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Global Supply Chain Management

For this assignment, use your course pack to review the case of “Apple Inc.: Managing a Global Supply Chain” by Mark and Johnson. In 2–4 double-spaced pages, analyze this case and address the following questions:

  • What are Apple’s key advantages in how it manages its global supply chain operations? Support your analysis with data from the case.
  • What are challenges that Apple faces in the future, and what are the implications for its global supply chain?
  • How does Apple’s supply chain compare with Wal-Mart’s supply chain? How are they different and how are they similar?

 

Global Supply Chain Re-Engineering

 

For this assignment, use your coursepack to review the case of “Elizabeth Arden: Executing Global Supply Chain Re-Engineering” by Gao and Wood. In 2–4 double-spaced pages, analyze this case and address the following questions:

 

  • Analyze the differences between the current supply chain and the proposed turnkey strategy.
  • What will the change mean for suppliers and their roles? What will it mean for current employees and their roles?
  • Calculate the total financial impact for the re-engineering effort. What does this mean for Elizabeth Arden and its shareholders?
  • Assume the role of Pierre Pirard, what would you do and why?