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Section 3 – Assessment Details
3.1 Details of Each Assessment Item
The assessments for this subject are described below. Other assessment information and/or assistance
can be found in Moodle, including the marking rubric.
Marking guides for Assessments follow the assessment descriptions. Students should compare their
assessment final drafts against the marking guide before submission.
Assessment submission is as per the instructions below. Please retain a photocopy and softcopy of all
Assessment Type: Case Study 1 2300 2500 word report -individual assessment. Research based
see Research Requirements below
Purpose: To allow students to begin to apply the knowledge and skills of the subject to a real
world example. This assessment relates to Learning Outcomes a, b and c.
Due Date: Week 6 5.00pm, Friday of Week 6
Submission: Electronic submission upload a Word .doc or .docx to Moodle and Turnitin
Topic: Students are required to choose a case study from the list that will be
provided in Moodle, and upload the case study name and number to our
Padlet site. When this is done no one else may chose that case study.
After reading the case, prepare a 2300 2500 word report (executive summary, table of contents body,
conclusions and recommendations) analysing the issues in the case, and identify logistics management
strategies that enabled the company to become successful or otherwise. You should also consider the
questions which appear directly after the case study and incorporate answering these into your report. In
your report you need to consider:
The fundamental reasons for success, with a comparison to another successful and an unsuccessful
How can the company maintain its competitive advantage, here the concept of sustainability may be introduced?
Could this be suitable for other companies and if so explain why, if not explain why?
Research Students need to support their analysis with reference from the text and a
Requirements: minimum of eight (8) suitable, reliable, current and academically acceptable
sources check with your tutor if unsure of the validity of sources.
Groups seeking Credit or above grades should support their analysis with
increased number of reference sources comparable to the grade they are
ed.com, docstore.com, etc. are not considered acceptable sources
and should not be used reliance on such sources will result in a Fail grade.
Report format 2300 – 2500 word Word.doc or Word.docx (word count applies to content only, not title
page, executive summary, table of contents and reference list).
Responses should have a title page attached reflecting the content and the author, executive summary,
table of contents, introduction, suitable headings and sub-headings to cover the relevant content and
elements of analysis, conclusion, recommendations, reference list/bibliography, appendices (if relevant).
Harvard referencing (Anglia version) is to be used.
Marks will be awarded on the following basis (see Marking Rubric on page 10 below for more detail) and
converted to a mark out of 20:
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Marking Rubric for T117: MGT704 Logistics Management (Case Study One 20%)
to Harvard when
support your claims
|Research and analysis
|Application of relevant
theories of logistics
|Total mark out of 100||Assessment mark
_____ / _____
|More than half the
in text or references and or
in the reference list are
|Few or no key issues
mentioned with a
predominant use of internet
to support the very little
attempt at research
|Critical analysis poorly
demonstrated if at all
|Argument, if evidenced, not
developed or supported.
Poor, if any conclusions and
|Referencing is either
insufficient or contains
Quotations over-used and/or
used when irrelevant
Presentation poorly set out.
Poor use of language,
grammar and spelling
|Confused with nearly half
the references inaccurately
|Some key issues identified.
Very limited use and/or
insufficient ranges of
sources used and mostly
|Critical analysis somewhat
Little application of
accepted theories and
models to set task
|Argument is not well
developed and supported.
but not logical or well
|Some inaccuracies in use of
correct referencing style
Quotations used frequently.
Presentation set out in fair
manner minor errors in
grammar correct use of
|Several errors only throughout the
work and or in the reference list.
|All key issues identified
Used a range of
sources, most of which were
relevant and showed greater use of
research skills than a Google
Application of some generally
theories and models to set task
supported by evidence. Effective
to a limited extent logical
|Reasonable skill in use of correct
referencing style. Direct quotations
Presentation shows a legible level
of structure with adherence to rules
of grammar and generally the
correct use of language
|Two or Four errors only||All key issues identified. Scholarly
use of a wide range of sources of
data including those from the
|Competent application ofrelevant
theories and models. Considerable
demonstration of critical analysis.
Application of theories and models
relevant to set task
argument clearly supported by
Comprehensive conclusion &
evidence of some enlightened
|Skill demonstrated in use of correct
referencing style. Paraphrased key
comments as opposed to utilizing
direct quotes and the use of direct
quotation almost nonexistent.
Presentation expertly set out.
Correct use of rules of language
|No mistakes or limited to a typo or
|All key issues expertlyidentified.
Highly proficient and scholarly use
of a wide range of relevant sources
expertly applied and consistent with
those found in the EBSCO
|Scholarly application of relevant
theories and models
Scholarly demonstration of critical
analysis. Application of theories
and models relevant to set task and
demonstrated within the set text
used in the subject.
|Logical argument developed in a
scholarly fashion supported by
evidence Recommendations draw
arguments together in an influential
and scholarly manner with evidence
|Superior skill demonstrated in use
of correct referencing style.
Proficient in paraphrasing key
comments and sparing use of
Quotations Report expertly,
scholarly set out. Scholarly use of
correct language throughout