Choosing a Global Supplier

Assignment 1: Choosing a Global Supplier

In order for Tim’s Coffee Shoppe to be successful, Tim will have to be sure he has a consistent and reliable supply of coffee beans.

Research coffee bean producing countries on the Internet, and choose one country along with a grower that would have the greatest supplier potential to import beans for domestic sales with your distribution firm.

Write your original, double-spaced expository essay in a minimum of 4 pages (which includes a Title and a References page) and use 12 point Times New Roman font. Your citations (minimum one (1), and maximum two (2) short scholarly citations) and references must follow APA format and citation style.

Checklist: Address the following items in an expository essay and APA format and citation style:

  1. Choose a country and a grower for your supplier of coffee beans that you (as distributor) can then sell.

  2. What are the economic advantages of dealing with a vendor from this country?

  3. Does the country have environmental laws that align with those of our country? What are they?

  4. Will there be a marketing advantage by divulging the source of the coffee beans? Why or why not?

  5. Will sourcing the beans from the supplier you choose affect Tim’s bottom-line or not? Discuss your reasoning.

Use a minimum of one and maximum of two short scholarly citations and references.

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Write your original, double-spaced expository essay in a minimum of 4 pages (which includes a title and a reference page) and use 12 point Times New Roman font. Your citations (minimum of one and maximum two short scholarly citations) and references must follow APA format and citation style. Submit your response to the Assignment 1 Dropbox.

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