This homework assignment will test your understanding of three of the twelve
drivers of SCM competitive advantage, as illustrated in our course textbook. There
are no right and wrong answers. Some answers will be better, more
comprehensive and more relevant than others. Since this Homework is worth
about 10% of the final grade, you will need to balance the time you invest in it with
other requirements of this course. Feel free to use any resources, particularly
those provided by the course material. The work must be your own, with
appropriate citations for published material. You will have several weeks to
complete this homework assignment. A double-spaced report will be due as
indicated on the syllabus to be submitted through the assignment folder in D2L.
(A) Review the twelve drivers of SCM competitive advantage, illustrated in
chapters 2-13 in Tom Mentzers Fundamentals of Supply Chain
Management. Select the three drivers you are most interested in exploring.
(B) Describe and discuss the three drivers you selected, citing why they are
important and of interest to you and an organization. Explain the
consequences of not paying attention to these drivers. What should be/can
be done by the supply chain organization(s) to make these drivers really
work for them? Give (make-up) examples where you can.