Assume the role of a Riordan employee stationed in China. You have seen the Going Green initiative within Riordan Manufacturing, and you have some concerns. You decide to contact Robert Lord, Director of Plant Operations, China.
Write a 700-word memorandum to Robert Lord in which you identify the U.S. federal regulations that affect U.S. operations. Based upon your independent research, compare and contrast those regulations to regulations affecting Chinese manufacturing operations. Consider the benefits of self-regulation to meet ethical obligations where regulation is lacking. think regulation is not lacking, then give coverage to the ethical foundations for the regulations. If you Support your recommendations based on the perspectives of various stakeholders.
Remember that you are sending a business memorandum; not a letter or essay, therefore assure that the form of your memorandum is correct.
In the past, college graduates would embark on careers in the business world with book learned business theory. Now the college curriculum can include practical use of real world situations in a web-paged virtual organization. This virtual organization allows students experience to review, analyze, troubleshoot and resolve real business problems. This paper will review the virtual company, Riordan Manufacturing, allowing students to review existing business systems, identify improvements or introduce new business systems to allow the company to thrive in the growing technology of the business world.
Riordan Manufacturing, a company that is wholly owned by Riordan Industries, a Fortune 1000 enterprise specializes in the field of plastic injection molding. Riordan Manufacturing was initially Riordan Plastics, Inc., a company founded by Dr. Riordan in 1991 to process polymers into high tensile strength plastic substrates. Due to its initial success and venture capital obtained, it was able to expand and take on a new identity hence the name change. Its products include plastic beverage containers produced at its plant in Albany, Georgia, custom plastic parts produced at its plant in Pontiac, Michigan, and plastic fan parts produced at its facilities in Hangzhou, China. The company’s research and development is done at the corporate headquarters in San Jose. Riordan’s major customers are automotive parts manufacturers, aircraft manufacturers, the Department of Defense, beverage makers and bottlers, and appliance manufacturers.