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Seagate technology logistics and supply chain management

Seagate Technology commonly referred to Seagate is an American-founded company that deals with the aspect of data storage. Seagate technology company was established in the year 1978 as Shugart Technology and since the year 2010, the company has been set up in several states such as Dublin and Ireland with their operational headquarters base in Cupertino, California in the United States (Trkman et al. 2007). This paper will base its discussion on Seagate technology’s logistics and supply chain management.

A supply chain is the network of distributors, suppliers, and subcontractors used by aa manufacturer to source its supplies, raw materials and components. Seagate Technology company is fully focused on improving the effectiveness of the entire supply chain to meet the needs of their customers need while adapting to global logistics changes and the macroeconomy (Fettke, 2007). From supply chain management we get that Seagate technology company is focused on metrics to inform and streamline business operations including developed supplier risk database which is benchmarked by customers or rather clients and industry leaders to gauge supplier health. Also, in the sector of chain supply, we also note that the company has enhanced inventory, sales, planning process and operations that assured better customer demands (Fettke, 2007).

Seagate Technology has also been noted to be amongst the best businesses that do well in the sector of supply chain management. From the 2015 supply chains to admire we find it taking position six out of the gauged companies, its success has been achieved through product designing for manufacturing and chasing low-cost labor in manufacturing and supply chain. Considering these aspects, we see Seagate technology getting to the top globally leading to the accrual of much profit which is the primary objective of all companies or rather enterprises (Fettke, 2007).

On the other hand, logistics refers to the storage, transportation, and distribution of supplies working in progress with the supply chain in the distribution of finished goods to intermediaries or customers. From the aspect of logistics management in Seagate technology company, we find that the business work with its logistics partner hand in hand for the assurance that the same security requirements taken into account for the outbound freight apply to reverse logistics (Trkman et al. 2007). The company that is Seagate holds a monthly security-centric review with all of their partners and does leverage on the leanings between two supply chains to ensure any best practices identified are put into practice regardless of their origin (Khiang et al. 2004).

Additionally, we find that the company finds it critical in partnering with logistics providers having both commitment and capability to supply-chain excellence to ensure that the overall supply chain that is outbound and reverse is subject to best practices globally and benefits from leading-edge technologies including advanced RFID and GPS utilization (Khiang et al. 2004).

Conclusion

From the discussion above we get to understand much on the aspect of chain supply and logistics management in a broader perspective. Seagate being a logistics company we find the company taking much interest in the aspect of chain supply and logistics management. As we can see from the discussion Seagate has made significant improvements in the global market especially in the supply chain sector in that we find it ranked at number six out of the competitive companies. Lastly, we find that Seagate technology company is fully focused on chasing low labor cost that aids in meeting the needs of the customers.

Work cited

Fettke, P. (2007). Supply chain management: Stand der empirischen Forschung. Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft, 77(4), 417-461.

Khiang Bay, B., Tang, N. K., & Bennett, D. (2004). The empirical study of the imperatives for a supply chain implementation project in Seagate Technology International. Supply Chain Management: International Journal, 9(4), 331-340.

Trkman, P., Indihar Štemberger, M., Jaklic, J., & Groznik, A. (2007). The process approach to supply chain integration. Supply Chain Management: International Journal, 12(2), 116-128.

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promoting hybrids to leadership in an organization.

The paper is an essay that will give the benefits of promoting hybrids to leadership in an organization. The article will also take into account the potential limitations encountered through hybrid leadership.

As suggested by shein, it is true that hybrid are people who have fresh ideas and do think outside the box most often. Promoting hybrids to leadership position successfully leads to the application of cultural principles to achieve their goals or rather objectives and missions in a broader perspective. Also, we find that in the present the workforce does respond to a leader who is empowered, open, strategic, nurturing, authentic and visionary. All these stated, and more other leadership characteristics are found in hybrid Leadership style. Incorporating all these aspects together, we find that the workforce will be willing and ready to respond to their leaders as well as taking in their duties with the best approach so far that would lead to what we term as growth and development of organizations in the long run.

