Supplier relationship management

2000 words written in a academic way and harvard referencing style (all reference shall be attached also).
No copy is accepted!
A report for a non-existing company based on the below:
The corporate board of company wish to conduct a review of procurement within the group. The objectives of the review should include a discussion of the methods that will:
Boost spend visibility across all outlets;
Bring more spend under active management;
Consolidate the network of 95,000 suppliers;
Improve supplier management to lower risks, avoid disruptions and maximize value;
Address the environmental concerns regarding the sustainability of the supply chain operations and
Increase cost savings
The report should consider how procurement within the group has been managed and what improvements should be considered. The report, supported by reference to appropriate academic literature, should contain an appropriate abstract and short introduction and should address issues such as:
– inputs from stakeholders;
– policies & governance procedures surrounding the procurement process;
– meeting business needs within the procurement process;
– development and implementation of appropriate specifications and contracts;
– sourcing and selection processes;
– supplier negotiations and the commercial terms on which suppliers are engaged;
– ongoing management of contracts and suppliers; and
– supply chain risk management.
These shall be included also with key authors:
1. Theory of supply and demand.
2. waste in procurememt & supply chain
3. supplier relationship management
4. suppliers integration, consolidate suppliers
5. Procurement risk management
6. sustainability in procurement
7. savings (theory of procurement ) & cost reduction strategies in procurement.

List a minimum of four additional budget line items in the table below with a rationale to ensure smooth warehouse operations in australia.

Creating a Logistics Plan for International Transport and Warehousing of Goods
Strategic Logistics Management, Inc. (SLM) is a U.S.-based third party company whose primary business is to deliver logistics services. Currently, SLM manages several warehouses in Los Angeles and the New York/New Jersey area. SLM provides expertise in air and ocean shipping, customs clearance, forwarding, warehousing, and ground transportation. Over the past five years, SLM has built a successful logistics information system (LIS) that includes personnel, equipment, and technology. The decision-support systems included in the LIS are a transportation management system (TMS) and a warehouse management system (WMS).
SLM employs experienced personnel in the United States to handle a wide range of logistics activities and provide customized logistics solutions and services. The company is considering expanding their global operations to provide the same range of services in Australia, including:
Imports: A network of offices and trade connections to support import consolidation, provide warehousing of goods prior to customs clearance, and manage import documentation for customs formalities.
Door-to-door services: Cargo pickup from supplier locations and transportation of goods directly to the customer, as well as freight bookings with airlines and ocean lines to handle cargo exports from both the United States and Australia.
Exports: Handling of various types of cargo exports by ocean and by air, ensuring the timely movement of goods at the most competitive rates. Complete export documentation is provided.
SLM is working to secure two contracts in Australia that will go into effect next year. The first contract is with Greer Wire Company in Melbourne, Australia, to transport two million pounds of stainless steel brushfire mesh used in protecting homes in brushfire prone areas. This cargo will be shipped to Los Angeles, California. The stainless steel wire mesh is supplied in five-meter rolls with an outside diameter of 500 mm, and each roll weighs 50 kg.
The second contract is with Brooks Brothers, a clothing company located in New York City, for warehousing and transportation of clothing in various sizes of cardboard boxes that easily assemble in one unit load on a 48-inch by 40-inch pallet. The goods will be shipped from New York, New York, to Sydney, Australia. For the purpose of this assignment you can make reasonable assumptions about the weight of the boxes.
SLM will manage a rapid flow of goods to and from Australia. The proposed warehouses in Australia will be located in proximity to two large metropolitan areas, Sydney and Melbourne. In the first year of its operations in Australia, SLM plans to handle an average of 200 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of imports and exports between the United States and Australia every month.
You are a Logistics Manager at SLM. As part of the company’s goal to strengthen its competitiveness in the global marketplace, the CEO has asked you to design a logistics plan for the proposed warehouse operations in Australia and transportation of goods between Australia and the United States.
In your report (allowing for reasonable assumptions when necessary),
Select one of the two SLM contracts described above.
Analyze the product’s physical properties, volume, and quantities to determine if the product’s shipment size is small (150 to 500 pounds) or a larger (consolidated) shipment (at least one TEU).
Evaluate at least two modes of transportation that best support the organization’s supply chain for shipping the product from one country to another, door-to-door, in a multimodal shipment. Explain your reasoning.
Identify the type of warehouses that SLM should employ in Australia to ensure a rapid movement of goods. Recommend either public, private, or contract warehousing and explain how your recommendation supports SLM’s supply chain management.
List and describe the necessary commercial, banking, and shipping documents that comply with export and import procedures in the United States. These may include a commercial invoice, certificate of origin, shipper’s export declaration, shipper’s letter of instruction, bill of lading, freight bill, and letter of credit.
Determine the appropriate Incoterms® 2010 rule, depending on the shipment mode and buyers’ and sellers’ responsibilities.
Select a process (Lean, Six Sigma, Just-in-Time, or Kanban) and explain how the process can be implemented to ensure effective and efficient warehouse operations techniques are in place that support the company’s supply chain design.
List a minimum of four additional budget line items in the table below with a rationale to ensure smooth warehouse operations in Australia. Support your rationale by including various logistics activity measures, cost drivers, profit models, and the role of inventory and how they influence SLM’s financial outcomes.
Budget line item

