BUS 230 Week 3 Discussion 1, 2 and Quiz

BUS 230 Week 3 Discussion 1, 2 and Quiz

Course outcome in focus:

·         Describe the purchasing and supply management process and technology.



Activities:

Readings:

·         Read Chapter 4: Supply Processes and Technology 



e-Activity:

·         Search the Internet to find one (1) provider of electronic procurement system and/or electronic data interchange. Identify the features, capabilities, added value services, and how the system adds value to the efficiency and effectiveness of supply. Be prepared to discuss during class.

 

SupportingTopics:

Lecture Topics:

·        The supply management process

·        Improving supply management process

·        Information systems and the supply process

·        Technology-driven tools of supply management for efficiency and effectiveness

·        Implications for supply when applying technology to the supply process
 

Lectures/Discussions:

Lecture on the supply management process, improving supply management process, information systems and the supply process, technology-driven tools of supply management for efficiency and effectiveness, and implications for supply when applying technology to the supply process.


Discussion 1:Processes and Technology.  Students will respond to the following:
 

o   State the provider you researched and discuss the following.

o   Its features, capabilities, and added value services.

o   How the system adds value to the efficiency and effectiveness of supply.

o   The circumstances that would warrant purchasing the technology.

 

Discussion 2: Technological Costs. Students will respond to the following:
 

o   New technology is always being introduced. Create a list of two (2) of the most important criteria that would help an organization determine when to upgrade or make a technological investment.

o   You have been tasked to secure the latest technology for the sales force coming onboard in the next six months. Compare and contrast two (2) different approaches to securing the latest technology at the very lowest price.

 

·                                                                                   Week 3 Quiz

Students are to take the Week 3 quiz that covers the materials in Chapters 2 and 3.  The quiz is located in the course shell under the Week 3 tab. This is an open book, timed quiz that can only be taken once with a time limit of two hours.  The quiz consists of twenty multiple-choice questions with each question worth 6 points of a total of 120 points for this quiz.

 

Online students are to complete the quiz by Monday 9:00 a.m.  On-ground students are to complete this quiz before the Week3 class meeting.
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