Textbook! You will have to download kindle if you don’t have it .. I’ll send log in info to read the textbook! Part 1 -Learning objective State learning objective from the lesson addressed in the article -Summary of the article. Summarize the article by stating the main points in your own words in a few complete sentences DO NOT include your analysis in the summary section of the report. A summary includes only information that is contained in the article–it is not an essay. -Analysis Answer the question: “Does this article support or contradict the text?” Substantiate your answers with quotations and paraphrases from the text and give the parenthetical citation in APA format. Do not cite a broad range of pages as the source for the answer. -Relation to your experience or observation. Compare and contrast your experience with the conclusions in the text or the researched article. Your relevant experience or observation may include either a prior job or as a consumer of goods and services. -Reference Properly formatted APA reference The learning objective is : Logistics is characterized by thinking in processes, value chains, and networks. It includes parameters such as performance, quality, value, and cost. At the end of this chapter the reader will have gained an understanding of the basic components and organization variables of the logistics systems. Apart from the technical and economic aspects, which increasingly have an impact on the efficiency of the logistics systems, it is important to discuss the fundamentals and functions of a company’s internal and external logistics structures, and how the relationship with their agents is managed. In this way the reader will obtain information on competencies that goes beyond the scope of basic logistics knowledge. Only 300 words! Leave space so I know what’s part one and part two Part 2: Explain the competencies needed by employees of logistics. What skills are necessary? What skills do you already have? What skill do you want to learn more about? Only 150words
This week we reviewed global logistics, risk management, and the product and supply chains. Identify and describe the global market forces, risks, development chain, supply chain, and strategies from one of the following perspectives.
750 – 1,000 words (3 – 4 pages) written essay
APA format required (including title page, reference page – no abstract required)
5 – 7 academic resources for 300/400 level courses
Content of paper should address the concepts covered this week utilizing personal experience as well as research
Throughout the course, the subject of regulation and deregulation (government involvement or intervention) and its impact on intermodal transportation has been discussed. Chapter 15 discusses the role of government on fostering intermodal transport innovations. The author suggests that the US government should be the catalyst for innovations in intermodal transportation. He argues that industry, in a free market economy, has been limited in their ability to deliver these innovations.
Do you agree or disagree with the author? Justify you position using historical examples (development of nuclear power has been led by the government; development of new technologies for DOD is primarily driven by industry) to support your argument.
Selecting an organisation of your choice and factoring into consideration the various elements of this module, including relevant industry research; students are required to assess the organisation’s current supply network. ( Use Singapore Airlines for the report, more specifically, their Catering Supply Chain Model) Students are subsequently required to put forward key viable recommendations to drive and enhance supply chain performance improvement for the organisation. SECTION (A) – Current Evaluation At a minimum, students are required to: (a) Briefly describe & introduce the organisation and illustrate via supply chain mapping/diagram the current process of engagement across companies, suppliers and customers to bring the product(s) / service(s) to the consumer (including returns where applicable). (10 marks) (b) Analyse the internal and external organisational requirements and the types of supply chain management relationships that exist within the organisation’s industry. (10 marks) (c) Discuss and evaluate the challenges within the organisation’s supply network relevant to the industry norms i.e. in the context of today’s global environment. (15 marks) (d) Specifically appraise the changing nature of technological and data-driven supply chain communications and information requirements within the industry. (15 marks) 50 MARKS SECTION (B) – Future Recommendations Having set out, evaluated and critiqued all aspects of the report above (i.e. points a-d), students are now required to propose key recommendations for each of the points above to drive and enhance viable supply chain performance improvement. *Students are required to incorporate knowledge of relevant global integrative supply-chain and supply network theories to rationalise and support answer. At minimum, in this section – students are required to: (a) Propose recommended changes to the process of engagement across companies, suppliers and customers – to bring the product(s) / service(s) more efficiently to the consumer (including returns where applicable). *Students may include supply chain mapping to assist. (10 marks) (b) Propose internal and external organisational requirements and propose relationships / relationship management for more effective supply chain management in the organisation’s industry. (10 marks) (c) Propose recommendations to counteract the challenges within the organisations’ industry’s supply chain management i.e. in the context of today’s global environment. (15 marks) (d) Propose recommendations to address / facilitate the changing technological and data-driven supply chain communications and information requirements within the industry. (15 marks) 50 MARKS INSTRUCTIONS Please note: The main body of the report needs to be font size 12, Times New Roman, line spacing 1, up to a maximum of 8 pages in total. Appendices may be attached if specifically, relevant / desired.
“Novo Nordisk Engineering: Running for Fast-track Project Execution” case study (Reference no. IMD-6-0285).
When appointed Chief Executive Officer of Novo Nordisk Engineering (NNE), Hans Ole Voigt created a vision for the company: Within five years NNE should be able to build a pharmaceutical plant in less than a year. The first reactions were quite negative, most of the employees thought such a goal was totally unrealistic. Processes were re-engineered; people were coached and step by step NNE got closer to the objective.
Employees became more and more energized and felt the 12 months goal was reachable. From a 30 to 36 months industry average construction time, NNE first came down to 24 then 18, and finally 11 months. By 2005 the goal was reached, and the company had earned a standing reputation thanks to its accomplishments. This case provides a good opportunity to learn about speed in project management. From a supply chain perspective, it shows the importance of 23 involving external partners from clients to suppliers in successful project execution. It also helps understand that even in highly regulated industries (here the pharmaceutical industry) processes can be changed and improved. From a human resource management perspective, it shows the importance both of creating energy-driven employees to overcome extremely challenging projects and investing in project management training.
Case Assignment Questions:
1. Discuss the key success factors of the NNE strategy.
2. What are the barriers for implementing fast-track execution? Why might other companies have chosen not to adopt this approach?
3. Evaluate the management of a fast-track project, highlighting the differences from a traditional project.
4. From a supply chain perspective, how should the relations with suppliers be in order to enable the success of fast project execution?
Guidelines for the written assignment:
o The report should be 2000 words (+/- 10%). The word count is from the start of the Executive Summary to the end of the Conclusions sections and does not include the cover page, references, and appendices.
• In a single paragraph, summarise the contents of the entire report. This should be written last when the rest of the report is completed so that you know what you are summarizing.
Introduction to the selected project
• Briefly introduce the project you have chosen to analyze.
• Outline your plan to analyze the project, i.e., what topics you will use and the elements of theory or frameworks within those topics you will apply to the project.
Analysis of the Project
• Using the theory in the module topics, analyze the project.
• Use the questions provided as a structure for the main body.
• You should not spend too many words describing the theory you use
(referencing it is sufficient) but devote most of the effort to applying the theory to the information you have obtained about the project.
Discussion and Conclusions
• In this section, you discuss your findings and explain why the project can be deemed a success or failure – what worked well and why, what didn’t work and why, and what your group would have done differently if you were the project manager.
• Identify the key learning points in the project and what your group
learned from undertaking the assignment.
• All third-party material used in the report must be listed here using a formal referencing system such as the Harvard system. These must be correctly cited where used in the body of the report.