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SPECIAL TOPICS IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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DUE DATE: 28th AUGUST 2013

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Assignment Brief
In your study syndicates, you are expected to read, analyse and interpret the key underlying issues of the following case-study titled "The Privileged Fly". Five (5) questions have to be answered and these questions can be found at the end of the case study.

Your answers to the questions must relate to the issues in the case, however you are expected to support your responses with appropriate and relevant literature from the prescribed text: Monczka et al, 2009. You may also reference internet sources if you wish to do so. The Harvard method of referencing applies to this assignment.

The assignment will be assessed according to the following rubric items: Style and structure Introduction to the Topic Data Analysis Grammar & Language Literature Review Conclusion & Recommendations 20% 10% 40% 10% 10% 10%

Fritz Hillen (Senior Lecturer)

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THE PRIVILEGED FLY

You are a privileged fly: You are allowed to be on the wall of a corporate boardroom during a High-powered discussion. The corporation is an engineering firm whose sales total approximately R140 million a year. Up to now, things appear to have been going well. Production does an efficient job, and inventories have been reduced. But danger signs are cropping up. Although no orders have been lost yet, several shipments have missed their deadlines. Customers are beginning to complain. In addition, transportation costs on incoming and outbound freight shipments are mushrooming. It is 9 a.m., and several people are nervously sitting at the conference table. A stern-looking individual enters.

The

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