Shipment consolidation
Cost savings management

Warehouse safety and security
Efficient and safe warehouse operations

Software implementation
Order management, customer relationship management, and load-planning for a truck trailer.

The Final Paper
Must be 2,400 to 3,000 words (not including title and references pages), double-spaced, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing CenterLinks to an external site.. Contextual (Level One) headings must be used to organize your paper and your thoughts.
Must include a title page with the following:Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must include and integrate supporting information and reasoning from at least five scholarly, peer-reviewed, or other credible business sources in addition to the course text (see the Writing Center’s Integrating ResearchLinks to an external site. for assistance).The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible SourcesLinks to an external site. table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.

Assignment reveals formatting errors and a lack of organization.

Research Paper:
The topic for your research paper is to be chosen from the list of topics below. If you prefer, please contact me to have a topic assigned to you; below is a list of potential topics:
Port Security, Port Facility Operations, Maritime Transportation System, Piracy (piracy on the high seas), Transnational Organized Crime, Drug Smuggling, Human Trafficking, Illegal Immigration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the United States Coast Guard. Please have your topic choice approved by me before proceeding (submit topic choice by the end of week 2 via MyCampus Email System”). Research paper due by end of week 5.
Here is the specific format:
Title Page (APA format)
Abstract (250 words, no quotes or paraphrases. This is your “elevator speech” of the research)
Introduction (Research Question and Hypothesis)
Literature Review (Note this is not an annotated bibliography but a Literature Review)
Methodology – don’t simply state qualitative methodology.
Analysis & Findings
Conclusion and Recommendations
Reference list with a minimum of 10 outside references.
Literature Review: Include/highlight this section in your paper. A review of your list of sources.
Methodology: Include/highlight this section provides the reader with a description of how you carried out your qualitative research project, and the variables you identified and analyzed. It describes any special considerations and defines any limitations and terms specific to this project, if necessary. This section can be brief or more complicated, depending on the project, written in a single page. I want to see more than “I used qualitative methods”….what do you specifically mean? Did you use content analysis? Did you use Case Study? These questions are being asked NOW so that you are not surprised in other courses that require this to be included. Types of popular Methodologies include: (1) Case Study, (2) Content Analysis etc.
Analysis and Findings: Include/highlight this section. They are not the same as conclusions. In the analysis component of this section you identify how you analyzed the data. The second part is the finding you got from your analysis of the data. The findings are the facts that you developed, not your interpretation of the facts. That interpretation is conducted in the conclusions and recommendations section of the paper. Findings will come from the prior research you examined and your analysis of those prior findings to create new findings for your paper. While there may be some facts that are such that they will stand and translate to your paper, the intent is to create new knowledge, so you will normally analyze the data to create your own findings of what facts that data represents.
Conclusions and Recommendations: This is the section where you give your interpretation of the data. Here you tell the reader what the findings mean. A great approach is to think about how the reader will react to your conclusion. Often the conclusions and recommendations sections will mirror the findings in construct as the researcher tells the reader what that researcher sees as the meaning of that data, their conclusions. Then, drawing on those conclusions, the researcher tells the reader what they believe needs to be done to solve/answer the research question. This section may include recognition of any needs for further research and then finishes with a traditional conclusion to the paper as a whole.
Remember, your paper should seek to answer a question that helps to solve the research question and validates or culls your hypothesis.
Technical Requirements
Your paper must be at a minimum of 10-12 pages (the Title and Reference pages required but do not count towards the minimum limit).
Scholarly and credible references should be used. A good rule of thumb is at least 2 scholarly sources per page of content. At least 10 outside references.
Type in Times New Roman, 12 point and double space.
Students will follow the current APA Style (APUS Library) as the sole citation and reference style used in written work submitted as part of coursework.
Points will be deducted for the use of Wikipedia or encyclopedic type sources. It is highly advised to utilize books, peer-reviewed journals, articles, archived documents, etc.
All submissions will be graded using the assignment rubric.
(CO-1, CO-2, CO-3, CO-4, CO-5)
Due Date
Nov 6, 2022 11:59 PM
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Rubric Name: HLSS Assignment Rubric 300-400 Level
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CriteriaExemplary20 points
17 points
15 points
13 points
Criterion Score
Student exhibits a defined and clear understanding of the assignment. Thesis is clearly defined and well-constructed to help guide the reader throughout the assignment. Student builds upon the thesis of the assignment with well-documented and exceptional supporting facts, figures, and/or statements.
Establishes a good comprehension of topic and in the building of the thesis. Student demonstrates an effective presentation of thesis, with most support statements helping to support the key focus of assignment.
