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The needs of every facility may include the location of a facility, the production expectation of a facility, and the local needs of employees. Several factors impact these needs.

 
 
1, Select four of the following factors below that could impact the facility needs of a plant undergoing evaluation of their production management processes. Discuss how your four selected factors could impact the production management of the organization.
 
 
1. Proximity to customers
 
2. Business climate
 
3. Total cost of facility
 
4. Quality of Infrastructure
 
5. Political risks
 
6. Government barrier/regulation
 
7. suppliers
 
8. Quality of labor
 
9. Environmental regulation
 
10. Competitive advantage
 
 
Substantiate your all your comments and responses. Avoid the use of Wisegeek, NetMba, Wikipedia, excessive use of dictionaries and encyclopedias, and sources of that nature, which are not considered reputable sources, when substantiating your comments and responses.

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Course Learning Outcomes for Unit VI

Upon completion of this unit, students should be able to:

6. Explore how operations managers determine facility needs.
6.1 Determine the benefits to a company and a community in a location case study.
6.2 Prepare a company response to community concerns.

Course/Unit
Learning Outcomes

Learning Activity

6

Lessons 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5
Amazon’s New High-Tech Distribution Center video
“Future of Retailer Profitability: An Organizing Framework” article
Scholarly Activity

6.1

Lessons 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5
“Six Keys to Plant Site Selection: Tax Rate is Large Factor When Companies
Consider Making a Move” article
“Global Cities and Multinational Enterprise Location Strategy” article
What Is Globalisation? video
“From Offshoring to Reshoring” article
Scholarly Activity

6.2

Lessons 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5
Starbucks Brand video
“Competing for Global Capital or Local Voters? The Politics of Business
Location Incentives” article
Scholarly Activity

Reading Assignment

All of the required reading assignments can be found within the interactive lessons. Be sure to open the
required reading and video links in the lessons as you may be tested on your knowledge and
understanding of that material as well as the information in the unit lessons.

Unit Lesson

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Click here to access Unit VI – Lesson 1.

Click here to access the presentation transcript.
There is no transcript for the Amazon’s New High-Tech Distribution Center video, as there are no words, only
sounds of equipment moving and beeps of processing machines.

UNIT VI STUDY GUIDE

Production Facilities

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UNIT x STUDY GUIDE

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Click here to access Unit VI – Lesson 2.

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Click here to access the Starbucks Brand video transcript.

Click here to access Unit VI – Lesson 3.

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Click here to access Unit VI – Lesson 4.

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Click here to access Unit VI – Lesson 5.

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Click here to access the What Is Globalisation Video transcript.

Learning Activities (Nongraded)

Nongraded Learning Activities are provided to aid students in their course of study. You do not have to submit
them. If you have questions, contact your instructor for further guidance and information.

Check For Understanding activities can be found within Lessons 2 and 5.