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Two-person Assignment - Case Analysis #3 Due: Value: 20 point Instruction: Write a no more than 4-page comments of the incident NOTE: Paper submitted after the due date will not be accepted. CASE STUDY III – JOINT PROJECT This case is based on the actual experiences of an American engineer based in a high tech manufacturing firm in USA. It focuses on the problems that arise when his U.S.- based team forms a joint project with a Malaysian team based in Penang. The Senario As Kurt Rudd prepared for his seventh trip to Penang in three years, he took note of how efficient he had become in packing. His carry-on bag was already loaded with passport, Malaysian ringgit , Singapore dollars, Pepto-Bismol tablets, and other essentials for the flight. On his first trip in May of 2000, Kurt had chuckled when he'd seen other travelers blowing up their inflatable neck pillows and wearing blinders over their eyes. Now, he was one of them. Traveling in the air for twelve hours to Hong Kong followed by another six hours to Singapore was difficult. He had learned the hard way how essential these travel articles can be. This was also a good description of how he and his American coworkers at Advanced Precision Components had developed their working relationship with their Malaysian counterparts. The American team had first had to learn the hard way before adapting and becoming more efficient. As Kurt finished his packing, he reflected on the journey he and his company had made on its United States-Malaysia joint project. Advanced Precision Components ( APC ) began transferring its product assembly operations from California to Penang in 1999. The Penang facility was now 600,000 square feet and had an employee base of roughly 3,000. This was approximately equal to the size and workforce of APC's facility in California. In 1999, APC decided that it needed a supply base in Penang to shorten the supply chain of lower level mechanical parts and support the increasing amount of product assembly being done in Penang. Until 2000, this transfer was spearheaded by Kong Ooi, an engineer working out of APC Penang. Kong pulled as much technical information as he could from various sources in APC California and managed the supplier base on the receiving end back in Penang. Soon, the project responsibilities outgrew what one employee could handle, and APC California realized they needed a dedicated project team on their end to assist Kong at APC Penang. APC California opened up new positions for a project manager and an engineer to establish a project team that would help Kong manage the parts transfers. The many qualified candidates for project manager were narrowed down to two individuals: Pete Loren and Dale Bodeen. Both were strong candidates, but they had very different management styles.
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