I will attach the book – and the guidelines
Once you submit the main response I’ll send 2 comments that you will respond to in couple sentences
The due dates are in the end of the description
Chapter 6 is titled “Solicitation of Bids and Proposals” and includes the following topics:
- Sourcing off the shelf, sourcing with modification, and new product sourcing
- Sourcing of services
- Solicitation methods
Chapter 7 is titled “Supplier Evaluation and Selection” and includes the following topics:
- Evaluation criteria
- Managing supplier quality
- Evaluation scorecards
Pocket-Lint article “Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air,” Link: https://www.pocket-lint.com/gadgets/news/130380-future-batteries-coming-soon-charge-in-seconds-last-months-and-power-over-the-air (Links to an external site.)
Please read Chapters 6-7 and the Pocket-Lint article before answering the questions below.
- Please select a battery technology from the Pocket-Lint article that you believe could be used to a battery that outperforms current Lithium-Ion batteries for electronic vehicles. Explain why your choice is the best alternative to consider. Would an automobile manufacturer consider this purchase a commercially available product, a commercially available product that needs modification, or a commercial product that is not available and requires customization? Why?
- What type of solicitation would you recommend for evaluating suppliers of batteries of the new technology that you selected in Question 1 (IFB, RFQ, RFI, Sealed Bid, Other)? Why?
- The article discusses a new technology based on solid-state technology for batteries that could radically disrupt the lithium-ion battery industry. Please describe how automobile manufacturers could evaluate potential suppliers of solid-state batteries using a weighted scorecard (Table 7.7). Please provide a weighted scorecard with at least five criteria for suppliers of solid-state batteries.
- Please provide an insightful question about evaluating suppliers of new technology such as solid-state batteries for automobile production.
Due Dates: ==============================================
>Initial comments to questions: Thursday, February 25th at 11:59 p.m. Central Time
>Responses to other students: Sunday, February 28th at 11:59 p.m. Central Time