Module Title: Logistics and Operations Management

Semester: Module Title: Logistics and Operations Management
BSc (Hons) Business Management
BSc (Hons) Management with Human Resource Management
BSc (Hons) Business Management & Information Technology
BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management with Information Systems
BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Information Systems
BSc (Hons) Oil & Gas Management
Report Presentation:
Any special requirements:
 All work should be submitted on the Student Portal.
 Work to be submitted in a professional manner, and as directed by the Module Leader.
Word Limit: 2,000 words (with 10% plus or minus leeway)
Deadline date for submission: Friday, 30 NOVEMBER 2015
Learning outcomes to be examined in this assessment (please note that this is NOT the assessment task)
 Critically evaluate methods of planning and organising efficient operations and networking.
 Analyse the problems of controlling component activities and of controlling quality
 Critically discuss methods of project evaluation and of scheduling resources
Percentage of marks awarded for module:
This assignment is worth 50% of the total marks for the module
Assessment criteria
Explanatory comments on the assessment criteria
Maximum marks for each section
Knowledge and Research (content, relevance, and originality)
Clear demonstration of rigorous research from recognised authoritative sources. Audience focus. Meeting the deliverables.
55% Writing and Presentation (format,
Rigorous use of the Harvard Methodology for citation and referencing; page numbering; 10 % Page 2 of 4
references or bibliography, and style)
correct display of direct quotations.
Argument and Analysis (Critical analysis, evaluation, and application)
Constructive critical analysis, introduction, conclusion. Demonstration of a clear understanding of the issues. Use of academic models. Full articulation of ideas developed. Offering well-argued solutions and/or alternatives if and where appropriate.
Assignment Task
As the Operations Manager of an organisation (select from the list below), you are tasked with analysing the company’s operations methods by providing a report to the Board of Directors which includes the following:
 Key elements of the company’s operations that requires improvement.
 Detailed analysis of reasons why improving the organisation’s operations is important.
 The broad approaches to managing improvement, and recommend one technique to the board, including explanation of the appropriateness of the recommended technique as well as the risks involved in implementing this.
You are required to select ONE of the companies below as the basis for your analysis:
 Google
 Halliburton
 Tesco
 Starbucks
Total marks for assignment: 100


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