Supply Chain and Logistics Management

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Q1. Linking with the above case do a comprehensive analysis of the strategic purpose/objectives and value of a port to the national economy, its market, suppliers, support industries and operations of any one of the following critical organisations in the Oman logistics industry:- Muscat Port, Sur Port, Sohar Port, Duqm Port, Salalah Port or Suwaiq Port (state which port you selected for your interview and assignment). Then do a comprehensive SWOT analysis of the selected port and analyse the many opportunities available to the organization to exploit, then analyse the risks and challenges faced by the same port which management must address for better performance. Interviewing management is a requirement and would help shed light on most issues, besides your own experience in researching the organization. Justify your answer with applied examples right through. (Doing a comprehensive analysis of the strategic purpose/objectives and value of a port to the national economy, its market,, suppliers, support industries and operations of the chosen port as well as its SWOT analysis and finally analysing its systems and procedures, and the many opportunities available to the organization to exploit attracts 30 marks and then analysing the risks and challenges faced by the same port which management must address for better performance attracts 12 marks). Interview script must be attached or face penalties.


Q2. Get import and export figures for Oman plus Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) figures for Oman from 2013-2017. Critically relate those figures to the above case and analyse those figures, trends and dynamics and explain why Oman is lagging behind United Arab Emirates in the logistics sector. Critically explain what Oman needs to do to attract global and local investment in logistics, industry growth, innovation, R & D, dynamism, maximize confidence and expansion. Issues related to easy of doing business, new business registration turnaround, new business formation cost and rules and commitment/attitude/competence of government bureaucrats need to be addressed versus world best practice and GCC competitors. (Critically relating those figures to the above case and analysing those figures, trends and dynamics and explaining why Oman is lagging behind United Arab Emirates in the logistics sector is 21 marks, and critically explaining what Oman needs to do to attract global and local investment in logistics, industry growth, innovation, R & D, dynamism, maximize confidence and expansion attracts 21 marks).

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Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Spring 19 –CW2 Individual Assignment- Spring 2019 Module: Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS 1502) Level: 5 Max. Marks: 100 ID NUMBER Duration: 3 weeks Scaled down to 30% Instructions to Student:  Answer each question using the case as a reference point and relevant literature sources.  Date of submission: As mentioned in the MIG  Submission form: Soft copy to be submitted through Moodle at Turnitin.  Due date: Week 11 as per MIG.  Late submission shall be penalised as per the norms of MEC mentioned in the Module Information Guide.  Plagiarism policy is as per the MEC guidelines as mentioned in the Module Information Guide.  Assessment is subject to MEC viva policy.  Marks to be weighted to 30% after marking in line with MEC policy.  Student feedback will be given two weeks from submission deadline. Learning Outcomes of the Module On completion of this module the student should be able to: 1. Understand the place and role of supply chain and logistics as operational functions of business organisation 2. Describe the main constituent parts of logistics and supply chain management. 3. Comprehend basic concepts of inventory management, warehousing, forecasting, quality management and the information systems in supply chain management. BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 1 of 17 Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Spring 19 –CW2 4. Demonstrate the ability to identify problems and tasks, critically analyse situation and recommend a solution within the supply chain and logistic functional framework. 5. Understand the interconnectivity of logistics with other business functions including marketing, information technology, quality management and operations. Assessments and learning outcomes mapping: Assessment Methods Individual Assignment 1 2 - 30% 3 4 5 x x x 6 LOGISTICS SECTOR HOLDS HUGE POTENTIAL FOR OMAN By Mansoor Al Qasmi The global economy will increase more than double in the next few years, which requires us to develop all the sectors, most importantly, the logistics sector. Before, the logistics sector was not seen as important although it played a significant role in import, export and recycling processes and large industries. The Government of Oman, through the Ministry of Transport and Communications and according to future strategic plans, prepared infrastructure and economic zones, roads, ports, airports, border posts and associated services, including shipping, transport and warehouses. Oman made more efforts to lay the groundwork and link the country with industrial nations with modern network of roads and railways for transporting containers and goods along with communication networks and other projects. These developments are aimed at making logistics sector the second biggest source of GDP and Oman as one of the top logistics hubs by 2040, considering Oman’s logistics locations in Duqm, Suhar, Salalah and Muscat with a high quality