School of Physics, Engineering and Computer SciencePage 1 of 4Assignment Briefing Sheet (2020/21 Academic Year)Section A: Assignment title, important dates and weighting Assignment title:Group orindividual: CW2 – Sustainable Supply ChainPracticesGroupModule title: Procurement and Supply ChainManagementModulecode:7ENT1069Module leader: Marzia Milan Moderator’sinitials:T.B.Submissiondeadline:3rd May 2021 (week 41) Target date for returnof markedassignment:31st May 2021 (4weeks)You are expected to spend about 20 hours to complete this assignment to asatisfactory standard.This assignment is worth 40% of the overall assessment for this module.Section B: Student(s) to complete Student ID numberYear Code Notes for students• For undergraduate modules, a score above 40% represent a pass performance at honours level.• For postgraduate modules, a score of 50% or above represents a pass mark.• Late submission of any item of coursework for each day or part thereof (or for hard copy submissiononly, working day or part thereof) for up to five days after the published deadline, coursework relatingto modules at Levels 0, 4, 5, 6 submitted late (including deferred coursework, but with the exception ofreferred coursework), will have the numeric grade reduced by 10 grade points until or unless thenumeric grade reaches or is 40. Where the numeric grade awarded for the assessment is less than40, no lateness penalty will be applied.• Late submission of referred coursework will automatically be awarded a grade of zero (0).• Coursework (including deferred coursework) submitted later than five days (five working days in thecase of hard copy submission) after the published deadline will be awarded a grade of zero (0).• Regulations governing assessment offences including Plagiarism and Collusion are available fromhttps://www.herts.ac.uk/about-us/governance/university-policies-and-regulations-uprs/uprs (pleaserefer to UPR AS14)• Guidance on avoiding plagiarism can be found here:https://herts.instructure.com/courses/61421/pages/referencing-avoidingplagiarism?module_item_id=779436• Modules may have several components of assessment and may require a pass in all elements. Forfurther details, please consult the relevant Module Handbook (available on Studynet/Canvas, underModule Information) or ask the Module Leader.School of Physics, Engineering and Computer SciencePage 2 of 4Assignment Briefing Sheet (2020/21 Academic Year) This Assignment assesses the following module Learning Outcomes (from Definitive ModuleDocument):LO3 – evaluate the factors affecting procurement & supply chain management withinmanufacturing and/or service operations including sustainability and ethics.LO4 – evaluate various supply chain systems and their application.Assignment Brief:You are starting your new role as a junior supply chain consultant at a multinationalconsulting corporation. As part of your job, you and your team need to carry out some researchactivity to prepare to each consultation.The first project you are involved in is about the implementation of sustainable supply chainpractices for a variety of clients. As a junior consultant, you need to conduct research to gainunderstanding of the potential challenges of the project, detecting issues, and investigating waysto resolve them. Therefore, before meeting your client, you and your team need to conduct aresearch activity to identify the potential barriers of implementing the sustainable supply chainpractices and how to overcome those barriers.In building the case study you are to complete the attached template (see CW2 – SustainableSupply Chain Practices Template). More specifically, you are to:§ Present and critically discuss the concept of sustainable supply chain management inthe current scenario (max 250 words).§ Explain the process that leads to the key words’ selection for your research (max 250words). It is required to list all the key words used.§ Review a series of peer reviewed journal articles and summarise your findings in thetable provided within the template. Each member of the group needs to review 2 journalpapers. That means the number of papers to be reviewed in a group is calculated as thenumber of team members * 2 journal papers = Total number of papers to be reviewed.For example, a group of 5 students will review 2×5=10 papers, while a group of 6 willreview 12 papers.To conclude your report, you’ll be using the information gathered from the analysis of theliterature, to critically reflect on the background of the project. Therefore, you are to:§ Critically discuss the existing barriers to the implementation of sustainable supply chainpractices.§ Identify, explain and critically discuss viable solutions to overcome the barriers identified. School of Physics, Engineering and Computer SciencePage 3 of 4 Submission Requirements:• Total word limit range should be 2,500 words (±10%); any excess words beyond 2,750may not be marked.• The wordcount excludes appendix and references.• References needs to be listed in a separate word file. Each reference needs to includethe link to the source.• Each group needs to fill in the submission template provided on Canvas and submit onCanvas.• The wordcount must be included in the submitted file – possibly at the end of the page.• This is a group assignment, only one submission per group.Evaluation of individual contribution to Group assignment• After submitting the assignment, members are to submit an evaluation form that justifiestheir contribution.• Students are given an opportunity to list any members of the group that they feel did notcontribute their fair share. They will have to provide a robust justification for their choice.• The academic judgement for the justification will be made by the tutors.• Member will have to be named 3 times (for groups of 5) or 4 times (for groups of 6) to gettheir marks adjusted.• Up to -20% reduction in awarded marks.Marks awarded for:CriteriaPtsPresent and critically discuss the concept of sustainable supply chainmanagement in the current scenario.10Selection of appropriate key words & design of an appropriate search strategyto identify relevant articles.10Quality of the papers that have been identified and could be identified with themethodology explained.10Relevance of the selected papers to the topic.5Quality, completeness, depth in the analysis of the selected papers20Synthesis in the analysis of the literature15Literature Review: critical discussion of the barriers to the implementation ofsustainable supply chain practices.15Literature Review: critical analysis and discussion of solutions to overcomebarriers.15Total100 School of Physics, Engineering and Computer SciencePage 4 of 4Type of Feedback to be given for this assignment:Mark and video feedback from the module team.
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