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Running head: COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION'S GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN. 1 Koloto Aggrey Daka Course Research Report Costco Wholesale Corporation's Global Supply Chain OSM 5122: Global Operations Management July 2021 Graduate School of Business The University of Zambia Dr. Danielle Babb Date of Submission: 12 th September 2021
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION'S GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN 2 Abstract The author of this study paper aims to investigate a potential entrepreneurial endeavour for Costco Wholesale Corporation, which is presently not operating in any developing or third world country in Africa, where the author was born and currently resides. Costco Wholesale Corporation's global supply chain will be examined in length, as well as a few specific concerns. Additionally, the study paper will show and analyze the worldwide supply chain issues found at Costco Wholesale Corporation, as well as the particular global supply chain components that need to be addressed. Two feasible solutions to global supply chain challenges are thoroughly analyzed, and a suggestion is made. Additionally, the report will explore specific methods in which Costco Wholesale Corporation may prevent future global supply chain issues. Finally, towards the conclusion of the piece, a conclusion is formed and given. Introduction According to Grean & Shaw [CITATION Gre02 \l 1033 ], supply chain management is a complicated process that requires an understanding of the intricacies of top-down management techniques. As we are all aware, the globe today, against the backdrop of globalization and its consequences, is interconnected. Consider corporate production or retail units as well. It's self- evident that businesses require excellent coordination and collaboration with suppliers to guarantee that products and services reach the market without delay, allowing them to serve their consumers better. Company Selection It is essential to pick a firm with a global presence to examine the supply chain thinking components and management elements. As a result, the company chosen for this study is Costco Wholesale Corporation, which operates membership warehouses that offer a selection of branded
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION'S GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN 3 and private-label products in a variety of merchandise categories in no-frills, self-service warehouse facilities. Costco Wholesale Corporation is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and employs more than 10,000 people [ CITATION Cos21 \l 1033 ]. Costco Wholesale Corporation Costco Wholesale Corporation, doing business as Costco, is a global corporation headquartered in the United States of America. It operates a chain of membership-only warehouse clubs. The firm and its subsidiaries began operations in 1983 in Seattle, Washington, according to the Costco Wholesale Annual Report for 2020. Costco combined with The Price

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