Logistics and Operations Management

Logistics and Operations Management

Individual Report

Your task is to identify the component activities for an organisation of your choice then evaluate the performance

objectives used by each and critically examine and suggest ways in which the performance could be improved.

Assignment outline
Individual Report

To complete this assignment
1. Select any organisation of your choice

2. Identify component activities
Component activities are activities related to the core activities of the organisation of your choice.
How the components are used to achieve the overall objectives / goal of the organisation.
So a component might be IT department, HR department and so on.

3. Then evaluate the performance objectives used by each.
List the performance objectives and highlight the deferent ways it interlink with each other to accomplish a goal.

4. Critically examine
Examine both internal and external factors influencing the Organisation performance objectives in relation the

Organisational goals.

5. Suggest ways in which the performance could be improved.
With the above research and evaluation you should be able to recommend a better way forward.

This is an individual assignment and must be presented in a report format (2,000 words). It is important that your report

is properly structured. Also, as this is an academic paper, you should draw on contemporary literature to support your

paper. Remember that this individual report accounts for 50% of your module assessment. Hence, bad performance will have a

big impact on this module. An executive summary is not necessary in a report of this size.

Your report should include references to appropriate process technology and e-business literature (textbooks, journals and

websites). Care should be taken when consulting websites as they are not all equally authoritative (for example Wikipedia

is not peer-reviewed; therefore is not considered an academic reference website). A minimum of 5 different academic

references must be cited, but a well-researched report is likely to cite many more.

You are advised to keep a backup copy of the report until you receive your grade and regularly back-up your work in the

cloud (OneDrive, iCloud, Dropbox and GoogleDrive are good examples). A disk crash is not an acceptable reason for late


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