Examine the production and distribution networks of FFF and DDD and prepare a report detailingyour proposals for changes to the network in the short and long term and the potential savingsachievable. You do not need to submit your Excel model – a summary of your results should beincluded in the report. Your report should be no more than 2000 words (excluding references andappendices)Your report should include:a) An analysis of the current distribution networks for FFF and DDD including:a. The total cost for the FFF and DDD operations – including a brief description of themodel set up and a presentation of the calculated costs. (25 Marks)b. A map of the current distribution networks (5 Marks)c. A brief analysis of the current situation – including identification of the dominatingcost, a discussion of the root causes of the calculated costs and graphs (15 Marks)b) A proposal for how you would combine the distribution networks of the two companies in theshort term (1 – 2yrs) including details of the changes you would make. Your proposal shouldinclude:a. An estimate of the savings you expect to be achieved. (10 Marks)b. A discussion and justification of the reasons for your proposed changes. (15 Marks)(Note: In this timescale it will not be possible to acquire and open new facilities or reconfiguremanufacturing plants, but facilities may be closed if required).c) A proposal for how the network could be modified in the longer term – you should includelogical reasons and justification for your ideas and an estimate of the savings that could beachieved. (25 Marks)d) A map of either your long or short term proposal. (5 Marks)Marks will be awarded to each section according to the marks in brackets

Examine the production and distribution networks of FFF and DDD and prepare a report detailingyour proposals for changes to the network in the short and long term and the potential savingsachievable. You do not need to submit your Excel model – a summary of your results should beincluded in the report. Your report should be no more than 2000 words (excluding references andappendices)Your report should include:a) An analysis of the current distribution networks for FFF and DDD including:a. The total cost for the FFF and DDD operations – including a brief description of themodel set up and a presentation of the calculated costs. (25 Marks)b. A map of the current distribution networks (5 Marks)c. A brief analysis of the current situation – including identification of the dominatingcost, a discussion of the root causes of the calculated costs and graphs (15 Marks)b) A proposal for how you would combine the distribution networks of the two companies in theshort term (1 – 2yrs) including details of the changes you would make. Your proposal shouldinclude:a. An estimate of the savings you expect to be achieved. (10 Marks)b. A discussion and justification of the reasons for your proposed changes. (15 Marks)(Note: In this timescale it will not be possible to acquire and open new facilities or reconfiguremanufacturing plants, but facilities may be closed if required).c) A proposal for how the network could be modified in the longer term – you should includelogical reasons and justification for your ideas and an estimate of the savings that could beachieved. (25 Marks)d) A map of either your long or short term proposal. (5 Marks)Marks will be awarded to each section according to the marks in brackets