ISCOM 473 Week 2 Insouring and Outsourcing Practices

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 ISCOM 473 Week 2 Insouring and Outsourcing Practices

Examine the value and supply chain of your team’s approved organization and provide a short initial analysis of your observations.

Use the organization approved by your instructor in Week 1 to review the current insourcing and outsourcing practices to produce the product(s) or service(s) offered. Include the following in your analysis:




The product(s) or service(s) offered and how it is used by the customer


The countries the organization operates in or sources supplies from (highlight the pros and cons of the company operating and sourcing overseas)


Describe the organization’s outsourcing practices


Describe the evaluation process to pre-qualify potential suppliers


Identify the declared expectations for suppliers such as quality, ethics and social responsibility


Create a PowerPoint® presentation of 8 to 10 slides with speaker notes that explains your findings to senior management. There is no no maximum slide count limitation. Integrate citations into your speakers notes. Dedicate the last page to your references to include your organization’s web pages used to support your analysis.  To support your recommendation(s) use your primary text and at least one outside reference. If your slides exceed 8-10 in number your team will not be penalized.

Format your PowerPoint notes section using APA concepts for your citations and reference page. Your cover slide should contain the same information as the cover page for an APA page.

Provide your references on the last PowerPoint slide.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Instructor Hints for Success:  Content is what is important, not fancy slides. Compare your observations to best practice or world-class recommendations within the procurement community. This comment applies to all team assignments — Within your team forum I will be looking for a collaborative discussion between team members on where this organization is compared to best practice or world-class organizations. Trying to assign sections and have a team member merge parts into a final product only results in an average effort. Simply restated, please discuss the issue or topic among yourselves in a small academic circle approach. Volumes of discussion is not required. I recognize your time is precious. My guidance is tied to a University goal is to prepare you for collaboration on a global scale.