Based strictly on secondary information ranging from websites, press releases and industry publications among
other sources, students should describe either the whole or a selected supply chain of 3M Company and compare it to its competitors and
other relevant companies. They should then proceed to evaluate its performance and formulate recommendations for improvement. Students are
expected to relate all their findings, analysis, discussions and recommendations to relevant supply chain management and marketing theory by using
academic literature (books and journal articles).
Therefore to obtain full marks you will need to show ?Judgement? and ?Strategy?. You may also like to think of it as including comments, reflections
and original thought. You will need to show reality in any forecasts of the future.
Tips for completing this assignment
Your lecturer will be looking for a quality company report that reflects and supports your understanding of the subject matter. Please
provide him with one.
Ensure that your plan is lucid and consistent, is supported by SCM theories and concepts and that all references are cited in the body of your
The research, analysis and presentation of your report must demonstrate an understanding of the terminology used in the text and in
lectures and how the various forces/influences that impact an industry and an organisation.
In a good assignment, you identify and analyse the main issues asked for in the requirements. Therefore, read the requirements thoroughly.
Your report will be appropriately referenced, and the information will be supported by the referenced sources of information used. The lack
of references will constitute an automatic fail.
Write a clear and well structured company report. Do not submit a glorified story about your chosen organisation
Don?t reinvent the wheel and don?t attempt to exaggerate your knowledge by making your report too complex and difficult to follow.
Some students select complicated organisations and find themselves in difficulties often submitting convoluted and perplexing reports.