referred to as just in time, versus the more traditional forecast-based ordering system that the firm has used for years. Make sure you provide at least 2 pros and 2 cons for each of the 2 different systems.

Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:

  • What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
  • What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
  • What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
  • What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?