(500 Word Min) Discussion 1: Aligning the SC with the Global Environment

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Lucent Technologies: Global Supply Chain Management (HBSP # GS-01, 18 pgs).

Course Material.

Purpose: The purpose of this discussion is to understand how corporations need to adjust their SCs to current global business requirements.

  1. Outline the factors that explained why the original supply chain network strategy used by Lucent in Asia was adequate prior to 1996.
  2. What were the factors that drove the necessary changes in Asia in 1996? What did you see as the benefits from those changes?
  3. What internal and external factors had changed from 1996 to 2000, which necessitated a revisit of the supply chain strategy for Lucent? What would you recommend Lucent to respond to the new challenges?