LSCPG8.500 International Supply Chain Management – Assessment
|Assessment topics||International supply chain management, modelling, and theories,Value chains, value chain strategy, design, and analysis mapping, value networksInternational sustainable supply chain networks, human and cultural rights, environment|
|Length requirements||2000 words|
|Submission details||Submission will only be accepted via Moodle. Please check the Assignment Dropbox or Course Schedule for due date and time. Note that the Dropbox will check your assignment for breaches of academic integrity. Remember to include a cover page. Submission date and time: 15th May 2023, 09:00 am|
|Course learning outcomes covered||LO1: Evaluate the drivers and importance of sustainability requirements in international supply chain networks|
|Resources for this assessment||Sources from online course, Library website, any related research done by the student|
|Background to this assessment||Historically there are many reasons why International Supply Chains exist. The reason why they are international is because the location(s) of the production of goods/services differs from the location(s) of consumption. This may be due to a range of political, social, economic, and other factors. In order to exploit these factors to deliver value to customers within a supply chain, organisations need to plan, engage, and deploy resources in a meaningful way. However, is this sustainable when this may have a negative impact on the environment and contribute to climate change?|
|Assessment Task||Instructions: Analyse the processes and steps needed to model, develop, implement, and manage sustainable International Supply Chains. Apply contemporary best practices in relation to the cultural, social, and environmental drivers as well as accounting for the related risks in these areas.|
|Guidelines: Due to the diverse nature of supply chains, there are several management theories, methods, and models used for modelling, developing, implementing, and managing international supply chains with varying degrees of effectiveness. Critically evaluate the effectiveness of these management theories and develop recommendations on the critical factors that determine the success of a sustainable International Supply Chain.|
|Areas to consider are:Processes and steps in international supply chain management models, methods, and theoriesRobust best practices and due diligence in international supply chainsSustainable supply chain models and practices.A New Zealand-based organisation or an industry, with significant emphasis on the NZ context, may be used as examples to apply analytical concepts and showcase the results of your evaluation. Other international organisations may also be used.See the list of journals accessible for this course on the Course Overview page as well as the references and links provided in the different topic pages of the course.Search for additional appropriate and applicable information and articles that will allow you to comply with the assignment instructions. Report Structure and Content: Executive Summary (Key points from the report and major recommendations) Table of Contents 1.0 Introduction (the purpose and content of the report) 2.0 Discussion 2.1 Supply chain theories, models, methods overview o (Analyse the processes and steps in international supply chain management using relevant theories, models etc. from Topics 1-3. The focus of the analysis should be on the value chain in the international supply chain network. Discussion could focus on the value chain model, design, strategy etc. In particular, critically analyse how value is created and extracted in the supply chain). 2.2 Management effectiveness o (Analyse the effectiveness of supply chain management models/theories related to best practices from Topics 1-3. The focus here should be on how the cultural, social, and environmental sustainability drivers as well as the associated risks are, or can be, effectively managed in these international supply chains). 3.0 Conclusion (key points from the Discussion and an overall conclusion for the report topic).4.0 Recommendations (recommended actions that promote or improve sustainable international supply chains)Reference List (APA 7th edition format) Use the above subheadings (in bold) as the format for your report.|
|Notes on the Discussion: In your Discussion, analyse the topics in terms of relevant:Theories, models, and methodsModelling of supply chainsSupply chain management methods and theoriesSupply and operations managementValue chain strategy, design, analysis, mapping, integrationInternational supply networksManagement effectiveness topicsHuman rights in international supply chains, labour and health & safety systems in supply chainsTreaty of Waitangi/ Te Tiriti o WaitangiSustainability and environmental factors in international supply chains|
|Be sure to consider the performance criteria on the marking rubric for this assessment.|
|SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASSESSMENT|
- This is an individual assessment.
- This assignment will make up 40% of your final pass mark.
- The report should be 2000 words excluding table of content, references etc.
