SCM Study Guide Module 7 - SCM 300 Module 07 Study Packet...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 5 pages.

We have textbook solutions for you!
The document you are viewing contains questions related to this textbook.
Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases: Competitiveness and Globalization
The document you are viewing contains questions related to this textbook.
Chapter 3 / Exercise 4
Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases: Competitiveness and Globalization
Hitt/Ireland
Expert Verified
SCM 300 – Module 07 Study Packet Module 07: International Supply Chain Issues Reading Assignments: In addition to the cases & the material from lecture, please also know these 4 additional terms: 1. Offshoring – When a company moves manufacturing out of its “home” country to another country. Example of offshoring : Ford Motors has a significant offshoring strategy. While the American company Ford Motors has manufacturing plants in the United States, it also has plants around the world in many countries including China, Germany, Brazil, Russia, and South Africa. 2. Outsourcing – When a company contracts an outside firm to perform services, operations, or business processes that were previously performed in-house. 3. Contract manufacturer – A company that produces goods on behalf of another organization Examples of outsourcing and contract manufacturing: Apple designs numerous digital devices but they outsource manufacturing to companies like Foxconn and Pegatron. Foxconn and Pegatron would therefore be considered Apple’s contract manufacturers. 4. Business process outsourcing –The outsourcing of office activities like accounting, human resources, customer service activities (like call centers and customer chat). Sometimes these types of outsourced activities are referred to as back office activities. Example of business process outsourcing: IBM offers business process outsourcing to companies in the US and around the world. IBM offers companies help in the areas of employee recruitment, supply chain services, customer care and management of financial data. If you owned a small company you might consider having IBM help manage these types activities rather than developing departments internally. CASE: Unsafe for Children: Mattel’s Toy Recalls and SCM Harvard Cases
We have textbook solutions for you!
The document you are viewing contains questions related to this textbook.
Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases: Competitiveness and Globalization
The document you are viewing contains questions related to this textbook.
Chapter 3 / Exercise 4
Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases: Competitiveness and Globalization
Hitt/Ireland
Expert Verified

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture