AC50030E Managing Business Operations

A fulfilment centre is a modern term for a packing warehouse and is rapidly increasing in popularity amongst online retailers who are adopting new business models to manage the export and shipping of their products. Discuss in the context of a real-life company. AC50030E Managing Business Operations

The essay should contain:

·An explanation of the overall operations of a fulfilment centre; (20 marks)

·In the context of a real-life company, an identification and discussion of the different types of costs associated with its operations; (10 marks)

·An explanation of the possible benefits of using modern costing techniques; (10 marks)

·An explanation of the possible ways for fulfilment centres to reduce/control costs; (20 marks)

·A commentary on the overall financial performance of the same real-life company discussed above, with some supporting calculations; (20 marks)

· A brief explanation of the possible sources of finance and different investment appraisal techniques available to organisations; (10 marks)

·Use Harvard Referencing where applicable. (5 marks)

·Professional marks – Presentation and layout (5 marks)

Originality/Criticality 

Create new knowledge and going beyond what is expected (i.e. extra papers/further readings). Can critically review evidence supporting conclusions/ recommendations including its reliability, validity and significance and can investigate contradictory information and identify reasons for contradictions.

Always communicates effectively and excellently in an appropriate format/ language in a clear and concise manner. No spelling, grammatical or referencing errors. 

Always communicates effectively in an appropriate format/language in a clear and concise manner. Few spelling, grammatical or referencing errors. 

Communicates effectively in an appropriate format/language. Usually presents information in a clear and concise manner. Some spelling, grammatical or referencing errors.  

Mostly communicates in an appropriate format/language. Presents information in a clear and mostly concise manner, sometimes meaning is not clear. Some spelling, grammatical or referencing errors  

Meaning is clear and format conforms to basic requirements. Limited use of language. Major spelling, grammatical and referencing errors. 

Meaning is clear but use of language and format is inappropriate. Significant spelling, grammatical and referencing errors. 

Always uses extremely detailed and relevant examples to support argument. 

Significantly uses detailed and relevant examples to support argument.  Mostly uses many relevant examples to support argument. 

Sometimes uses mostly relevant examples, some examples provided out of context of argument. 

Not many relevant examples used to support argument. AC50030E Managing Business Operations