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MB704 International Logistics and Operations Performance

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Assignment Brief
 
Module Title:International Logistics and Operations PerformanceModule Code:MB704 – 21S2AES
Assignment No/Title:CW1: Report 2,500Assessment Weighting:50%
Submission Date:7th October 2022 at 15.00 pm         Feedback Target Date:3 weeks
Module Leader:Name:  Dr Md Asaduzzaman Khan   Email:  Course Area 
Submission Instructions:
This assignment is to be submitted electronically using Blackboard
  This assignment must be submitted electronically by 3 pm on the submission dateTo submit electronically you must upload your work to the e-submission area within the respective module on blackboard. Click Submit> Browse (find the correct file to upload) Upload> SubmitMultiple drafts can be submitted up to the submission date. Please remember you must leave at least 24 hours between submissions if you make changes to your work. Each submission will overwrite the previous one until the due date and time has passed.You will receive a digital receipt as proof of submission. This will be sent to your Bucks e-mail address; please keep this for reference.You are reminded of the University’s regulations on cheating and plagiarism. In submitting your assignment you are acknowledging that you have read and understood these regulations.Late submission within 10 working days of the deadline will not result in the mark being capped at a maximum of 40% due to the University’s no detriment policy. However, beyond this time the work will not be marked.You are reminded that it is your responsibility to keep an electronic copy of your assignment for future reference.  
Instructions to Students: Specify whether it is a group or individual assignment, the word length and any abnormal submission instructions.
  This coursework is 2,500 word report, designed to measure students understanding and application of key concepts and principles. The coursework is a report requiring students to investigate and apply key principles to organizational issues and it is worth 50% of the marks for this module.                                                                                   
This assignment tests the following Learning Outcomes for the module:Delete any that do not apply and ensure that alternative instructions are entered in the box above.
LO1. Select and apply a range of operations techniques to the management of a business. LO2. Assess the implications of business decisions on the performance of a business operating in a competitive environment. LO3. Critically analyze the theories of operations management. LO4. Critically evaluate a variety of operations and logistics strategies for use in an international context.        
The Assignment Tasks:
The Assignment Tasks:   You need to choose one global operations management case for your individual report from companies such as Tesla, NHS, Amazon, Alibaba, Tesco, Lidl, Apple, British Air, Samsung, Google or any company of your choice. You will discuss this further with your tutor before finalising the topic. Critical analysis of the case will help you to answer the following operations management questions: Identify three important operation management (OM) decision areas (e.g. quality, inventory management, layout or process design etc.) in your chosen case company. Critically analyze the present activities of the firm on the chosen OM decision areas and suggest ways to improve performance (1800 words).Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the company in such a way to show how both can be synergistically exploited to improve the performance (400 words).Note: Introduction and conclusion could be 300 wordsYou will be required to undertake a case study and complete a case analysis report. This can be based on operations of your current or previous workplace or any other organization known to you. You need to discuss and confirm with your tutor to agree upon a suitable case.The report will be 2,500 words in length (not including references and appendices). It should include answers to all the case questions (given above) and must make use of relevant unit concepts on the aspect covered. You have the opportunity to submit and re-submit until the deadline.
Assessment Criteria:
  Marking Scheme A 70-100% B 60-69% C 50-59% D 40-49% E 35-39% Critical Analysis of 3 OM Decision Areas & Ways to Improve Performance (50%) Comprehensive critical analysis of 3 OM decision areas in the case, supported by strong evidence from the literature, to support the discussion. Sensible and logical, substantiated recommendations to improve performance. A good critical analysis of 3 OM decision areas in the case, supported by some evidence from the literature to support the discussion. Some sound recommendations to improve performance. . Some evidence of critical analysis of 3 OM decision areas, supported by the literature and /or OM theory. Some logical recommendations to improve performance. Attempted to critically analyse 3 OM decision areas but lacks supporting evidence from the literature and practices of the case company. The logical link between OM areas and improved performance is satisfactory. Some attempt is made to appreciate OM decision areas in the case. Arguments are baseless and weak. Dubious logic used to suggest ways to improve performance. . Evaluation of Strengths & Weaknesses of Company (40%) A comprehensive answer that shows a sound evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the company, supported by evidences and appropriate examples.   A good understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the case considered, supported by evidences. Strengths and weaknesses are described An ability to use ideas which are easily accessible. No evidence of a student’s attempt to go beyond the obvious. Discussion accurate but shallow. Strengths and weaknesses are described but discussion lacks evidence. Discussion narrow and possibly not well argued or supported. Strengths and weaknesses are described but discussion lacks breadth. The student fails to demonstrate a real understanding of all the issues involved. Structure, presentation & Referencing (10%) A well-structured report, where the arguments are presented in a logical order. Professional presentation with excellent readability. Wide range of high quality references to support the discussion. A good logical structure is evident Presentation of the report and readability are very good. Good references are used to support the discussion.   Good report structure and presentation. Some referencing is used to support discussion.   Structure and presentation of the report is satisfactory. Readability is acceptable, though some grammar. Harvard reference format used correctly, referencing is limited. Some structure is evident but not effective. Presentation unsatisfactory or grammar issues affecting readability. Significant errors in Harvard References
  TOTAL MARK : 100
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