ISCOM/305 Week 4 Discussion question

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In the article there was mention that 70% of the world supply of Cocoa comes from one country. From a supply chain perspective, what contingency planning would you recommend for Hersey in the event that an issue occurred that jeopardized supply.

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ISCOM/305 Week 4 Discussion question 1RequirementAccording to our text, procurement is the relationship between a company and a supplier by the use of linkages, or information flow. This includes communications between the two about product demand, costs, quality, etc. Distribution applies for channels, processes, and functions including warehousing and transportation (Russel & Taylor, 2011). There are many reasons why a company would use Global Supply Chains. Some companies have relationships with suppliers in other countries because that country may only have the means of creating raw materials. The text gave an example for the Hershey's company receiving their supplies from different areas of the globe because the cacao plants can only grow in specific climates. Another example can be cars. Some cars sold here in the United States are made in other countries and are sold for a pr

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