Each DQ needs to be between 75 to 150 words each.


DQ 1



  • Identify the primary ways in which the sourcing function impacts supply chain management (SCM).
  • Find at least one business example of outsourcing. Explain the risks and benefits.
  • There has been in a push in many communities to source locally. Identify the risks and benefits of sourcing globally versus locally.
  • Explain the differences between sourcing manufactured products versus services. Identify some key challenges that would occur in defining services specifications versus manufacturing specifications.

DQ 2




  • Explain logistics tasks involved in one service supply chain—for instance, a hospital or a restaurant. How different are these tasks versus those involved in a manufacturing supply chain?
  • Consider an event you are familiar with, such as a baseball game, a rock concert, or delivering aid to an underdeveloped country in need. Identify the logistics tasks needed and their sequence in organizing this particular event.


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