Strategic Organisational Supply Chain Management and Logistics

The purpose of this assignment is provides the learner with the understanding and skills to manage supply chain and use it as a tool to drive the organization towards achieving its strategic objectives.

This assignment will enable the learner to:

–          Transform business from classic purchasing process to supply chain concept

–          Manage supply chain to enhance the organization processes

–          Use the organization resources efficiently and effectively

–          Face the global challenges and the aggressive completion in the marketplace today


You have been asked to submit a report to your Organisation’s (Pepsi or Coca Cola or Mercedes Benz or Infiniti – Nissan or BMW, Audi,Toyata ) in Dubai-UAE, Board of Directors to present and get their approval on transforming from the current primitive purchasing practices to fully IT based integrated value addition supply chain management approach; in order to improve the overall performance of the organization and support future growth, expansion, and cost minimization. In your report include the following:

Note: Select an organization and undertake a full review of how it manages its supply chain and logistics. You will need to produce a report that includes how the management of the supply chain impacts on business performance, the role of IT in managing the supply chain, and the role of procurement and logistics management. The final part of the report will be a plan for a strategy to improve the organisation’s supply chain and logistics management

Task 1

Understand the relationship between supply chain management (SCM) and organisational business objectives

LO 1.1. Explain the importance of effective supply chain management in achieving organizational objectives

LO 1.2. Explain the link between supply chain and other business functions in an organisation

LO 1.3. Discuss the key drivers for achieving an integrated supply chain strategy in an organisation

Task 2

Be able to use information technology to optimise supplier relationships in an organisation

LO 2.1.  Evaluate the effectiveness of strategies used by an organisation to maintain supplier relationships

LO 2.2. Use information technology to create strategies to develop an organisation’s relationship with its suppliers

LO 2.3. Develop systems to maintain an organisation’s relationship with its Suppliers

Task 3

Understand the role of information technology in supply chain management

LO 3.1. Assess how information technology could assist integration of different parts of the supply chain of an organisation

LO 3.2. Evaluate how information technology has contributed to the management of the supply chain of an organisation

LO 3.3. Assess the effectiveness of information technology in managing the supply chain of an organisation

Task 4

Understand the role of logistics and procurement in supply chain management

LO 4.1.   Explain the role of logistics in supply chain management in an organisation

LO 4.2.   Evaluate procurement practices in an organisation

LO 4.3.   Discuss the factors that must be considered when improving logistics and procurement practices in an organisation

Task 5

Be able to plan a strategy to improve an organisations supply chain

LO 5.1.   Plan a strategy to improve an organisation’s supply chain

LO 5.2.   Assess how a supply chain improvement strategy will benefit overall business performance in an organisation

LO 5.3. Explain how barriers will be overcome in an organization when implementing a supply chain improvement strategy