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Assessment 1: Industry Research Project 20%
Due Date: END WEEK 5 28th August 2016
Assessment Overview:
Choose a local or international company producing a fashion or textiles product. Analyse and evaluate the
various stages of product development and develop an operations calendar and accompanying report.
Assignment instructions:
Conduct comprehensive research into a local or international company producing a fashion or textiles product. Manufacturing and production may be offshore on onshore. Primary research into a local operator is encouraged. Provide an overview of the company, their product, positioning strategy and relationship to their target customer.
Examine the operational logistics of the company including sourcing and supply, manufacturing and production, quality control and distribution and transport. Examine the operations over a 12 month period, and develop an operations calendar to reflect two seasons of operation. This can take the form of a table or calendar format, with a 1000 word report supporting and interpreting the document.
Demonstrate the theoretical learning of product development supply chains and their management and apply to your chosen company.
The following criteria will be considered and assessed:
Choice of Label for Analysis 4
Operations Calendar 4
Report supporting the calendar and providing a company overview 4
Application of learning on product development supply chains and their management to company, including scheduling 4
Structure and Flow of Presentation 4
Correct Bibliography and Referencing
Thorough Research from Primary and Secondary Sources
TOTAL 20
Submission information:
Work is to be logically organised. submitted electronically on eCampus and each page should be identified with the
student's name and student identification number.
Meet the required word count of 1000 words (+/-) 10%
Size 12 Arial Font
1.5 line spacing and margins of 2.5cm
Polytechnic West Higher Education Assignment Cover Sheet is to be attached
Numbered headings
Page numbers
Contents page
Use appropriate academic language including APA referencing.
Include a minimum of 6 references from varied sources (including textbooks, journals, case studies, magazines, the
Internet, utilise various library databases, etc.).
Note late assessments attract a penalty of 5% per working day, for up to 5 working days after which time the
mark will be zero.
This is a formal academic written assessment. As such, it must be structured in an appropriate format that both conveys the
topic of discussion and reflects what is being discussed.
The assessment should consist of:
- Synopsis / Introduction / Body of discussion / Conclusion / Bibliography & Appendices if required.
- Visual references should be used where relevant and electronic files made as small as possible.
- Do not include images or graphics for interest only; they must contribute to the discussion and critique of the topic.