CIS-301-Assignment 5 - Assignment 5 Evaluating Supply Chain...

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Assignment 5 Evaluating Supply Chain Management Services Page 287, Q. 5 1. Who has more at stake in solving this problem, Philip Morris or the European Union? As the text book mentioned, Philip Morris has paid million and millions of dollars just to improve company’s production track control; hence, Philip Morris has more at stake in solving this problem. The following paragraph illustrates how the Philip Morris International (PMI) is losing money just to meet the European Union’s new requirements for letting its products being sold in Europe. Why? When Philip More found guilty for the illicit sale to the Swiss company, a financial settlement was agreed between PM and the EU. PMI’s parent company, Altria Group, has agreed to pay $1.25 billion to the European Union over 12 years. Moreover, the EU has put some restricts on Philip Morris’s product and ask the company to find a control track on their distributors to forbid any future illegal sales. Therefore, the PMI started to implement a tight control over its supply chain than will trace every cigarette carton from factory to retail. So, the company’s packaging experts, research and development, information technology, and brand integrity departments have been meeting monthly to explore new technologies. And here are the earmarked that company will spend for this technology:
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course CIS 301 taught by Professor Weissly during the Spring '08 term at California State University Los Angeles .

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CIS-301-Assignment 5 - Assignment 5 Evaluating Supply Chain...

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