Supply Chain Case Report

SSCM 355 Logistics Management

Case Study

This case study is to provide an opportunity to analyze, critique and report on a real-life logistics management situation. Based on your reading and analysis of the case study of “Delays entering a container port: A logistics bottleneck” by Brian Lawrence, please prepare a case report by following the instructions and rubric below:

 The case report is individual assignment.  The written report should be around 4 -6 pages with the 12 Times New Roman font and

double-space paragraph.  The report should demonstrate an in-depth written analysis-critique of the case. The case

report is expected to include answers to address the questions below in paragraph format, though you may provide other inputs as you deem relevant and valuable:

o What is the main problem(s)/issue(s) faced by the company? o What are the advantages and disadvantages of each of the three alternatives

suggested in the case study? o Which alternative you would choose? And why? o Do you have other alternatives and suggestions?

 The report should include a proper introduction/problem statement, proper transitions between sections (include section titles if needed), strong conclusion/closing statement, and proper citations of APA style in a reference list when applicable.

 Please refer to the case report grading rubric for guidance.

GRADING RUBRIC FOR CASE STUDY REPORTS

Objective/Criteria Unacceptable

(0 points) Poor

(1 points) Average

(2 points) Excellent (3 points)

Identification of Main Issues/Problems

Applied if there is no report

Identifies and describes an acceptable understanding of some problems in the case study

Identifies and describes a comprehensive and accurate understanding of most problems in the case study

Identifies and describes a comprehensive and accurate understanding of the main issues in the case study

Analysis and Evaluation of Issues/Problems

Applied if there is no report

Provides an incomplete analysis of some of the identified problems

Provides a thorough analysis of most of identified problems

Provides a thorough analysis of all identified problems

Recommendations on Effective Solutions/Strategies

No suggestions or applied if there is no report

Gives out little actions and suggestions

Gives out a somewhat one- sided view and supports diagnosis/opinions with limited details and evidence

Gives out a critical view and supports diagnosis/opinions with well documented evidence

Links to Course Readings and Additional Research

No connection or applied if there is no report

Makes inappropriate or little connection between issues identified and the concepts studied in the class

Makes appropriate but somewhat vague connection between issues identified and the concepts studied in the class

Makes appropriate and powerful connection between issues identified and the concepts studied in the class

Writing Mechanics and Formatting Guidelines

Applied if there is no report

Writing is unfocused with unclear expression and incomplete sentences; lack of organization of ideas; contains serious spelling and grammar errors

Generally well-written with complete sentences and ordinary wording; organization is a bit unclear; there are a few spelling and grammar errors.

Well-written with complete sentences and appropriate wording; Display a clear organization of ideas; contains no spelling and grammar errors