Focus of the Final Paper
Each student is required to write a Project Demonstrating Excellence (PDE) Final Project paper that is 8-12 double-spaced pages in length. The student will be expected to take a concept, theory or topic discussed/explained in the text (i.e. inventory control, strategic alliances, technology and supply management, etc.). The student is expected to present a scholarly discussion of the chosen topic and adhere to the format/style required by the APA Manual. The student is encouraged to seek out information from other sources (preferably scholarly) to establish, explain and/or defend the particular points they raise. The learning outcomes to be reflected in the PDE may include 1-5, at the very least, outcomes 1-3 MUST be covered in the paper.
Expected learning/critical thinking:
Develop an understanding of supply chain management practices and procedures in organizations today.
Apply an understanding of how the supply chain system operates and its significance relative to a business
The ability to recognize and design a supply chain.
Assess procurement and outsourcing strategies focusing on strategic purchasing, outsourcing and the supplier
Review strategies for creating and/or maintaining quality in the distribution process