In Unit 1, you selected a product- and service-based Fortune 1000 company. You will analyze and evaluate this one company in four related assignments. Each assignment applies different aspects of theory and practice to the selected company’s approach to GSCM. This is the first of the four related assignments:Unit 3 – Logistics and Supply Chain Context (Units 1–3). Purpose: Analyze and evaluate the role of collaboration in a selected company’s approach to GSCM. Each assignment builds on the work you did in preceding units. You are welcome to reuse your previous work as you draft each assignment.InstructionsWrite a research paper that analyzes and evaluates the role of collaboration in your selected company’s approach to GSCM. Use the following outline to structure the headings and content for your research paper:Introduction. State the purpose of the paper. Describe the structure of the paper. Regional Trade Agreements. Identify the regional and other trade agreements that affect your selected company. What issues must you be most aware of? What risks are important? Analyze the consequences of choosing wrong characteristics when classifying products for tariffs. (Use the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) site by the U.S. International Trade Commission in your analysis.) Choose one of the following options: Option A: Choose a product your company sells globally that has various tariff schedules depending on region, which you can find using the HTS page. Using this page, examine the various tariffs that can be applied depending on the source and type. How much will it affect your profitability? Would it be worth spending the time to figure out source and type? Option B: Assume your company is importing salmon from Finland. You do not know where it originates or what type of salmon it is. Using the HTS page, examine the various tariffs that can be applied depending on the source and type. How much will it affect your profitability? Would it be worth spending the time to figure out source and type? Apply the NAFTA tribunal process to navigate laws that may impact the selected company. Choose one of the following options: Option A: Locate a city in Mexico or Canada where your company is operating. Recently, this small town has enacted green effluent laws that will affect your profitability. Assuming your margin is very small, any increase in costs will damage your profitability. What recourse do you have? How would you go about handling this issue? Identify areas of uncertainty and/or knowledge gaps that may impact your strategy. Option B: Your company processes and cans salmon in Delores Hidalgo, Mexico. Recently, the small town has enacted green effluent laws that will affect your profitability. Assuming your margin is very small, any increase in costs will damage your profitability. What recourse do you have? How would you go about handling this issue? Identify areas of uncertainty and/or knowledge gaps that may impact your strategy. Global Collaborations. Describe the selected company’s outsourcing strategy in detail. (Integrate the executive summary you drafted for the discussion in Unit 2.) Include the risks you found. Evaluate whether the company’s outsourcing strategy is sustainable. Explain how you would change the system to make it (more) sustainable. Global Supply Chain Strategy. Describe the selected company’s global supply chain in detail. What model does it appear to be using? Do you find your company to be following best practices, using the 4R model versus the APICS report? What are the consistencies and inconsistencies you find? Global Risk Factors. Assess the effectiveness of the selected company’s approach to GSCM. Use Part 1 of the Supply Chain Risk Assessment Survey as a reference point. Integrate responses from the discussion in this unit. Explain how effective is the company’s approach. Include the risks that most impact the company’s effectiveness. Explain how you would overcome or prepare for these risks to mitigate losses that can occur, if these issues arise. Explain how you would suggest it improves the strategy. Optional: Explanatory Videos. Consider embedding explanatory videos that support your observations. Conclusion. Revisit key points and important takeaways. Discuss information gaps and questions for additional research. Additional RequirementsYour assignment should meet the following requirements:Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message. APA format: Follow current APA guidelines for style and format, including a cover page, headings, references, and citations. References: Correlate your responses to assigned articles and integrate at least four references from scholar-practitioner sources that you locate. Length: A minimum of 1,800 words, not counting the title page or references section. Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
In Unit 1, you selected a product- and service-based Fortune 1000 company. You will analyze and evaluate this one company in four related assignments. Each assignment applies different aspects of th
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