infrastructure, competitiveness and qualified manpower. These plans cannot be achieved without focusing on the national manpower and the challenges it faces, including the difficult economic conditions surrounding the region, poor wages, dependence on cheap labour, long hours of work, poor practical experience and expatriate labour force controlling certain companies in logistics, etc. What is on the ground is completely different from our ambitions and expectations. There is a huge gap between the specialised educational academic sector in logistics, transport and the supply chain and the business industry. This gap is widening every day, leaving higher education outcomes without a clear vision. The Tanfeedh programme promises that the logistics sector will provide more than 5,000 jobs in BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 2 of 17 Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Spring 19 –CW2 the next phase. However, this plan lacks clarity in terms of number of jobs offered, quality, job description, location, etc and whether such jobs can assure longer job security for the Omani labour market. If we want to proceed on the right track, we need to pave the way for higher education outcomes and extend full support to the academic institutions that are seeking to train and qualify the national manpower in logistics, supply chain, contract, procurement, warehousing, land and sea transport, ground operations for ports, airports and land borders and customs clearance, etc. This cannot be achieved without linking professional academic institutions with the labour market, including companies, establishments, logistics business, transport and supply chain in the public and private sectors and other military logistics functions. These organisations should provide practical in-house training for a definite time as “internship”, during which academics can obtain a certificate of experience that qualify them to work in the same field/function as desired. This will eventually encourage employers and companies to employ academics willingly without the effort of training and costs, except for those who need to keep pace with their career development. An important role is expected from Oman Global Logistics Group, the government holding company, which has under its umbrella all the companies in logistics and covers ports, free zones, air, land and sea transport companies. Clear partnership should be formed Its implementation should be verified with stakeholders involved with the sector and link the logistics companies with academic institutes to consolidate common potentials and resources and values. If we want to focus more on the sector and find jobs for local manpower and higher education outcomes, we should activate the role of the Public Authority of Manpower Register by forming the ‘Logistics and Supply Chain Committee’ with members from the Ministry of Manpower, Oman Global Logistics Group, academic institutions specialised in logistics, Omanisation committees, Royal Oman Police and the armed forces, etc. The committee shall meet regularly to overcome difficulties facing the education outcomes, update the data and link it to the labour market organisations for swift and efficient employment. Source: http://www.omanobserver.om/logistics-sector-holds-huge-potential-oman-2/ BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 3 of 17 Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Spring 19 –CW2 Questions to be answered by the student and Special Instructions: Having read the case above, students are required to familiarize themselves with the operations of any of the following ports:- Muscat Port, Sur Port, Sohar Port, Duqm Port, Salalah Port or Suwaiq Port in Oman Students must familiarize themselves with that port’s systems and operations fully so as to do the assignment as required. Alternatively students may interview any logistics/shipping and forwarding company or ASYAD or Oman Logistics Centre to explain port operations for one of the listed ports fully (state which port you selected for your interview and assignment). This is without exception. This assignment is very much hands-on and application based in line with current Oman and global trends and thrust to get students fully immersed in industrial functions of their discipline well before they graduate and bridge the theory-industry/practice gap for strategic fit and compliance. Students are required to visit the selected organisation to interview management on all functional areas before answering the assignment. The analysis will be based on the interviews and other secondary data to be collected by the student. An interview script must be attached as an appendix at the end of the assignment as proof and you state clearly who was interviewed and his/her position in the company. Q1. Linking with the above case do a comprehensive analysis of the strategic purpose/objectives and value of a port to the national economy, its market, suppliers, support industries and operations of any one of the following critical organisations in the Oman logistics industry:- Muscat Port, Sur Port, Sohar Port, Duqm Port, Salalah Port or Suwaiq Port. Thereafter do a comprehensive SWOT analysis of the selected port and analyse the many opportunities available to the organization to exploit, then analyse the risks and challenges faced by the same port which management must address for better performance. Interviewing management is a requirement and would help shed light on most issues, besides your own experience in researching the organization. Justify your answer with applied examples right through. (Doing a comprehensive analysis of the