This week we will study organizational and managerial issues in logistics, factors that play a role in organization’s logistics effectiveness and efficiency, and the ways to enhance effectiveness and efficiency. We will look at organizing logistics within the firm, focusing on organizational structure.
Assignment 3.1 – Reading assignments
Read the following:
Chapter 4: Organizational and Management Issues in Logistics
Assignment 3.2 - Individual homework
Answer questions posted for chapter 4
Open assignment link in Assignments area, Graded Individual Homework folder. This is a timed quiz and you have one hour to answer 10 multiple choice questions for each chapter. Save and submit your answers within one hour.
Assignment 3.3 - Group Assignment
Case 4-1, “Red Spot Markets Company”, page 72. Answer all 8 questions. Please review the case thoroughly and do not split the work among group members. Everybody should have answers for all questions and share them with the team in group discussion area, and then try to integrate all answers into one report from the group, in a Word file. Name the file as “Group No.- Week No.” for example: “Group 3-week 3”
This assignment is due at the end of week 3(Sunday, 11:59 pm)
Assignment 3.4 (post to the discussion forum)
Answer one of the following questions as an original posting. Introducing outside material is encouraged. This can be in form of a relevant, real life experience, or relevant online references that help you achieve a better understanding of the week’s topics and add value to your discussion. Merely finding the answers from the text will be a “minimal contribution”. You may ask any question about the week's material or answer questions posted by other students. Do not answer a question that is already answered by another student. Type the question you are answering and follow with your answer.
Please note that you are required to post two