Article 6: “Innovation Sourcing Excellence” includes the following topics:

  • A historical perspective of vertical integration
  • Three vital capabilities for innovation sourcing
  • Integration of capabilities
  • A case study of a cheese producer

Wall Street Journal: “Global Trade Roars Back From Depths of Covid-19 Pandemic,” Link: to an external site.

Wall Street Journal: “IBM Is the Biggest Gainer in the Management Top 250,” Link: to an external site.

Please review the assigned materials before answering the questions below:

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  1. Discuss the importance of global supplier innovation networks as global trade recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. How can IBM create a competitive advantage by developing innovation-sourcing networks?
  3. What are the risks of not developing a global supplier innovation network for IBM?
  4. Please provide an insightful question about innovation sourcing excellence. Why is this an important question?