INSTRUCTIONS – CASE STUDY
NOTE: In answering the questions below, the paper should discuss/ focus on the principles of Supply Chain Integration, Supply Chain Strategies regarding Procurement Outsourcing Strategies.
Please take a look at the following “Procurement Outsourcing Strategies” (slides 1-13) that illustrates the scenario.
- Paper needs to answer and discuss the following questions:
- Please elaborate on how and why “outsourcing and using a minimizing total landing” strategy is an effective/correct strategy to use in this situation (see slide 13).
- Please discuss “challenges” that are associated with the outsourcing and minimizing total landing strategy.
- Discuss why “reducing lead times & supply flexibility” is not a good strategy for this company (see slide 12).
- Discuss how strategic alliances impact procurement outsourcing strategies?
Simchi-Levi, David, Kaminsky, Philip, Simchi-Levi, Edith, (2008). Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies and Case Studies, 3rd edition. 2008 New York, NY