Subject Code: MAN203
Subject Name: Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Assessment Title: Individual Report: developing a supply chain based on a case study
Total Marks: 30
Due Date: Week 7
Length: 1000 words
For this assessment, students will work individually to develop a supply chain for a firm. Students will need to draw on the readings and concepts from the first six weeks of the course, as well as additional information about the firm provided in the case study. Students will need to demonstrate that they understand the fundamentals of what’s involved in logistics and supply chain management. This report should stick to the format provided to them in class.
The report will be divided into two sections: the supply chain section and a short open-ended discussion section. The supply chain section will involve students describing how to come up with a list of suppliers, how stock is to be ordered, how delivery arrangements are made, and how other relevant logistical information is integrated. The open-ended discussion will ask students to justify their decisions by using the course’s readings and their own independent research. All research should be relevant to the case study.
Students will need to demonstrate they have an understanding of the following modules (by drawing on the modules’ readings and ideas):
• Introduction: Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
• Inventory Management and Strategic Planning.
• SCM in a Globalised World.
• Sustainable Practice in SCM.
• Managing Inventories: Part 1.
• Supply Chain Management: The Impact of Information Technology.
It should be noted that during each tutorial class, the background theory of supply chain and logistics will be discussed and students will have the opportunity to ask any questions they might have about such content. Students will also be clearly instructed on the practical skills and applications required to complete each task and the tutor of each class will be available to offer any further guidance.
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Assessment Marking Rubric
Criteria HD (High Distinction) 85%-100% DN (Distinction)
75%-84% CR (Credit) 74%-65% P (Pass) 50%-64% NN (Fail)
Supply Chain Plan • Title page complete, centred and accurate
• Titles and headings accurately describe the
• Organises the supply chain in a logical and appropriate manner
• Introduction outlines the intentions and rationale behind decisions
• Readings and key related concepts are fully explained in the summary
• Critical engagement
section fully evaluates key issues in relation to the work and offers • Title page complete, centred and accurate
• Titles and headings accurately describe the contents
• Organises the supply chain in a useful and meaningful way
• Introduction outlines the
• Readings and
related concepts are explained in the summary
• Critical engagement section evaluates key issues in relation to the work and makes a good argument
• Conclusion • Title page complete and accurate
• Titles and headings accurately describe the content of most
• Organises the supply chain
• Introduction outlines the basics of the
• Readings and
related concepts are mostly
explained in summary
• Critical engagement
section states key issues in relation to the work and makes an argument
• Conclusion summarises key issues and • Title page accurate
• Titles and headings accurately describe the content of some
organisation to the supply chain
• Introduction mentions some aspects of the supply chain
• Information may be missing
(e.g. readings are explained but relevant concepts are
• Critical engagement section does not evaluate
issues/offers a mediocre argument • Title page incomplete or omitted
• Title and headings do not reflect the contents
• Little to no organisation to the supply chain
• Introduction fails to outline the report
• Key information is missing from the summary/it is inaccurate
• Critical engagement section is missing information about key issues/does not offer an argument
• Conclusion does not accurately summarise key issues and argument /15
• a convincing argument Conclusion accurately and concisely summarises key issues and report accurately summarises key issues and report report • Conclusion summarises most of key issues and report
• Key issues are critically evaluated and explored through the academic work A nuanced argument is formed with convincing evidence to support all of the points raised •
• Key issues are critically evaluated through the academic work A good argument is formed with convincing evidence to support most of the points raised •
• Key issues are critically evaluated through the academic work An argument is formed with some convincing evidence used •
• Key issues are mentioned but not fully evaluated in a critical manner An argument is formed with inadequate supporting evidence •
• Key issues are missing/not evaluated in a critical manner Argument is not fully formed and does not include supporting evidence /10
Language and Presentation •
• Sentences and paragraphs are well structured and clear Vocabulary is clear, effective and academic Grammar,
spelling and punctuation are flawless Document
• Sentences and paragraphs are well structured and clear with minor exceptions Vocabulary is clear and academic Grammar,
spelling and punctuation are good •
• Sentences and paragraphs are mainly well structured Vocabulary is comprehensive Few errors in grammar, spelling and
professionally presented in •
• Sentences and paragraphs are poorly structured Vocabulary is often ineffective
professionally presented in terms of KBS guidelines with significant •
• Meaning is unclear/structure is often wrong Vocabulary used is incorrect/not comprehensive Document poorly presented and majority does not comply with KBS guidelines
In text references and reference list /5
• presented in terms of KBS guidelines In text references and reference list are accurate and in Harvard style •
professionally presented in terms of KBS guidelines In text references and reference list are accurate and in Harvard style with minor exceptions • terms of KBS guidelines with few exceptions In text references and reference list are in Harvard style with some errors • exceptions In text references and reference list are in Harvard style with significant errors has many mistakes and information is missing
Assignment Mark/Grade: Total score