Assessment 2: Case Study
Weight: 40% (2000 words)
Due date: Week 10, Friday 15th Oct 2021 5:00pm
Submission type: Individual Case Study via Turnitin
Estimated student workload: 25 hours
Students will be required to write an individual case study report. The most crucial component of this report is the application of insights, concepts, tools and techniques discussed in the class to the student's chosen organisation.
You need to identify one Australian firm in the application of the weekly topics mentioned in the class. This will require a very brief description of the organisation and the products or services it provides. The selected firms include manufacturers, agricultural producers, wholesalers/retailers, hospitals, medical clinics, health care providers, call centres, retail stores, schools, IT design, infrastructure, telecommunications providers, government, hotels, childcare providers, financial services, engineering consulting, marketing, transportation and distribution, etc.
You are required to identify the critical issues related to supply chain management. Providing supportive resources, including primary or secondary data from the selected firm, would be useful to describe the problems you identified. It is better to use some techniques mentioned in the class for analysing a problem and provide a detailed action plan to improve an organisation's performance over a period of 12 months. The report should be written concisely and structured in the following way:
1) Organisation selection - this section briefly describes background research and the organisation identified.
2) Problem identification and analysis - this part mainly identifies the issues faced by the organisation. Adoption of appropriate method/technique is useful for analysis, such as cause-effect analysis, value chain framework, etc.
3) Recommendation/lmplementation - this portion describes at least two recommendations based on the problem identified in the previous section. The recommendations have to be specific and practical. It includes a diagram showing the detailed activities, activity duration, milestones, and ensures that