Topical International Supply Chain Global Sourcin
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In Assignment 2 you reported on a major supermarket chain in Brazil, Compretudo, shipping three product lines, described as shipments A, B and C in one consignment from different sources in your country and a further three product lines, described as shipments D, E and F from three different sources in a neighbouring country. You should have identified your country and a neighboring country. The shipments were consolidated into one dry 40 foot container in a warehouse next to the major port of export closest to your location and sent by ship to Brazil.
In Assignment 2 you studied the roles and relationships between the different logistics parties in getting these goods along the entire supply chain from the suppliers in your country and a neighboring country to one place of consolidation in your country, loading the container, the sea passage to and the distribution in Brazil.
Please now consider the same movement of the three shipments from a neighbouring country moving across the border to your country, the movement of the three shipments in your country and then the fully loaded container travelling by ship to Brazil.
This time, in 1000 words, please describe the various roles and responsibilities of the traders buying and selling the goods, any other commercial players and the border managers, such as Customs, in ensuring national and international security along the end to end movement from a neighboring country, your country, the sea passage and in Brazil and some of the responses they may adopt to counter any threat.
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This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:
be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the operation of a global sourcing model
be able to articulate the roles of the members of a typical supply chain
be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the key concepts of international supply chain management
be able to discuss and evaluate critically practical and topical international supply chain security initiatives and issues
be able to assess critically the role that both Customs and business plays in securing international trade
To enhance and assess your understanding of the various roles and responsibilities of border managers and traders have in securing the supply chain.
This assignment will contribute to your progress towards achieving all the CSU graduate learning outcomes and in particular:
Professional Practice, Academic Literacy & Numeracy and Information & Research Literacies
MARKING CRITERIA AND STANDARDS
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The following criteria and weighting will be used in marking this assignment:
Your ability to
explain the role of Customs and other regulatory agencies inland, at the border of your country, a neighboring country, Brazil and at sea in maintaining national and international supply chain security, with regard to the Compretudo consignments, and some of the responses they may adopt to counter any threat. (Weighting 0.3)
explain the role of buyers and sellers of the Compretudo consignments, and any other commercial player, in maintaining the security of the goods in question as they move from suppliers in your country, a neighboring country to one place of consolidation in your country, being loading into a container, travelling by container vessel to Brazil and being imported and distributed in Brazil. (Weighting 0.4)
use informed sources to appropriately support your position. (Weighting 0.1)
communicate effectively in academic writing (Weighting 0.1)
provide due and appropriate in text and end of text referencing in accordance with the required APA (7th Ed) style (Weighting 0.1)
Your assignment will be marked using the marking sheet below and each aspect of the assignment will be graded as either:
High Distinction (HD)
pleases use the WCO and WTO, as resource