Logistic and supply chain management

Order Description

This assignment is related to the following Learning Outcomes:

•    CLO2: Delineate a project work breakdown structure, including major activities in each project phase.

•    CLO3: Schedule and manage multiple projects, individually and together, while minimizing resource conflicts.

•    CLO4: Produce a resource plan with details for effective cost estimate, budgeting, control and reporting.

•    CLO 5- Plan for the mitigation of project risks

Dr. Denie Nel – Course Team Leader /

Dr. Panos Panagiotis – Academic Coordinator (Moderator):

Pre-Moderation has been performed

This Assessment and the related Marking Scheme have been pre-moderated and approved by the Course Team Leader/Academic Coordinator of the Business Department according to the following criteria

•    The learning outcomes are covered as indicated in the assessment strategy.

•    The questions are clearly constructed and at an appropriate academic level.

•    The possible marks for each question are clearly stated.

•    The level of English language is clear and suitable for the course.

•    The marking scheme is clear and detailed

Academic Format

Reports/Essays submitted must follow the APA (American Psychological Association) the http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

Note: Formatting and Style Guides. Formatting and language contribute exactly ten percentage points to the overall grade.

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Students must submit their own works as assignments, and they cannot copy anybody’s ideas into their work as their own. Direct reference must be made for every paragraph, even if it is only a summary of ideas from somewhere else. By not directly referencing (or providing only non-specific references) a Student commits plagiarism, i.e. submitting somebody else’s work as his own, and faces the possibility of immediate dismissal from ADMC and from all other Colleges of HCT according to the Academic Honesty Policy of HCT that all Students signed at the beginning of the semester. All assignments must be submitted via LMS, where they are tested by anti-plagiarism software, Safe Assign.

Declaration of the Student

At the moment of submission you confirm that this assignment is your original work, and you have referenced all sources of information according to APA Format. You also confirm that you had fully understood the tasks and assessment criteria before submitting this assignment.

Detailed Description of the Tasks:

See attachment.

Grading Criteria/Marking Scheme

See attachment.

Attachments:

Project Description & Grading Rubric

A. PROJECT DESCRIPTION

BUS 2903 – Assignment: General supply chain study case

In the course (BUS 2903) you have to complete some group work. The group work will be assessed and a final mark will be awarded in week 14. The final assessment for BUS 2903 is in the form of a Poster presentation where you must do an individual presentation where you use a poster that you made based on a firm (company). Based on this knowledge, you must select a large firm in the UAE. (Hint: Select a firm that has very significant logistics and supply chain activities.) Here are some examples of firms (companies) in the UAE that you can consider:

•    Lulus, Carrefour, Spinneys, Abu Dhabi co-op

•    Toyota, BMW, Kia

•    Etihad airways, Emirates airways, flydubai

•    Marmum, Al-Ain dairy, Almarai

•    Khalifa Port, Jebel Ali Port

•    Etihad rail

•    Masafi, Al-Ain, Arwa bottled water

•    Starbucks, Costa, Caribou coffee

•    McDonalds, Burger King, Burger Fuel

•    IKEA, Home Centre, Pan Emirates

•    ADNOC, ENOC

•    ADCB, DIB, First Gulf Bank

Before you answer any questions you have to decide the following:

•    Who will be in your group? (Maximum of 3-4 students per group)

•    Look at the list of companies above. Which company do you want to focus on? (No group is allowed to focus on a company that has already been selected. We are working on a first come first serve basis). You are also welcome to select any other company as long as it is in the UAE.

You will submit three parts for the group work. Each member of the group will be responsible for one part per submission. Complete the following document and submit it to me before the end of week 4.

