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Develop efficient supply chain strategies for small, medium and large businesses.

Assessment Details

Module Title

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Module Code

MGT 6801

Module Leader

 

Component Number

A2

Assessment Type, Word Count & Weighting

ASSESSMENT

2,500-WORD WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT (50%)

Submission Deadline

 

Submission Instructions

THROUGH TURNITIN

Feedback Return Date

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B: Learning Outcomes

  • Develop efficient supply chain strategies for small, medium and large businesses.
  • Critically analyse the impact of logistics and supply chain investment on ROI for national and global operations.

C: Assessment Task

An individual management report analysing how supply chain management is conceived, supported, delivered and developed in a chosen organisation.

Your report should critically analyse the following with regard to the organisation’s supply chain:

  • relationships.
  • Information systems.
  • procurement / outsourcing.
  • sustainability.

Within your report, you should introduce relevant concepts and models and answer the following:

  • in what ways can supply chain relationships be improved?
  • how does the organisation (managers) mitigate supply chain risk and reduce supply chain costs?
  • what is the organisation doing to improve supply chain sustainability?

Your report should be 2,500 words in length. (excludes, list of references and appendices)

Specific Criteria/Guidance

Students should refer to the Course reading list and support their answers with other resources of their choice, as appropriate.


Key Resources

  • Mangan J et al., (2020) Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management, 3rd edition. Wiley.
  • Christopher, M., (2016) Logistics and Supply Chain Management. 5th ed. London: FT Publishing.
  • Dani, S., (2019) Strategic Supply Chain Management: Creating Competitive Advantage and Value Through Effective Leadership. London: Kogan Page.

Journals:

  • Supply Chain Management (Online)
  • Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management (Online)
  • Supply Chain Management Review

Websites:


Submission Guidance

  • Students should submit work before 12 noon on the deadline date via the appropriate ‘Turnitin submission’ link on the Moodle module page. Please check your email confirmation to ensure you have submitted to the correct place.
  • Assessments should be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx) format (generated from the word- processing software you are using, not a scanned document. Do not upload Open Office documents (.odt,.odp).
  • Do not upload documents directly from Google Drive and One Drive.
  • The file must be no larger than 40MB.

Document Format

 

  • The font size must be a minimum of point 12 Calibri (or equivalent).
  • Line spacing in the body of the assessment must be 1.5 lines.
  • Include the following details written on the first page: Title of your work

Module title and code

Your student number. Do not write your name.

Word count (Please note penalties for excess word count) Module Tutor (if relevant)

  • Number the pages consecutively.

 

Academic Integrity and Penalties

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are familiar with all of the information contained in this brief as failure to do this may impact on your achievement.

Please refer to the various Assessment Guidance provided.

  • Late Work Penalties: Unless you have an extension, any work submitted past the assessment deadline will be subject to a penalty as per regulations.
  • Mitigating Circumstances: Please refer to the latest guidance if for any legitimate reason you are unable to meet the assessment deadline.

 

Marking Criteria

Please see attached rubric for marking criteria.


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