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Analyze what it means to be a sustainable business and the relationship between profitability and sustainability.

This discussion is 8 parts each needing 250 words.
PART1
Course Objectives:
CO1: Analyze what it means to be a sustainable business and the relationship between profitability and sustainability.
CO8: Develop a plan to address the political, regulatory, or technology environments that impact organizations’ supply chain sustainability and strategies.
Prompt:
For this week’s discussion, select a global company of your choice and assess its sustainable business practices. For instance:
What are the implications of globalization for the organization designing and developing its supply chain strategies?
What are the key drivers of change that affect its supply chain strategy?
Explain the dominant type of strategy you see the company using.
What is your recommendation for the company to improve its sustainability and profitability?
PART 2
Course Objectives:
CO2: Assess the main motivations for engagement in sustainable business practices.
CO8: Develop a plan to address the political, regulatory, or technology environments that impact organizations’ supply chain sustainability and strategies.
Prompt:
For this week’s discussion, place yourself in the role of Director of Operations for a Fortune 500 global company that sells athletic wear, specifically to India. How would you respond to the following questions:
What drives a successful implementation of supply chain planning?
What are your recommendations for strategy to navigate the political and regulatory environments of India?
PART 3
W3: Competitive Advantage
Course Objectives:
CO3: Evaluate the barriers businesses can encounter in adopting sustainable business practices.
CO4: Establish how sustainable business practices can be a competitive advantage for businesses to create shared value.
Prompt:
For this week’s discussion, select a global company of your choice and assess its sustainable business practices (you may continue with the company you used in Week 1 or choose a different company for this week). Explain the following:
How does the organization create a competitive advantage through its supply chain practices? Consider the barriers the company faces and how it overcomes those barriers.
PART 4
Course Objectives:
CO5: Examine the role of population, affluence, and technology in driving human impacts.
CO8: Develop a plan to address the political, regulatory, or technology environments that impact organizations’ supply chain sustainability and strategies.
Prompt:
For this week’s discussion, select a global company of your choice and assess its sustainable business practices (you may continue with the company you used in Week 1 or select a different company for this week). Respond to the following:
Select one of the organization’s supply chain process or activity.
Identify and analyze costs involved in the process or activity in terms of material, labor, and overhead or activity costs.
Explain how value is created for the customer through the process identified.
What should the organization do to improve its cost factors?
PART 5
Course Objectives:
CO2: Assess the main motivations for engagement in sustainable business practices.
CO8: Develop a plan to address the political, regulatory, or technology environments that impact organizations’ supply chain sustainability and strategies.
Prompt:
For this week’s discussion, select a global company of your choice and assess its sustainable business practices (you may continue with the company you used in Week 1 or choose a different company for this week). Respond to the following:
What are the various motivations for companies to develop sustainable business strategies?
Does the level of motivation differ with the size of the company?
Does the level of motivation different depending on the generation of the C-Suite or owner of the business?
PART 6
Course Objectives:
CO6: Evaluate how businesses try to influence government and the types of responses by businesses to their legal, social, and political environment.
CO8: Develop a plan to address the political, regulatory, or technology environments that impact organizations’ supply chain sustainability and strategies.
Prompt:
For this week’s discussion, select a global company of your choice and assess its sustainable business practices (you may continue with the company you used in Week 1 or select a different company for this week). Respond to the following:
What are the main general and specific factors to be considered by the organization reviewing their storage and transportation requirements?
How can the organization influence the government and the regulatory environments?
PART 7
Course Objectives:
CO7: Compare the relationship between technology and innovation in sustainable business.
CO8: Develop a plan to address the political, regulatory, or technology environments that impact organizations’ supply chain sustainability and strategies.
Prompt:
For this week’s discussion, select a global company of your choice and assess its sustainable business practices (you may continue with the company you used in Week 1 or select a different company for this week). First, respond to the following:
Explain why greening the supply chain is essential and what it means to have green supply chains.
Next, respond to the following:
If your selected organization employs a green supply chain, explain its relationship to innovation and technology with the organization and how it keeps it sustainable.
If your selected organization does not employ a green supply chain, recommend one best green practice the organization could implement today. Explain your choice.
PART 8
Course Objectives:
CO2: Assess the main motivations for engagement in sustainable business practices.
CO7: Compare the relationship between technology and innovation in sustainable business.
CO8: Develop a plan to address the political, regulatory, or technology environments that impact organizations’ supply chain sustainability and strategies.
Prompt:
For this week’s discussion, reflect on what you have learned throughout this course. Respond to the following:
What is the top concept or principle you learned?
How do you plan to incorporate your top concept or principle in your supply chain career?
How do you see the future of a sustainable supply chain?

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Instructions Part I: The Case Study link below is for the Case Study 3. Read and

Instructions
Part I: The Case Study link below is for the Case Study 3. Read and study the case and address each of the questions at the end of the study. In addressing each of the questions, create a Power Point presentation to include the following:
– Problem
– Identify and describe alternative solutions
– Justify your recommendations for EACH question
Part II: In addition to the PowerPoint presentation, write 2-3 pages summarizing your findings from your Powerpoint.