Q1) What were the supply chain constraints to Model 3 becoming a successful car as per the case study? [4 marks].[Max 300 words]
Q2) What is the S curve as discussed in the case study? Can the S curve trajectory be improved and if so how? Explain in detail. [4 marks]. You can use external (secondary) data sources to answer this question. [Max 300 words]
Q3) How did Tesla eliminate/reduce the supply chain constraints/risks of Model 3? [4 marks]. You can use external (secondary) data sources to answer this question [Max 300 words]Q4) Consider a large car company that has a major interest/stake in electric cars. Using external (secondary) information sources as well as the information given in the case study, compare and contrast its operations and supply chain management strategies and practices vis-à- vis Tesla’s. [8 marks][Max 800 words]Questions related to case study: Polaris Industries Inc(All questions to be addressed based on information available in the case study only)
Q4) Why does Polaris outsource the manufacture of most components but in-source final assembly?[4 marks]. [Max 300 words]
Q5A) Which manufacturing location provides Polaris with the greatest cost savings?[8 marks]. (Hint: Use net present value calculations based on next 5 years; monthly wages, wage growth % and exchange rate to be estimated for these years based on historic data; assume 40 hrs/week of work time and discount rate of 10% per annum).