Introduction to the Company/Supply Chain Organization
(i) Individually to prepare a 3000 (+/-10%) words report on an evaluation of a supply chain organisation / supply chain department of an organisation (ie part of a Supply Chain in either a Manufacturing; Retail or Service Industry).
Choose a company to :
-to compare and contrast its supply chain strategy against a comprehensive literature review on appropriate supply chain theories
-the theories include but are not limited to: planning, customer service, JIT/Quick Response, pipeline management, inventory/distribution management, E-supply chain, closed-loop supply chain, lean/agile, 6 sigma;
-Management, IT, procurement, transportation of the company
-to evaluate the organisation and provide improvement suggestions
-Include an Abstract (200 words max not in word count)
-Include an Introduction can be the intro of the company or the 3 points of management, IT or procurement (100 words) and a Conclusion (200 words both included in the word count)
(ii) Your report should include data on the organisation to analyse the strategic role of the organisation within its supply chain and assessing its operation in terms of its supply chain strategy. This will involve secondary data collection and analysis.