Discuss the role of information technology in a supply chain

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Innovation and IT in supply chains

Instructions on Assessment:

The assessment for this module is comprised of two parts. You MUST complete both parts.

Part 1:

The first part is a group presentation, which accounts for 25% of the module mark. These presentations will be based on case studies, which will be provided to you two weeks prior to the actual presentation day. Presentations will take place during the seminars of the semester.

Part 2:

The second part is an individual assignment, which accounts for 75% of the module mark. In this part of the assessment you have to write a 3000 word long reportexplaining and discussing the following (you MUST do both tasks).

Task 1 for Part 2:

Critically evaluate, discuss as well as compare and contrast the "knowledge-as-possession view" and the "knowledge-as-practice view". Furthermore, discuss the meaning of these two schools of thought in relation to managing innovation in supply chains, whilst relating this to some of the innovation and relationship management concepts discussed in the lectures and seminars throughout this module. You must use examples from different organisations of your choice to supplement your discussion.

Word limit: 1200 words

Presentation and abstract:
Please pay particular attention to the structure of your report, the English language, and referencing.
Presentation format: Structured business report
Abstract: You must write an abstract.
Word limit for the abstract: 100 words.

Introduction and conclusion:
Word limit: 200 words

Task 2 for Part 2:

Critically evaluate and discuss the role of information technology (IT) in a supply chain of your choice. Please analyse the information technologies adopted in your chosen supply chain and critically discuss the impact of these systems on supply chain performance.

Presentation and abstract:

Please pay particular attention to the structure of your report, the English language, and referencing.
Presentation format: Structured business report
Abstract: You must write an abstract.

Word limit for the abstract: 100 words.

Part -2 Article -

1. An empirical study of RFID productivity in the U.S. retail supply chain by Seungjae Shin and Burak Eksioglu

www.elsevier.com/locate/ijpe

2. Dynamic pricing and ordering decision for the perishable food of the supermarket using RFID technology by Xiaofeng Liu, Ou Tang
 and Pei Huang.

www.emeraldinsight.com/1355-5855.htm

 

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The assignment include two different reports related to knowledge management and supply chain management. The first report compares and contrast knowledge-as-possession view and knowledge-as-practical view from a number of different perspectives and case studies. The second report conducts a critical evaluation and discussion about the role played by information technology in the supply chain of an organization.

Reference no: EM131318585

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inf1318585

12/21/2016 2:12:39 AM

Remark: Please help to search the database files and let me know which files you use DataBase Linking: http://weblib.cpce-polyu.edu.hk MO0360 Assessment Brief FIRSTSIT 2016 2017 NBS KAPLAN HKPU Revised-2.docx Part 2 - Walmart RFID .pdf Part 2 - supermarket RFID.pdf database instruction for your convenience 20126971_1DataBase 1.png 20126971_2DataBase 2.png

len1318585

12/19/2016 7:17:56 AM

knowledge-as-practice view" (Database Keywords: Experience / Testing / Guidelines / Executing / implementation..) for Supply Chan Best practice: Cross docking / VMI ..see which Article talk about the companies mentioned Introduction and conclusion around 200 words Abstract around 100 words Task 2 for Part 2: (1500 words) Critically evaluate and discuss the role of information technology (IT) in a supply chain of your choice. Please analyse the information technologies adopted in your chosen supply chain and critically discuss the impact of these systems on supply chain performance. - find a company applied IT (RFID / EDP / EDI...) and discuss what is the effect on supply chain , mostly on the supply chain benefits <<< you may use the pdf (Walmart RFID / supermarket RFID) for reference (1200 words, with a reference) -Role of IT benefits brought - benefits example: 1) automization. 2) upgrade supply chain 3) improve relationship with Partner (Supplier or contractor etc) 4) supply chain more effiient Introduction and conclusion: = around 200 wrods Presentation and abstract: = around 300 words Remark:

len1318585

12/19/2016 7:17:33 AM

Task 1 for Part 2 in word file: (1500 words) Critically evaluate, discuss as well as compare and contrast the "knowledge-as-possession view" and the "knowledge-as-practice view". Furthermore, discuss the meaning of these two schools of thought in relation to managing innovation in supply chains, whilst relating this to some of the innovation and relationship management concepts discussed in the lectures and seminars throughout this module. You must use examples from different organisations of your choice to supplement your discussion. Word limit: 1200 words Marks allocation: 80 / 100 - explain the definition of the two views, each view use a theory to support, one APA reference per view, contrast and compare the pros and cons of both views (200-300 words) - use two companies such as Walmart / Zara / B&Q or other which each of them has two views ,then use innovation supply chain to explain both views in each companies and discuss the related supply chain (each company 400-500 words, each with a reference) hints from professor: "knowledge-as-possession view" (Database Keywords: Training / SOP / Guidelines..)

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