It is also evidenced that when companies implement a hybrid leadership strategy, there is the creation of more sources of competitive advantage than companies or rather organizations that do not put into account the aspect of “hybrid leadership”. On one hand we find that “hybrid” promotion to leadership position has some limitations to small organizations as compared to larger organizations that creates more sources of competitive advantages. The other limitation that accrues from this kind of leadership is being criticized based on traditional models of leadership, therefore, to give an explanation of how an individuals’ hybrid leadership works becomes critical before it gets too much to negativity.

Work cited

Schein, E. H. (2010). Organizational Culture and Leadership. Jossey-Bass. (4th Ed). ISBN: 978-0-470-19060-9

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Animal research

The paper is an essay that will give aa discussion on the aspect of animal research by identifying a particular research study on animals that had ethical issues.

Animal research as evidenced and noted in most of the studies is a necessary practice in the medical research world giving scientists a chance to advance in their practices. The animal study pointed out, in this case, is titled as “The ethics of animal research.” Animal research also aids our understanding of various diseases that seem to be a threat to the humanity. Throughout the entire world, we find that individuals or rather persons do enjoy a better quality of life because of the advances brought about by animal research that have led to the subsequent development of new treatments and medicines to curb diseases. From the research, we find that both the anti-vivisectionists and animal-rights extremists oppose the issue of animal research regardless of the benefits it has or rather purpose to human health. Additionally, we find that the bioscience community does accept the use of animals in research within an ethical framework by the implementation of Animals (scientific procedures) Acts of 1986. From the Act, we find that any animal research that needs to be undertaken must be adequately inspected regarding any harm to the animal which involves detailed inspection and evaluation of experiments and procedures and types and number of animals used in the experiment. These aspects taken into account would lead to ethical practices in animal research as anticipated by the authoritative bodies.

Work Cited

Bauman, V. (2004). Use of animals in experimental research: an ethical dilemma? Gene therapy11, S64-S66.

Festing, S., & Wilkinson, R. (2013). The ethics of animal research. EMBO reports8(6), 526-530.

Fraser, D. (2009). Animal ethics and animal welfare science: bridging the two cultures. Applied Animal Behaviours Science65(3), 171-189.

Rollin, B. E. (2007). Animal research: a moral science. EMBO reports8(6), 521-525.

Rollin, B. E. (2012). The regulation of animal research and the emergence of animal ethics: a conceptual history. Theoretical medicine and bioethics,27(4), 285-304.

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FEMA’S DOCTRINE

FEMA’s whole community doctrine website and pathways for action is an article describing the principles of a whole community approach to emergency management in broader perspective.

 The report is divided into different sections whereby we have the first section giving a discussion on the aspect of engagement. As we go deep into the issue of engagement, the author tries to enlighten the reader that when a community is engaged, it becomes empowered towards the identification of their basic needs and the available resources that may be required for their satisfaction.

From the article, we also find interest in other aspects brought in by the author such as principles, which incorporates understanding and meet the basic needs of the entire community, engage and empower the whole community and lastly strengthen what works on a daily basis. Additionally, we get the aspect of principles, themes, and pathways for action in that case. Considering all these aspects, we find the author meeting his anticipation of the article.

As a reader of the article especially a student of management or rather in the position of management, we find the article of more benefits as it brings in the principles or rather strategies that need to be taken into practice to try deal with the occurrence of emergencies. The doctrine further in the section on principles is of more significant to get to understand deep the principles that need to be to be considered making it easier for the entire community to engage in coordinating emergency plans across the country. Also, we find that FEMA DOCTRINE involves the whole community regardless of whom you are to enhance the aspect of dealing with the occurrence of emergencies.

Work Cited

(2016). Retrieved 6 February 2016, from https://www.fema.gov/whole-community

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Jazz tributaries & The Jazz Age

The article will give a discussion on Jazz tributaries inclusive of ring shouts, minstrelsy, country blues, classic blues and an analysis of early jazz styles in New Orleans, New York and Chicago putting into account the important performers and composers.

