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chain practices. Also suggest suitable backup measures against any sudden disruptive events that you think could impair the firm’s supply chain and affect the continuity of its supplies. Word limit: 3,000 words (+/- 10%) excluding tables, figures, list of references and any appendices.
Page 3 of 8References - academic and non-academic sources: You must reference a minimum of six (6) academic/scholarly sources. These can include academic journal articles or chapters from academic books (including your prescribed textbook, which will count as ONE scholarly source). Suitable academic journals can be found by conducting a search of the Deakin Library academic databases (a list of relevant journals is provided on the Unit Guide). Much of the information regarding your selected organizations required can be obtained from only non-academic (sometimes identified as professional or industry) sources, which includes the organization’s own website. This is often the only way to find out up-to-date information about a business or organization. Any non-academic sources, if used, must be included in your Reference list appended to the report, but these will NOT be counted as part of your academic/scholarly sources. Following are some of the suggested non-academic sources: Organization web sites: -Annual Reports -Annual Reviews -Media Releases -Stock Market Analysis Credible media websites (including but not limited to): -The Age -The Australian -The Australian Financial Review (AFR) -The ABC -Business Review Weekly (BRW) Non-academic sources: Deakin Library Homepage: →click on a-z databases and type the database name, choosing from these excellent options: -IBIS World (industry market reports and company research) -Factiva (articles in the media) -Newsbank -TV news broadcasts -TV documentaries Any other non-academic sources e.g. credible personal interviews (please give full details if used) Students must correctly use the Harvard style of referencing.
Page 4 of 8Formatting: -Font: Size 12 Times New Roman, Calibri or Arial -Line spacing: 1.5, no indentation, but one extra line spacing between paragraphs -Margins of 2.54 cm -Headings and sub-headings -Alphanumeric or decimal outline/numbering system up to three levels for sections -Page numbers: Roman numbering and Arabic numbering used appropriately -Header and/or footer: student name, ID number, unit code and assessment task name Suggested report structure: This is an academic research report and must therefore adopt a critical/analytical perspective. You need to research your selected organization thoroughly, demonstrate a sound grasp of the current literature on SCM, and draw from a range of theoretical frameworks and concepts from your textbook/lecture materials/external research to inform and underpin your analysis. This critical analysis then flows on to the specific recommendations you make. A suggested structure is as follows: -Title Page -Table of Contents -Executive Summary -Background and Introduction -Body -Conclusion -Recommendations -References Submission Instructions