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Assignment 2: Discussion—Supply Chain Careers

Choosing a career path can help you set professional goals and achieve desired results. In the area of Supply Chain, various career path are available. Visit some professional organizations' (related to Supply Chain) websites and review various career alternatives. Then select one which is best suited for you. Discuss why you selected that particular career, your strengths and weakness concerning the career, and your concerns about the career.

After your initial post:

  • Constructively evaluate your classmates' decisions based on their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Share any careers that you have come across that your classmates may be interested in based on their strengths and weaknesses.

Write your initial response in a minimum of 200–300 words. Apply APA standards to the citation of sources.

By the due date assigned post your responses to the Discussion Area. Through the end of the module, comment on at least two of your peers’ responses.

Do the following when responding to your peers:

  • Read all posts from your peers.
  • Respond to feedback on your post and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.
  • Provide substantive comments by contributing new, relevant information or quotes from course readings, academic and trade journals, company websites, or other sources; building on the remarks or questions of others; or sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences.
  • Make sure your writing is clear, concise, and organized; demonstrates ethical scholarship through accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Grading Criteria and Rubric

All discussion assignments in this course will be graded using a rubric. Download the discussion rubric and read it carefully to understand the expectations.

Grading CriteriaMaximum Points
Quality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions

16

Quality of responses to classmates

12

Frequency of responses to classmates

4

Reference to supporting readings and other materials

4

Language and grammar

4

Total:

40

Discussion Module 4

Assignment 1: Discussion Question

Using Porter's diamond framework for national competitiveness, discuss the success of the software industry in India.

How do the four factors in Porter's diamond explain the success of this industry over related industries in the country?

During the next five years what do you predict might happen to the software industry in India based on all that you have learned so far in all your classes?

By the due date assigned submit your response to the Discussion Area. Start reviewing and responding to your classmates as early in the module as possible and continue through the end of the module.

Grading CriteriaMaximum Points
Quality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions

16

Quality of responses to classmates

12

Frequency of responses to classmates

4

Reference to supporting readings and other materials

4

Language and grammar

4

Total:

Discussion Module 3

Assignment 1: Discussion Question

Synergy is an often-used word in business, but as the popular press and the textbook suggest, many efforts at diversification do not provide value to customers or shareholders.

Based on your analysis of Harley-Davidson to date and its merger, describe how it has done or could do the following:

  • Find economies of scope. Provide examples of specific actions Harley-Davidson's managers could take to reduce expenses or share activities through horizontal relationships across brands.
  • Find ways to achieve economies of scope by leveraging assets and capabilities across business units.
  • Find ways to enhance market power by pooling and negotiating or vertical integration.

By the due date assigned submit your response to the Discussion Area. Start reviewing and responding to your classmates as early in the module as possible and continue through the end of the module.

Grading CriteriaMaximum Points
Quality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions

16

Quality of responses to classmates

12

Frequency of responses to classmates

4

Reference to supporting readings and other materials

4

Language and grammar

4

Total:

40

Discussion Module 2

Assignment 1: Discussion Question

Sustainable competitive advantage is the "holy grail" of corporate strategy, but it is elusive.

Using all you have learned to date about Harley-Davidson, analyze whether or not Harley-Davidson has a source of sustainable competitive advantage. Defend your answer using examples from your readings, the annual report, and other sources.

Submit your response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned. Start reviewing and responding to your classmates as early in the module as possible and continue through the end of the module.

Grading CriteriaMaximum Points
Quality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions

16

Quality of responses to classmates

12

Frequency of responses to classmates

4

Reference to supporting readings and other materials

4

Language and grammar

4

Total:

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School: University of Virginia

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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