Jazz Age refers to a period in the 1920s which ended with great depression in which dance styles and jazz music gained popularity mainly in the United States, France, and Britain. Jazz music is believed to have originated in New Orleans as a fusion of European and African music. During the 1920s, we find composers and performers such as Louis Armstrong, Lovie Austin, sweet Emma Barrett, Jeanette Kimball, Bessie Smith, Kid Ory, King Oliver, Bill Johnson amongst others did promote the jazz music regardless of the bad reputation from different dignitaries.

Jazz music comprises of different styles that made it be what it is today, some of these styles includes ragtime, classic jazz, Chicago style, hot jazz, Kansas City style, Gypsy jazz, bebop, mainstream, Vocalese, Cool, Bossa Nova and hard bop amongst others. These styles incorporated together coined the name jazz music as brought up by different sources. On the other hand, we find various tributaries that also led to what we term as jazz music some of these tributaries includes country blues which involves acoustic mixing blue elements with characteristics of folk.

The other tributaries include classic blues which is the backbone of American African music contributed to much coining of the jazz music. Similarly, ring shout which refers to an ecstatic religious ritual practiced by the African slaves in the West Indies also played a significant role in the development of jazz music amongst other tributaries such as ragtime. Therefore, jazz music as we can get from its origin emphasizes what we term as intercultural amongst the different communities entangled within its boundary.

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Supporting Mobile Health Clinics: The Children’s Health Fund of New York City”

The article is an essay that will base its discussion on the case study titled “Supporting Mobile Health Clinics: The Children’s Health Fund of New York City”. The paper will primarily take into account the implementation challenges and technologies put into consideration to meet the challenges as they articulate in the case study in a broader perspective.

Supporting mobile health clinic, we find that Irwin Redlener and singer/ songwriter Paul Simon established what we today refer to as children’s health fund (CHF). Irwin Redlener advocated for affordable and quality childcare throughout the United States of America (USA). Children health fund institution as we get from the case study is committed to offering health care services to children who are underprivileged through the entire nation.

From the establishment of the institution, we get numerous implementations such as elimination or rather leveling the impacts of public health issues on disadvantaged children. The other strategy by the institution is promoting the general health and well-being of the children across the nation. Lastly, the other implementation is initiating and giving extensive support to health programs aiming at comprehensive provision of healthcare to the respective children within the United States.

 To make a conclusion on the above implementations, we find that there are numerous implications the programs has to the institution regarding children’s health care. The implications drawn from the programs initiated by the organization is that there is a creation of public awareness of the requirements they need to put into consideration. From the case, we also find two main communications or rather connectivity needs to support mobile medical clinics including access to patient data captured previously at another medical facility but not available in the patient record system. The other communication is accessing personnel from another medical facility for either an emergency referral or consult.

Additionally, from the case, we find that numerous challenges are encountered in the institution which includes data security, network availability and reliability, on-site support and lastly data rate and latency. To solve these challenges, we find the organization deploying some steps that if applied appropriately would lead to the well-functioning of the institution as per the anticipation of the co-founders and its objectives. The solution or rather technologies considered in curbing the challenges in the case of data security is through encryption of user data at the database server level. It is also noted that additional network channeling and encryption is also of more significance for patient data protection at the network level.

The other technology in place to solve the other challenges which are network availability and reliability is the practice of remote access to data and patients’ needs is made available at any time that it is of great need. The other challenge that articulates in the case is an on-site support which needs to be looked upon for the effectiveness of the provision of health care to homeless or rather unprivileged children. The solution to this challenge is the full application of MMCs, which supports the high-quality delivery of primary care to the homeless children.

Conclusion

From the case much is looked on the establishment of children’s health fund (CHF) which was established by Irwin Redlener and singer/ songwriter Paul Simon to ensure that the homeless or rather the unprivileged children are given the most appropriate health care services in the United States. The article in broader perspective brings into account much on the challenges and some of the solutions taken into consideration to help solve them out.

Work Cited

Brown, C. V., DeHayes, D. W., Hoffer, J. A., Martin, E. W., & Perkins, W. C. (2012). Managing information technology (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Free, C., Phillips, G., Watson, L., Galli, L., Felix, L., Edwards, P., … & Haines, A. (2013). The effectiveness of mobile-health technologies to improve health care service delivery processes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS Med, 10(1), e1001363.

