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ISCOM 473 Course Material ISCOM 473 Entire Course (UOP) ISCOM 473 Week 1 DQs (UOP) What is your organization’s buying strategy? How did it establish its buying strategy? What procurement strategies can an organization use to improve its overall performance?How does your organization initiate buying products and/or services? Is it efficient? Why or why not? What are the benefits of a company having a buying department as compared to each department ordering on its own? How does buying add value to an organization? • ISCOM 473 Week 1 DQs • ISCOM 473 Week 1 Individual Assignment Article Analysis Paper • ISCOM 473 Week 2 DQs • ISCOM 473 Week 2 Learning Team Assignment Procurement Strategies Presentation • ISCOM 473 Week 3 DQs • ISCOM 473 Week 3 Individual Assignment Sourcing Process Evaluation
ISCOM 473 Course Material ISCOM 473 Week 1 Individual Assignment Article Analysis Paper (UOP) ISCOM 473 Week 2 DQs (UOP) How is freelancing domestically different from freelancing internationally? If your organization uses freelancing, what is the process used? Why would you consider freelancing (buy versus make)?When would you have multiple rounds of bidding? What evaluation criteria would be used to initially select a supplier? What criteria are used to evaluate supplier performance? What factors should be considered in supplier selection both domestically and globally? • Using a local newspaper, news magazines, the Internet, or other additional article sources, locate a current (no older than four months) news article that addresses the strategic role of procurement in an organizational setting. Prepare a 700-1,050-word paper that explains the similarities and/or differences between the purchasing role listed in the article and your organization's current purchasing role, or one with which you are familiar. Identify any improvements that might enhance your selected organization’s procurement function
ISCOM 473 Course Material ISCOM 473 Week 2 Learning Team Assignment Procurement Strategies Presentation (UOP) ISCOM 473 Week 3 DQs (UOP) What is the goal of negotiating? Why is planning critical to the negotiation process? When would an organization negotiate for an item or product instead of releasing a simple purchase order?What are the components of cost analysis? • With your instructors approval, select an organization in which you identify and examine the customer (both internal and external to the organization), as well as the organization's procurement expectations. Prepare a 350-700-word review in which the team assesses how these expectations influence and impact procurement strategies, policies, and procedures (both in the domestic and global arenas) within the supply chain of the chosen organization
ISCOM 473 Course Material ISCOM 473 Week 3 Individual Assignment Sourcing Process Evaluation (UOP) ISCOM 473 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Outsourcing Insourcing Proposal (UOP) Read the following scenario:Your biggest competitor has just outsourced their Warranty Call Center to India, which will give them a significant cost advantage. In order to remain competitive, the Vice President of your division has requested that you determine your organization’s best course of action. • Using the assigned readings, ERR library, and for any other additional sources, prepare a 700-1,050-word summary, accompanied by a flowchart, that describes/outlines the steps that occur in a typical sourcing process for a global manufacturing firm. Provide a brief evaluation of the steps as illustrated in your flowchart.
ISCOM 473 Course Material ISCOM 473 Week 4 DQs (UOP) ISCOM 473 Week 4 Individual Assignment Negotiating Across Cultures Paper and Presentation (UOP) Read the following scenario:Select two countries to research. Research your selected countries and document each country’s cultural and ethnic composition as well as the populations’ ethnic makeup, include percentages (for example: Malaysia Ethnic groups: Malaysian 50.2%, Chinese 24.5%, Indigenous 11.0%, Indian 7.2%, Non-Malaysian citizens 5.9 %, Others 1.2%). • Describe your organization’s steps to issue a purchase order. How does your organization ensure that requirements flow from the first tier supplier to second and third tier suppliers? How does effective contract administration lead to better supplier management?
ISCOM 473 Course Material ISCOM 473 Week 5 Individual Assignment Future Trends in Purchasing Paper (UOP) ISCOM 473 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Contract Administration Presentation (UOP) ISCOM 473 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Contract Administration Presentation • Based on current events and trends in the sourcing and procurement environment, prepare a 1,050-1,750-word paper hypothesizing the future of purchasing in the global economy. In your paper, be sure to address the following:Benefits and risks of e-businessFuture opportunities and trends in purchasingFuture challenges in purchasing
ISCOM 473 Course Material ISCOM 473 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Strategic Global Logistics Paper (UOP) • With your instructor’s approval, select an organization and prepare a 1,050-1,750-word paper addressing the following items:Identify and compare at least four to five factors (cost, shelf life, weather, etc.) that impact transportation needs Determine appropriate logistics methods in various scenarios (local, out-of-state, regional, coast-to-coast, and global)