strategic purpose/objectives and value of a port to the national economy, its market,, suppliers, support industries and operations of the chosen port as well as its SWOT analysis and finally analysing its systems and procedures, and the many opportunities available to the organization to exploit attracts 30 marks and then analysing the risks and challenges faced by the same port which management must address for better performance attracts 12 marks). Interview script must be attached or face penalties. (Total 42 marks). BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 4 of 17 Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Spring 19 –CW2 Q2. Get import and export figures for Oman plus Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) figures for Oman from 2013-2017. Critically relate those figures to the above case and analyse those figures, trends and dynamics and explain why Oman is lagging behind United Arab Emirates in the logistics sector. Critically explain what Oman needs to do to attract global and local investment in logistics, industry growth, innovation, R & D, dynamism, maximize confidence and expansion. Issues related to easy of doing business, new business registration turnaround, new business formation cost and rules and commitment/attitude/competence of government bureaucrats need to be addressed versus world best practice and GCC competitors. (Critically relating those figures to the above case and analysing those figures, trends and dynamics and explaining why Oman is lagging behind United Arab Emirates in the logistics sector is 21 marks, and critically explaining what Oman needs to do to attract global and local investment in logistics, industry growth, innovation, R & D, dynamism, maximize confidence and expansion attracts 21 marks). (Total marks 42) Journal articles: Students are required to use a minimum of ten (10) relevant journal articles in the body of the assignment and reference them correctly under Reference section. Any assignment without the required journal articles will not qualify for A Grade as a rule. Word limit: 3000 words. Tolerance is 10% maximum either way. You are required to record number on words on cover page of assignment. Evaluation criteria: There will be an Assignment Proposal in Week 4 but it has no marks. This will help students get focused and get guidance from teachers before doing the assignment. Proposals will be uploaded on moodle as usual. Proposals cover:PROPOSAL QUESTION Q1. Outline how you will deal with this question (all activities involved fully). Q2. Explain what you will do to address this question fully. Conclusion Referencing- scholarly sources and CU-Harvard style of referencing BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 5 of 17 Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Spring 19 –CW2 Format MAIN ASSIGNMENT QUESTION MARKS Q1. Linking with the above case do a comprehensive analysis of the strategic 42 marks purpose/objectives and value of a port to the national economy, its market, suppliers, support industries and operations of any one of the following critical organisations in the Oman logistics industry:- Muscat Port, Sur Port, Sohar Port, Duqm Port, Salalah Port or Suwaiq Port (state which port you selected for your interview and assignment). Then do a comprehensive SWOT analysis of the selected port and analyse the many opportunities available to the organization to exploit, then analyse the risks and challenges faced by the same port which management must address for better performance. Interviewing management is a requirement and would help shed light on most issues, besides your own experience in researching the organization. Justify your answer with applied examples right through. (Doing a comprehensive analysis of the strategic purpose/objectives and value of a port to the national economy, its market,, suppliers, support industries and operations of the chosen port as well as its SWOT analysis and finally analysing its systems and procedures, and the many opportunities available to the organization to exploit attracts 30 marks and then analysing the risks and challenges faced by the same port which management must address for better performance attracts 12 marks). Interview script must be attached or face penalties. (Total 42 marks). Q2. Get import and export figures for Oman plus Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) 42 marks figures for Oman from 2013-2017. Critically relate those figures to the above case and analyse those figures, trends and dynamics and explain why Oman is lagging behind United Arab Emirates in the logistics sector. Critically explain what Oman needs to do to attract global and local investment in logistics, industry growth, innovation, R & D, dynamism, maximize confidence and expansion. Issues related BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 6 of 17 Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Spring 19 –CW2 to easy of doing business, new business registration turnaround, new business formation cost and rules and commitment/attitude/competence of government bureaucrats need to be addressed versus world best practice and GCC competitors. (Critically relating those figures to the above case and analysing those figures, trends and dynamics and explaining why Oman is lagging behind United Arab Emirates in the logistics sector is 21 marks, and critically explaining what Oman needs to do to attract global and local investment in logistics, industry growth, innovation, R & D, dynamism, maximize confidence and expansion attracts 21 marks). (Total marks 42) Conclusion 5 marks Referencing - scholarly sources, citation, formatting and CU-Harvard style of 11 marks referencing. Total 100 marks Note:  All assessments shall be evaluated out of 100 and then scaled down to the corresponding assessment weightage as given in the assessment matrix. However, the complexity of the assessment shall remain as per that weightage. For e.g.: Q.P. for the Individual in-class closed book test having a weightage of 20 will be set out of 100 marks and the corresponding answers will be evaluated out of 100 marks. If the student scores 75 marks for this test, then his/her actual mark for this assessment component will be 15 out of 20.  