This week the Introduction to the Research Project Outline is due. The project outline will be reviewed and approved by the instructor with potential adjustments and guidance provided.
Background: For your final project, you are to analyze and critique the supply chain management activities of an actual organization (or division/department/subsidiary of an organization) and develop recommendations for improvements, new capabilities or changes. The recommendations are required to be supported by the project content.
Week 3 Assignment – Introduction to the Research Project
You will identify a company for the course long research project. In Week 3 you will identify basic components of the company and its supply chain. This will be evaluated to help the student with an effective scope and depth for the project.
Organization Background (This is the same content as identified in the final project report. It can be refined in the final report as you learn more during the course.)Company name
What services and/or products does the organization/department provide?
If a division or product category of a company is selected, identify the division or product category.
Where is the organization located (city, state/province, country)? If multi-national or global, identify critical locations and discuss locations relevant to your analysis.
What industry/industries does the company fall in?
Additionally:In supply chain terms, discuss the company’s customers and consumers.
Review each element of the company’s distribution channel framework (wholesalers, distributors, retailers, franchisees.)
Identify the contact(s) (name, title/position and department) you will engage during the project in the company. Identify if you have confirmed their participation at the time of this assignment submission. If you have not, please indicate a plan for when you will have a discussion.