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BTEC HND in Management/Marketing/Information Technology
UNIT 31: E-business Operations
Student number/ Student name: Activity Reference: 31-02 Assessor(s): Ryk Ramos Group:
Date due: Date submitted:
Outcome / Skill
Examine b2b purchasin g and supply chain managem ent
Explore other ebusiness applicatio ns
3.1 differentiate between the different types of webauction 3.2 describe the use of electronic marketplaces and industry networks for supply chain management 3.3 explain how the issues of trust and security apply to supply chain management 3.4 evaluate use of the internet to improve efficiency of the supply chain and add value for the final customer 4.1 describe electronic funds transfer and electronic payment systems 4.2 explain how the internet can be used for recruitment and for communication with employees 4.3 examine the support of logistics services and international trade through use of the internet 4.4 explore the development of industry networks and portals
Managing Tasks and Solving Problems Managing and Developing Self
Use information sources Transfer skills gained to new and changing situations and contexts
M1 D1 M2 D2 M3 D3
Merit grades awarded Distinction grades awarded Assessor’s additional feedback and comments
I confirm that this is all my own work (student to sign and date) INTERNAL VERIFICATION (Internal Verifier to sign and date)
SCENARIO: The results of the practice for internship were greeted in high regards by both the school and also the partner organization. The parties have agreed to indulge more e-business operation exercises for the benefit of the students and also their prospective employers. Such high standard may provide additional boost to all students who will eventually graduate from SFU. The parties involved have agreed to focus on the following topics of expertise to be appreciated by the students: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Web Auction Supply Chain Management Security E-payment & E-fund transfer Recruitment Logistics 7. Industry Networks & Portals As part of completing the pre-internship curriculum, the students will conduct a research paper on the above topics and present cases and/or companies that are categorized to use the above topics of appreciation.
Requirements: Prepare a report showing research materials for the above topics and answers for the following questions: Present the different types of web auction with the corresponding cases you researched via the internet (3.1) Provide multiple cases (M2) Describe the use of electronic marketplaces and industry networks for supply chain management in real companies (3.2) Present a diagram for the supply chain management used (M1) Explain how the issues of trust and security apply to supply chain management you found in criteria 3.2 (3.3) Using your sample in 3.2, Evaluate use of the internet to improve efficiency of the supply chain and add value for the final customer (3.4) Research the different electronic funds transfer and electronic payment systems used by real companies (4.1) Prove that the EFT and EPS is an effective tool in online payments as to security and convenience (D1) Using a live company, explain how the internet can be used for recruitment and for communication with employees (4.2) Provide at least 2 companies that uses online recruitment and communication with employees (D2) Examine the support of logistics services and international trade used by local and international companies through the use of the internet (4.3) Explore the development of industry networks and portals (4.4) Site and explain different portals and industry networks on your paper (M3)
GRADING: Pass Merit All criteria identified in the assignments are met. Must firstly achieve all conditions for a Pass. Must show that an effective approach to study and research has been applied (M1) Must show that a range of sources of information has been used (M2) Must show that a range of methods of presentation has been used and technical language has been accurately used.(M3)
Distinction Must firstly achieve all conditions for a Merit. Must show that conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justified. (D1) Must show that substantial investigations have been planned, managed and organized (D2) Must show that convergent and lateral thinking have been applied. (D3)
Notes • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Follow the report format which accompanies this brief. Word-process the document using 12 point Arial or Times New Roman script. Compile all documentation to be submitted in a portfolio as evidence to support other assignments. Complete the title page and sign the statement of authenticity. Use the Harvard referencing system. Limit the body of the assignment to 2,000 words (excluding table of contents, appendices and bibliography). End noting must be strictly observed. Material quoted from any source must be acknowledged with appropriate end notes. Copying and pasting material from the Internet is considered an act of acknowledged with appropriate end notes.
Evidence of academic research must be present to support your assignment (a minimum of 2 books for Business students, journals, and websites). Any computations required must be done in Microsoft Excel and placed at the appendix. Survey questionnaires, answered forms, proposed forms and the like are also part of the appendix. Draft proposals will be discussed at the tutorials in the week beginning _______________ Use a butterfly or treasury tag to keep the pages of your work together. Late work will only obtain a highest grade of PASS should it meet all the assessment criteria indicated in the assignment brief. A referred assignment has to be completed at the end of the term. Work is automatically referred on the 13th week. A student with a failed assignment must repeat that assignment on the next occasion the unit is taught. A student who incurs at least 2 failed assignments per unit shall repeat the entire unit when it is next offered. Submit your work to the assessor no later than the end of the period on _________________