SCM 702 Supplier Selection & Bid Evaluation
Instructions for Individual Assignment
Deadline: 11th Week – 10th Nov, 2018
Word Limit: (Max 1200 words)
Investigate the following topic:
Now that the competition is between supply chains, not the individual businesses, how can Supplier Selection & Bid Evaluation optimization help achieve organizational excellence?
Review the literature and write a report which:
Describeswhat supplier selection & bid evaluation management is and what it’s not?
What is supplier selection & bid evaluation analysis? How can it best be performed?
How to choose among the performance measures?
What different models and methods for analysis and designing of supplier selection & bid evaluation using Lean 6 Sigmaare available?
A key part of your task will be to judge what should be discussed about supply chain analysis and what should be left out.
Assignments should be emailed by11th week before 11:55pm on 10thNov, 2018.
Hard copies to be submitted at the Department of Supply Chain on 10th Nov, 2018 before 2pm.(Any delay after 1 min, will result in reducing 1 mark per 10 min), at the time of submission, please sign the form or assignments would be rejected.
PREPARING YOUR ASSIGNMENT
Having made sure that you have a sound understanding of the topic, you are ready to begin further work. Try to bear the following points in mind:
1. In deciding on what you are asked to do, a number of ideas/thoughts will usually suggest themselves, depending on your background and knowledge. List these points, arrangethem in what seems like a logical order under separate and relevant headings andplan and investigate to explore them further. Recognize that, what your investigationuncovers will probably cause you to alter your order or modify your original list. Forthis reason it is probably best if you summarizeyour heading and thinking onseparate sheets of paper under each heading. In this way your working materials canbe kept in order or re-arranged as necessary. Or use Mind Mapping technique to design your supply chain project/assignment.
2. There is no set pattern, but where you are asked your opinion or an interpretation of the topic is required, it is often useful to make the introduction a brief summary ofyour views. This introduction should be based on the salient thoughts/views/points you have notedunder (1) above. In other words, you put your introductory paragraph to work andprepare the reader for what is to come. At the very beginning of your discussion youshould define any doubtful terms and outline the scope and limitations of what is tofollow. Then develop the detailed bulk of this material in a logical fashion thatsupports your proposed concluding remarks. Conclude your discussion with asuccinct restatement of the key points. Do not pad your introduction and conclusion.A concise introduction and conclusion are essential.
3. For your discussion to be regarded as sound, you must present supporting evidence to your research (Anything that Can Not be backed by a documentary evidence, will not be accepted). This process involves referring to particular facts and authorities, making quotationsand summarizing the opinions of others; then making your own conclusions/opinions. It mayalso include presentation of facts you have ascertained by experiment or personalobservation but you should bear in mind that one swallow does not make a summerand that an isolated incident may just as likely represent the exception as the rule.Your Facts, therefore, must be accurate and verifiable and your deductions valid.Treat your reader as a reasonably informed person who needs his/her attentiondirected to particular points to be able to follow your argument. However, yourassignment should be able to stand on its own; the reader should not have to workout your line of thought from scattered references.
4. Use quotations where appropriate, but use them sparingly. The main functions ofquoted states are as follows:
i. To support your arguments; such support follows only when the author quoted is recognized as an authority to the argument;
ii. To present a case that you wish to attack.
iii. To confirm or illustrate facts or points of view which you state to be so.
iv. To present a statement which is both relevant and particularly appropriate in the words in which it is already expressed.
5. Break your discussion up into manageable units.Appropriate paragraphing is as important to the reader as it is to the writer. It enables the reader to follow stage bystage the unfolding of your argument. Writing to a careful outline should help you to organize your material into paragraphs.
6. Try to say exactly what you mean, slang and colloquialisms are neither appropriatenor precise forms of language in most assignments. Nevertheless strive to write in adirect straight forward manner. Avoid being woolly, try to cultivate your writingskills and within these limits try to be yourself.
7. Your first attack on an assignment will usually be an initial draft. Obviously do somethinking before you write but do not waste too much time in contemplation beforeputting pen to paper; the act of starting often overcomes a psychological barrier.Think carefully about the form of presentation and how information is to bepresented. Sometimes tables, graphs or lists will need to be included; think carefullyhow these are to be fitted in. You will usually have to type the whole of theassignment in rough draft first, leave the polishing until you have nailed down yourargument. The final copy should be exactly as you want it, proof read, of course!
Please use Harvard style referencing. Two types of citations are included:
1. In-text citations are used when directly quoting or paraphrasing a source. They are located in the body of the work and contain a fragment of the full citation.
Depending on the source type, some Harvard Reference in-text citations may look something like this:
“After that I lived like a young rajah in all the capitals of Europe…” (Fitzgerald, 2004).
2. Reference Lists are located at the end of the work and display full citations for sources used in the assignment.
Here is an example of a full citation for a book found in a Harvard Reference list:
Fitzgerald, F. (2004). The great Gatsby. New York: Scribner.
Generally, Harvard Reference List citations follow this format:
• Last name, First Initial. (Year published). Title. City: Publisher, Page(s).