Subject: Business / Management
Unit 8 [MT435: Operations Management] Assignment: SCM and Global SCM Paper
Once, the world seemed smaller, with businesses having scope within their national supply chains.
Now, business leaders need to consider the concept of glocalization, a hybrid word of global and
local, they need to “think globally and act locally.” It is important within the context of business, that
supply chain management (SCM) supports operations management (OM) efforts.
In the modern world, there really only is the global supply chain, however it can be considered from
both general theoretical and applied practical perspectives.
In this Assignment, you will compose an informative essay in a minimum of 3-full pages (minimum
750 words) in which you specifically address the parts listed below. Make sure to include separate
title and references pages, use standard paragraph structure, double spacing, 12-point Times New
Roman font, and follow all other APA formatting and citation guidelines. Conduct research from
credible peer-reviewed sources, the KU Online Library, and your textbook to support your
Select a part of general SCM Theory to examine more closely. Conduct online research to support
your writing with credible sources. In particular, demonstrate your knowledge of how supply chain
management supports operations management efforts.
Global SCM Practice
Select a part of the application of Global SCM practice to examine more closely. Conduct online
research to support your writing with credible sources. In particular, demonstrate your knowledge of
how global supply chain management supports operations management efforts.
Also, close your paper with the following observations from your research: The importance of professional interaction, communication and presentation skills within the
operations management and SCM environments.
Ensure each topic is covered to appropriate breadth and depth demonstrating knowledge of the
course concept. Page 1 of 3 Assignment Criteria This Assignment should be a separate MS Word document, preferably in the most
current .docx file format. In addition to the APA Style title page, and APA style reference page; ensure your paper
covers the assigned topics, with a focus on quality. The following items provide additional
guidance as to writing expectations. Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts,
topics, definitions, and other elements asked for in the questions. Your paper should be
highly organized, logical, and focused. It must be written in Standard English; demonstrating exceptional content, organization,
style, grammar, and mechanics. Your paper should provide a clearly established sustained viewpoint and purpose. Your writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified; as well as original and insightful. Ensure your paper uses APA format for content, with properly indented paragraphs, and a
minimum of 3 full pages (minimum 750 words) covering the assigned topics to appropriate
depth. A separate page at the end of your research paper should contain a list of references, in APA
format. Use your textbook, the KU Online Library, and the internet for credible research. Ensure you have at a minimum three quality references supporting your work: defining words,
or using dictionaries, wikis, or encyclopedias, does not count as a quality reference, or meet
university standards for credible online research. Be sure to cite both in-text and reference list citations were appropriate and reference all
sources. Your sources and content should follow proper APA citation style. Review the APA
formatting and citation style found at the Kaplan Writing Center. To access the Kaplan
Writing Center, select this link. (It should include a cover sheet, paper is double
spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point font, correct citations, Standard English with no
spelling or punctuation errors, and correct references at the bottom of the last page.) Directions for Submitting Your Paper
Write your paper in a Microsoft Word document and save it in a location that includes your name
and the title. Submit your paper to the Unit 8: Assignment Dropbox. Page 2 of 3 MT435 Unit 8 Assignment: SCM and Global SCM Paper Content (50%) 30 pts. (3 Full Pages of Content) Points
Possible SCM Theory is covered to appropriate breadth and depth
demonstrating knowledge of the course concept. 10 Global SCM Practice is covered to appropriate breadth and
depth demonstrating knowledge of the course concept. 10 Professional Interaction, Communication and Presentation Skills
are covered to appropriate breadth and depth demonstrating
knowledge of the course concept. 10 Points
Earned Analysis (30%) 18 pts.
Work demonstrates synthesis of concepts, research, and
experience. 6 Work demonstrates the student’s ability to tie relevant
information to real life applications. 6 Analysis exceeds basic comprehension to demonstrate higher
order thinking. 6 Writing (20%) 12 pts.
Correct use of APA 6th edition format, all sources used to
support the paper are referenced, three references minimum
(no wikis, dictionaries, or encyclopedias). 4 Sentences are clear, concise, and direct; tone is appropriate. 4 Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are correct. 4 Total 60 Page 3 of 3
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