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ISCOM 473 ENTIRE COURSE

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ISCOM 473 Week 1 DQs

ISCOM 473 Week 1 Individual Assignment Article Analysis Paper

ISCOM 473 Week 2 DQs

ISCOM 473 Week 2 Learning Team Assignment Procurement Strategies Presentation

ISCOM 473 Week 3 DQs

ISCOM 473 Week 3 Individual Assignment Sourcing Process Evaluation

ISCOM 473 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Outsourcing Insourcing Proposal

ISCOM 473 Week 4 DQs

ISCOM 473 Week 4 Individual Assignment Negotiating Across Cultures Paper and Presentation

ISCOM 473 Week 5 Individual Assignment Future Trends in Purchasing Paper

ISCOM 473 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Contract Administration Presentation

ISCOM 473 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Strategic Global Logistics Paper

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ISCOM 473 WEEK 1 INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT ARTICLE ANALYSIS PAPER

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Using a local newspaper, news magazines, the Internet, or other additional article sources, locate a current (no older than four months) news article that addresses the strategic role of procurement in an organizational setting. Prepare a 700-1,050-word paper that explains the similarities and/or differences between the purchasing role listed in the article and your organization's current purchasing role, or one with which you are familiar. Identify any improvements that might enhance your selected organization’s procurement function.

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ISCOM 473 WEEK 2 LEARNING TEAM ASSIGNMENT PROCUREMENT STRATEGIES PAPER AND PRESENTATION

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With your instructors approval, select an organization in which you identify and examine the customer (both internal and external to the organization), as well as the organization's procurement expectations. Prepare a 350-700-word review in which the team assesses how these expectations influence and impact procurement strategies, policies, and procedures (both in the domestic and global arenas) within the supply chain of the chosen organization. Describe and diagram each step of the procurement process within your selected organization.

Procurement Strategies Presentation

Prepare 8-10 Microsoft PowerPoint® slide presentation with detailed speaker’s notes presenting your procurement strategies.

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ISCOM 473 WEEK 3 INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT SOURCING PROCESS EVALUATION

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Using the assigned readings, ERR library, and for any other additional sources, prepare a 700-1,050-word summary, accompanied by a flowchart, that describes/outlines the steps that occur in a typical sourcing process for a global manufacturing firm. Provide a brief evaluation of the steps as illustrated in your flowchart.

In your summary, be sure to include the following:

Translating corporate objectives into procurement goals

Establishing business unit requirement processes

Conducting supply market research

Setting material management goals

Strategic execution

Reciprocity

Additionally, address the challenges and opportunities for insourcing versus outsourcing parts, as well as discuss the advantages and disadvantages of global versus domestic sourcing.

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ISCOM 473 WEEK 3 LEARNING TEAM ASSIGNMENT OUTSOURCING INSOURCING PROPOSAL

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Read the following scenario:

Your biggest competitor has just outsourced their Warranty Call Center to India, which will give them a significant cost advantage. In order to remain competitive, the Vice President of your division has requested that you determine your organization’s best course of action. At this time, your organization has call center facilities located in Chicago, IL. U.S., with back-up facilities in Lawndale, CA, U.S., and New Brunswick, Canada. You have met with several colleagues to determine what could be included in the proposal. They have recommended that you consider the following:

Consider the organization’s motivation, short-term and long-term implications Best strategic location: Keeping the call center insourced in North America Insourcing in one of your facilities in another part of the world (China, India, Russia) Outsourcing the call center in North America Outsourcing the call center in another part of the world (China, India, Russia) Prepare a 1,400-2,100-word paper in which you take your colleagues’ recommendations into consideration addressing the following items: Document your findings with regard to trade secrets, patent issues, monetary exchange rates, political stability, and International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR). Consider global sourcing and discuss the pros and cons as they relate to your proposal.

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ISCOM 473 WEEK 4 INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT NEGOTIATING ACROSS CULTURES PAPER AND PRESENTATION

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Read the following scenario:

Select two countries to research. Research your selected countries and document each country’s cultural and ethnic composition as well as the populations’ ethnic makeup, include percentages (for example: Malaysia Ethnic groups: Malaysian 50.2%, Chinese 24.5%, Indigenous 11.0%, Indian 7.2%, Non-Malaysian citizens 5.9 %, Others 1.2%).

One of the countries which you selected will be the country in which your organization is currently headquartered and where you are employed. The second country is the country that your organization will be negotiating with as a potential supplier on a major purchase of key components used for manufacturing your product. Examine the cultural and ethnic differences of your two selected countries. Determine the appropriate negotiation tactic that would be most effective in reaching your objective, how you would conduct the negotiation in order to be successful.

Prepare a 1,050-1,400-word paper in which you consider how you would prepare for negotiations based on the scenario. Be sure to identify negotiation tactics that would be effective in reaching your objective. Additionally, identify negotiation tactics that would be ineffective when dealing with the selected country, and explain why those tactics would be ineffective.

For further assistance with this assignment, please refer to the website below:

http://www.geert-hofstede.com/hofstede_dimensions.php

Create a Microsoft PowerPoint® presentation of 5-7 slides, accompanies by speaker’s notes, explaining negotiating across culture based on the scenario.

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ISCOM 473 WEEK 4 LEARNING TEAM ASSIGNMENT NEGOTIATIONS STRATEGIES PAPER

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ISCOM 473 Week 4 Learning Team Assignment Negotiations Strategies Paper

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ISCOM 473 WEEK 5 INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT FUTURE TRENDS IN PURCHASING PAPER

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Based on current events and trends in the sourcing and procurement environment, prepare a 1,050-1,750-word paper hypothesizing the future of purchasing in the global economy. In your paper, be sure to address the following:

Benefits and risks of e-business

Future opportunities and trends in purchasing

Future challenges in purchasing

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ISCOM 473 WEEK 5 LEARNING TEAM ASSIGNMENT CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION PRESENTATION

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ISCOM 473 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Contract Administration Presentation

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ISCOM 473 WEEK 5 LEARNING TEAM ASSIGNMENT STRATEGIC GLOBAL LOGISTICS PAPER

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With your instructor’s approval, select an organization and prepare a 1,050-1,750-word paper addressing the following items:

Identify and compare at least four to five factors (cost, shelf life, weather, etc.) that impact transportation needs Determine appropriate logistics methods in various scenarios (local, out-of-state, regional, coast-to-coast, and global) Summarize the "strategic" requirements of global logistics

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