Describe how you would design a logistics network
consisting of only one warehouse. In the discussion, include the steps you need to take in order to design the
optimal network. What information and data is needed to make this determination? What strategy will be
employed in this network?
Agile can be defined as the ability to create and respond to change to profit in a business environment with turbulence and the balancing of flexibility and stability (Highsmith 2012) The publication of the manifesto for agile software development formalised Agile. EXPAND The principles for Agile approach were; Individuals and interactions over processes and tools, working solution over comprehensive documentation, customer collaboration over contract negotiation and responding to change over following a plan (Agile practice guide, 2017) However, Agile approaches and methodologies are terms used to cover an array of frameworks and methods this includes DSDM and SCRUM as well as others. SCRUM Initiated by Ken Swaber, SCRUM was admitted into the Agile methodology as it shared the same ideas as Agile. IT is a framework allows iterative and incremental projects and maximises the delivered value. In SCRUM, everyone in the team acts together and the framework delivers the project within time and with the minimal costs (Mahalakshmi and Sundararajan, 2008) Within SCRUM, there are different SCRUM roles. This includes the product owner, the SCRUM master, who has leadership over the team and manages the process and the SCRUM team. EXPAND Strengths Risk Minimized “Agile approach from SCRUM perspective means an iterative and incremental approach to optimize predictability and control risk” (Tomanek and Juricek, 2012:385) By using Agile, risk is minimized as there are short iterations and clearly defined deliverables (Azanha et al., 2017) This is seen as the solution to going over budgets, missing deadlines, and low-quality outputs in projects. An example of this comes from a study administered by Augustine et al. (2005) showcased a project failing and behind schedule using traditional PM methodology such as Prince2. Called in to recover the project, Augustine and Payne used Agile to rescue and sustain the project. As a result, t>GET ANSWER