PLEASE ANALYSIS THESE 8 QUESTIONS WITH 175WD CT DUE 1/24/2017 REFERENCE Jacobs, R. F., & Chase, R. B. (2014). Operations and Supply Chain Management 14th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. o Operations and Supply Chain Management, Ch. 12: Six Sigma Quality o Operations and Supply Chain Management, Ch. 15: Logistics, Distribution, and Transportation no new messages o Operations and Supply Chain Management, Ch. 16: Global Sourcing and Procurement no new messages o Week 6 Electronic Reserve Readings ON BOTH REFERENCES o Fung, K.K. (1999). Follow the laggard? Not all bottlenecks are created equal. System Dynamics Review, 15(4), 403-410. Sparks, A.B., Cho, B.R., & Kovach, J. (2008). Leveraging the DMAIC Model to drive improvement in a service process. IIE Annual Proceedings, 188-193. no new messages o Week 6 Most Challenging Concepts o Recall the readings and activities you have completed this week and describe the one or two points that were least clear to you. What questions do you have that would help you understand these points better? no new messages o Outsourcing o Outsourcing can be a “hot” topics in organizations – so for this discussion question please highlight some pros and cons of outsourcing? What types of operations might a company outsource and why. Does outsourcing necessarily mean “out of the country”? Why might an international company, such as an automobile company, “outsource” to the U.S for the manufacture of their products? no new messages o International Standards o Many companies are today requiring ISO certification to be considered as a supplier. Please discuss the impact if your company is currently required, or could be required, to be ISO certified. How has ISO changed the way the company does business from an operations viewpoint? If your company is not ISO certified, what might be the impact to gain certification?