Källander, K., Tibenderana, J. K., Akpogheneta, O. J., Strachan, D. L., Hill, Z., ten Asbroek, A. H., … & Meek, S. R. (2013). Mobile health (mHealth) approaches and lessons for increased performance and retention of community health workers in low-and middle-income countries: a review. Journal of medical Internet research, 15(1), e17.

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Learning to be Gendered

The paper is an essay that will base its discussion on the article titled “Learning to be Gendered” by PEnelope Eckert and Sally McConnell-Ginet.  The paper on the first part will be a summary and subsequent response in the second part of the discussion.

Summary of the article

From the article, the main argument is on the issue of gender. The authors that are Eckert and Sally are trying to give the aspect that we are conditioned just from the moment parents learn the biological sex we are, and they learn how to do our gender. At this particular moment we find the parents getting to do what suits the girl child and on the other hand what suits the boy most (McConnell-Ginet & Eckert, 2016).

The evidence provided in the article by the authors is that when the child has been identified as male or female, they are immediately assigned a pronoun that is “He” or “She” or “Baby Girl” or rather “Baby boy.” All these evidence provided in the book we find their source originating from the hospital in that color plays a significant role in determining whether a child is male or female. In the hospital after the identification of gender, we get that the nursery is decided on whether to be pink or blue (McConnell-Ginet & Eckert, 2016).

Pink, in this case, is termed to be delicate and is considered for the “Baby girl” and blue is seen as aggressive and active and this goes for the “Baby boy.” From the article, we also find a quote that states that “The dichotomy of female and male is the ground upon which we build selves from the moment of birth. These early linguistic acts set up a baby for life, launching gradual process of being a boy or a girl,  a woman or man, and to see all others as boys or girls, men or women as well.” (737) (McConnell-Ginet & Eckert, 2016).

Response to the reading

From the reading, I do come to agree with the aspect that babies do rely on adults to do our gender for us. For this issue, I found it the bigger challenge we as a society have in common when it comes to gender norms. The adults, in this case, have the responsibility to ensure that the baby grows up being conditioned to act, talk and dress like our gender, and when they too have children it is passed on, and the cycle continues as expected (McConnell-Ginet & Eckert, 2016).

Work Cited

McConnell-Ginet, S., & Eckert, P. (2016). Learning to be gendered.

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An Analysis on Slavery

The paper is an essay that will base its discussion on slavery. The article will primarily give a detailed analysis of the ways slaves in America operated.

Slavery, as we can get from the article, was immensely tied to the European colonies need for human labor especially in the agricultural plantation in their Caribbean sugar colonies that was operated by Great Britain, Spain, Dutch Republic and France. From the article, we come across different views from various dignitaries especially the reverences.

The article is all about Slave trade that took place in most of the parts of Europe continent. The article in broader perspective gives the notes and letters that were written by different individuals addressing how the slaves operated in their various areas of captivity. As we can get much of the letter that was written by brother Luis Brandaon to father Sandoval in the year 1610, much is spoken on the issue of slavery in that brother Luis Brandaon tries to give a perception that slavery is legal since they acquire them without scruple. In his letter, he further states that it is the negroes who also sells their captives, prisoners and even their subjects to the wealthy merchants for the exchange of valuable goods such as gold and even money.

As we progress with the reading, we get enlighten on how the slaves were treated by their masters and how they interacted throughout their lifetime in slavery. Richard Ligon, who is from the island of barbadoes, gives facts on what was taking place on the island in the 1675s. from his account, we find that the masters of this island were very critical of choices that put profit ahead but not taking into consideration the efforts that the slaves were setting for the profit to be realized. From his note much is understood on how the slaves interacted with their masters during those errors in the island.

Despite the hardship the slaves underwent, we find that they were allowed to solve their affairs in that they were permitted to marry and have children. As we can get much from the author is that they lived with their wives in the small partitioned rooms with boards as their beddings and nothing more or less was underneath or on top.

From the reading, we also come across individuals who found it not worth to have human beings as commodities and mishandle them as the Europeans did. Heinrich von Fuch in his notes on the treatment of the natives in northeast Siberia back in the 1744s. From his account, he was not on good terms with how their counterparts treated the natives. In his report he also showed how the local populations worked tirelessly through forced labor was relied upon by the government to undertake some of their activities that needed the human labor power.

