We have been looking at how corporations work and how they operate when faced with adversity. But what about every day exchanges? How does a multinational corporation, that by definition operate in many countries, go by organizing all their companies, factories and employes across the globe?
As you watch the video, create a PMI table on Supply chain management.
We will discuss it as a class.
Let’s try to figure out all the steps that come into play to produce products we all use.
Supply Chain Map
You will use this tool to create a simple annotated map.
- Why do companies want to display their supply chain?
- Why would others choose not to?
- What are the difficulties in trusting such data?
- Using http://www.sourcemap.com/ as a starter, and other sources for further development
- Choose one product with a minimum number of components ( eg: a specific sneaker model, chocolate, a lipstick, chopsticks, etc.)
- Using a blank world map, create an annotated map showing:
- where the material used in the product is from
- where the parts were made
- where it was assembled.
- Annotations must be 5 to 10 words, explaining WHAT the part is and HOW it is produced.
- Minimum of 10 annotations
- You have until the end of class. So pick a product for which you can find enough information
- You will be asked to answer a few questions regarding your product next class.