i) Assignment Submission: All assignment copies are to be handed in to
lecturers on the specific due date agreed upon.
ii) Assignment Topic: Select a manufacturer that you are familiar with and
assume that you are the supply chain manager of this organization, analyse the four
key flows (in the supply chain), the make process, and the distribution plan.
Recommend improvements by applying the theories and concepts found in supply chain
management. You are required to consult and fully reference a MINIMUM of 10
references (e.g., book; www; journal article from the full-text databases; current affairs
magazine; newspaper etc.). The use of WIKIPEDIA online encyclopedia is NOT
allowed. The word range of this essay is about 2,000 words.
The article must fulfil the following requirements:
More marks will be awarded for reports which provide more detailed discussion
and in-depth analysis with adequate referencing to the supply chain
concepts and models.
iii) Assignment Format:
The report should be presented as follows:
Introduction – Outline the background and purpose of this report (about 100
words) and provide key information about the selected organization (about 200
The Key Flows in Supply Chain – Analyse the products flow, information flow,
cash flow and return flow of the selected manufacturer and Recommend
improvement by applying supply chain theories and concepts. Use diagrams for
illustration (about 500 words).
The Make Process – Analyse the process of production planning/scheduling and
materials requirement planning of the selected manufacture and Recommend
improvement by applying supply chain theories and concepts. Diagrams are
permitted to help explain concepts (about 500 words).
The Distribution Process – Analyse the current distribution process of finished
goods and Recommend improvement by applying supply chain theories and
concepts. Diagrams are permitted to help explain concepts (about 500 words).
Conclusion – Reinstates all of the parts of the argument and refers the reader
back to the focus that have outlined in the introduction and to the central topic.
This gives the report a sense of unity (about 200 words)
Referencing – All sources referred to in your essay, including any diagrams,
must be referenced to in-text and be included in a full reference list at the end of
the assignment, according to the APA system of referencing. Use resources to
assist you to do this accurately and consistently
The reference above will also supply you with the Assignment Style rules followed. In short, the
main things to apply are as follows:
1. Write your name clearly on the cover page using the Lecturer’s Comment Form
2. Your assignment should be type-written.
3. Spacing 1.5 with font size 12 using Arial font style.
4. Include page no.
5. Include a Reference Page at the end of your assignment.
2.0) RELEVANT MODULE LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSED:
All modules use the APA referencing and citation format. Please make
yourself familiar with this style at the beginning of your studies so you are
able to use it to keep track of source material during research
A. Explain supply chain management and the importance in achieving the
strategic objective of the organisation.
B. Use a variety of models to evaluate the optimisation of the production,
material requirements and distribution of products.