Conclusion

As we can get from the discussion, we find different reactions towards the aspect of the slave trade in broader perspective. From the discussion we even find the reverences giving an upper hand to the aspect of slavery in that brother Luis Brandaon in his letter to Father Sandoval in 1610 tries to explain much on the legality of slave trade opposing others opinions on its illegality. Also, from the article, we also find different views differing with the issue of slave trade legitimacy.

Work cited

Donnan, Elizabeth, ed. Documents illustrative of the history of the slave trade to America. Vol. 1. Octagon Books, 1965.

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The Case Against Robotic Warfare: A Response to Arkin

This paper will give a response to Arkin in his article titled “the case against robotic warfare. The paper will primarily give a discussion on the audience targeted by the author, the weaknesses that articulates from the argument and lastly my instance on the use of robots in warfare to replace the human soldiers.

From the text of the article, we get that the author is giving a challenge to the military sector who are the audience of the article. Throughout the article, the main points that articulate from the reading include Arkin’s argument that a warfare containing machines would be more ethical as compared to human soldiers. The second point that seems to be having more weight is the aspect of military effectiveness and ethical superiority that includes ethics versus military effectiveness, and proportionality and discrimination.

Throughout the argument, we also encounter instances of weaknesses articulating from the article in that even if the lethal autonomous robots would behave ethically than human in the battle filed it does not give an explicit reason if the warfare containing the robots would be ethical more than human soldiers.

My instance is that robots can take over soldiers’ job in the future. The reason behind this is that it would make war more ethical and reduce human causalities to a greater extent. In addition to this, we also find that human dispositions such as greed, fear, rage, fatigue and stress catalyzes misbehaviors in the battlefield leading to human soldiers to fall victims of their opponents. Therefore, robotics would be programed in that aspects such as fear, greed, rage, stress and fatigue would not feature as compared to human beings.

Reference

Tonkens, R. (2012). The case against robotic warfare: A response to Arkin. Journal of Military Ethics, 11(2), 149-168.

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FAMILY LOYALTY VERSUS RIGHT

Family loyalty and family right are two different things but to better understand the two in a wider way then it is probably important to first understand well what these two mean. First it is good to note that family is all about love and affection shared within the family members and it is usually unconditional. Loyalty is about showing trust to someone and having much believe that they will always stick by your side despite all. Right on the other hand is what is correct before the eyes of God and therefore does not always depend on what we think or know about something or someone in order to rule it right but rather what is correct by the books.

Family loyalty is always overshadowed by the love showed to a member and therefore most members do not earn it but are rather shown because they are family and therefore the love one has for a family member makes it easy to trust them rather than justifying it by what is right and wrong. Right does not base itself on who is affected rather it is based on what is correct by the law and no matter what it somehow always finds its way out unlike loyalty where one depends on personal opinions and understanding and therefore it is one sided because the person concerns always depend on the word of the family member on whom they have their loyalty bestowed on rather than the true nature of the matter concerned (Lawall, 2006).

Most people find it hard to base their decisions on what is right when it comes to family and loyalty because they themselves do not believe that it is not always what their family members who happen to be loyal to them most will lie and therefore to them they are always correct. People ought to understand that doing the right thing is the best way to have a community that is always going to accommodate all of us irrespective of whether they are family or not because the right things should always come first and make it easier to live a free and fair life with values that benefit us and make us better people (Lawall, 2006).

These two conflicts are not for specific people so to say that its inevitable in the life of a Christian is true. One different thing though is how Christians respond to it. Unlike others Christians ought to put what is right first as a guidance to determining what is right and wrong as well as use it to help them build their trust on others even family and that way they will know where to place their loyalty. Christians are therefore no exemption but on the other hand they should lead by example in which case they should always pick the right over family loyalty and make others understand that no one is special than any one of us but we are all equal before the laws and our creator. We all want to wake up feeling part of something great and that starts by us being true to ourselves and being just always.

REFERENCE

Lawall,S.N. (2006) The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 2.  U.S.A: W.W. Norton.