Individual Assignment: Drawing upon either your own organisation (or previously worked for) or an organisation with which you are familiar, identify an area of activity and suggest how the current management of operations could be improved. It is important that you explain the area of activity and its purposes clearly by providing adequate information and contextual information of the chosen organisation. For the area of activity identified, define and critically evaluate suitable operational objectives or performance outcomes and suggest how the current management of the operations could be improved. It is important that you seek where possible to apply the various models, concepts, tools and techniques considered during the course. It is also important that you support your work by references and data (where applicable). The individual report to be submitted should be 3000 words ±10%. Please do not exceed the limit, as penalties will be incurred. You must be concise in your efforts, but still convey the meaning to the reader.
Important assessment criteria:
Standard of literature review
Application of models, concepts, tools and techniques
Analysis and synthesis of information from a variety of sources
Clarity of expression
Knowledge of the subject
Accurate and proper citations
Allocation of Marks:
Demonstrate the ability to critically identify and evaluate an area of activity for improvement (20%)
Demonstrate the ability to present and critically analyse information from the organisation and other sources (20%)
Demonstrate the ability to critically apply relevant models, concepts, tools and techniques in the area of operations and/or supply chain management (30%)
Demonstrate a critical understanding of the effectiveness and limitations of the applied models, concepts, tools and techniques in the area of operations and/or supply chain management (20%)
Professional presentation in terms of structure, language, illustration, and accurate and proper Harvard-style citations (10%)
Due to the nature of the assessment, all learning outcomes of the module may be addressed.
This module views the global supply chain as a key for expanding world trade and development. The concept of Act Globally, Think Locally applies to our approach of adapting the wider concepts to the local environment.