Supply Chain Management essay

Midterm Assessment

Written assignment (case, essay)

Activity brief

BBA311 – Supply Chain Management

Online campus

Professor: Dr. Petros Bouchoris | petros.bouchoris@euruni.edu

Description

You have recently appointed as a Supply Chain Management for a Fast Moving Consumers Good company. The company produces products in its home market, but it is distributing them all over the world through a network of subsidiary companies.

As your first task you need to present to the Board of

Directors a report on the some key issues for your Supply Chain Strategy and more specifically on the following topics:

1. Describe the logistics value proposition. Be specific regarding specific customer accommodation and cost for your organization

2. Discuss availability in logistics customer service and provide examples of the different ways to monitor your firm’s performance in availability.

3. Discuss how you suggest that you would achieve strategic fit

4. Discuss they key components of working capital and the importance of a supply chain finance strategy

5. Identify and discuss the major forecast components for your organization and explain why is it important to decompose demand into these components when developing new forecasts in the future

Format

This activity must meet the following formatting requirements:

· Font size 12

· Double-spaced

· 2000 words

· Harvard Referencing System

· pdf only

Goal(s)

· Understand the importance of supply chain management in business

· Understand the impact of supply chain management decisions in business

Due date

Date: Monday, 21 June 2021

Time: 14:00

Weight towards final grade

This activity has a weight of 40% towards the final grade.

Learning outcomes

Assess the impact of supply chain management

decisions on a company and its internal processes

Appraise the important role of logistics and supply chain in 21st century organizations

Assessment

criteria

Students will be evaluated, according to the following rubric

Rubric: written assignment

Criteria Accomplished (A)

Proficient (B)

Partially proficient (C)

Borderline (D)

Fail (F)

Problem

identification

The business issue has been correctly identified, with a competent and comprehensive explanation of key driving forces and considerations. Impact on company operations has been correctly identified. Thorough analysis of the issue is presented.

The student correctly identified the issue(s), taking into account a variety of environmental and contextual drivers. Key case information has been identified and analyzed.

The student correctly identified the case (issues), considering

obvious environmental/contextual drivers. There is evidence of analysis, but it lacks depth.

The student correctly identified the issue(s) but analysis was weak. An absence of context – the work is basically descriptive with little analysis.

The student failed to correctly identify the issue(s); analysis was incorrect or too superficial to be of use; information was misinterpreted.

Information gathering

The student showed skill in gathering information and analyzing it for the purposes of filling the information gaps identified. Comprehensive and relevant.

Relevant information gaps were

identified, and additional relevant information was found to fill them. At least two different types of sources were used. The student demonstrates coherent criteria for selecting information but needs greater depth.

The student correctly identified at least one information gap and found relevant information, but which was limited in scope. Some evidence of sound

criteria for selecting information but not consistent throughout.

Needs expansion.

An information gap was identified, and the student found additional information to fill it. However, this was limited in scope. Weak criteria for the selection of necessary information.

Information was taken at face value with no questioning of its relevance or value. Gaps in the information were not identified or were incorrect.

Conclusions

The student evaluated, analyzed, synthesized all information provided to create a perceptive set of conclusions to support the decisions and solutions.

The student evaluated, analyzed and synthesized to create a conclusion(s) which support decisions and solutions.

The student reached conclusions, but they were limited and provided minimal direction for decision-making and solutions.

The conclusion was reasonable but lacked depth and would not be a basis for suitable strategy development.

The student formed a conclusion, but it was not reasonable. It was either unjustified, incorrect or unrelated to the case in hand.

Solutions

The student used problem solving techniques to make thoughtful, justified decisions about difficult and conflicting issues. A realistic solution was chosen which would provide maximum benefit to the company. Alternative solutions were explored and ruled out.

The student used problem solving techniques to make appropriate decisions about complex issues. Relevant questions were asked and answered. A realistic solution was chosen. Alternatives were identified, explored and ruled out.

The student used problemsolving techniques to make appropriate decisions about simpler issues. The solution has limited benefit but does show understanding of implications of the decision. Alternatives were mentioned but not explored.

The student used problem solving techniques to make decisions about simpler issues but disregarded more complex issues. Implications of the decision were not considered.

Alternatives were not offered.

The student formed a conclusion, but it was not reasonable. It was either unjustified, incorrect or unrelated to the case in hand.

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