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Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Fall 19 –CW2BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 1 of 17Instructions to Student: Answer each question using the case as…

Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Fall 19 –CW2BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 1 of 17Instructions to Student: Answer each question using the case as a reference point and relevant literaturesources. Date of submission: As mentioned in the MIG Submission form: Soft copy to be submitted through Moodle at Turnitin. Due date: Week 13 as per MIG. Late submission shall be penalised as per the norms of MEC mentioned in theModule Information Guide. Plagiarism policy is as per the MEC guidelines as mentioned in the ModuleInformation 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. Students can submit sections of assignments for checking by teachers untilcompletion, but there are no marks for this.Learning Outcomes of the ModuleOn completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Understand the place and role of supply chain and logistics as operational functions ofbusiness organisation2. Describe the main constituent parts of logistics and supply chain management.Individual Assignment- Fall 2019Module: Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS 1502) ID NUMBERLevel: 5 Max. Marks: 100 Duration: 3 weeksScaled down to 30%Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Fall 19 –CW2BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 2 of 173. Comprehend basic concepts of inventory management, warehousing, forecasting, qualitymanagement and the information systems in supply chain management.4. Demonstrate the ability to identify problems and tasks, critically analyse situation andrecommend a solution within the supply chain and logistic functional framework.5. Understand the interconnectivity of logistics with other business functions includingmarketing, information technology, quality management and operations.Assessments and learning outcomes mapping:Assessment Methods 1 2 3 4 5 6Individual Assignment – 30% x x xKEC to announce detailed master plan soonJune 1, 2019 | 5:11 PM by ONAKEC’s announcement comes few days after signing the first investment agreements with theinternational investor to set up two production plants in KhazaenMuscat: Khazaen Economic City (KEC), the master developer of the new 52 million square metreintegrated economic city in Barka, will soon be announcing the detailed master plan of the new cityKhalid bin Awadh Al Balushi, CEO of KEC said that the detailed designs of the city have reached avery advanced stage and will be announced in the near future. The first construction contracts willbe awarded and construction works will commence in the second half of 2019.KEC’s announcement comes few days after signing the first investment agreements with theinternational investor to set up two production plants in Khazaen.The first project is an investment by Hema Leading Line, which will focus on products based onblending petrochemical raw materials for road and building applications.The second project will manufacture Water Disinfecting System products to produce Organiccleaner and antibacterial liquid, to be set up in Khazaen by Muscat Manufacturing and Industries.Al Balushi said that the Economic City is gearing up to sign a number of similar investmentagreements in the coming weeks; a sign of the increasing interest from across Oman, the GulfCooperation Council (GCC) and around the world in Khazaen’s business-sense location and strategicpositioning between Sohar Port, Muscat International Airport and Muscat City.Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Fall 19 –CW2BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 3 of 17“Over the last months, we have focused on building Khazaen’s unique selling proposition as theregion’s leading new investment destination. This public-private partnership, pioneered by Asyad, isalready attracting foreign companies, which will create jobs, enable economic multiplierssupporting logistics SMEs and encourage local raw material refining into value added products. Weare reaping the fruits of our hard work,” Al Balushi added.Khazaen is the largest public and private partnership (PPP) project in the Sultanate of Oman. Thefirst phase of the city will include one-of-a-kind facilities, such as the first dry port in Oman, freezone, logistics and industrial complexes, social infrastructure, residential, commercial andentertainment components.“Such investment will help achieve the vision and objectives of Khazaen by FDIs, process local andregional products into value added products and supplying these to local and regional markets,” AlBalushi added.Source: https://timesofoman.com/article/1385709/Business/Economy/Khazaen-to-announcedetailed-master-plan-for-Economic-CityQuestions to be answered by the student and Special Instructions:Having read the case above, students are required to familiarize themselves with the operations ofany of the following Special Economic Zones or Logistics Clusters in Oman:- Ibri Export Zone andLogistics Cluster, Khazaen Economic City, Sohar Economic Free Zone, Muscat Economic Free Zone inRusayl, Salalah Economic Free Zone, Nizwa Free Economic Zone, Al-Buraimi Free Economic Zone, SurEconomic Free Zone or Duqm Economic Free Zone in