SOE11147 Global Logistics and Supply Chains

Assessment One- Report

Task: Critically Evaluate the Role of Procurement in New Product Development


Assessment One - Coursework        Report

Submission deadline: 24th October 2021 @ 23:59

Late submission will be penalised, refer to specification

Reports must be submitted online through the submission box on Moodle (Turnitin).

The Assignment                                                                                                                       

Individually you will prepare a report which may include the following:

▪   Use formal report structure.

▪    Critically evaluate appropriate procurement and supply chain approaches in this specific context.

▪   A review of supply chain concepts, (supported by references) must underpin discussion.

▪   A critical evaluation of the potential trade-offs.

▪   Support points with relevant examples.

▪   Conclusion and recommendations should be logical, justified, and relevant.

▪   Citations in the text and also reference list which should primarily include journals!

▪   Appendices

Word Limit:

2,000 words +/ – 10%

Late Submissions:

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).

Extenuating circumstances and extensions information: Administration/Extenuating%20Circumstances/Pages/Extenuating- Circumstances.aspx

Success Factors

There are five main criteria for success:

▪   Introduction – signposting, expectations, aim.

▪    Understanding - Your reports should demonstrate an in-depth understanding and critical argument of SCM issues. You can best demonstrate understanding by evaluating and applying concepts from the course.

▪    Substantiation - The reports should be underpinned by course concepts, theory and citations to demonstrate understanding.

▪    Insight - Your work must demonstrate critical evaluation and insight into the operation and relevant theory. This will come out across sections.

▪    Presentation - The reports should be well structured and clearly presented, supported by adherence to the report writing style (Napier Report House Style on Moodle).

Report Specifications                                                                                                             

Your report should be a maximum of 2,000 words excluding title page, 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 APA7th. See the referencing guidance on the L&SCM Moodle


Academic Skills

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 “original” material

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 Plagiarise/Pages/Be-Wise-Dont-Plagiarise.aspx

SOE11147- Global Logistics & Supply Chains

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