- The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) publishes a report card every four to five years grading the condition of sixteen infrastructural systems that are vital to the US. Unfortunately, Americaâ€™s 2013 GPA is a D+ (which is actually up from the 2009 GPA of D-). Visit the ASCE report card web site at http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. , select one the sixteen that you feel provides the most risk to global logistics and SCM. Write a brief discussion (no more than Â½ page) supporting your claim.
- Using the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) grading system (see Ch 3, problem 1 above) and in the context of your conclusions from Ch 1, problem 1, assign a letter grade to each of the following infrastructures from a worldwide (global) infrastructure perspective. Defend your grade for each. What is your worldwide GPA?
b. Canals and waterways
- When is it appropriate to use (1) contracting manufacturing, (2) licensing, or (3) franchising when setting up production abroad?
- What are parallel imports? Provide examples and discuss what typically encourages the practice of parallel imports internationally.