The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit. One of the most controversial topics in the area of sourcing is the outsourcing of U.S. domestic jobs to areas with cheaper labor rates, such as India and other areas in Asia. Using course materials and other resources, do the following: Detail the reasons why companies are moving labor to offshore locations. Is there an ethical bias with this trend? Do you believe transferring domestic labor to a foreign workforce has ethical issues? If so, what are they? Identify the advantages and disadvantages of this outsourcing trend. Does outsourcing affect the distribution network? If so, how? In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on at least 2 other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.

The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit.

The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit.

One of the most controversial topics in the area of sourcing is the outsourcing of U.S. domestic jobs to areas with cheaper labor rates, such as India and other areas in Asia. Using course materials and other resources, do the following:

  • Detail the reasons why companies are moving labor to      offshore locations.
  • Is there an ethical bias with this trend? Do you      believe transferring domestic labor to a foreign workforce has ethical      issues? If so, what are they?
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of this      outsourcing trend.
  • Does outsourcing affect the distribution network? If      so, how?

In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on at least 2 other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.

 

a. Using course materials and other resources, do the following:

  • Detail the reasons why companies are moving labor to      offshore locations.
  • Is there an ethical bias with this trend? Do you      believe transferring domestic labor to a foreign workforce has ethical      issues? If so, what are they?
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of this      outsourcing trend.
  • Does outsourcing affect the distribution network? If      so, how?

In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on at least 2 other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.