7026MAA Supply Chain Management

Assignment 1 – Introductory SCM Group Presentation:

7026MAA Supply Chain Management. The purpose of this introductory assignment is to enable students to undertake a wide ranging review of the SCM literature contained in books and journal articles etc to become familiar with key SCM theories and concepts and their respective authors. Then to develop critical evaluation skills through group discussion – arguing, determining, explaining and finally presenting their analysis to the class.

In their team presentations, students are required to clearly link theory to practice by presenting which SCM concepts and theories (citing their authors) are relevant and applicable to real life supply chains for Bottled Water.

Assignment 2

The purpose of this INDIVIDUAL REPORT is to document your own analysis of the Assignment 1 case study based upon your learning from the research and analysis you did in your group for Part 1A and also from the learning presented and shared by other groups in class and the feedback received from your teachers.

Assignment 3

The purpose of this advanced assignment is to enable students to undertake a deeper and more narrowly focused literature review of the body of knowledge on Early Supplier Involvement (ESI) in New Product and Process Development (NPPD). Through this literature review, students are expected to discover key ESI and NPPD theories and concepts and their respective authors.

In order to further develop their critical evaluation skills of complex supply chain issues, students are required to work in groups to discuss, argue, determine, explain and finally present their analysis to the class.

In their team presentations, students are required to clearly link theory to practice by presenting which ESI in NPPD concepts and theories (citing authors) are relevant and applicable to the real life case study of This document is for Coventry University students for their own use in completing their assessed work for this module and should not be passed to third parties or posted on any website.

1. Appraise the linkage between theoretical concepts and real life supply chain management practice

2. Apply supply chain management theory, concepts and analytical tools to analyse case studies of sufficient complexity to require judgement and synthesis

3. Critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship in a specified area of supply chain management leading to a demonstration of independent learning and an advancement of individual knowledge in the area

4. Critically appraise how SCM and supplier development can contribute to improvement in Business Performance and competitive advantage including the drivers for change

5. Assess and evaluate advanced concepts and future trends in SCM