Assignment 2: Supply Chain Design and Implementation

Assignment 2: Supply Chain Design and Implementation
This assignment will help you develop an understanding about the life cycle of supply chains including the models that are aligned with it and the cost it bears. In addition, you will develop an awareness of the elements of the supply chain that should be monitored to ensure the desired results are being obtained.
Scenario:
You have been asked to be a guest speaker in a high school business class. Your task is to explain the basic concepts of supply chain management to a group of students. The students will take a quiz on supply chain management based on the information in your presentation.
Instructions:
Develop a creative, engaging, educational handout that students can use to prepare for the quiz. Your handout should accomplish the following tasks.
Diagram and explain the life cycle of a supply chain.
Explain, and provide examples of, the models organizations use to manage forecasting, planning, and inventory.
Examine, and provide examples of, the costs absorbed by organizations with respect to inventory and logistics.
Describe how organizations use various parameters to monitor supply chain performance and provide examples.
Your handout should be written in a clear, concise, and organized manner, as well as demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA); and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Write a 1–2-page handout in Word format along with a separate title page and reference page. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.
By Wednesday, October 28, 2015, deliver your assignment to the M4: Assignment 2 Dropbox.
Grading Criteria:
Assignment Components
Proficient
Max Points
Diagram and explain the life cycle of a supply chain.
Diagram and explanation are accurate, logical, and reflect in-depth comprehension of the supply chain life cycle.
20
Explain, and provide examples of, the models organizations use to manage forecasting, planning, and inventory.
Examples provided correctly reference models used to manage forecasting, planning, and inventory. Explanation reflects a clear and accurate understanding of concepts related to supply chain management models.
24
Discuss, and provide examples of, the costs absorbed by organizations with respect to inventory and logistics.
Costs related to inventory and logistics are accurately identified and thoroughly discussed in terms of their impact on the organization.
20
Describe how organizations use various parameters to monitor supply chain performance and provide examples.
Description is accurate and detailed and reflects in-depth knowledge of parameters used to monitor supply chain performance.
16
Academic Writing

Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in appropriate and accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA); and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Use of scholarly sources aligns with specified assignment requirements.
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in appropriate and accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Use of scholarly sources aligns with specified assignment requirements.
20
Total

100

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