(a.) Give an example (with justification) of a product for which EOQ ordering is more sensible (i.e., more economical) than JIT ordering.
(b.) What is lead time? What would a JIT approach recommend in terms of changing lead times? And what effects would such changes have concerning your stockroom, and why?
(c.) Briefly explain the "leveraging" of purchasing, i.e., why saving, say, 1% on purchases may be a more viable way of increasing one's profit margin than by increasing sales.
(d.) Suppose a colleague of yours proposes at a meeting that an ERP installation will enable your organization to eliminate upper-level operations personnel because ERP "takes care of all that stuff." Briefly, how would you respond to this person?