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BUS 698 Week 6 Final Paper
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This final research paper must demonstrate
the understanding of new learning in the field
of supply chain management and how the
supply chain supports the organization’s
business strategy. This is an assignment with a
length of 10 to 15 pages (not including title
and reference pages) that should integrate the
reading, multi-media and class discussion
boards. You are required to utilize research
from the classroom text, as well as 6 to 8
additional sources from the internet or online
library to support your views. At least two of
these sources must be from ProQuest
Consider the validity of your resources
carefully before using them in academic
papers. It is recommended to use examples
from your professional experience where
possible, or build from your learning in the
In your 10- to 15-page research paper, you will
describe both the business strategy and supply
chain strategy for your organization, or for a
business unit of your organization, or for some
other organization for which you have worked
in the past and still retain contacts. Your
research paper will describe how this
organization aligns its business strategy with
its supply chain strategy (use the definition
from page 26 of the text to guide you) if they
have a formal one. You are to expand this
description and supplement it with a critical
analysis and suggested improvement
steps/actions based on what you have learned
in this course.
Key issues to address:
What opportunities exist to improve supply
chain activities through better alignment of
logistics and the company’s strategic plan?
In what ways can the supply chain integrate
with logics in order to get goods and services
moved effectively and efficiently?
How might a company’s agility in terms of the
supply chain and/or logistics improve the
movement of goods and /or products?
What challenges does the interaction of
supplier and manufacturers bring to the
logistics management arena?
What processes could be adopted to increase
value for the customer?
What are the impacts of Supply Chain
Management on various organizational
What are the financial implications of
improving supply chain management for the
What “best practices” are available to support