Global and ethical issues relevant for strategic sourcing

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Your task

To help address some of the procurement and supply chain issues facing AusCotton, you have recently been hired as the new Senior Vice President of Supply Chain. You have taken time so far to visit the company's global facilities and to become aware of the situation, problems, and concerns that are faced by the company. You are asked to address the following questions:

1. Based on your knowledge of the global business environment and the positioning of AusCottonwith regard to its markets and supply sources, what do you think are some of the major global issues that will be relevant to the area of strategic sourcing?

2. What are the impacts of less-than-perfect demand forecasts for AusCotton products, and of volatility in the length and cost of transport services used to move its products from contract manufacturers to distribution centres? What should be done to mitigate these problem areas?

3. What elements of the strategic sourcing process do you feel are the top candidates for improvement at AusCotton, and why?

4. How would you respond to the assertion that some of your contract manufacturers are involved in producing illegal merchandise that ends up competing with the branded merchandise of AusCotton?

INSTRUCTIONS:

You are the expert hired by Laburnum Group to investigate two different aspects of their business portfolio. You have been asked to provide both quantitative and qualitative analyses of inefficiencies and/or challenges identified in the following case study, and to address the specific questions raised by the top management across both the energy and clothing business portfolios of Laburnum Group.

Carefully read the Laburnum Group case study and the associated questions. Develop a report that addresses the questions asked by the top management in relation to both energy and clothing businesses of Laburnum Group. You will need to draw on theories covered in this subject as well as other academic resources (e.g. journal articles, book chapters). Make sure you carefully read the marking criteria before you start work on your assignment.

Submit your final report as a Word document, of 800 words, including your analyses and recommendations about both businesses. Remember to use the Academy of Management referencing style. (Note that your calculations and your reference list are not included in your total word count.)

ASSESSMENT RUBRIC:

1)AusCotton Clothing report: response to questions posed

- Correctly identifies, explains and discusses global and ethical issues relevant for strategic sourcing. Makes concise and appropriate recommendations for improvements.
- Correctly identifies and explains global and ethical issues relevant for strategic sourcing. Makes concise and appropriate recommendations for improvements.

2) Critical analysis

- Introduces ideas and concepts clearly and logically, demonstrating a deep understanding of the material covered. Justifies all arguments with reference to the relevant theories and concepts.

- Introduces ideas and concepts clearly, demonstrating a good understanding of the material covered. Justifies most arguments with reference to the relevant theories and concepts.

Attachment:- Case - Laburnum Group.rar

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The overall report has depicted the impact regarding demand of forecasting for the products of the company has been examined. It has been depicted that different length as well as cost concerning the transport services is used to determine from moving the products through contract manufacturers.

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4/4/2017 5:48:51 AM

I would be needing atleast 4 academic references in academy of management (AoM) style. I am happy the solution was composed for me at a decent cost, yet the wording is off. I should do a considerable measure of altering to make the paper usable.

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