CASE STUDY QUESTIONS SAP GTS

CASE STUDY QUESTIONS SAP GTS

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CASE   STUDY    QUESTIONS

The  solution   helps reduce    buffer   stock  by  improving    transparency throughout     the   supply   chain-sharing        cross-border trade   information      will  all partners,    including    freight forwarders,    insurance     agencies,   banks,   and  regula-

tory  entities.   SAP GTS has  helped   Fonterra    avoid  sup-

ply  chain  bottlenecks,     costly   production    downtime,

  1. Describe  the  various   capabilities    of SAP GTS. How does  using  this  software    help   Fonterra    manage    its export   trade?  Vhat  quantifiable     benefits    does  this system   provide?

 

  1. How  would  you  characterize     Fonterra’s    global business   strategy   and  structure    (review   Table  15-3). What  kind  of a global  business   is it? Has  Fonterra’s structure    and  strategy   shaped   its uses  of SAP GTS? Would  a transnational      company    choose   a different solution?

 

  1. What influence    does  the  global  business    environ- ment   have  on  firms  like  Fonterra,    and  how  does that  influence    their   choice   of systems?

and  errors   that   can  result   in expensive    penalties- and  even  revoked   import/export      privileges,

 

Sources:  David   Barboza,   “Supply   Chain   for  iP]lone   Highlights    Costs in   China,”    New     York    Times,    July   5,   lOlO;    Lauren    Bonneau, “Mastering Global   Trade  at  Fonterra,”    Custom  Proflles,   SAP.com,  July

1,  2010;  Kevin   Keller,  “iPhonc    Carries    Bill of  Materials    of $187.5J  ,” iSuppli.com/·Jeardowns,         June 28,  20l0.

Explore   Fonterra’s    Web site  (Fonterra.corn)      and  then answer   the  following   questions:

  1. Go the Web site  SAP.com  and  search   on  “G’TS.” Click  on  the  article   entitled   “SAP GRC Global  Trade Services: Streamline   and Secure  Your Global 8uppl;y Chain. H       What  benefits    does  SAP promise    to deliver for global.trading     companies?    Create   a summary table  for  your  class.
  1. Visit SAP’s largest   competitor;    Oracle.  com,  and identify   similar   applications    provided   by Oracle. What  do you  think   are  the  most  important management   and  business    considerations      in deciding   between    Oracle   and  SAP solutions    for global  projects?    Discover   one  global  Arm that  uses Oracle’s   global  trade   offerings,   and  compare    that firm  to Fonterra.
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