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MMM267 Business Logistics Progress Report (Preparatory task for Final Report) Trimester 3, 2018 (Adapted from MMM356, Jan Fermelis and MMM132, Terry Gibson) Progress Report: Due date and time: Friday 23 November 2018 before 5pm (Week 4) Submission: Online (Turnitin) submission to Deakin College Portal Word count: 500 words, plus or minus 10% Percentage of final grade: 10% (10 marks) Final Report: Due date and time: Friday 21 December 2018 before 5 pm (Week 8) Submission: Online (Turnitin) submission to Deakin College Portal Word count: 2000 words, plus or minus 10% Percentage of final grade: 20% (20 marks) Progress Report (500 words +/- 10%, 10 possible marks) This assignment presents an overview of your progress towards the Final Report task, and is an opportunity for you to receive formative feedback before completing and submitting your Final Report. Background: Assume you are an expert in supply chain who has been contracted by the Board of Directors of one of the following organizations to prepare a report on some of the supply chain issues facing the organisation. Please choose ONE of the following business organizations: Woolworths Supermarkets OR Cleanaway Waste Management Limited In the Final Report, your general aim is to describe, critically evaluate and make recommendations in relation to logistics / supply chain practices of your chosen organisation, which is at all times explained and justified according to logistics / supply chain theory and concepts. Requirements for Progress Report: Tasks 1. Organisation profile: Identify the organisation you have chosen to investigate, its industry classification and its core business activities. (Citations required; approx. 50 words; 1 mark) 2. Glossary of key logistics / supply chain concepts: For each of the following, provide a definition, including details such as sub-categories, aspects or types. Definitions and details must be obtained from MMM267 and/or other academic logistics / supply chain sources and NOT from online business dictionaries: a. Supply chain management, and b. Sustainable supply chain; (Citations required; approx. 150 words; 2 marks) 3. Logistics / supply chain issues (industry specific): Identify two emerging logistics/supply chain issues that are relevant to the industries of your chosen organisation. For each: Provide a name Provide a brief description (Citations required; approx. 250-350 words; 4 marks) 4. Citations: Within your responses to Tasks 1 to 3 above, provide a. a citation from the textbook b. a citation from a suitable peer reviewed academic journal article c. a citation from a reputable source about your chosen organization (use the company website, you may use non-academic sources such as magazines, newspapers too) d. a direct quotation using Deakin (author date) Harvard style e. an indirect (paraphrased) quotation using Deakin (author date) Harvard style (1 mark) 5. References: Provide a reference list. This progress report required the following minimum references: a. the MMM267 textbook plus academic and non-academic sources used in the Progress Report b. at least three peer reviewed academic journal articles (at least one academic journal article for each task 1, 2 and 3 from Final Report) (2 marks) Requirements: Submission Guide: Title page: o Provide a title page with the title of the assessment centred in the middle of the page, include the website of your chosen organisation below the title of your assignment o On the bottom left-hand side provide the unit code (MMM267), your name, your Deakin College ID, your lecturers name, your class number, day and time Your response to task 1: Use appropriate section / subsection headings. Remember to provide citation support as suggested above. Begin your research by visiting organization website. Your response to task 2: Use appropriate section / subsection headings. Define each of the concepts as required. Begin your research by reading the textbook. Remember to provide citation support. Your response to task 3: Use appropriate section / subsection headings. Remember to provide citation support. Begin your research by reading academic journal articles. Your response to task 5. Use appropriate section headings. Provide a Deakin Harvard reference list for the sources used in Progress Report plus sources of information (see Task 5 requirements above) you plan to use in the Final Report. Assignment submission instructions: 1. Online (Turnitin) submission to Deakin College Portal. 2. Assignments will not be accepted at the Reception. 3. Students must keep a copy of this assignment submitted and must be able to produce the copy in the unlikely event that the original assignment is misplaced. Students must maintain backup copies of all their assignment work. Electronic loss of data is common, but is NOT a satisfactory excuse for an extension of a submission date. Requirements: Structure and Formatting Your Progress Report must: Be submitted in MS Word.doc format; 1.5 spaced; 2.5 cm margins; 12 font size; Include total word counts where indicated; Note that Wikipedia, answers.com, general websites and your or other personal opinions or social networking websites are NOT accepted. Assignments that cite these websites will be penalised. Note that lecture slides are NOT counted as an academic reference. You need to track down the original sources to cite. All references referred to in text must be placed in your reference list, and be correctly formatted using the Deakin (author date) Harvard style. All items in the reference list must be cited in the body of the report. Extension of an assignment submission date: If there is a compelling reason why you are unable to complete your assignment before the due date you should complete a Request for Extension of Assignment Due Date form, available from the Student Portal under Students / Forms and submit it to your lecturer. This must be done at least 24 hours before the assignment due date. Supporting documentation must be provided also