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Reinventing the Supply Chain Life Cycle, Student Workbook by Stephen B. LeGrand, Marc J. Schniederjans

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22. Novelette: So You Want to Eliminate a Plant in a Foreign Country

Learning Objectives

After completing this chapter, you should be able to

• Explain some of the operations problems in closing a production plant in a foreign country.

• Explain the importance of a supply chain in the shadow of its closing.

• Explain how personal connections of employees in foreign countries can impact supply chain and other operations.

Points of Further Interest

• This case study illustrates how dedicated employees can turn around a firm’s profitability if supported by higher management.

• This case study illustrates the importance of having a good project management team.

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