Group

Name: _________________________________________________ Student nr: ____________

Name: _________________________________________________ Student nr: ____________

Name: _________________________________________________ Student nr: ____________

Company: _____________________________________________ Section: ___________

Topic    Student responsible for submitting the group’s answers    Due date

Part 1

Week 1-2: Supply chain and logistics        28 Oct

Week 3-4: Sourcing and Supply Management        30 Oct

Week 4-5: Customer Service and Demand Management        6 Nov

Part 2

Week 7-8: Inventory Management        11 Nov

Week 8-9: Transportation Management         13 Nov

Week 9-10: Distribution Management        18 Nov

Part 3

Week 12: Supply Chain Relationships and Outsourcing        25  Nov

Week 13: Supply Chain Performance Measurement        4 Dec

Week 13-14: Strategies for Logistics and Supply Chain Management        8 Dec

Part 4

In class (open book) group presentation and analysis    ALL MEMBERS OF GROUP    11 Dec

Answer the following questions for PART 1: (Due dates: Refer to Table above)

Week 1-2: Supply chain and logistics

1.    Compile or draw a supply chain for one of the companies mentioned above:

a.    Include the supply chain flows of information, goods and services, and finances in the supply chain.

b.    Include ten different logistics activities in the supply chain. Show where they belong in the supply chain.

2.    Which forces are driving the rate of change and how are they affecting the firm?

Week 3-4: Sourcing and Supply Management

1.    Explain the different types of buys for the firm. Provide examples.

2.    Select a specific supplier for the firm. Illustrate and briefly discuss each step of the Strategic Sourcing process and apply it to the firm that you have selected.

Week 4-5: Customer Service and Demand Management

1.    How is the firm delivering its products to the point of consumption?

2.    Explain the dimensions of customer service and how the firm is applying it.

3.    Provide examples of the different elements of customer service of the firm and how does the firm measure customer service? Do you think they can improve their customer service? Why or why not?

4.    Briefly explain Order Management and Order Fulfillment at the firm. Use clear headings for each section.

5.    What options does the customer have if the firm runs out of stock? Apply your examples to the firm above.

Answer the following questions for PART 2: (Due dates: Refer to Table above)

Week 7-8: Inventory Management

1.    Provide examples of the different types of Inventory that the firm carries. Use clear headings for each section.

2.    Briefly explain how the firm classifies its inventory and provide examples.

3.    Briefly explain the different components of the EOQ model. Provide examples of each for the firm.

Week 8-9: Transportation Management

1.    Assume that you are the Logistics and Supply Chain manager for the firm and that you need to plan transportation for some items that need to be imported into the UAE. What are the transportation planning decisions that have to be considered.is a supply chain? Explain each step in detail and explain how you would apply the transportation planning decisions to the firm. Select a specific item for the firm.

2.    Briefly explain the different modes of transportation that the firm uses. Do an Internet search or visit the firm and provide some photographs.

3.    Explain how the firm uses intermodal transportation.

4.    Why does the firm use this/these modes of transportation (as opposed to other modes)?

5.    How will the firm measure the performance of its transportation?

Week 9-10: Distribution Management

1.    Briefly explain the role of distribution in the firm.

2.    Discuss the strategic distribution decisions that have/ had to be made in the firm. Does the firm use cross-docking? Does the firm have warehouses and if they do, where are they located? What functions are performed in the warehouses?

3.    If a manager of the firm were to approach you about the number of warehouses, what would you advise the firm in terms of warehousing costs, transportations costs, inventory costs and out of stock (or lost sales) costs)?

4.    Explain materials handling techniques in the firm and provide some examples. Do an Internet search and provide some photos or illustrations of materials handling equipment of the firm.

5.    Explain the use of packaging in the firm.

Answer the following questions for PART 3: (Due dates: Refer to Table above)

Week 12: Supply Chain Relationships and Outsourcing

1.    Refer to the prescribed book and provide some examples of supply chain relationships within the firm. Provide an example of (1) transactional relationships and (2) strategic relationships.

2.    Do supply chain relationships mean anything in the supply chain or does the firm with the most power manage everything to its benefit? Explain.

3.    Does the firm use outsourcing? Provide examples.

4.    What are the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing?

Week 13: Supply Chain Performance Measurement

1.    Provide examples of some of the performance metrics that the firm uses.

2.    How can a firm measure supply chain performance. Discuss these measures in detail and provide examples for the firm.

Week 13-14: Strategies for Logistics and Supply Chain Management

1.    Briefly explain how the firm is applying the principles of supply chain management.

2.    Explain the different supply chain strategies that the firm is implementing (Differentiation strategies, Financial strategies, Technology based strategies, Relationship based strategies).