before an extension can be considered. See information provided on the Request for Extension of Assignment Due Date document. If you submit your assignment late without an approved extension, penalties for late submission of 5% per day will apply. The only exception to this is if your work is late for medical reasons and you have a doctors certificate to support your claim. If this is the case then a Request for Extension form must be completed. Penalties for late submissions: Assignments received late and without prior approval will be penalised. A penalty of 5% of the available marks will be deducted for every day the assignment is late. Assignments received after 7 days without an approved extension, will not be marked. Assignment results: Your results and assessors comments will normally become available to you within 15 business days of the due date (unless an extension has been granted). Marks can be accessed from the Portal once the Unit Coordinator has released the marks (ie after all marking has been completed). You will be advised by e-mail when marked papers are ready for you to access. You will receive a marked copy of your assignment with comments included. Before results are returned to students, the unit team will moderate the marking process to ensure that the same marking standards are applied to all students within the unit. If necessary, you may request additional information from your lecturer. If you wish to discuss your assignment results with your lecturer, you MUST ensure you have the marked grade form and can justify why you believe the grade to be incorrect. This means you will need to provide evidence from the Grade Form (rubrics) to support your claim before a review will be conducted. Your lecturer will then examine your essay to determine if a review of the grade is warranted. Should your lecturer ascertain so, your lecturer will notify the Unit Coordinator. A request for a review of results will only be accepted by the Unit Coordinator from a lecturer within 5 days of the marks being released. Please remember, receiving a disappointing result is not a justification for review. Writing and referencing skills: In this assignment students have the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of operations management through a practical and realistic review of organisational practice in relation to the taught theory. Researching, writing and referencing are valuable management skills. Effective writing is an essential skill for good managers because written documents provide busy executives with accurate information and appropriately informed viewpoints from reliable sources. Students are also expected to be constructively critical and analytical when writing about what they have read. This ensures that the conclusions drawn are not biased, and that the report has objectively reviewed the issues under consideration. Please note that all ideas within your report which have been obtained from your sources, will need to be cited and referenced using the Deakin author-date (Harvard) system. It is highly recommended that you access Study Skills Portal tab where they provided valuable information about report writing, referencing, who the DC librarian is etc etc. The following Deakin weblinks also provide relevant and helpful explanations and examples: Division of Student Life: Referencing using the author-date (Harvard) system: http://www.deakin.edu.au/currentstudents/assets/resources/study-support/study-skills/assign- ref.pdf Division of Student Life How to Reference Your Writing: http://www.deakin.edu.au/current- students/study-support/studyskills/handouts/refer-plag.php. Division of Student Life: Resources: Reading and Writing including different writing styles: http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/study-support/studyskills/handouts/writing.php Academic Misconduct Students should familiarise themselves with the Academic Integrity Policy (available from the Deakin College website or the Student Portal under Students/Forms/Policies and Procedures). Academic misconduct is a serious offence in academia. These include plagiarism, collusion, cheating and misrepresentations (which includes falsification of documents). Penalties will be applied consistently with the Academic Integrity Policy. Plagiarism occurs when a student intentionally or accidentally presents the work of another person(s) as though it is their own original work without proper reference to that source or sources. For example, copying or paraphrasing an authors work without referencing that work, translating foreign works into English without acknowledging those sources, or reusing ones own previously submitted or assessed work. Collusion occurs when work is produced by collaborating with other person(s), without permission, and then presenting that work as if it is your own. For example, copying any part of another students assignment, allowing another student to copy any part of your assignment, or allowing another person to rewrite or make changes to your assignment. Cheating occurs when a student engages in other forms of dishonest conduct, whether in an assessment or in any representation. For example, communication with another student during an examination, having unauthorised notes during an examination the notes may be on or in an object, a data storage device or on any part of the body, or contract cheating, which is the purchasing work or commissioning another person or website to produce a work which is then passed off as your own. Misrepresentation occurs when a student presents falsified documents, or by words, conduct or nondisclosure of information creates a false status or an impression inconsistent with facts, for example, falsely asserting attendance at a lecture or a laboratory session or submitting a falsified medical certificate. Whenever you refer to another persons research or ideas (whether by directly quoting or by paraphrasing them) you MUST acknowledge that source. Copying paragraphs from the internet and presenting them