Assessment task details and instructions
You and your team are responsible for preparing a report and a presentation on the subject of Projects and/or Logistics.
• For the purpose of the module assessments, you are required to work in a team of 5 or 6 students; normally it won’t be possible to transfer between teams
• THE TEAM FORMATION WILL REMAIN THE SAME FOR BOTH THE PRESENTATION (Module Assessment Part 1) AND THE REPORT (Module Assessment Part 2 – this one).
• This is a team assignment and you are expected to work as a team.
• Only one member of the group will need to submit the report file on the platform.
• All team members will receive the grade awarded to the team unless one or more members clearly has not contributed: the tutor may then allocate different marks.
As globalisation has increased, the world’s supply chains have become substantially more interconnected. Moreover, as emerging market economies have steadily come to account for a greater proportion of global GDP, goods often have more stages to pass through before reaching the end consumer. From national lockdowns to closed airspace and borders, COVID-19 has resulted in unprecedented disruption to the mechanics of most economies, regardless of their size or stage of development. In particular, the erection of these barriers has placed a major strain on the world’s supply chains and logistics, including essential linkages relating to food, medicines, and other industries (Oxford Business Group, 24th April 2020).
Various projects around the world are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in numerous ways, and many projects have stopped.
COVID-19 is not rendering projects altogether impossible to complete, but is slowing them down. This is causing delay and disruption, even if only because supply chains have been severally interrupted. Many projects have even stopped, usually with the intention to resume work at a later date.
In addition, following the decision of the UK government to leave the European Union on the 1st of January 2021, a number of UK and European leading experts have issued warnings regarding the implication for Projects and Logistics across considerable number of industrial sectors.
Following the current crises, organisations will have an opportunity to learn from the challenges they experience and take steps that will strengthen their supply chain and the way they plan and execute projects.
Critically discuss the impact of COVID-19 and Brexit, the lessons learned so far and their potential impact in Projects and/or Logistics. In doing so utilising academic and non-academic (practitioner) sources and undertake research to explore the legitimacy of the above statements.
You could focus your arguments in any sector of your interest i.e. Pharmaceutical, Food, Construction, Automotive, Healthcare, Education, Tourism, etc.
You will need to take the following into account when completing your assignment/report:
• Clarity and content of your report;
• Quality of a relevant literature review that helps inform your discussion;
• Clarity of argument and integration of different components in relevance to Projects and/or a Logistics context;
• Allocation of credit and sources used (have I included references and citations to the material I have used?);
• Use of examples, figures, tables, illustrations and statistics that indicate wider/independent reading;
• Quality of executive summary (does it give a brief complete summary of your paper for an executive to read?);
• Overall report structure including spelling and grammar and presentation;
• Adherence to nominated word limit.
• Word processed (letter size 12, Times New Roman, 1.5 space), fully referenced (APA 6th (Harvard) Style)
This coursework should follow a structured approach and your aim is to:
Type of service: Academic Paper Report
Type of assignment: Report
Number of Sources: 12
Academic level: Master’s
Paper Format: MLA
Line spacing: Double
Language style: UK English