This week students discovered how managers go about doing research to find contacts using online databases. As a group, their assignment was to plan a strategy as to whether or not to build a manufacturing plant on the continent of Australia.
The teams must decide which city to build the new office furniture plant. Second issue the team must face does that selected city have the availability for importing and exporting of the company’s manufactured office furniture products.
Why would any business would want to wait a month for delivery of office furniture, as it takes that long for any cargo ship to get to from Australia to America. Outsourcing jobs can save money on labor costs, but is there any real savings on shipping containers overseas by the time a company pays shipping fees along with the import and export taxes?