InstructionsJunctionville MemoJunctionville was struggling; small factories in this community in the southeast United States were closing as their jobs moved to low-wage Asian countries. Some residents moved away to seek work, which resulted in a 10% population decline and the closing of some local retailers.Then, several years later, Junctionville was selected as the location of a major automotive assembly plant that was being moved from the high-cost, industrial Midwest to the lower cost, nonunion Southeast. The plant is up and operating, and Junctionville is growing again. New subdivisions and businesses are springing up to support the increasing population.Recently, Junctionville and two other nearby communities were contacted by representatives for MeggaMart, who want to open a new supercenter store. MeggaMart is a large, global chain that sells groceries and every household, yard, and garage item imaginable at low prices. You are a member of the MeggaMart public relations (PR) staff. You just got off the phone with the director of PR for MeggaMart who told you that Junctionville would hold a public hearing in a month on the request to build the new store, and she would like you to speak for the company at the hearing.She also told you that while MeggaMart had approached three communities, their preference was Junctionville because of its proximity to the assembly plant and a particularly favorable available site for the store. She also told you there was some opposition because of potential traffic and noise since the proposed site was near a new residential area. Some residents were concerned about who would be attracted to the area late at night since the store would be open 24 hours a day due to shift work at the assembly plant.Prepare a business memo to the director of PR for approval, and outline the important points you think you should bring up at the hearing. Your memo should be able to answer the questions below.What are the benefits to the community of the store?What is MeggaMart’s response to the concerns of some residents?Should MeggaMart offer any concessions to address residents’ concerns, and, if so, what are they?Memo template attached this assignment. Your business memo should be at least one page in length and follow APA guidelines. Use at least one outside source.

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Course Learning Outcomes for Unit VI

Upon completion of this unit, students should be able to:

6. Explore how operations managers determine facility needs.
6.1 Determine the benefits to a company and a community in a location case study.
6.2 Prepare a company response to community concerns.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Activity


Lessons 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5
Amazon’s New High-Tech Distribution Center video
“Future of Retailer Profitability: An Organizing Framework” article
Scholarly Activity


Lessons 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5
“Six Keys to Plant Site Selection: Tax Rate is Large Factor When Companies
Consider Making a Move” article
“Global Cities and Multinational Enterprise Location Strategy” article
What Is Globalisation? video
“From Offshoring to Reshoring” article
Scholarly Activity


Lessons 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5
Starbucks Brand video
“Competing for Global Capital or Local Voters? The Politics of Business
Location Incentives” article
Scholarly Activity

Reading Assignment

All of the required reading assignments can be found within the interactive lessons. Be sure to open the
required reading and video links in the lessons as you may be tested on your knowledge and
understanding of that material as well as the information in the unit lessons.

Unit Lesson

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Click here to access Unit VI – Lesson 1.

Click here to access the presentation transcript.
There is no transcript for the Amazon’s New High-Tech Distribution Center video, as there are no words, only
sounds of equipment moving and beeps of processing machines.


Production Facilities

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Click here to access Unit VI – Lesson 2.

Click here to access the presentation transcript.
Click here to access the Starbucks Brand video transcript.

Click here to access Unit VI – Lesson 3.

Click here to access the presentation transcript.

Click here to access Unit VI – Lesson 4.

Click here to access the presentation transcript.

Click here to access Unit VI – Lesson 5.

Click here to access the presentation transcript.
Click here to access the What Is Globalisation Video transcript.

Learning Activities (Nongraded)

Nongraded Learning Activities are provided to aid students in their course of study. You do not have to submit
them. If you have questions, contact your instructor for further guidance and information.

Check For Understanding activities can be found within Lessons 2 and 5.


Each company you work for may have its own format for a business memo. For this assignment, use the sample format below, which begins below the line.

Sample Business Memo






(The content of the memo starts here. This is a business document, so the language should be formal and have a professional tone. The memo should be single-spaced. It should end with a conclusive paragraph and contact information. Insert a page break at the end of the memo so that the references begin on a new page.)

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