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To describe the importance of supply chain management

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  • Post Date 2018-11-08T13:05:35+00:00
  • Post Category Assignment

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To describe the importance of supply chain management

Aim of Assignment

The aim of the coursework is to enable students to understand Supply Chain Management in construction, and to apply learnt knowledge of programme management, supply chain management, and risk management to analyse issues (i.e. practices, problems and challenges) that the industry faces and to encourage students to give their opinions.

Aim of Assignment (Cont’d)

 

  • The assignment is to be individually prepared (this is NOT a group submission);

 

  • The assignment should be written as a management

 

report and include an executive summary /Abstract;

 

  • The assignment must be typed and in the region of 5000 words in length exclusive of references and any appendices.

 

  • The assignment should represent appropriately up to 80 hours of research application and writing;

 

  • The assignment must identify, apply and fully reference (Harvard style) appropriate concepts and models.

 

  • The assignment must contain specific information about the organisation, i.e. Highways England.

 

  • The assessment will take into account the OVERALL quality of the report – but, as a GUIDE ONLY, the breakdown the sections.

 

Scenario - Highways England

 

Background:

  • With the UK economic development, Highway Agency (HA) in England was transferred into State Company as Highways England (HE) in April 2015.
  • The new State Highways England’s roles are:

-.  Operating,

-.  Maintaining, and

-.  Improving England Strategic road network, and

-. using the strategic network to help promote growth of the UK economy.

Scenario - Highways England (cont’d)

Background:

  • Highways England has already begun to identify the critical infrastructure investment requirements of road network that will help create the desired sustainable economic growth across England.
  • However, Highways England is also extremely concerned that the “construction and infrastructure” market has the capacity and capabilities to respond to the intended investments, and deliver not only against cost, time and quality objectives of the projects, but also their wider socio-economic goals.

Scenario - Highways England (cont’d)

Background:

The details about Highways England can be found at  https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/highways- englanand its delivery plan 2015-2020  can be found at

 https://www.gov.uk/government/.../highways-england- delivery-plan-2015-2020

 

(This report  has already uploaded on Blockboard)

For the purposes of the tasks you should assume that you are employed by Highways England.

Note: Alternatively, you may wish to substitute a different scenario that is closer to your current or recent position. In this case, please consult with Professor Min An.

Your Tasks (cond’t)

If you wish to substitute a different scenario that is closer to your current or recent position. In this case, please consult with Professor Min An.

However, you should assume that you are employed by that organisation as

-. A client body or

-. A first tier supplier (general or specialist contractor), or

-. A second tier supplier (general or specialist contractor), or

-. Another stakeholder in the construction process (consult with Professor Min An of you want to choose a different one)

Your Tasks (cont’d)

The directorate of Highways England has asked you to investigate and report on all of identified construction and infrastructure projects (with any form of public support or funding) to:

-. Be strategically procured through framework arrangements or strategic alliances,

-. Have strong project and programme governance arrangements, -. Effectively manage the performance of suppliers (contractors and consultants) during the whole of the project/programme life-cycle, -. Ensure fair treatment of all suppliers at all levels, regarding payment and cashflow,

-. Ensure that the project/programme expenditure drives wider social and economic value.

Note: Alternatively, you may wish to substitute a different scenario that is closer to your current or recent position. In this case, please consult with Professor Min An.

 

Procedures

  • To describe the importance of supply chain management;
  • To critically review practices, problems and challenges currently in the built environment;
  • To collect information and data by using IT skills;
  • To identify problems and challenges faced by an industry organisation (i.e. Highways England/your choice of the organisation).
  • To critically analysis of the scenario (i.e. Highways England) /potential impact of the requirements.
  • To propose for changes to maximise the performance of the organisation (i.e. Highways England).
  • To write a formal report fully describing the supply chain management and the improvement recommended.

Contents

Aim of Assignment

Scenario - Highways England

Your Tasks

Procedures

Format and Structure of the Assignment

Assessment Criteria

Plagiarism

Submission

Format and Structure of the Assignment

Expected Results

The assignment should include these contents: Abstract/Summary

Acknowledgement List of Contents List of Figures List of Tables

Introduction

A critical review of the current business model/s of the chosen organisation (i.e. Highways England)

Information and data collection

Problems and challenges identification

Critical analysis of the scenario/potential impact of the new requirements

Discussion

Recommendations of the improvement

Future work

Conclusions

References

Format and Structure of the Assignment

 

Expected Results (con’t)

Note: The report must be typed and in the region of 5000 words (main text) in length exclusive of abstract/summary, acknowledgement, list of contents, list of figures, list of tables, references and any appendices.

 


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