Supply chain planning and control

Supply chain planning and control

Requirements: You are required to research and develop your own case study material for this assignment. The case study can be a company based case study, or can be adopted and adapted from literature (Logistics, Supply Chain and Operational Research Journals), or can include examples from your past experience. If a full case study or parts of the case study are used from published, secondary material you are required to reference this appropriately. You are required to:

A. Determine the case study as part of a supply chain system. Evaluate the supply chain case study and determine the critical issues within this case study (for example high inventory level, reduced customer service level, high transport cost, inappropriate use of performance measures, ability to return products and others). The developed case study must incorporate the transportation and/or transshipment model.

B. Describe the theoretical aspects related to the selected operational technique in the context of your case study. Design and discuss the performance measures you are going to analyse in the context of your supply chain case study. Define the model and provide a numerical solution which would indicate an improvement on the selected performance measures.

C. Critically analyse and validate your proposed the developed model and results. Present your conclusions and give recommendations for the future.

D. Reflecting on your experience of doing this assignment, provide a self-evaluation on how preparing for this assignment helped you in your understanding of the logistics operations techniques. Please note: the answer to this question is a personal one so this part will not be assessed. However, it will be taken to form part of the overall evaluation intended to ascertain your understanding of the contributions of logistics operations techniques. This evaluation may be considered for the overall module evaluation and research. There will be no reference to your name if any information provided within this evaluation is used in research.