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Instructions:
1. Read the case study

2. Answer the following questions: : What factors should Pam consider in making a decision to source globally? | : If you were a purchasing consultant hired by Pam, which cost effective method can you advice her to use in sourcing Dried floral globally. | : As a procurement officer what lessons can be learnt from this case study and what actions would you put in place? | : Why is Pam able to save 40 percent by buying offshore? What is the difference about the overseas transaction versus the local transaction? | : What are the issues that Pam may encounter with global sourcing that she is not expecting currently? |

Note in each of the question you are suppose to explain, discuss and motivate your answer, try to be resourceful
Assignment should be done in groups of 5. No individual assignment will be considered
Due date 10 October 2012

| | Question 1 What factors should Pam consider in making a decision to source globally? | Pg. 4-5 | Question 2: If you were a purchasing consultant hired by Pam, which cost effective method can you advice her to use in sourcing Dried floral globally. | Pg. 6 | Question 3: As a procurement officer what lessons can be learnt from this case study and what actions would you put in place? | Pg. 7 | Question 4: Why is Pam able to save 40 percent by buying offshore? What is the difference about the overseas transaction versus the local transaction? | Pg. 8 | Question 5: What are the issues that Pam may encounter with global sourcing that she is not expecting currently? | Pg. 9-10 | Conclusion | Pg. | References | Pg. |

1. What factors should Pam consider in making a decision to source globally? 1 Total landed cost.
Total landed cost include factors like transportation, customs and duties, brokerage services (both at origin and destination), banking fees, financing and insurance. It should

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