What are some positive customer behaviors Zara sees because of its operational plan?
Global SCM diagrams discussion
Global SCM Cost and Revenue opportunities
Manufacturing and Outsourcing Issues
Companies that can take on numerous primary supply chain responsibilities
associated with the manufacturing of electronic components assembled end-items.
Advantages - Economies of scale, Small orders possible, Learning
Total Supply Chain Services – Purchasing, Delivery, Labor, Manufacturing expertise,
International channels of distribution, Higher Quality, Flexibility - Large Volume or Small
Volume orders, Focus on your strengths
Provide examples of why American companies would want to manufacture in foreign
coun, tries. A product can be cheaper to manufacture in another country and sell for more
money in US because of currency
Provide examples of why foreign companies would want to manufacture in the United
States. The Exchange currency sometimes works in favor for foreign countries
Be able to calculate profits in strong and weak currency scenarios.
Outsourcing, offshoring, near-sourcing, etc.
Utilizing Mexican ports to bring products into the US- Lazaro cardenas port
Importing and Exporting “tricks”-
Duty Drawback- Utilized when an item is imported and then re-exported
Can you get a full refund of a paid duty?
Why would this happen?
Display Items, Layovers, FTZ- Area where acceptable items
can enter the country duty free for storage, display, manufacturing, transformation,
assembly, re-packaging, etc. Items are then usually re-exported.
Alternative to duty
Items can remain in the country permanently if the duties are levied.
Freight forwarder, Custom house broker
What were some of the general lessons learned from the procurement perceptions study
discussed in class? If you have one of the perception categories, you have all of the
What are some of the challenges of procuring products and services at the global level?