The host nations-states: McDonalds source its raw-materials from:
McDonalds is the premium client of Brea-based Fresh Start Bakeries that produces 14.4 million buns per week for its various clients in South California. The wheat for buns of McDonalds is sourced from U.K. Germany, United States and Canada. Even buns for McDonalds are also baked in Lancashire and Oxordshire bakeries. McDonalds aims to stand out of the crowd by maintaining a strict control with detailed guidelines for its vendors and suppliers in different nations. It has a rule book that has to be followed in any scenario in the food supply chain. Full training and guidelines are provided for the ways with which the sick broiler chicken is to be treated so that hot buns can be passed through metal detectors. McDonald’s Supply Chain Management of U.S (Kane, 2008). Head Todd Bacon states that for McDonald’s quality is the top most priority. McDonalds is working with serious efforts for maintaining its food safety and quality standards.
Working conditions at McDonalds:
Relationship between McDonalds and the governments of countries of its raw material production:
McDonalds consider its suppliers as an integral part of the company’s success. It has a relationship of mutual trust and confidence with its suppliers and purchasers and it never compromises with the quality of supplies. No contracts are signed between the food and packaging suppliers and McDonalds. For committed resources and funds associated with the advanced technology and development of the product the suppliers receive financial gains as rewards from the fast moving product lines of McDonalds. The network of outlets in U.K. is dealt by nearly 6,000 suppliers support McDonalds in its functioning. Each member firm of the network has to follow the pre- set standards for quality, value and cleanliness of McDonalds. McDonalds ensures through its strict monitoring and quality control techniques the implementation of latest and efficient food processing techniques. An investment of £3 million was made in Peterborough for building 30,000 sq ft factory by Kitchen Range Foods. McCormick made an investment in introducing new facilities for McDonald’s sauces and salad dressings of £ 2 million (Hill, 2008).