This is my answer to the Week 5 which is the starting week for the Module Three Final Project. I will be using diverse sources of knowledge and information including real life experience, text books, class discussions, journals and publications both hard copy; and where available and on the internet. I will be doing an original review and analysis in the final project. Proposal This week however, I will be submitting a proposal for the final project.
This proposal will include a given topic, the type or nature of the problem, the source of the information to be used for the analyses and the ‘concepts and techniques to be applied”.This assignment is partially restricted since a case study has already been provided while I am expected to do a comparative analysis of the processes and techniques of the given supply chain company – The Thai Asparagus Cool Cargo Company and another different supply chain company – different in problems, challenges and outcome. The second company I will use will be such that I have either worked for or any other company whose supply chain I can research in sufficient details and write about even if it is web based.I will most likely pick question one of the five provided, “Explain the nature of the business and the special problems and challenges it poses for logistics”. The final determination of which exact company I will use and the question I will answer will depend on the feedback from my instructor and the available resources or information I can collect during the course of my literature review. Tentative Topic: Analysis and comparison of the Supply Chain Processes and Techniques of Thai Asparagus Cool Cargo and Company XYZ – their Problems, Challenges and Outcomes.
Benefits The most important benefit of the presenting this proposal for proposed project is that it is going to help me to know the mind of the Instructor; that is, the areas he wants to guide me in writing the final project rather than just writing on my own what in the end may not be acceptable to him by which time it might be too late to correct. Receiving his feedback is going to help me a lot to focus on the corrected areas and strengthen the ones I did right.The final approval of the project is almost a ‘half-way home’ for the final project if I don’t deviate from the corrected proposal which I don’t intend to do without the approval of the Instructor again if at all. Another advantage is by allowing me to choose a supply chain company of my choice either the one I had worked with or any other I have an intimate knowledge of that will allow for a good research and analyses. On the whole, the final project is allowing me to display my knowledge of the topic I have; contributing as a partial fulfillment to the requirement of the University in the award of my degree later at the end of the course.Finally it will further elicit my professional interest, knowledge and competence in the course, program and profession of Supply Chain Management. Feasibility I do not envisage or anticipate any problem (except internet connectivity) that will be unsolvable in the process of obtaining information I would need for the proposal or final project. I hope and seriously desirous of completing the assignments on schedules or by meeting all the set deadlines.
Procedures and Sources of InformationI consider myself having a small or basic theoretical understanding and knowledge of the Supply Chain Management, which this project requires. These I have, thanks to all my past and current Instructors in the first two Modules and the current one. However, for research, collection and collation of information, I hope to further consult text books, libraries, the Web and if and where necessary my former and current Instructors. During the course of writing the final Report, I propose the following steps especially in obtaining the required knowledge for the report:1. The most visible and handy source is to concentrate on further targeted studies of my recommended text books and the lecture notes from the Instructor. 2. The second option or source is researching through the Internet either through provoking the search engines or using the recommendations of the Instructor through the weekly lecture notes.
3. Finally and very hopefully, I will be able to have access to some journals and periodicals through the Online Library of the University of Liverpool. Outcome After the studies and analyses of my research work; after the compilation and ollation; the final outcome of my work will be presented in a report that is typed in double-spaced pages, probably containing about 2,000 words or there about. I will be using a simple a simple unzipped Microsoft word process file. Projected Schedule My proposed schedule for this final project is as follows: Week 5 is for submission of this proposal to the Instructor.
Week 6 is getting a feedback from the Instructor and submission of Annotated Outline for the Final Project to the Instructor. Week 7 is when I hope to write the Final Project, all depending on the guidance of the Instructor.