SLO3: Evaluate supply and demand parameters for maximum utilisation of resources and minimisation of waste

ASSESSMENT TASK 2:  Paper

Aligned subject learning outcomes

·         SLO1: Explain the fundamentals of operations management and the seamless integration between inbound logistics, operations, outbound logistics and the customer

·         SLO3: Evaluate supply and demand parameters for maximum utilisation of resources and minimisation of waste

·     SLO4: Describe the strategic tangible assets of a firm, the value chain, and explain how to harmonise the value chain to achieve strategic outcomes [Type here]

Group or individual

Group or Individual

Weighting

30%

Due date

31/05/2020 on LearnJCU by 23:59

ASSESSMENT TASK 2: DESCRIPTION

Under the broad umbrella of “Supply Chain Management,” this assignment will be based around the current situation within the United States and the continuing difficulties around the supply and distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the Covid19 Pandemic.

Your task is to identify and analyze the logistics and supply chain channels of PPE globally with a specific focus on the US. You are expected to identify the associated linkages back to the theory you are studying in LB5230- Managing Strategic Resources and Operations.

This assignment requires you to research and analyze the following:

  • Supply chain logistics of PPE globally prior to the Covid19 pandemic and the effect of border closures on the distribution of PPE during the pandemic.
  • The current situation within the US as it relates to PPE and the circumstances that have led to the shortage of front-line health workers.
  • Analyze and critically discuss the response to the pandemic of the US federal and state governments and the distribution of PPE domestically within the US.
  • Provide recommendations and solutions that will mitigate problems from recurring during future pandemic