This week, you will evaluate the current purchasing plan, or lack thereof, for commodities and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) supplies. Additionally, you will research and report on current trends in outsourcing and offshoring of operations.
South Automobiles, Inc. has been grappling with the idea of reorganizing their purchasing operations to ensure that MRO supplies are budgeted and ordered under a centralized operation. South Automobiles currently has the decentralized purchasing of MRO supplies. However, South Automobiles believes that the decentralization is not advantageous to the company. The CEO has tasked the VP of supply chain to put together a briefing on what is the best approach for the company to take in this matter.
Another consideration is the move to outsourcing and offshoring of operations. You will need to determine the validity of such a move with regard to South Automobile’s needs and the financial implications.
The VP of supply chain was impressed with your performance so far. Therefore, he has again requested you to put together a briefing for him to outline and sell a decision to the CEO.
Prepare a 10 to 12 slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that include the answers to the following questions. Provide detailed explanations in the Notes area.
What is the best course of action for the company to keep costs down and to ensure continuous support of all activities for the company?
How should the company proceed with centralization of operations?
What is the recommended course of action for creating the organizational plan for purchasing and decentralizing the operations?
Why would an organization outsource or offshore its operations?
What are the current trends in outsourcing, especially in the United States?
How can sociocultural, technological, economic, ecological, political, legal, and ethical (STEEPLE) analysis help in deciding on making, buying, or outsourcing decisions?
Described the best course of action for the company to keep costs down and ensure continuous support of all activities for the company.
Explained how the company should proceed with centralization of operations.
Described the recommended course of action for creating the organizational plan for purchasing and decentralizing the operations.
Explained why would an organization outsource or offshore its operations and the current trends in outsourcing, especially in the United States.
Described how the STEEPLE analysis helps in deciding on making, buying, or outsourcing decisions.
Included detailed information for each slide in the NOTES portion of the PowerPoint slides.
Written components include the following:
Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure
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