The course marks will be provisional until the External Exam Board approves it. Assessment Grading Criteria 90-100% BUSS 1502 (QP) Exceptionally detailed and original response to the assignment, with critical Page 7 of 17 Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Spring 19 –CW2 use of independently sourced contextual material. Outstanding Outstanding demonstration of linked understanding of relevant theory, concepts and models. Extremely well structured with high level of analysis. No obvious errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate. 80-89% Very full, independent response to the assignment with totally relevant material which is well beyond any module input, demonstrating Excellent independent study. Excellent understanding of relevant theory, concepts and models. Very clear logical structure. Very few errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate. 70-79% Full response to the assignment with all content relevant and focused. Very good understanding of relevant theory, concepts and models. Application of Very good appropriate theory to examples/practice, demonstrating a rigorous approach to a variety of ideas, contexts and frameworks. Few errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate. 60-69% Answers most if not all detailed aspects of the question. Content mainly relevant. Good knowledge and understanding of relevant theory and Good concepts and application of theoretical models. Evidence of a developing appreciation of contextual issues. Some small repeated errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate 50-59% Main issues addressed and solid attempt to answer question. Some relevant Competent content applied. Sound knowledge and understanding of relevant theory and concepts and identification of main issues Some repeated errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate. 40-49% Satisfactory attempt to address question/issues with some content relevant to assignment topic. Material engages with relevant module materials, but Basic largely repeats taught input and lacks development or personal interpretation. Some general understanding of topic theory and concepts. Lacks coherence. BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 8 of 17 Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Spring 19 –CW2 30-39% Some learning outcomes and / or assessment criteria not met. Questions not answered fully. Content not wholly relevant. Little or no evidence of understanding of relevant theory. Very repetitive of taught Retrievable fail input – no development or application. The use of extensive quoted passages evident. Evidence of sufficient grasp of learning outcomes to suggest that the participant will be able to retrieve the module on resubmission. No learning outcomes fully met. Little attempt to engage with the module 20-29% materials or ideas. 10-19% Little attempt to engage with assignment brief and has not met learning outcomes. Inadequate demonstration of knowledge or understanding of key concepts, theories or practice. 0-9% No real attempt to address the assignment brief or learning outcomes Note: Students must follow assignments instructions. Shallow and inadequate answers will be penalized and result in loss of marks. Plagiarism Policy: 3.1. Academic Integrity Violations- Plagiarism/Malpractice/Collusion/Ghostwriting/Othercases 1. Plagiarism A. First offence of plagiarism a. If a student is caught first time in an act of plagiarism during his/her course of study in any assignment other than project work, the student will be allowed to re-submit the assignment once, within a maximum period of one week. However, a penalty of deduction of 25% of the marks obtained for the resubmitted work will be imposed. b. Period of re-submission: The student will have to re-submit the work one week from the date he or she is advised to re-submit. If the re-submitted work is also found to be plagiarized, then the assessment will be awarded a zero mark d. Re-submission of the work beyond the maximum period of one week will not be accepted and the assessment will be awarded a zero mark. BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 9 of 17 Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Spring 19 –CW2 e. If plagiarism is detected in Project work (Project 1, Project Planning and Project Design and Implementation) the above clauses (a, b, c, d) do not apply and the work will be summarily rejected. In these cases the student will be awarded a fail (F) grade and is required to re-register the module f. If the student fails the module and has a proven case of academic integrity violation in this module, the student is required to reregister the module B. Second offence of plagiarism a. If any student is caught second time in an act of plagiarism during his/her course of study (in a subsequent semester), the student will directly be awarded zero for the work in which plagiarism is detected. In such cases, the student will not be allowed to resubmit the work. b. If the student fails the module and has a proven case of academic integrity violation in this module, ...
