Many discussion opportunities come up where you need to respond to other people’s opinions and comments. Respond to your Discussion topic after you have completed your Reading.
Supply Chain Management
A supply chain involves all the activities associated with how manufacturing, materials, facilities, personnel, transportation, inventory, and other items flow and then are transformed into goods and services. Every asset, information, and process is part of the supply chain. For this Discussion, you will be addressing how the supply chain works and possible issues you may encounter.
Within this complex system, operation management responsibilities can be both strategic and tactical.
Examine the place where you currently work, or a prior career, and identify a single service or product produced by your organization.
- Identify the different components of the supply chain for that product or service (list them from beginning to end). Be sure to identify which parts of the supply chain are considered “upstream” and “downstream” exchanges.
- Based on what you learned from your research, describe a single current issue that might negatively impact a company’s global supply chain.