Assessment 2 (Individual Assignment)
Step 1: Supply Chain Design
Select one of the following supply chains:
Meat SC (or any food SC, e.g. chicken)
Dairy SC (or any product concerning the Cold SC)
Coffee Bean SC (or any Agricultural product)
Car manufacturing SC (or Airplane, Ship, etc.)
Waste Management SC
Other (please have a chat with your tutor before selecting a topic which is not listed above)
Explain design and structure of the selected supply chain and use a network model to provide a schematic overview of the SC in the country that you are currently studying.
All important aspect of supply chain design should be well explained, e.g. nodes, flow of product/services, risks, decisions, authorities, disruptions, stakeholders, etc.
Step 2: Supply Chain Analysis
Identify at least 20 peer reviewed articles where mathematical (quantitative) methods have been used to address various knowledge gaps for the selected supply chain.
At least 5 of the selected articles should be published after 2010.
Select at least 2 mathematical (quantitative) methods.
There is no obligation that you select mathematical methods which are covered in this course.
Given that at least 20 peer reviewed articles should be identified for the selected 2 quantitative methods, 8 to 12 articles should be selected for each quantitative method.
Methods which are used for investigating into the relationship between variables are not considered as mathematical modelling in this assignment. For example, Regression, Logistics Regression, Structural Equation Modelling (SEM), Partial Least Squares (PLS) are not suitable for this assignment.
Write a comprehensive literature review on the application of your selected mathematical methods to design and analysis of your selected supply chain and address the following (but not limited to) points:
How do the selected mathematical methods work?
What problems have been addressed in the selected SC using the selected mathematical methods?
How could the selected mathematical methods help to design and analysis of the selected supply chain?
What are the limitations of selected quantitative methods?
Undertaking any additional critical and/or content analysis on the application of selected quantitative methods in analysis of selected supply chain results in higher mark.
Step 3: Summary of Findings
A summary of findings regarding the selected articles should be explained in this section. Please note that findings of the selected articles should be summarised here, not your findings in the previous section.
There is no need to explain the mathematical methods in this section. Only the knowledge gaps and their corresponding answers from each article should be explained.
If findings of selected articles are related, the relationship between findings should be clearly explained.
Proposed Report Structure
Title: Literature Review on Application of Quantitative Methods in Design and Analysis of your selected SC Supply Chain
Supply Chain Design
Supply Chain Analysis
Summary of Findings
From each article something unique should be explained in the report.
The identified articles do not necessarily address a problem in the country that you are currently studying in.
Word limit: 2500 ± 500 words
As a RMIT Business student, you are required to use the Harvard referencing system.
The naming convention for both Word and Excel files is: Student Number_Student Name.
The assignment report is marked based on the following rubric:
|Supply Chain Design||Refer to the assignment||30%|
|Supply Chain Analysis||Refer to the assignment||40%|
|Summary of Findings||Refer to the assignment||20%|
|Presentation||Quality of writing, grammar,||10%|
|citations, references, format|
|and structure of report,|