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Assessment Type: Case Study - 2000 to 2200 word report - individual assessment.
Purpose: To allow students to begin to apply the knowledge and skills of the subject to a real world example. This assessment relates to Learning Outcomes a, b and c.
Topic: Logistics Case Study.
After reading the case study uploaded on the subject web site, prepare a 2000 - 2500 word report (executive summary, table of contents body, conclusions and recommendations) analysing the issues in the case, and identify logistics management strategies that enable the company to become successful, and/or will be necessary for the company to maintain/improve its success in the future.
Specific issues to address and conclusions to be drawn will be given with the case study.
Research Requirements: Use a minimum of 5 academic journal articles, plus the text supporting your identification of problems and proposals / recommendations to resolve the questions. It is envisaged a Credit grade would require up to 10 references with a minimum of 6 academic journals. A Distinction would require up to 16 references with a minimum of 10 academic journals.
To be considered relevant, reference sources should be used correctly to support the discussion, analysis and recommendations, so take care to carefully link the case elements and discussion / analysis to correctly referenced logistics concepts and models,
Articles chosen need to be recent (written since at least 2008) and relevant to both the topic and context of the assessment task.
Additional non-academic sources may also be used however students need to show an understanding of their validity.
Report format - 2000- 2200- word Word.doc or Word.docx (word count applies to content only, not title page, executive summary, table of contents and reference list).
Responses should have a title page attached reflecting the content and the author, executive summary, table of contents, introduction, suitable headings and sub-headings to cover the relevant content and elements of analysis, conclusion, recommendations, reference list/bibliography, appendices (if relevant).
Harvard referencing (Anglia version) is to be used.