The Extended Enterprise Supply Chain

Developing the Extended Enterprise Supply Chain (EESC)

In this SLP, you will be developing the Extended Enterprise Supply Chain (EESC).  Stay with the product, company and industry you chose in SLP1. You will  extend the supply chain all the way back (upstream) to the RAW  materials needed to produce this product and to package it. Then you  will extend the supply chain forward (downstream) all the way to the  RETAIL industry that sells to the consumer.

Backward explosion of the EESC (upstream). Identify the materials  needed to produce this product and the materials needed to package this  product. Identify how these materials are produced, and what is needed  to produce them. Then go back another step, identifying the materials  needed. Do this backward stepping until you come to basic RAW materials.  These will most likely be generated by Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing,  Hunting, Mining, Quarrying and Oil/Gas Extraction.

Forward explosion of the EESC (downstream). Start with the customers  of your target company and the industry. Identify their customers. Are  these Wholesale or Distribution? Then repeat this by identifying the  next level of customers. Do this forward stepping until you come to the  RETAIL level – the companies that sell to the consumer. Identify the  types of Retail businesses – what kind of businesses are there? Be  specific. Identify as many kinds of retail as possible. Include  online/websites, if the product is sold this way.

Generate a diagram that shows the whole EESC from RAW to RETAIL.

Identify and discuss the various industries throughout this EESC.  What are the major locations for each of these industries? Where in the  US are they located? Where in the world are they located? Is anyone of  the upstream industries a bottleneck? Are there any specific issues  within this EESC, such as legalities, shortages, changing technologies,  etc.?

Use the product, company, and industry you chose last time. Generate the  EESC for this product, from RAW to RETAIL. Create a diagram showing the  EESC and the branches of the various RAW supplies and industries that  converge on the production industry of the product that flows through  wholesale/distribution to RETAIL. Write a paper that identifies and  discusses the various industries from RAW to RETAIL. Include information  about primary locations of the various industries in the US and abroad.  Include discussion about various issues that occur in the EESC  including the bottleneck industry.

The paper should include:

  • Background: Briefly review and discuss the product, company, and industry
  • Diagram: Include a diagram of the EESC
  • EESC Overview: Identify each industry in the EESC
  • EESC Discussion: Discuss each industry in the EESC and major  locations of each. Identify and discuss the bottleneck industry.  Identify and discuss any issues in the EESC.
  • Clarity and Organization: The paper should be well organized and  clearly discuss the various topics and issues in depth and breadth.
  • Use of references and citations: at least four (4) proper references  should be used correctly, cited in the text, and listed in the  references using an appropriate style. APA Style is required.
  • Length: The paper should be three to four pages – the body of the paper excluding title page and references page.

The Extended Enterprise Supply Chain

While the case in this module focuses on the micro-level fundamental  of logistics, forecasting, this SLP will focus on the fundamental at the  macro-level, the Extended Enterprise Supply Chain. All products and  services are part of some supply chain. In fact there really is one big  network in the world that is the complete global supply chain. But let’s  keep our focus somewhat narrow as we introduce this concept. You will  develop the EESC for the target product, company, and industry you chose  in SLP1.

Download and review this PowerPoint on the Extended Enterprise Supply Chain using Beer as an example. (Extended Enterprise Supply Chain)


How are businesses and industries classified and coded? The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) has been in use since 2002. This link takes you to the page on the website for the 2007 version.

North American Industry Classification System (2007). US Census Bureau. Retrieved from