Name: Dino Scott
College: Metropolitan Community College - Business & Technology - Kansas City, Missouri
Discipline: Global Supply Chain
Module Title: Asian Trade and Its Effects on the Global Supply Chain
Narrative Description of the Module: The increased of trade with Asia has caused the global supply chain to adjust, modernization, and revisions to the methods used to manage and control the global flow of goods originating in Asia. The objectives to achieve by the session would focus on discussing how the increase of trade affects the modes of transportations and the infrastructures required to efficiently complete the transactions associated with the trade routes of Asain countries. The course would examine the processes necessary to maintain and support global supply chains, the policies of Asian countries toward environmental and sustainability issues as related to global supply chains, and an examination of Asian government policies that affect the management and sustaining of the flow of goods through the global distribution networks.
Educational Objectives of the Module
Upon completion of the course, the students should gain an enhanced knowledge of the challenges and demands required to operate a successful the global supply chains that initiate in the Asian theater. The students should also acquire an understanding of the geographical, political, and economics effects caused by the increase of trade with Asian parties.
Detailed outline of main themes (with accompanying content notes) to be included in the Lectures/Discussions Used to Implement the Module
The increase of trade with Asia has caused the global supply chain to make adjustments, modernization, and revisions to the methods used to manage and control the global flow of goods originating in Asia. The class examines the effects of how the increase of trade with Asain countries affected the modes of transportations and the transportation infrastructure government policies that affect the management and sustained the flow of goods through the global distribution networks.
Student Readings (links to sites where readings can be accessed electronically or by purchase)
The students would be expected to research and find peer-reviewed articles that focus on the class topic. The search for articles should be completed with the support of the university library system.
Student Evaluation/Testing Regarding the Module
- Participation – Expect students to participation in the class discussion, demonstrating their knowledge and understand of the topic.
- Synthesis of required readings research paper – Essays, APA, Sixth Editions Standards. The essay should discuss, compare, and contrast the subject matter selected for the essay. The essay should demonstrate the student’s thorough and thoughtful understand and knowledge of the subject matter.
- Exams – permit or allow students to fully demonstrate what they know through a midterm or final examination encompassing the topic by providing answer to questions, or presenting short answers to focused questions
- Progress tests – quizzes that can be taken as a group or as individual, and reviewed in class. The purpose of the exercise would permit the instructor to address misconception or focus on information that properly presented to the student.
- Program evaluation – A survey should be presented to students at the end or near the end of the class. The opinions, attitudes, behaviors or confidence in understanding can illustrate student engagement with the material. The survey should permit the instructor to adjust the class topic for the next group of student
Resources (Bibliography) Used to Develop-Implement the Module
Gattorna, J. (2015). Dynamic supply chain (3rd ed.). Harlow: Financial Times.
Ke, J., Windle, R., Han, C., & Britton, R. (2015). Aligning supply chain transportation strategy with industry characteristics: Evidence from the US-Asia supply chain. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 45, 837-860. doi:10.1108/IJPDLM-06-2014-0130
Lin, J. (2015). One belt and one road and the free trade zones- China's new opening-up initiatives. Frontiers of Economics in China, 10, 585-590. doi:10.3686/s060-004-015-0026-0
Oehler-Sincai, I. (2014). The roles played by China and Japan in the Asian integration process. Romanian Economic and Business Review, 9, 131-148. Retrieved from http://www.rebe.rau.ro
Otsuki, T., Honda, K., & Wilson, J. (2013). Policy Review: Trade facilitation in South Asia. South Asia Journal of Global Business Research, 2, 172-190. doi:10.1108/SAJGBR-12-2011-0052
Rein, S. (2012). The end of cheap China: Economic and cultural trends that will disrupt the world. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Shepherd, B., & Hamanaka, S. (2015). Overcoming trade logistics challenges: Asis-Pacific experiences. Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, 27, 444-466. doi:10.1108/APJML-09-2014-0133
Sheppard, E. (2015). Emerging Asias: Introduction. The Professional Geographer, 68, 309-312. doi:10.1080/00330124.2015.1099182