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Db 8. Global Supply Chain Management

The global supply chain consists of aligning suppliers from different countries to transport products in the most efficient manner to the final destination. Many organizations use a warehouse management system to manage the distribution process.
1. Select three components of a warehouse management system and explain the importance of each.
2. What are the challenges in transporting products from overseas locations i.e. China to the U.S.?
3. How can a warehouse management system help reduce the problem associated with overseas transportation?
Make sure you are supporting your answers fully and that your source research is identified with citations and references.


You will complete a journal each week.
Each week, you will work on one aspect that will help you prepare for the course and reflect. Consider this journal as study notes. This journal will provide an opportunity to capture new ideas from knowledge gained and record your thoughts throughout the course. This will also give you an opportunity to record questions you may wish to research further in preparation for other assigned work. Please remember that copying and pasting your own notes without revising is a form of self-plagiarism.

Begin your post with the label: Unit 8: Global Supply Chain Management

Research the following topics related to global supply chain management:
1. Logistics

2. WMS

3. Globalization

4. Transportation

5. Security

Journal Interview

This course utilizes two interviews to provide you an opportunity to interact with real-world professionals within the areas of business related to your course topics. These interviews should not be confused with your other unit journals which are based on your experiences in this unit. These interviews require face-to-face interaction with your selected professional.
It is an exciting time, living in the 21st Century! While the intent of the interviews is that you attempt to interview a professional face-to-face in your local community, if this is difficult due to factors such as living in a rural area, you can find a professional online, coordinate via email, and meet using Google Hangouts to accomplish the interview assignments.
Keep in mind, in either method, your professionalism reflects upon yourself and our institution; make us proud.
A few other important notes: Due to technical limitations with our learning platform, you may see these items listed as Journal: Interview. These are not to be confused with your normal journals, as they are very different. Consider them as interviews, and ensure you review and read their specific instructions.
Also, as you review your Gradebook during Unit 1, look at the timing of the interview and the related topics of the units towards the end of the term. Know the late policy, and your own work schedule. Schedule the interview to maximize your opportunity while mitigating risk of non-completion. Do not procrastinate. Your eme

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