Discuss the core drivers of globalization as identified by Dye & Stephenson (2010), with respect to logistics. Which have the greatest effect on the logistics function?
What effect do the others have? Are these effects mainly positive, negative, or a mixture of both? Explain. Rodrigue (2012) discusses the concept of friction with respect to supply chain management. Compare and contrast the sources of friction experienced by a firm engaged in international logistics, with the sources experienced by a firm operating strictly within the borders of one country. Assignment Expectations Write a well-constructed essay. Feel free to use tables and bulleted lists, if appropriate.
The readings may not provide specific answers. In that event, will need to “fill in the gaps,” using your understanding of the material presented in the Module, and the background sources. Style and format must comply with the Writing Style Guide. (TUI Guide, n.d.) This is not an English course; however, errors in spelling, grammar and style will be penalized. Provide citations and references. Use of APA style is encouraged, but not required. Please see the TUI Writing Guide, or visit the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL, 2015). There is no page requirement. Write what you need to write, neither more nor less. Dye, R. & Stephenson, E. (2010). Five forces reshaping the global economy; McKinsey Global Survey results (McKinsey Insights and Publications). Retrieved on 16 March 2015 from http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/globalization/five_forces_reshaping_the_global_economy_mckinsey_global_survey_results Pesut, M. (2009). Global supply chains, transport and competitiveness (PPT deck; United Nations Economic Commission for Europe). Retrieved on 16 March 2015 from http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/trans/doc/2009/itc/Conf_01_Pesut.pdf Rodrigue, J-P. (2012). Supply chain management, logistics changes and the concept of friction. Retrieved on 16 March 2015 from http://people.hofstra.edu/jean-paul_rodrigue/downloads/Chapter%204%20Supply%20Chain%20Management_Rodrigue.pdf
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