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Assignment On Warehousing & Intermodal

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Topic 1:Warehousing in its many forms appears at different points across supply chain networks. Intermodal choice is also important for the overallperformance of the supply chain. Choose a company to: describe and examine its warehouse facilities and inventory; identify and explain itsintermodal choice; and critically evaluate the link between the warehouse, inventory and the intermodal choice.This question carries 45% of the marks.Topic 2:Facility location is considered key to business success. Choose a company to: identify and explain the reasons and objectives for its locationdecision; critically evaluate the factors the company took into account when selecting this location; and examine whether or not this locationcan support the company’s future expansion.This question carries 45% of the marks.The remaining 10% of the marks are awarded for executive summary, presentation, grammar, style, and layout.Please answer these two topics separately under numbered headings/sub-headings and use academic theories and examples to supportyour discussions. You are expected to use all material from lectures, seminars and also use an appropriate number of academic resourcesincluding text books and peer reviewed academic journal papers.
TopicBreak down GradePoints to GradeTopic 1: (45%)A5%Use diagrams and flow charts to illustrate the product movement and underpin the analysis the supply chain network.B10%Describe and examine the warehouse facilities (e.g., warehouse size, warehouse functions, use of technology, etc.) and inventories (e.g., finished goods, work in progress, raw materials,etc.)C10%Identify and explain the use of intermodal choice D15%Critically evaluate the link between the warehouse, inventory and the intermodal choice based on a specific case E5%Examples from the literature sources, especiallyrecent articles from high impact journals. Integration of theory and practice.Topic 2: (45%)A10%Identify and explain the reasons and objectives for location decision (e.g., historical reasons, costs, service, revenue, etc.)B15%Facility location is affected by Factors such as Supply-side factors (E.g., Labour costs, Land costs, Energy costs, Transportation costs, and Community factors) and Demand-side factors (E.g., Suitability of site, Image of location, and Convenience for customers).Students need to list the factors and critically evaluate their importance for the specific case.C15%Examine whether or not this location can
support the company’s future expansion (e.g., future growth potential, future changes in demand and supply, etc.)D5%Examples from the literature sources, especiallyrecent articles from high impact journals. Integration of theory and practice.Presentation 10%Total100%Assessment Criteria (NBS)General Assessment CriteriaTrait0 - 2930 - 3940 - 4950 - 5960 - 6970 - 7980 - 100Knowledge andUnderstandingMajority of work isneither relevant nor accurate. Performance shows elements of legitimate content.Legitimate content but relies heavily on the descriptive. Analysis may be unsophisticated. Knowledge baseis generally sound and somecritical appreciation shown. A maturing ability to relate theory and evidence, concepts and ideas is displayed. Critical appreciation is evident. Impressive knowledge and understanding. Clearly demonstrates critical appreciation. Theory and evidence are invariably related. Excellent knowledge and appreciation for subject. Fastidious eye for detail. Structure andAlignmentOften inarticulate and can be incomprehensible.Content is more often than not inappropriate.Work may contain some use of concepts, but is poorly set out and needs an appropriate focus.Analysis usually clear but can lack some clarityof focus.Content is always relevant, generally well focused and organised.Argument or logical reasoningis always relevant and wellsustained.Assured ability to challenge received wisdomand to sustain argument or logical reasoningunder these terms.

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