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Question One: Port of Salalah
Introduction
Port of Salalah is one of the best operating ports in Oman. It has been recognized globally
as the leading transshipment hub that is strategically positioned as compared to the world top
most ports. Port of Salalah has continued to play an essential role to the economic growth to the
economy of Oman. Port of Salalah is partly owned and managed by APM terminals. It is located
at the East-West Shipping Lane and it connects the world to the East Africa, Middle East and the
Indian Subcontinent. This port is made up of the Container Terminal and it is developed in terms
of infrastructure to handle bulk cargo, huge containers and warehousing products among others.
Port of Salalah is one of the top most publicly traded companies due to the unique nature of the
transport and communication network systems.
Strategic Purpose/Objectives and Value of Port of Salalah to the Economy, Its Market, Suppliers,
Support Industries and Operations.
Port of Salalah does play an important role in improving the national economy of Oman.
There are numerous reasons that make Port of Salalah one of the key factors of Oman’s national
GDP (Al-Lawati, 2017 p. 04). The value of the port is anchored on the state of the art equipment
and highly motivated workforce that deliver high quality of services and products. Port of
Salalah is expanded to regional markets such as East Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, and the
Arabian Gulf among others. This is essential considering the fact that is brings in huge foreign
exchange benefits such taxes. There are over three thousand vessel calls to more than fifty port
destinations. This is a clear indicator of the port’s ability to meet customer needs. Port of Salalah

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is associated with free zone benefits such as availability of the land and the lowest rate as
compared to other ports in the region (Al-Lawati, 2017 p. 06). Port of Salalah is safe due to the
fact that it is situated in an environment that is politically and economically stable. It is well
connected to the land, sea and air hence flexibility in shipment of goods and services.
Systems and Operations
The port is a huge investment that makes it one of the best in terms of improving the
national economy of Oman. Great investment in infrastructure and effective use of the natural
resources has enhanced service delivery to potential customers and this in turn leads to huge
return of investment that improves the national economy. Some of the key business activities
that occur at the Port of Salalah include but not limited to: cold storage facilities, maintenance of
containers, supply of fresh water, warehousing services and products, leasing real estates,
provision of fresh water facilities and container freight services within the twenty four hour clock
system.
Port of Salalah has provided an enabling environment for heavy industries that requires
imports and exports. Port of Salalah has contributed to the building of small and medium
enterprises. The Port of Salalah does provide indirect and direct form of employment
opportunities and this increases individual incomes. The Oman Global Logistics Group has been
tasked with the mandate of ensuring that Port of Salalah and other ports do streamline the
national economy. Port of Salalah is supported by a number of industries and operations such as
tourism, supply chain management, oil and natural gas, transport (air and road) and corporate
based industries among others. Port of Salalah’s market is associated with huge revenue
generation and maximization profit making.

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SWOT Analysis of Port of Salalah
Strengths
Port of Salalah enjoys advanced transport network systems and this has enabled it to
attain a unique competitive advantage in the respective industry. Port of Salalah has emphasized
on the culture of investing in people. There is sustained commitment to training and development
of the professional skills among highly diversified organizational workforce. Port of Salalah is
focused in recruiting talented and focused workforce to streamline service delivery. A well
managed diversified workforce has been the nerve center for the success of this facility in Oman.
Notably, the Port of Salalah is anchored on the state of the art equipment and this has enabled it
to be part of the boosters of the national gross domestic product. Port of Salalah is well
connected to other markets such as Asia, East Africa and this has been essential for the company
to maintain high levels of business management. Port of Salalah is located in the region that has
witnessed long period of stable economic and political stability and this has been beneficial in
attaining success in the relevant industry. Transformational leadership style of the current senior
management is one of the reasons the Port of Salalah has been able to realize success in the
logistics and supply chain management industry. The Port o...

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