PART ONE :
- What has surprised you as you have encountered the concept of plagiarism? How have your views of using the other people’s words and ideas changed?
- what do you feel most comfortable about when it comes to plagiarism? Where do you need to improve your handling of source material?
- as a retailer, what would you expect from a good supplier in terms of added services and perks?
- What kind of retailers would be best suited to direct deliveries from manufacturers?
- What kind of retailers would be better served by milk run deliveries?
For this week, give a hypothetical example of each of the six types of risk to a global supply chain, as described in this chapter. While this is being asked to be hypothetical, it can be a real example. Given what is happening in the world today, you may pull a real example from the news headlines and talk about these six risks. The choice is yours to make.
If you were a retailer, are there any business functions that you would not even consider outsourcing to a third-party service provider (3PL)? If not, why not? Your choice of a type of retailer could be some local one person business, such as Bob’s Fruit Stand or a larger company such as Walmart.
- Think of a product that you buy regularly. Now, describe who the members of the distribution channel might be. From what you notice as a consumer, are they doing a good enough job? Why, or why not? 2. What was the most important thing you learned in this class regarding supply chains?
- What is the difference among an APS, a CRM, and an ERP system?
- Which of the three would be most beneficial to a retailer who could not afford all three?