Published on December 24, 2015
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Read the following scenario: Assume that you work within a manufacturer of personal digital assistants (PDAs). The PDAs have some potential for use by the United States military. Research & Development (R&D) efforts are underway within the military using the PDAs. 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. At this time, your organization has call center facilities located in Chicago, IL. U.S., with back-up facilities in San Francisco, CA, U.S. You have met with several colleagues to determine what could be included in the proposal. They have recommended that you consider the following: 1) Consider the organization’s motivation, short-term and long-term implications 2) Best strategic location: a) Keeping the call center insourced in North America b) Insourcing within one of your facilities in another part of the world (China or India) c) Outsourcing the call center in North America d) Outsourcing the call center in another part of the world (China or India) As a team, finalize and deliver a 1,500-2,000-word minimum paper in which you take your colleagues’ recommendations into consideration addressing the following items: 3) Document your findings with regard to trade secrets, patent issues, monetary exchange rates, political stability, and International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR). 4) Consider global sourcing and discuss the pros and cons as they relate to your proposal. Be sure to properly cite your references. Be prepared to discuss this assignment in class.