Kim Mattson

ITS 360

CH. 10

What Would You Do?

2. I would ask the coworker what steps he has taken within the company to solve the problem. Has he spoken with the manager or head of company? If he is concerned with his job security and doesn’t want to try to address the issue within, he should collect as much documentation or proof of the polluting to support his claim for the EPA.

7. A main concern would be the relationship between the offshore staff and me.  The relationship is an important aspect that affects many areas. I would be concerned how well communication would go and be understood. To ensure the project goes well, I would schedule weekly meetings with the offshore employees to discuss progress and expectations to ensure we are all at the same understanding. If there are more issues I would increase the meetings or schedule ones to specifically address and clarify any issues. Another issue is the employees at the company may have a negative attitude towards the project and company. I would inform the employees the outsourcing has no effect on their jobs and that this may be an opportunity for working on tasks normally offered.

Cases

IBM Provides Supply Chain Leadership

1.       IBM’s program has a trickledown effect.  They have over 27,000 suppliers that are expected to have environmentally responsible programs. They also expect their first tier suppliers to expect the same for the supplies they receive. So, IBM’s program goes beyond their own immediate suppliers, also companies that supply some of theirs.

2.       Cisco gives their suppliers scores and decides who to do business with based on those scores. They also do independent audits on the companies to verify the information reported.

3.       IBM is a significant and profitable company who is a role model for others; I think the reputation alone should be enough to persuade one. It would be good for the supplier’s reputations. Also IBM could refuse to do business with those who do not want to participate and take their business elsewhere.

 

E-Verify

1.       I feel the photo matching and accessing other government databases would eliminate the authorization of those committing identity theft, reducing the costs of employees falsely approved and having to replace them.

2.       Yes. It would eliminate wasting time and money on a potential employee who may not be authorized.

3.       Large corporations and government agencies should use E-Verify for screening employees. They can employ large amounts of people and should know who is working for them, E-Verify would be more of an assurance for both on the validity of the employee. Government agencies should have it mandatory, it is a U.S. law. With all the terrorists and spies in this world, every precaution possible should be taken.