Problem Statement Due to the financial instability of the current supplier, Fox Routers Electronics needs to select a new supplier from India, China and Taiwan in order to guarantee the continuous production of the Model 301 Frontier IP Router. In addition, the marketing department of Fox Routers Electronics has observed three potential markets (South Africa; Victoria, Australia; Brazil, South America) for the new product. Also, the warehouse location in the new market should be decided. Situation analysis Fox Routers Electronics is a global communications company with the latest technological products and has wide range customers. Fox Router is an ODM which responsible for design products in-house and outsource the manufacturing of the products.
The new development had great impact on production such that it was delayed thus delaying delivery of the product by 30 percent. The management had no option but rather to outsource services for its assembly process from China. This called for comprehensive analysis of the situation leading hiring of consultancy services from Grunwald and Vogel. The intention of hiring Grunwald and Vogel was to help the company address the issue of late delivery that affected production. Based on the case study, risk factors that affected outsourcing process included ethical concern, quality and patent protection.
In the case of Apple, will Japan ever take their products seriously going forward, or will they always be thought of as a little behind the times? In the case of Hong Kong Disney, the wholesome family friendly household brand has now been associated with environmental degradation and not supportive of renewable resources. Case One: Japan to Apple’s iPhone: “No Thanks!” Apple underestimates the impact of the iPhone in Japanese markets. Apple did not take into consideration that Japan is one of the leading technological hotspots in the world when it comes to wireless technology, so while the rest of the world has been racing to catch up to the 3G speeds that Apple boasts in their newer device, Japan saw it as old news. Additionally, Apple was not able to integrate the higher quality digital displays that the Japanese are accustomed to using, which means that it was lacking in comparison to other devices already available in their market.
This in turn means that if the products are defective and not up to standard then they could damage the relationship with the Chinese department store. Another potential problem that may result from accepting the Chinese department store's order is that the research and development centre for the product line is based in the UK. This means that there problems could arise if there is a break down in communication between China and the UK, for example wrong orders could be received in China which would be particularly problematic with the average delivery time from factory being 21 days, 11 more than the UK factories. Therefore this means that these problems could be much more costly than if they happened from the UK factories. (8/10) Andrew Mitchell believed that the best solution to resolving the dispute over the introduction of new technology was to close the UK factories and move production to a purpose built factory in China.
More and more companies are doing business in China due to the lower production costs. When doing business in a different country, they could have some policies and regulations that are different than the ones in the United States. They are many officials in these countries that will take a bribe in order to ensure a fast turnaround time in order for your company to receive a license. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA) was empowered by the United States to investigate allegations of bribery anywhere in the world and are stepping up their activities in China (Roberts 2010). Technically, China does have some laws against taking bribes but there is a fine line between bribes and gift giving.
In this essay, I will be writing about some positive and negative perspectives caused by international trade based on the three sources given. Trade with China can act as an immense opportunity or as a threat to our country. Kenichi Ohmae, a Japanese business consultant, stated, “China is a threat, China is a customer, China is an opportunity.” China is a massive part of economic globalization. It has the fastest and second largest
Lastly, how to reduce the economic gap between coastal regions and inner periphery? In other words, we can learn that this kind of economic of development is not good for China from the texts. In order to know how China’s coastal cities are developing better than inner periphery region, we have to study the open-door policy under Deng’s leadership. “By opening its Pacific Rim to market forces, by exploiting its huge working class, and by encouraging millions of Overseas Chinese…to invest money in their homeland” (Blij 374). This quote is the best interpretation of the Special Economic Zone’s features.
For a big country like China, one important thing is being responsible to the world. Decreasing the domestic population presses is the currency duty for China. Even though the one-child policy causes some negative effects, but currently it is an effective way for the population of
Foxconn’s Case 2010 is one of Apple’s best years. With the help of its pioneers: iPhones, iPods and iPads, the Apple Inc. is able to grasp the initiative in the industrial competition and establish a so-called Apple empire. But 2010 is also someone’s darkest time. The establishment of a great nation always requires “sacrifices”, which in Apple’s case, are its frontline assembly workers in China. Most of Apple products’ gadgets are manufactured by a Chinese company named Foxconn.
A Consultation Report for Harveys Furniture Store Executive summary This report was commissioned by the CEO of Harveys, the biggest UK furniture company, who plans to expand its business by entering the Chinese, Chilean, Japanese and Indian, market. It is undeniable that firms from developed countries face several challenges with these expansion plans. The research indicates that there is a variety of furniture companies that attempted to internationalize in emerging markets and they failed. The report uses the cases of IKEA and Home- Depot, companies which have been successful all over the world but whose strategies did not fit these markets. Through these cases, Harveys can learn from the mistakes of other furniture companies by focusing on the localisation of its products and tapping into the local turbulent market and avoiding cross cultural lapses.