supply chain report and need a sample draft to help me learn.
A report of not less than 1750 words: (REFER ATTACHMENT PLEASE)
Critically evaluates how operations management principles and tools are employed in Energy Sector to meet the five performance objectives and the degree to which these are achieved,
Also, provide a critical discussion on the contemporary issues and challenges that chosen energy sector faces both locally and on a global basis, in relation to sustainable operations management.
The report shall also include lean and 6 sigma tools.
All sources have to be academic and referred in Harvad style.
The report structure as below:
Executive summery (not included in the 1750 words)
Body with section heads
Coursework 1: Research Report 1. Coursework Remit Write a report which: 1) critically evaluates how operations management principles and tools are employed within ONE of the following sectors/industries below, to meet the five performance objectives and the degree to which these are achieved, and 2) provide a critical discussion on the contemporary issues and challenges that your chosen sector/industry faces both locally and on a global basis, in relation to sustainable operations management. Sectors to choose from: Energy Sector Electric Vehicle Industry Clothing Retail Sector Education Sector Food Manufacturing Industries 3. Further Guidance on Coursework 1 3.1 Key points to note: ? You should use academic sources to discuss the principles, tools and practices discussed on the module and compare with organisational practices. Also use a range of academic sources to demonstrate organisational practices across the sector and do not just rely on information from organisational websites. ? It is also important that you do not rely solely on company literature as this may put forward a view of the world that suits company management. Students are expected to demonstrate up-to-date research about the theories and the practice.
? To satisfy the assessment criteria, students are expected to demonstrate depth of analysis, breadth of reading and critical discussion. ? It is not sufficient to provide only an alphabetically ordered reference list at the end of your report. You must also use the Harvard system to source all references within the body of the text. 3.2 Writing up your coursework Report layout: a formal report structure should be employed in accordance with reporting conventions. To help you, an example of a report template has been provided for you (please refer to Appendix B). Executive Summary: an executive summary is NOT the same as an introduction. They serve different purposes within a formal report. An executive summary is an abbreviated version of the whole report and provides a concise summary of the main points written within the report. It should cover the report’s main discussion and key findings, conclusions and if appropriate, recommendations. It may be written in the ‘past tense’ (e.g. Findings highlighted that ….). Although it is the last piece of the report to be written, the executive summary is the first item that the reader should see and is positioned before the contents page. Report Content: When undertaking an assignment which specifies a ?critical discussion, analysis or critical evaluation, you are expected to collect (and use) different sources of information from both text books and journal papers, to complete the assignment. It is important that you do not take all your information from one source as it is likely to be heavily biased. Students are expected to demonstrate up-to-date research on the subject, and apply examples from a range of organisations across the sector to demonstrate your understanding of that subject. A ?critical evaluation requires you to analyse operations management principles and tools in terms of both benefits and challenges associated with the topic. Therefore, your assessment should encompass several arguments and/or perspectives. You should undertake a keyword academic literature search and aim for a ?balanced approach to your writing. You are expected to apply where appropriate, referenced examples of organisations which have implemented (or are currently using) the principles and tools to demonstrate your understanding. The evidence must come from findings which
have been published in academic literature or sourced through available organisational documentation, with complete reference details given (using the Harvard referencing system) within the reference page. You must not rely on anecdotal evidence. You should not spend too much time describing frameworks or theories you choose to use. While you must be explicit about those you are using, and must cite them appropriately; you can assume that your marker is familiar with them. What the marker is looking for is evidence of your understanding through critical discussion of theory and sourced, applied organisational/ sectoral examples to underpin arguments conveyed. You may also wish to reflect on weaknesses in the evidence reviewed and identify any research gaps in the literature which highlights opportunity for further research. Conclusions and recommendations section: this should summarise evidence presented within the report and from the discussions evident, recommendations should (a) suggest a way forward for organisations as to how best they can successfully implement tools and approaches to achieve more sustainable operations and avoid any implementation challenges; and (b) suggest further research that needs to be undertaken to address gaps in academic knowledge in relation to the issues researched in the organisation / sector studied. Referencing: To pass the report it is critical to underpin your discussion with reference sources from academically accepted referencesGoogle Scholar or a similar acceptable site) as well as provide evidence from organisations within your chosen sector.
(iii) Provide an executive summary; this ?summarises the main sections / findings of the report. (Take care to avoid providing an introduction of what the report sets out to do, or an overview of what the report entails (for further guidance on the differences between an introduction and an executive summary, please read further guidance below). (iv) Submit your 1,750-word report with the references pages immediately positioned after the report, followed by the appendices.
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