-You have to choose a supply chain case study. Here are the 4 Topics/angles that you will apply to the case study you have selected:
Introduce the Company and outline the supply chain you are analysing. (Present your case selected, briefly outline and clarify what supply chain(s) you are focussing on). You have to make everything clear, etc. so that the reader gets a full and clear idea about what are you talking about.
For example: “I am looking at this supply chain, and I am looking at it from this perspective, etc.”. (I am looking at the supply chain of this company: “Roll Loo”. I am looking at the supply chain for theproduct(s): “Andrex” in this country: “UK not all over the world”, etc…).
Fundamentals of Supply
Value in the Supply Chain
Fulfilment of Supply
Relationships in the supply chain
Each question must be answered separately within your report.
You have to answer each question equally, for example, don’t write 200 words for question one and 400 words for question two.
Summarise the whole case briefly to show how the supply chain achieves its objectives
you might mention some of the strengths and weaknesses of some interesting points/aspects you have talked about
15 academic references in total: (2-3 references per question)
A guideline is to cite in the region of 15 sources, but it could be beneficial to cite more).
To obtain a high mark, it is necessary to make appropriate use of wide range of business and academic resources: articles, books and reports, etc. that are available through the university library.
(Use Harvard APA 7TH edition not APA 6th edition)
(references in referencing list are not included on word count, but citations are included in the counting words).
-The assignment is a maximum of 1500 words: Excludes the title page, contents list, and reference list. Includes citations, and all text in headings and Paragraphs.
(100+300+300+300+300+100=1400 words), therefore, you have 100 more words to reach the 1500 words, so you have the choice where to use them. However, remember that all the four questions must be answered equally).
-These are the 4 questions that you will answer for the supply chain case study (As mentioned before, each question is related to one topic area):
-Selecting a Case:
Be careful with your selection as the correct choice/selection will help you to achieve good marks, and a wrong choice will lead to bad marks in the assignment.
-Case Selection – where to start:
-How to start looking at your chosen supply chain case:
Before you start, toy have to profile the selected supply chain. You need to be able to look at the supply chain as a whole, draw it, and analyse it. A typical supply chain will involve the following stages:
-Before you start: Draw your supply chain and evaluate (analyse) the market it is in:
Remember: it is an analysis report, so the key thing is that HOW YOU WILL ANALYSE THE SELECTED SUPPLY CHAIN. You have to be intelligent in the analysis of the selected supply chain in order to provide a fully well-prepared correct answer for each question. When the lecturer reads your answer, the lecturer must feel that you have analysed the supply chain correctly because you have provided the best answer for each question.During your analysis of the selected supply chain, sometimes you will not find some deep data or details, so you will need to you use your thinking and judgement in that situation, and it has to be correct.
-We have forbidden some supply chains cases that you are not allowed to/CANNOT choose:
If you want to read about these 4 topic areas, then you can find each one of these topics in this book, as each chapter is related to one topic. Also read the lecturers&Seminars slides that you have taken.
Core Text: (essential book):
Name: Martin Christopher, Title: Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Edition: 5th Edition, Year: 2016. Published by:Pearson.
The cover of the book looks like:
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