Recent political turmoil in the Ukraine
threatens the supply of natural gas from that region to Western Europe, thus
affecting the worldwide price of energy. Stricter Western sanctions could
worsen the situation. As a supply chain manager, you understand the importance
of fuel as a cost of doing business. Explain your short and long-term planning
decisions in response to this situation.
The trend toward distribution center floor
robotics has increased the need for workers skilled in robotics maintenance, but
workers trained in such maintenance are in short supply. As a distribution
center manager concerned with cost containment, you realize the importance of
increasing the use of robotics, but are fearful of the problems caused by lack
of skilled repair personnel. How will you respond to this situation?
500–750 words, discuss (1) of the above topic:
In the first paragraph, provide the background
information for the topic. You must reference at least 1 scholarly
For the second paragraph, explain potential
consequences of the problem as well as alternative solutions to it.
In the last paragraph(s), present your proposed
solution along with justification for its selection.