Supply Management and Strategic Sourcing
Question 1. Position yourself as a senior buyer of a clothing (i.e., sweaters, pants) company that designs all products but out-sources 100% production to oversea suppliers. You are required to produce a brief statement and the code of conduct to manage the social and environmental responsibility related to both supply and supplier. (Hint: Please refer and summarize based on the case “IKEA – Social and Environmental Responsibility”.)
Question 2. Explain how “Sense and Respond” Logistics help US Army to meet today’s military needs. As compare with the “Cold-War” setting, what are the essential improvements required in the areas of communication and distribution?
Question 3. In the case :IKEA Trading Area Poland”, please identify IKEA’s supply management strategy in organizational design, supplier development, performance measurement, and joint product/process improvement.
Question 4. Based the green logistic case “Good Practice in Freight Transport”, please provide your recommendation on how Bay Area may borrow the good practices to deal with logistic issues such as highway congestion, air pollution, carbon footprints, etc.