Determine the types of inventories these companies currently manage and describe their essential inventory characteristics.
Analyze how each of their goods and service design concepts are integrated.
Evaluate the role their inventory plays in the company’s performance, operational efficiency, and customer satisfaction.
Compare and contrast the four different types of layouts found with each company; explain the importance of the layouts to the company’s manufacturing or service operations.
Determine at least two metrics to evaluate supply chain performance of the companies; suggest improvements to the design and operations of their supply chains based on those metrics.
Suggest ways to improve the inventory management for each of the companies without affecting operations and the customer benefit package. Provide a rationale to support the suggestion.
At the outset, language is an evident barrier to good communication. Ordering new materials supplies in a foreign language may be done with no trouble with the help of a translator, but to make clear complex technical methods or setting up marketing plans and recruitment will oblige a considerable amount of understanding of traditions and laws that may be relevant. Secondly local laws may be significantly different of those from the original base. Labour laws may vary, trade unions may be tougher resulting in more company disputes; environmental issues may mean an increase in production cost to manufacture in a more environmentally friendly manner furthermore the most common downfall are import restrictions for example businesses operating in the EU, but from non-EU countries, are needed to source more than 70 per cent of their production inputs from within the EU. Thirdly input factors can have varying quality. Labour is a good example, basic numeracy and literacy skills varying across developed and less developed countries. These skills are crucial for training staff particularly those who require using a computer controlled machinery. Enhancing skills within the work force will be beneficial but organisations aim to cut time by taking the international company’s highly productive workers. Lastly well known global companies such as Nike have been heavily criticised for the exploitation of their workers this has a very big effect on their brand image and negative press means that they may lose out on potential shareholders. Conclusion After evaluating both sides for and against globalisation, globalisation has brought the world together and with time and with all the advance in technology I feel that nations will begin to interact more effectively and efficiently. International trading means that more consumers needs are met and the broaden of independence ideals to developed nations. Globalisation can be beneficial to many countries aroun>GET ANSWER