Pretend that you are running a small business. Select something with a
scale small and relatable (e.g. pizza place; coffee shop; small bakery)
and something fun. Assume you are producing only one product (e.g. one
type of pizza, one type of pastry, one type of beverage, etc.). Then
consider the following:
Describe the variety of inventory you will carry in stock (e.g.
cheese, flour – or maybe you will purchase a premade crust – you
decide). How much inventory will you carry (e.g. weeks or days worth of
Where will you source from and how will you decide the frequency
of orders (e.g. local with frequent deliveries or large distributor)?
Are there any other products you can produce from the inventory
you have in stock? Be creative (e.g. a calzone can be made from pizza