Make value-added reply posts to at least two of classmates by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Tuesday. A minimum of two reply posts is required, but three or more value-added replies to classmate threads may earn maximum credit. Respond to each topic as a separate thread, and label your post by topic number so that it is clear which topic is being discussed.
Supporting your views with references: When you make an assertion of fact, state that it is based on your own experience or provide an in-text citation for the reference source you used to support your response. A minimum of two sources is required for the main topic, and for the reply posts. You do not need two sources for each topic, but you do need two sources across your main topic responses. For maximum credit, you will need three or more. You will also need a minimum of two references to support your reply responses to classmates. For maximum credit, you will need three or more.
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TOPIC 1: Channel Partners
PROMPT: Based on your readings this week, what would be your top three criteria for evaluating the performance of supply chain partners?
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TOPIC 2: Supply Chains
PROMPT: Choose a product that you used today. Look up where it was made and the different channel partners used to deliver that product to you. Are you surprised?
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TOPIC 3: Pricing
PROMPT: Describe the concept of price bundling. Why might a company initiate this pricing strategy? Give an example of a company that implements price bundling and how the combined pricing strategy affects customer behavior. (Think about the telecommunications industry, restaurants, software, etc.)
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