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Managing International Supply Chain


A. Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcome
1. Identify and demonstrate understanding of the main international
supply chain management theories relevant to this area.
2. Demonstrate your understanding of the nature of a variety of
international supply chain management problems.
3. Analyse and critically evaluate complex management problem.

Question Number
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2, 3
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B. The Requirements
Read the article on Selected Aspects of the Supply Chain Management in the Arospace
Industry, by Ivan Koblen and Lucia Niznikova.
Then, you are required to produce a formally written assignment with thorough analysis
based on the case, by answering all the following four questions in 2,500 words.
Question 1
Generally, a supply chain needs to go through three decision stages to build (before it can be
established). Critically analyse these three stages of decisions in the aerospace industry with
regards to the article given.
(30 marks)

Question 2
Referring to item 3.2 Processes and requirements for the selection of suppliers on page 139,
evaluate the challenges posed by the relevant supplier assessment factors in the process of
meeting the principle characteristics required of the suppliers.
(30 marks)

Question 3
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With reference to any one example of Asian Airliner Company, analyze the status of the
transition of the company from a responsive supply chain to an agile supply chain in the
context of supplier management.
(30 marks)
(Subtotal 90 marks)
Another 10 marks are allocated for the overall presentation of the report.
(Total 100 marks)
You may include sub-headings relevant to the requirements of the report.
You are required to produce a formally written assignment with thorough analysis based on
the case.
The assignment must adhere to standard academic documentation standards:

Use appropriate citation and reference according to the Harvard Name Referencing
System in order to avoid plagiarism. Cases of plagiarism will be penalized in accordance
to APU regulation.

Use font type Times New Roman.

Use font size of 12 pts.

Use 1.5-line spacing.

Use sufficient level of your own words to convince that you understand what you are
writing, and not just copy and paste. Your own words must account for not less than
80% of the total word count.

Write about 2500 words, excluding appendices, diagrams, figures, tables etc.; the

appendices should be limited to 15 pages.

The following word limit applies:


11 20%

5% reduction in the mark,

21 30%

10% reduction in the mark,

>30%

the work will be capped at a pass, i.e. 50%.

C. Documentation Requirements
Cover Page
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The assignment cover page should contain information, in sequence, as stated below:

APU logo

Module Name and Code

Assignment Title

Assignment Description (Individual Assignment)

Intake Number

Hand out and Hand in date

Name

Lecturers Name

Table of Contents
The table contents should follow the title page. It must list the Roman numerical sections
and the page on which each section starts. The table of contents may be one or more
pages in length. The table of contents page(s) should be numbered.
Body of the written entry
The body of the written entry begins with Introduction and continues in the sequence
outlined above. The first page of the body is numbered 1 and all following pages are
numbered in sequence. The numbered pages continue through the appendices.
You are encouraged to follow this outline or any other approved and acceptable outline
when you write your entry. Each section must be titled, including the references and the
appendices.
Please pay particular attention to the following:

PLAGIARISM, in any form, is totally prohibited.

Ensure that the contents page precisely reflects the whole content of the report
including the appendices.

Page numbering: Ensure that the contents page accurately reflects the position of
the contents. Page numbers prior to the introduction should be Roman
numerals. From the introduction onward page numbering should be Arabic.

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References should be listed according to the Harvard convention with the authors
listed in alphabetical order.

Authors should be accurately referenced within the report according to the


Harvard convention.

Do contact me if you have any problem with the report format.

Level 3

Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation

201503