Research a real-world company, such as Walmart, Starbucks, or Apple, that has expanded operations internationally. Write 300–500 words on international supply chain management using the company that you researched as your focus. Your response should answer the following questions:
- From manufacturing to the distribution of goods on an international scale, what are the main elements of a supply chain?
- What are the steps involved in producing an order and shipping it to the customer?
- What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of international operations?