Student exhibits a basic understanding of the intended assignment, but the thesis is not fully supported throughout the assignment. While thesis helps to guide the development of the assignment, the reader may have some difficulty in seeing linkages between thoughts. While student has included a few supporting facts and statements, this has limited the quality of the assignment.
Exhibits a limited understanding of the assignment. Reader is unable to follow the logic used for the thesis and development of key themes. Introduction of thesis is not clearly evident, and reader must look deeper to discover the focus of the writer. Student’s writing is weak in the inclusion of supporting facts or statements.
Score of Focus/Thesis,
/ 20
Content/Subject Knowledge
Student demonstrates proficient command of the subject matter in the assignment. Assignment shows an impressive level of depth of student’s ability to relate course content to practical examples and applications. Student provides comprehensive analysis of details, facts, and concepts in a logical sequence.
Student exhibits above average usage of subject matter in assignment. Student provides above average ability in relating course content in examples given. Details and facts presented provide an adequate presentation of student’s current level of subject matter knowledge.
The assignment reveals that the student has a general, fundamental understanding of the course material. There are areas of some concerning in the linkages provided between facts and supporting statements. Student generally explains concepts, but only meets the minimum requirements in this area.
Student tries to explain some concepts, but overlooks critical details. Assignment appears vague or incomplete in various segments. Student presents concepts in isolation, and does not perceive to have a logical sequencing of ideas.
Score of Content/Subject Knowledge,
/ 20
Critical Thinking Skills
Student demonstrates a higher-level of critical thinking necessary for 300-400 level work. Learner provides a strategic approach in presenting examples of problem solving or critical thinking, while drawing logical conclusions which are not immediately obvious. Student provides well-supported ideas and reflection with a variety of current and/or world views in the assignment. Student presents a genuine intellectual development of ideas throughout assignment.
Student exhibits a good command of critical thinking skills in the presentation of material and supporting statements. Assignment demonstrates the student’s above average use of relating concepts by using a variety of factors. Overall, student provides adequate conclusions, with two or fewer errors.
Student takes a common, conventional approach in guiding the reader through various linkages and connections presented in assignment. However, student presents a limited perspective on key concepts throughout assignment. Student appears to have problems applying information in a problem-solving manner.
Student demonstrates beginning understanding of key concepts, but overlooks critical details. Learner is unable to apply information in a problem-solving fashion. Student presents confusing statements and facts in assignment. No evidence or little semblance of critical thinking skills.
Score of Critical Thinking Skills,
/ 20
Organization of Ideas/Format
Student thoroughly understands and excels in explaining all major points. An original, unique, and/or imaginative approach to overall ideas, concepts, and findings is presented. Overall format of assignment includes an appropriate introduction (or abstract), well- developed paragraphs, and conclusion. Finished assignment demonstrates student’s ability to plan and organize research in a logical sequence. Student uses required number of academic sources or beyond.
Student explains the majority of points and concepts in the assignment. Learner demonstrates a good skill level in formatting and organizing material in assignment. Student presents an above average level of preparedness, with a few formatting errors. Assignment contains number of academic sources required in assignment.
Learner applies some points and concepts incorrectly. Student uses a variety of formatting styles, with some inconsistencies throughout the paper. Assignment does not have a continuous pattern of logical sequencing. Student uses fewer sources or references than required by assignment. Academic sources are lacking.
Assignment reveals formatting errors and a lack of organization. Student presents an incomplete attempt to provide linkages or explanation of key terms. The lack of appropriate references or source materials demonstrates the student’s need for additional help or training in this area. Student needs to review and revise the assignment.
Score of Organization of Ideas/Format,
/ 20
Writing Conventions
Student demonstrates an excellent command of grammar, as well as presents research in a clear and concise writing style. Presents a thorough and extensive understanding of word usage. Student excels in the selection and development of a well-planned research assignment. Assignment is error-free and reflects student’s ability to prepare a high-quality academic assignment.
Student provides an effective display of good writing and grammar. Assignment reflects student’s ability to select appropriate word usage and present an above average presentation of a given topic or issue. Assignment appears to be well written with no more than three-five errors. Student provides a final written product that covers the above-minimal requirements.
Assignment reflects basic writing and grammar, but more than five errors. Key terms and concepts are somewhat vague and not completely explained by student. Student uses a basic vocabulary in assignment. Student’s writing ability is average, but demonstrates a basic understanding of the subject matter.
Topics, concepts, and ideas are not coherently discussed or expressed in assignments. Student’s writing style is weak and needs improvement, along with numerous proofreading errors. Assignment lacks clarity, consistency, and correctness. Student needs to review and revise assignment.
Score of Writing Conventions,
/ 20
TotalScore of HLSS Assignment Rubric 300-400 Level,
/ 100

