Coursework Assignment Brief
Module Title: Logistics and Operations Management
Work to be submitted in a professional manner, and
as directed by the Module Leader.
Word Limit: 2,000 words (with 10% plus or minus
Critically evaluate methods of planning and
organising efficient operations and networking.
Analyse the problems of controlling component
activities and of controlling quality
Critically discuss methods of project evaluation and
of scheduling resources
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marks awarded for
This assignment is worth 50% of the total marks for the
Explanatory comments on the
for each section
Clear demonstration of rigorous
research from recognised
authoritative sources. Audience
focus. Meeting the deliverables.
Rigorous use of the Harvard
Methodology for citation and
referencing; page numbering; correct
display of direct quotations.
Constructive critical analysis,
Demonstration of a clear
understanding of the issues. Use of
academic models. Full articulation of
ideas developed. Offering wellargued
solutions and/or alternatives if
and where appropriate.
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As a consultant to an international organisation, you are required to review the
organisations operations strategy and provide a detailed report on your findings.
1. Show how will your chosen organisation compete within its business area.
2. Start your report using the four processes of operations strategy stages, and how
these apply to your chosen organisation.
a. Operations strategy formulation
b. Operations strategy implementation
c. Operations strategy monitoring
d. Operations strategy control
3. Analyse the different business/competitive strategies the organisation might
employ using the different operations objectives.
4. Detail the operations management contributions to the organisations strategy
5. Conclude your report and provide recommendations