Assessment Two - Coursework Report
Submission deadline: Friday 10th December 2021 @ 23:59
Coursework must be submitted by 23.59hrs on the submission date to the Turnitin
box on Moodle. Late submission will be subject to penalties. Coursework submitted after 23.59 hours on the deadline date and up to 5 days late will be capped at pass (P1) and any coursework submitted beyond this will be marked as a fail (F5).
? Write a Report Critically Evaluating the Role and Application of Supply Chain Performance Measurement Systems.
Individually you will prepare a report which should include the following:
§ Evaluating appropriate supply chain performance measures/models.
§ A critical argument of relevant supply chain models/concepts from multiple sources, (supported by references) have to underpin discussion.
§ A critical evaluation of the implementation challenges, including implications, issues, and weakness.
§ Examples to support points.
§ References in text and also end-list which should include mainly academic peer-reviewed journals!
2,000 words +/- 10%
Assignments submitted outside this range will be penalised
There are five main criteria for success:
§ Introduction – setting the scene
§ Understanding - Your reports should demonstrate a critical understanding of relevant Supply Chain Management Performance issues. You can best demonstrate understanding by applying concepts from the course and a literature review.
§ Substantiation - The reports should be underpinned by evaluating and critiquing
relevant theory/models, and using citations to demonstrate understanding. It is not a sales pitch!
§ Insight - Your work must demonstrate critical evaluation and insight into the operation and relevant theory. This will come out across most sections.
§ Presentation - The reports should be well structured and clearly presented, supported by adherence to the report writing style (Napier House Style on Moodle).
Your report should be a maximum of 2,000 words excluding title page, executive summary, tables/figures, 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 presented in portrait format, not landscape.
You must use a formal report structure “Napier Report House Style” (See Moodle).
An essential feature of the reports is to illustrate how theoretical constructs or models can help to explain the actions of organisations in practice. You are therefore advised to read widely. In fact, unless you have read and referenced at least 15 discrete references, it is unlikely that you have done sufficient reading. Sources from the internet must not be used. Apart from reputable and academic references that can be downloaded through the Internet, most Internet references are not considered reliable for an academic piece of work. Penalties will be applied for use of non-academic sources used to support SCM concepts (eg. Businessballs, MindTools, and anything ending in pedia). Using lecture slides as referencing is also forbidden. Academic journals generally offer a better source than textbooks.
Books, Journals and Websites - See those already listed in the handbook and one Reading List as well as sources available through the university library as we have extensive journal access. Referencing style is APA 7th. See the referencing guidance on the GL&SCM Moodle page.
Please see the following link for information on workshops etc.
Plagiarism is the publication of the ideas, or the expression of the ideas of another, as one’s own. Some dictionaries use the term stealing. Plagiarism is not permitted in assessments at Edinburgh Napier University. Refer to MyNapier for further detail. Student Disciplinary Regulations (SDR) 11.2 categorises plagiarism as Academic Misconduct. Some examples are:
Major examples of plagiarism include the following
? copying from another student (Collusion)
? copying large sections, from an academic or other source (e.g. book, internet article) without acknowledging that source by referencing it
Minor examples of plagiarism include
? Paraphrasing without acknowledgment
? Using original reference obtained from the literature but not reading
|Quoting a relevant passage from a book, if the reference is given e.g. Drury C, (2004), Management and Cost Accounting, 6e, London, Thomson. The reference must be clearly linked to the body of your work by putting the Author’s name and date in brackets and the passage must be presented as a quotation.||Copying from textbooks or articles and failing to acknowledge the source – even if the words/sentences are rearranged. Or acknowledging the source, but presenting the copy as your own words, rather than as a quotation.|
|Comparing different authors’ ideas, with acknowledgement of source, and making your own comments.||Copying from other students – even if the words and/or sentences are rearranged.|
|Doing research with others in the library but writing your essay alone.||Allowing another student to copy your work|
|When citing from the WWW give, in the end reference list, the author if possible, the entire URL and the date of access, not just the URL of the home page e.g. https://my.napier.ac.uk/Academic- Study-Skills/Be-Wise-Dont-Plagiarise/Pages/Be-Wise- Dont-Plagiarise.aspx||URL of home page alone and /or no date e.g. www.napier.ac.uk|
Every time you submit any piece of work for assessment, you will be required to fill in a declaration form. By signing this form, you confirm that you have understood plagiarism as it is defined by Edinburgh Napier University. You are also confirming that you have not plagiarised. Further detailed information is available at https://blogs.napier.ac.uk/academicskills/resources/
SOE11147- Global Logistics & Supply Chains
|Presentation [10%] Layout, presentation, and readability (structure, spelling, grammar).|
|Understanding & Substantiation [50%] Reports should demonstrate understanding and application of relevant Logistics and SCM principles/theories/concepts/models . Reports must be underpinned by theory with clear referenced definitions to support your knowledge.|
|Insight [20%] Demonstrate critical evaluation and insight into the operation and relevant theory/model.|
|Referencing [10%] A full list of external resources and in text citations must be used to underpin your discussion. The quality of these will also be considered. APA 7th must be applied in text and in the end-list.|
|Conclusions [10%] Highlighting key issues, reaching logical conclusions supported by evidence from the literature & practice.|
Key to grades
Marking scheme and general marking guidelines*
|Overall Grade||Scale Grade||Scale (Points)||General marking guidelines|
|DISTINCTION||D5||16||An exceptional assignment, which is sophisticated in its approach while being correct in every particular detail. Extremely high level of critical ability is demonstrated with original thought being evident.|
|D1||12||An excellent assignment which is well written and explained. It demonstrates a high level understanding of the issues, using a high level of critical and analytical ability.|
|P4||10||A very good assignment with minimal errors. Demonstrates a Critical understanding of the key issues and is thorough in its analysis of the issues and theoretical concepts. The student shows strong critical and analytical ability.|
|P2||8||A good assignment, with most of the key points correctly stated, the student demonstrates an ability to interpret at least some of the issues and makes a strong attempt at explaining the theoretical concepts.|
|P1||7||A weak assignment, the student shows understanding of the issues but possibly combined with errors and/or insufficient or unclear explanation of the key points. Lacking strong critical discussion. There is limited interpretation of the issues in relation to the real world.|
|F2||5||A poor assignment; the student has not answered the assignment properly. There may be a number of errors including insufficient explanation of the theory, and a limited ability to interpret the ideas to practical situations.|
*Note that in ALL cases it is expected that you will provide a List of References and critically evaluate the material used.