as your own work is plagiarism. If you download and copy paragraphs from the internet, you must identify the source. You MUST acknowledge the sources that you have drawn on. This is a necessary courtesy to the original authors, and also allows the readers of your work to follow up on any points that you have raised. If you directly copy another writers phrase, sentence or paragraph, then you should use quotation marks and note the source of the quote. If you use another writers ideas, but not his or her exact words, you should again note the source. There are a number of ways by which you can refer to other peoples work. The main referencing method used at Deakin College is the Harvard referencing method, which involves noting the authors name, the title of the article and journal, or book, the year of publication, the journals volume number, the book publishers name and location, and the relevant page numbers. A copy of Guide to Assignment Writing and Referencing is available on the Deakin University website: http://www.deakin.edu.au/students/studysupport/referencing/harvard Progress Report Marking Rubric (10% 10 marks) PERFORMANCE INDICATORS YET TO ACHIEVE MINIMUM STANDARD MEETS STANDARD EXCEEDS STANDARD No/poor attempt Needs improvement Fail Satisfactory Pass Good Credit Very good Distinction Excellent High distinction 1. Organisation profile: Name Industry Core business (Max 1 marks) No meaningful information on all three aspects Information provided is cursory, inaccurate and non-concise (0-0.2 marks) Information not provided on all three aspects Information is mostly incomplete, inaccurate and nonconcise (0.3-0.4 marks) Information provided about all three aspects, but with little real balance Information is frequently incomplete, inaccurate and nonconcise (0.5 marks) Information provided about all three aspects, but with some imbalances Information is sometimes complete, accurate and insufficiently concise (0.6 marks) Well balanced amount of information provided about all three aspects Information is mostly complete, accurate and concise (0.7 marks) Extremely well balanced amount of information provided about all three aspects Information is complete, accurate and concise (0.8-1 marks) 2. Definitions of logistics / supply chain concepts / theory (Max 2 marks) Definitions demonstrate little understanding of theory (0-0.5 marks) Definitions demonstrate a less than satisfactory understanding of theory (0.6-0.9 marks) Definitions demonstrate a satisfactory understanding of theory (1.0-1.1 marks) Some demonstrate a nuanced, sophisticated understanding of theory (1.2-1.3 marks) Most demonstrate a nuanced, sophisticated understanding of theory (1.4-1.5 marks) All demonstrate a nuanced, sophisticated understanding of theory (1.6-2 marks) 3. Identification, description and critical, theoretical outline of two logistics / supply chain practices (Max 4 marks) One or no appropriate logistics/supply chain issues identified No supply chain issues critically outlined according to theory or with skill (0-1.1 marks) One or two appropriate logistics/supply chain issues identified Logistics/Supply chain issue(s) not critically outlined according to theory or with satisfactory skill (1.2-1.9 marks) Two appropriate logistics/supply chain issues selected Both supply chain issues critically outlined according to some supply chain theory and with satisfactory skill (2.0-2.3 marks) Two quite appropriate logistics/supply chain issues selected Both supply chain issues critically outlined according to some supply chain theory and with good skill (2.4-2.7 marks) Two appropriate logistics/supply chain issues selected Both supply chain issues critically outlined according to relevant supply chain theory and with very good skill (2.8-3.1 marks) Two extremely appropriate logistics/supply chain issues selected Both supply chain issues critically outlined according to relevant supply chain theory with exceptional skill (3.2-4.0 marks) 4. Direct and indirect quotations using Deakin Harvard referencing style (Max 1 mark) No quotations included and/or most entries not compliant with Harvard referencing guidelines. (0-0.2 marks) One of either but not both direct and indirect quotations included and/or are not compliant with Harvard referencing guidelines. (0.3-0.4 marks) Both direct and indirect quotations included and are partially compliant with Harvard referencing guidelines. (0.5 marks) Both direct and indirect quotations included and are mostly compliant with most Harvard referencing guidelines. (0.6 marks) Both direct and indirect quotations included and are very compliant with Harvard referencing guidelines. (0.7 marks) Both direct and indirect quotations included and in-text citations are completely error free. (0.8-1 marks) 5. Reference lists of sources suitable to use in this task and planned for the Final Report using Deakin Harvard referencing style (Max 2 marks) No academic journal articles relating to the tasks and/or reference lists not included or most entries not compliant with most Harvard referencing guidelines. (0-0.5 marks) Fewer than three academic journal articles relate well to the tasks and/or reference lists not compliant with many of the Harvard referencing guidelines. (0.6-0.9 marks) Fewer than four journal articles relate satisfactorily to the task and reference lists mostly complies with Harvard guidelines. Suitable organisational source and text included. (1.0-1.1 marks) At least four journal articles relate well to the task and reference lists compliant with mainly the Harvard guidelines. Suitable organisational source and text included. (1.2-1.3 marks) Five or more journal articles relate well to the task and reference lists compliant with Harvard guidelines. Suitable organisational source and text included. (1.4-1.5 marks) Five or more exceptionally wellselected journal articles in relation to the task and reference lists completely error free. Excellent organisational source and textincluded. (1.6-2 marks)

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