Acc11416: Building High Performance Organisations Online Assignment (Assignment #1)

Online Assignment (Assignment #1)Tri 1. 2015- 2016Supply Chain ManagementQ1. Describe the development and practice of Supply Chain Management activity from thebroad acceptance of the terminology and importance of the concept in the 1980s to thepresent dayQ2. With reference to the article at the link provided, your own research, and the Manganstatement below, compare and contrast a wide selection of differing modes and practice ofoperational relationship between supply chain partners. Your answer should seek to makesome conclusion on what could be considered to be general best practice, and why. http: //www. theguardian. com/business/2015/jul/13/groceries-code-adjudicatormorrisons-payments-emailo“In today’s world of international trade and global competition, where increasinglysupply chains compete rather than individual firms and products, effectiverelationships between suppliers and customers have become key differentiators ofhigh performing supplychains”(Mangan 2012)Q3. With reference to appropriate theory, consider and describe how your ownorganisation* seeks to manages its supply chain both in terms of upstream suppliers anddownstream customers. Please conclude by making suggestions as to how this chain couldbe improved or developed in future* If this is not feasible, select an organisation with which you are familiar—————————————————————————–Report SpecificationsYour report should be 3000 words approximately excluding title page, references, andappendices. Sticking to a strict word limit is difficult and an important skill for you to acquire,so make sure that you write in a concise and focused manner. It should be typed font size 12and 1. 5 line spacing and must be presented in portrait format, not landscape -you should notbe able to complete this task in any less than 3000 words minimum. Please provide anExecutive Summary and Contents Page. This report is worth 50 of your total grade for thismodule. An essential feature of the report is to illustrate how theoretical constructs or models can becritically analysed and applied to organisations in practice. You are therefore advised to readwidely. In fact, unless you have read and referenced at least 10 discrete references, it isunlikely that you have done sufficient reading. Beware of sources from the Internet (noWikipedia): apart from reputable and academic references that can be downloaded throughthe Internet (commonly via the library catalogue), most Internet references are notconsidered reliable for an academic piece of work. Academic journals generally offer a bettersource than textbooks. You must use the Harvard referencing system. This requires you to state the surname of theauthor(s) in the text of your report, followed by a comma and year of publication e. g. : “Kraljic(1983) states that…. ” If you use direct quotes, then the page number should follow e. g. : Kraljic (1983: 112) “The profit impact of a given supply item can be defined in terms ofvolume purchased, percentage of total purchase cost or impact on product quality orbusiness growth”. Failure to reference properly constitutes a violation of universityregulations i. e. plagiarism and is a serious offence. The guidelines for Harvard referencing can be found through accessing the following weblink: http: //staff. napier. ac. uk/services/library/study/skills/Pages/bib. aspxSubmissionAll work must be submitted to the appropriate area of the module site by Friday 23rdOctober 2015, 11. 59pm (UK time). Your submission must be accompanied by the frontcover posted, including the declaration that your own work being submitted for academiccredit. Plagiarism is academic misconduct and any instances found will be referred to theAcademic Misconduct Officer (ACO). You must attach an assessment cover sheet to your assignment, this can be found underthe assessment tab in Moodle. Marking CriteriaThe assessment criteria on which you are graded are shown below. It may help you toreview this when preparing your submission so that you are able to check that you havecovered all of the relevant areas. There are multiple resources available through the libraryportal and student portal which will help you develop your work. Coursework Assessment FeedbackName: Date submitted: Matriculation No: Date marked: Module: CategoryGRADEFail Weak Satisf Good Very Good ExcellentF5-F1-F2P1P2P3-P5-D1D2-D5P4SCM Development (20 )Critical Analysis ofSCM relationship styles(20 )Critical reflection onown organisation (35 )Integration of sourcesto supportargument (15 )Presentation andBibliography (10 )General comments on submissionFeedbackThree weeks is provided for marking to be completed and then feedback to be returned toyou. All feedback will be provided in the above written format and any further feedback canbe sought during the module.

