SCM220 unit 3 discussion and assignment

Select Course Transportation and Distribution ManagementTransportation and Distribution Management
(SCM220-1504A-01)Unit 3 – Discussion Board
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Type: Discussion Board
Due Date: Sun, 10/25/15
Points Possible: 75
Points Earned:.coloradotech.edu/3/6#/class/61005/gradebook”>0
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Type: Discussion Board
Unit: Distribution, Warehousing, and
Inventory Functions
Due Date: Sun, 10/25/15
Grading Type: Numeric
Points Possible: 75

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Primary Discussion
Response is due by Wednesday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by
Sunday (11:59:59pm Central).
Primary Task Response:Within the Discussion
Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with
your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future
discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to
reinforce your ideas.
A great deal of
manufacturing is done outside of the United States, which presents various
challenges to supply chains. Many of these challenges are in the areas of
distribution, transportation, warehousing, and inventory management. Discuss
the following:
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Describe at least 2 challenges that supply
chains face in each of these areas.
·
Identify the strategies you feel that best
address those challenges, and explain why.
Responses to Other
Students:
Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply
about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling
and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the
following questions:
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What did you learn from your classmate’s
posting?
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What additional questions do you have after
reading the posting?
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What clarification do you need regarding
the posting?
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What differences or similarities do you see
between your posting and other classmates’ postings?
For assistance with your
assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.
Reading Assignment
Rushton, Croucher, & Baker: Chapters 13 – 22
Assignment Objectives
·Summarize the distribution, transportation, warehousing and inventory
functions for intermediate and final products.
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Transportation and Distribution Management
(SCM220-1504A-01)StudeUnit 2 – Individual Project
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Type: Individual Project
Due Date: Mon, 10/19/15
Points Possible: 100
Points Earned:.coloradotech.edu/3/6#/class/61005/gradebook”>0
Deliverable Length: 600–800 words
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This assignment is the Common AssignmentAssignment Overview
Type: Individual Project
Unit: Transportation’s Impact on the
Environment, Society, and the Economy
Due Date: Mon, 10/19/15
Grading Type: Numeric
Points Possible: 100
Points Earned: .coloradotech.edu/3/6#/class/61005/gradebook/assignment/415883″>0
Deliverable Length: 600–800 words
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Weekly tasks or
assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday and late
submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty
policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on
midnight Central Time.
You work for a popular
consumer electronics company that ships cell phones from China to the United
States. Complete the following for this assignment:
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Write a proposal of 600–800 words to the
transportation director of your company about your recommendations for air and
sea freight methods to deliver the phones.
·
Explain the pros and cons of each method.
·
List and describe any regulations,
policies, or drawbacks of which the transportation director should be aware.

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