OPS 571 Week 6 Discussion 1: Sourcing, Logistics, and Facility Location
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Students need to contribute Four (4) substantive posts in this discussion by the due date indicated. The substantive posts can be any combination of responses and replies.
Below a list of some of the main Learning Objectives as well as Key terms you will find in this chapter. Keep in mind that getting familiar with these may help you in the rest of the class.
Learning Objectives for Ch. 15 of Operations and Supply Chain Management
· Explain what logistics is.
· Contrast logistics and warehouse design alternatives.
· Analyze logistics-driven location decisions.
Key Terms for Chapter 15
· International logistics
· Third-party logistics company
· Hub-and-spoke systems
· Free trade zone
· Trading blocs
· Factor-rating systems
· Transportation method
· Centroid method
Class: Using the logic behind the Centroid Method, list five major reasons why a new electronic components manufacturing firm should move into your city or town.
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