Part 4: Group presentation and company analysis

B. RUBRIC – MARKING SCHEME

Company name: _________________________________________________________  Student section: ___________

TOPIC    Weight    Score    Total

Week 1-2: Supply chain and logistics

Compile or draw a supply chain for one of the companies mentioned above:

•    Include the supply chain flows of information, goods and services, and finances in the supply chain.

•    Include ten different logistics activities in the supply chain. Show where they belong in the supply chain.

Which forces are driving the rate of change and how are they affecting the firm?    10

Week 3-4: Sourcing and Supply Management

Explain the different types of buys for the firm. Provide examples.

Select a specific supplier for the firm. Illustrate and briefly discuss each step of the Strategic Sourcing process and apply it to the firm that you have selected    10

Week 4-5: Customer Service and Demand Management

How is the firm delivering its products to the point of consumption?

Explain the dimensions of customer service and how the firm is applying it.

Provide examples of the different elements of customer service of the firm and how does the firm measure customer service? Do you think they can improve their customer service? Why or why not?

Briefly explain Order Management and Order Fulfillment at the firm. Use clear headings for each section.

What options does the customer have if the firm runs out of stock? Apply your examples to the firm above.    10

Week 7-8: Inventory Management

Provide examples of the different types of Inventory that the firm carries. Use clear headings for each section.

Briefly explain how the firm classifies its inventory and provide examples.

Briefly explain the different components of the EOQ model. Provide examples of each for the firm.    10

Week 8-9: Transportation Management

Assume that you are the Logistics and Supply Chain manager for the firm and that you need to plan transportation for some items that need to be imported into the UAE. What are the transportation planning decisions that have to be considered.is a supply chain? Explain each step in detail and explain how you would apply the transportation planning decisions to the firm. Select a specific item for the firm.

Briefly explain the different modes of transportation that the firm uses. Do an Internet search or visit the firm and provide some photographs.

Explain how the firm uses intermodal transportation.

Why does the firm use this/these modes of transportation (as opposed to other modes)?

How will the firm measure the performance of its transportation?    10

Week 9-10: Distribution Management

•    Briefly explain the role of distribution in the firm.

•    Discuss the strategic distribution decisions that have/ had to be made in the firm. Does the firm use cross-docking? Does the firm have warehouses and if they do, where are they located? What functions are performed in the warehouses?

•    If a manager of the firm were to approach you about the number of warehouses, what would you advise the firm in terms of warehousing costs, transportations costs, inventory costs and out of stock (or lost sales) costs)?

•    Explain materials handling techniques in the firm and provide some examples. Do an Internet search and provide some photos or illustrations of materials handling equipment of the firm.

•    Explain the use of packaging in the firm.    10

Week 12: Supply Chain Relationships and Outsourcing

•    Refer to the prescribed book and provide some examples of supply chain relationships within the firm. Provide an example of (1) transactional relationships and (2) strategic relationships.

•    Do supply chain relationships mean anything in the supply chain or does the firm with the most power manage everything to its benefit? Explain.

•    Does the firm use outsourcing? Provide examples.

•    What are the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing?    10

Week 13: Supply Chain Performance Measurement

•    Provide examples of some of the performance metrics that the firm uses.

•    How can a firm measure supply chain performance. Discuss these measures in detail and provide examples for the firm.    10

Week 13-14: Strategies for Logistics and Supply Chain Management

•    Briefly explain how the firm is applying the principles of supply chain management.

•    Explain the different supply chain strategies that the firm is implementing (Differentiation strategies, Financial strategies, Technology based strategies, Relationship based strategies).    10

CONCLUSIONS and final inputs concerning the project

•    What are your conclusions about the logistics and supply chain management department in the company?

•    What can you recommend to the company about their logistics and supply chain management activities? Justify your answer. Overall, is the company following their selected strategy?     10

Total

100

Marks guideline:

1-5 marks = Poor effort

6 marks = OK, but not an integrated whole. The section comes across as loose standing facts

7 marks = Good. The content is covered satisfactory, with some application of theory to the company

8 marks = Good. The content is covered well with a good application of theory to the company

9 marks = Very good. The content is covered very well and presented well with very good application to the company

10 marks = Excellent. The content is very good and presented excellently. The application to the company is superb.

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