ACC11416: Building High performance Organisations Online Assignment (Assignment #1)

Question
Online Assignment (Assignment #1)

Tri 1. 2015- 2016

Supply Chain Management
Q1. Describe the development and practice of Supply Chain Management activity from the
broad acceptance of the terminology and importance of the concept in the 1980s to the
present day

Q2. With reference to the article at the link provided, your own research, and the Mangan
statement below, compare and contrast a wide selection of differing modes and practice of
operational relationship between supply chain partners. Your answer should seek to make
some conclusion on what could be considered to be general best practice, and why.

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jul/13/groceries-code-adjudicatormorrisons-payments-email

o

“In today’s world of international trade and global competition, where increasingly
supply chains compete rather than individual firms and products, effective
relationships between suppliers and customers have become key differentiators of
high performing supply
chains”
(Mangan 2012)

Q3. With reference to appropriate theory, consider and describe how your own
organisation* seeks to manages its supply chain both in terms of upstream suppliers and
downstream customers. Please conclude by making suggestions as to how this chain could
be improved or developed in future
* If this is not feasible, select an organisation with which you are familiar
—————————————————————————–Report Specifications
Your report should be 3000 words approximately excluding title page, references, and
appendices. Sticking to a strict word limit is difficult and an important skill for you to acquire,
so make sure that you write in a concise and focused manner. It should be typed font size 12
and 1.5 line spacing and must be presented in portrait format, not landscape -you should not
be able to complete this task in any less than 3000 words minimum. Please provide an

Executive Summary and Contents Page. This report is worth 50% of your total grade for this
module.
An essential feature of the report is to illustrate how theoretical constructs or models can be
critically analysed and applied to organisations in practice. You are therefore advised to read
widely. In fact, unless you have read and referenced at least 10 discrete references, it is
unlikely that you have done sufficient reading. Beware of sources from the Internet (no
Wikipedia): apart from reputable and academic references that can be downloaded through
the Internet (commonly via the library catalogue); most Internet references are not
considered reliable for an academic piece of work. Academic journals generally offer a better
source than textbooks.
You must use the Harvard referencing system. This requires you to state the surname of the
author(s) in the text of your report, followed by a comma and year of publication e.g.: “Kraljic
(1983) states that….” If you use direct quotes, then the page number should follow e.g.:
Kraljic (1983: 112) “The profit impact of a given supply item can be defined in terms of
volume purchased, percentage of total purchase cost or impact on product quality or
business growth”. Failure to reference properly constitutes a violation of university
regulations i.e. plagiarism and is a serious offence.
The guidelines for Harvard referencing can be found through accessing the following web
link: http://staff.napier.ac.uk/services/library/study/skills/Pages/bib.aspx
Submission
All work must be submitted to the appropriate area of the module site by Friday 23rd
October 2015, 11.59pm (UK time). Your submission must be accompanied by the front
cover posted, including the declaration that your own work being submitted for academic
credit. Plagiarism is academic misconduct and any instances found will be referred to the
Academic Misconduct Officer (ACO).
You must attach an assessment cover sheet to your assignment; this can be found under
the assessment tab in Moodle.
Marking Criteria
The assessment criteria on which you are graded are shown below. It may help you to
review this when preparing your submission so that you are able to check that you have
covered all of the relevant areas. There are multiple resources available through the library
portal and student portal which will help you develop your work.

Coursework Assessment Feedback
Name:

Date submitted:

Matriculation No:

Date marked:

Module:
Category
GRADE

Fail Weak Satisf Good Very Good Excellent
F5-

F1-

F2

P1

P2

P3-

P5-D1

D2-D5

P4

SCM Development (20%)
Critical Analysis of
SCM relationship styles
(20%)
Critical reflection on
own organisation (35%)
Integration of sources
to support
argument (15%)
Presentation and
Bibliography (10%)
General comments on submission

Feedback
Three weeks is provided for marking to be completed and then feedback to be returned to
you. All feedback will be provided in the above written format and any further feedback can
be sought during the module.