- Assessment must be typed in a MS-Word file (file format must be *.docx). This is NOT .doc, .pdf, .rtf or any other file type. Note: Other file types will not be accepted by the drop box.
- For formatting, use left line justification, double-line spacing, Calibri font, font size 12, and font colour black.
- File naming – Use the below given naming convention to name your assessment file:
o Family name_first initial assessment number. For example, if your first name is ‘Sharma’ and your given name is ‘Venkat’; and it is your first assessment, then the file name will be: Sharma_V. A1)
- Use appropriate APA 7th referencing and academic format. For some guidance you can access this link for information on academic format for reports and papers.
- Internet information is allowed, but a minimum of 5 academic journal articles should be used to complete this assignment.
- Marks will be awarded for clear, professional and academic writing, with referenced illustrations from both industry and from academic research.
- Assignments must be uploaded to the dropbox on Moodle by the due date. The assignment will be evaluated by Turnitin as part of the upload process.
- Look for journals accessible on the library web page as well as the references and links found on the page for the first week of the course.
- Search for additional appropriate and applicable information and articles that will allow you to comply with the assignment instruction.
- The table below shows the mark ratings and their explanations.
|100 – 80||Excellent||Far exceeded expectations, contribution was exceptional with no major & rare minor lapses, if any|
|79 – 65||Accomplished||Performance beyond expectations, but with some minor lapses|
|64 – 50||Capable||Did everything that was expected but may have some major or several minor lapses.|
|49 – 0||Poor||Unsatisfactory, did not meet the criteria.|
|A (80-100%)||B (65 – 79%)||C (50 – 64%)||D (0-49%)|
|The report is of a very high standard.The introduction is engaging, introduces the reader to the topic and the objective and content of the report are very clear.The discussion and conclusion sections clearly show key findings of the report from literature and makes excellent suggestions and recommendations of future actions. The report shows evidence of synthesis and critical thinking throughout.The topic is evaluated in depth, using a wide range of good quality academic and professional sources. The literature used shows excellent knowledge of topical area with reference to relevant and current issues and discuss in literature.APA referencing is correct in every case.Report has an excellent format and structure and is very well-written well written.||The Executive Summary, Introduction and Conclusion are suitable.The introduction is suitable, introduces the reader to the topic and the purpose and content of the report is suitable.The discussion and conclusion sections show some key findings of the report from literature and makes some suggestions and recommendations for future actions.The report shows some evidence of synthesis and critical thinking.The topic is evaluated suitably using some quality academic and professional sources.The literature used shows a good knowledge of the topic with reference to some relevant and current issues and discuss in literature.APA referencing is largely correct.Report is suitably formatted, structured and clearly-written.||The Report contains an Executive Summary, Introduction and Conclusion which are acceptable but could be improved.The discussion and conclusion sections show some key findings of the report from literature and makes few or no suggestions and recommendations for future actions.Report shows very little evidence of synthesis and critical analysis.The topic is described more than evaluated. The description is acceptable but uses few quality academic and professional sources but could be improved.The literature used shows acceptable knowledge of topical area with little reference to some relevant and current issues and discuss in literature.APA referencing is used throughout most of the paper and is generally correct.The report is formatted suitably but requires improvements with its written expression.||The Report does not adequately address the topic. The Report contains an Executive Summary, Introduction and Conclusion which are of a low standard and require significant improvements.The discussion and conclusion sections do not show key findings of the report from literature and makes no or poor suggestions and recommendations for future actions. The Conclusions are not based on information presented in the body of report.The Report is based mostly on non- academic or low-quality internet sources or publications, rather than high-quality academic and professional sources.The literature used shows poor or limited knowledge of topical area with barely no reference to some relevant and current issues and discuss in literature.APA Referencing is missing from significant parts of the report or has significant errors. The report is poorly structured and/or very poorly written.|
Get expert help for International Supply Chain Management and many more. 24X7 help, plag free solution. Order online now!