Before starting this assessment read the marking criteria (at the end of this course profile) and Chapters 1,
2 and 4 in the Faculty’s Guide for students on website:
You should also read the Assignment Writing Guidelines on the course website.
The objective of the case study is to provide an operations management situation that can be studied and
analysed. You will need to put yourself in the role of a management professional who is asked by the
organisation to identify why or how the problem happened and make recommendations as to what should be
This assessment involves the presentation of a case study which relates theory and research in an area of
POM to a practical application. Refer to Chapter 4, Guide for students for guidance on formats for report
writing. Be sure however to comply with the formatting requirements published on the course website in the
Assignment Writing Guidelines section.
This assessment item involves researching your assigned topic to enhance your understanding of Production
and Operations Management concepts and utilisation of academic literature. Whilst you should AVOID
using only textbooks, the prescribed textbook for the course should be cited in regard to broad operations
management principles. You will be expected to present information and evidence from, and cite, at LEAST
eight (8) relevant peer-reviewed, academic journal articles (minimum requirement). Refer to your
recommended readings for examples of academic journals. While you can cite these articles, you must find
at least eight (8) peer reviewed journal articles not listed in the course materials. The quality and number of
citations will demonstrate the breadth and depth of the literature used to formulate your argument. Your
marker is interested in the analysis that you have developed from YOUR review of the literature and how
well you use the literature to respond to the topic.
AVOID presenting a descriptive account ONLY of your readings. What is required in this assessment is a
critical evaluation of the academic literature as it relates to the specific details of the case study. Your
marker is interested in the conclusions that YOU arrive at from YOUR evaluation of the literature and of
the case study.
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