Operations Strategy In A Global Environment


In this discussion, we will apply the concepts from chapter 2 to a real case.


Watch the video about Darden


Refer to chapter 2

In your initial post, answer the following questions:

  • What are some outsourcing opportunities in a restaurant?
  • Why does Darden outsource harvesting and preparation of much of its seafood?
  • What supply chain issues are unique to a firm sourcing from 35 countries?

You must make your initial post and reply to at least 2 of your classmates by the due date/time.

Grading: this assignment is worth 10 points. You will be graded using this rubric.

You will be graded according to the following criteria:


  • Initial post and replies are distributed throughout the week with both post and replies complete by the module due date.


  • Your initial post addresses all the prompts in the assignment directions.
  • Discussion postings are easy to read and free of grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors.
  • The style of writing contributes to encouraging communication.Use proper vocabulary, refer to your textbook whenever possible.

Peer Response

  • Responses to peers stimulate discussion by either asking clarifying questions and/or providing additional evidence or analysis.
  • Posts should be at least 100 words (so, “Great Job!” or “I agree!” will not earn you any points).

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