ning the ethical principles and profits of a global manuf
_ vendor to an alternate vi
ssment, choose either Option 1 or Option 2. You do not need to do both. You will apply on
nos in the Requirements below. Both options will be graded using the same scoring guide.
cturing's primary vendor factory has closed due to a black swan event and the vendor is not
to reopen and ship products for at least 6 months. You need to contact the alternative vendor and
\ your relationship with them, while maintaining the relationship with the primary vendor. It's
to keep your shareholders satisfied and remain profitable, so knowing that the alternative vendo
e guaranteed the same volume of orders as the primary vendor could increase your costs and
JV anufacturing's profit margin. The alternative vendor would like 3 commitment for a certain
ers and you must consider how that will be addressed without affecting the relationship. The
ndor has also hinted that they will offer you a
elationship permanent. This is not an uncommon practice in some countries, but it is illegal
of JM Manufacturing's ethics policy. You must also have an exit plan for terminating the
h the alternative vendor once the primary vendor is able to ship products again.
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~ Option 1
You are a supply chain manager with JM Manufacturing and you need to build a short-term business
elationship with the alternative vendor, while maintaining the relationship with the primary vendor as they
ecover from a natural disaster. You must have a plan to switch back to the primary supplier when thei
factory is functional and to communicate the state of JM Manufacturin
: g's vendor relationships and
\ profitability with shareholders.
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Include the following in your contingency plan:
» Articulate a plan to accelerate the relationship-building with an alternative vendor.
* Articulate relationship-building strategies with a primary vendor. What's best for maintaining this
elationship over the months that you will not be working together due to this natural disaster?
* Analyze how to maintain ethical principles and practices with supply chain partners. |
» Analyze strategies to obtain the best pricing from an alternative vendor. Analyze at least one tactic in |
» Analyze the pros and cons of using multiple vendors at the same time for the selected company
» Recommend how to transition back to the primary vendor. Will you still use only one vendor, or will you
use two to ensure your business flow is not inte
upted again? [3 |
Address the following in your shareholder letter: |
» What is the cu
ent state of the primary vendor?
» Why was the alternative vendor was selected? Be sure to deliver a message that focuses on the quality
of the alternative vendor.
How will profits remain strong for JM Manufacturing or your selected company?
. What is the transition plan to go back to the primary vendor or using a two vendor model?
ntingency plan should be 7-8 pages, not including the title and reference page
a plan template of your choice. i
The shareholder letter should be 1 page.
ated company standards:
“The contingency plan and shareholder letter are professional documents and should therefore foll
esponding MBA Academic and Professional Document Guidelines (available in the MBA
se 5 scholarly or academic sources, where applicable, one of which must come from the Wall Stre
Jse APA formatting for citations and olan