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Case 5.1 Wei Yu Alligator, Inc. 1. Based on your knowledge of the global business environment and the positioning of Alligator with regard to its markets and supply sources, what do you think are some of the major global issues that will be relevant to the area of strategic sourcing? 2. What are the impacts of less-than-perfect demand forecasts for Alligator products, including Gators TM , and of volatility in the length and cost the supply chain services needed to move components from suppliers to manufacturing sites, and the subsequent movement of finished products to market? What should be done to mitigate these problem areas? 3. What elements of the strategic sourcing process do you feel are the top candidates for improvement at Alligator, and why?

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