Lesson 6: International Operations Activity 6: Foreign Facilities and Supply Chain Management

Lesson 6: International Operations Activity 6: Foreign Facilities and Supply Chain Management

Activity 6: Foreign Facilities and Supply Chain Management

 

The goal of this activity is to develop your skills in analyzing international business issues and finding relevant information.  You must cite all resources used and include an APA-formatted bibliography.  Your Activity responses should be both grammatically and mechanically correct, and formatted in the same fashion as the Activity itself.  If there is a Part A, your response should identify a Part A, etc.  (100 points) (A 4-page response is required.)

Part A        Using ProQuest, the online database on the Ashworth College website, and Internet research, discuss what factors make international distribution more complex than domestic distribution.

 

Part B        Using Toyota as an example, what has been the influence of Japan on supply chain management? In your answer, discuss the concepts of industrial clustering and quality.

 

Part C        Why is global HRM more difficult than domestic HRM? How can staffing a foreign facility with locals alleviate some of these HRM difficulties?

 

Grading Rubric

 

Please refer to the rubric on the following page for the grading criteria for this assignment.

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