What were these shortcomings?

Review the contract attached – ST of MA Pilot Small Scale IT Service – and answer the following questions
1.Given the subject matter discussed in Chapter 5 (attached), and the concepts discussed by the author regarding international contacts, did you identify any shortcomings in the contract which you examined? What were these shortcomings?
2.What specific elements would you recommend adding to the contract which you reviewed, given the nature for which the contract was drawn up?
3.In comparing the contract which you reviewed, to a similar contract from your organization, what are the similarities and what are the differences?
4.Within the contract which you examined, what unique clauses or conditions did you find that truly set either of these contracts apart as dealing with an international clientele?
5.What is the single biggest learning outcome that you will take with you after completing this chapter?

Evaluate, how the present technologies (radio-frequency identification (rfid), cloud

E-Supply Chain Management
You are required to introduce all below 5 critical areas/points while discussing the
company, where company is considered as a single question and carries 5 MARKS.
Walmart Incorporation
Kindly write your suggestions using the below areas/points for each of the companies mentioned above,
i. Identify key Supply Chain Practices from the enterprises mentioned above.
ii. Discuss Supply Chain Integration, Collaboration, and Procurement Planning adopted by the
above companies
iii. Define the Web traceability systems practiced by the companies mentioned above for your
iv. Evaluate, how the present technologies (Radio-frequency identification (RFID), Cloud
Computing, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management, Predictive
Analysis) are being used by the above companies.
v. Identify and evaluate best practices for improving Supply Chain Management.
The word count is 200 to 250 Words.
APA style references.


please complete questions 1 and 2. The process flow chart for
question 2 should be as detailed as possible; identify at least 16 individual
steps (including queues, decision points, and actions).
Textbook name: Operations and Supply Chain Management 16th
Edition. By F. Robert Jacobs

You must use ms excel to perform all calculations.

he text (Murphy & Knemeyer, 2018) indicates that a spreadsheet is the most relevant software package for logisticians, and the assigned article (Bartolacci, LeBlanc, Kayikci, & Grossman, 2012) provides some real-life, practical examples of how Excel is applied in logistics. It is customary to use MS Excel in calculation of shipment volumes, weights, and costs. Our assignment this week provides a valuable introduction to the capabilities and applications of MS Excel in logistics..
Oracle Corporation is building a large new campus for cloud computing support in Austin, Texas. They have selected Dell Computer Corporation, located in neighboring Round Rock, Texas, to supply various devices for the campus. The distance from the Dell facility to the Oracle campus is 35 miles. The specified shipping mode is by truck, which costs three cents per pound, per mile. Oracle has requested that all shipments be made in 40-foot containers with interior dimensions of 40 ft. long, 8 ft. wide, and 8 ft. 6 in. high. A container weighs 8,000 pounds and has a maximum payload (cargo weight) of 55,126 pounds. Oracle intends to leave the containers at their location as secure storage during the startup stage of their operations. Because the containers will serve as mini-warehouses, adequate room to move around inside the container is needed. Dell will construct lightweight, inexpensive wooden shelving for storage instead of using pallets. This requirement will limit the useable volume of the container to 80% of its normal maximum.
The order is summarized in the following table:
Single Package Dimensions LxWxH (inches)
Single Package Weight (pounds)
Desktop Computer
Laptop Computer
Tablet Computer
14x14x 12
In your Using MS Excel in Logistics Activities assignment, enter the data provided in the scenario into a simple Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. In your spreadsheet,
Calculate the total volume of the products.
Calculate the total weight of the products.
Calculate the total weight of the shipment (ignore the shelving).
Determine the number of 40-ft containers required to ship the order.
Calculate the total shipping cost from the Dell plant to the Oracle campus.
For this Assignment,
You must use MS Excel to perform all calculations. All work and equations must be visible within the cells.