Times New Roman Buss 1502 Middle East College Su
1) Task 1 (
Minimum 400 words with a 10% tolerance either side.
The proposal explains your plan for answering the assignment in reasonable details. You must address the technicalities of each question including what specific scholarly sources list will be used in the assignment (list the possible reference list).
Questions to be answered by the student and Special Instructions:
Answer both questions and mark question numbers in your assignment.
Professional formatting is a requirement and will be rewarded accordingly.
No company visits are required
All research is done through secondary research or desk research only.
Students must familiarize themselves with lectures that were done, newspaper articles, government reports, GCC Reports, ASYAD/Oman Logistics Centre Reports, WTO/UNCTAD Reports, World Bank Reports, MEC online sources, set book, internet sources, conference papers and journals (see MIG). A rich critical analysis of issues is required.
Q1. Do a critical discussion of the 7 Rights of Logistics and give an applied Oman company example of the application of any two of the 7 Rights. (40 marks)
a. Doing a critical discussion of the 7 Rights of Logistics. (30 marks)
b. Giving an applied Oman company example of the application of two of the 7 Rights. (10
Total for the two sub-questions= 40 marks)
Q2. Critically discuss the top ten global supply chain risks faced by companies in the world today and how to mitigate them. A well explained applied Omani company example is required of any one of these global supply chain risks and how it mitigated the risk. (45 marks)
a. Critically discussing the top ten global supply chain risks faced by companies in the world today and how to mitigate them. (30 marks)
b. Giving a well explained applied Omani company example is required of any one of these global supply chain risks and how it mitigated the risk. (10 marks)
(Total for the two sub-questions = 40 marks)
Additional requirement: Students are required to do and complete a MOOC certificate course and attach a screenshot of the MOOC certificate with the assignment at the time of submission on turnitin. This will be awarded 5 marks. Only MOOC certificate screenshots uploaded on turnitin moodle together with the assignment will be entertained with no exceptions. Nothing other than completed MOOC certificate screenshot will be accepted. Attempts without MOOC certificate earn no marks.
This is the link where free MOOC courses are available.
Journal articles: Students are required to use a minimum of ten (10) relevant logistics and supply chain journal articles in the body of the assignment and reference them correctly under References section. These scholarly citations must include citations by professional bodies like CIPS, CITL and others. Any assignment without the required journal articles will not qualify for A Grade as a rule. 3⁄4 of the journal citations should be 2014 to 2020 journals.
Word limit: 1500 words. Tolerance is 10% maximum either way. You are required to record number of words on the cover page of assignment.
Assignment must be computer typed.
Font – Times New Roman
Font – Style – Regular Font-Size-12
Heading should be with Font Size 14, Bold, Capital and Underline.
Explain with suitable diagrams wherever required. Diagrams must be drawn using suitable software or by pencil.
Each student has to do the assignment individually.
You can refer books in e-Library or use internet resource. But you should not cut and paste
material from internet nor provide photocopied material from books. The assignment answers should be in your own words after understanding the matter from the above resources.