Oman. Students must familiarize themselveswith that Zone or Cluster’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 orOman Logistics Centre, or Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) or Minsitry of Industryand Commerce or Public Authority for Industrial Estates to explain the operations of the selectedEconomic Free Zone or Logistics Cluster (state which logistics organisation you selected for yourinterview and assignment). This is without exception. This assignment is very much hands-on andapplication based in line with current Oman and global trends and thrust to get students fullyimmersed in industrial functions of their discipline well before they graduate and bridge the theoryindustry/practice gap for strategic fit and compliance. Students are required to visit the selectedorganisation 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 youstate clearly who was interviewed, at which organization/company and his/her position in theSupply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Fall 19 –CW2BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 4 of 17company/organisation. Failure to do what is stated here results in heavy penalties through markdeductions.Q1. Linking with the above case do a comprehensive analysis of the strategic purpose/objectivesand value of the selected Special Economic Zone or Logistics Cluster to the national economy ofOman, its market, suppliers, support industries and operations of any one of the following criticalorganisations in the Oman logistics industry:- Ibri Export Zone and Logistics Cluster, Khazaen City,Sohar Economic Free Zone, Muscat Economic Free Zone in Rusayl, Salalah Economic Free Zone,Nizwa Free Economic Zone, Al-Buraimi Free Economic Zone, Sur Economic Free Zone or DuqmEconomic Free Zone in Oman. Thereafter do a comprehensive SWOT analysis of the selectedEconomic Free Zone (do in proper table form a professional and clear SWOT Analysis) and analysethe many opportunities available to the organization to exploit, then analyse the risks andchallenges faced by the same Economic Free Zone which management must address for betterperformance. 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 appliedexamples right through. (Doing a comprehensive analysis of the strategic purpose/objectives andvalue of the chosen Economic Free Zone to the national economy, its market, suppliers, supportindustries and operations of the chosen Economic Free Zone as well as its SWOT analysis and finallyanalysing its systems and procedures, and the many opportunities available to the organization toexploit attracts 30 marks and then analysing the risks and challenges faced by the same EconomicFree Zone which management must address for better performance attracts 12 marks). Interviewscript must be attached or face penalties. (Total 42 marks).Q2. Get import and export figures for the selected Economic Free Zone plus its Foreign DirectInvestment (FDI) figures from 2014-2018. A proper table is required for these statistics. Criticallyrelate those figures to the above case and analyse those figures, trends and dynamics and explainwhy Oman is lagging behind United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in Special Economic Zoneperformance. Critically explain what Oman needs to do to attract global and local investment in theSpecial or Free Economic Zones. Issues related to global national competitiveness (of the WorldEconomic Forum), ease of doing business, customs clearance lead time (for imports and exports),new business registration turnaround, new business formation cost and rules and businessownership rules need to be addressed versus world best practice and GCC competitors. (CriticallySupply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Fall 19 –CW2BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 5 of 17relating those figures to the above case and analysing those figures, trends and dynamics andexplaining why Oman is lagging behind United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in Special or FreeEconomic Zone performance is 21 marks, and critically explaining what Oman needs to do to attractglobal and local investment to Special Economic Zones attracts 21 marks). (Total marks 42)Journal articles: Students are required to use a minimum of ten (10) relevant journal articles in thebody of the assignment and reference them correctly under Reference section. Any assignmentwithout 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 numberon 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 getfocused and get guidance from teachers before doing the assignment. Proposals will be uploaded onmoodle as usual. Proposals cover:-PROPOSALQUESTIONQ1. Outline how you will deal with this question (all activities involved fully).Q2. Explain what you will do to address this question fully.ConclusionReferencing- scholarly sources and CU-Harvard style of referencingFormatMAIN ASSIGNMENTQUESTION MARKSQ1. Linking with the above case do a comprehensive analysis of the strategicpurpose/objectives and value of the selected Special Economic Zones or LogisticsCluster to the national economy of Oman, its market, suppliers, support industries42 marksSupply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Fall 19 –CW2BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 6 of 17and operations of any one of the following critical organisations in the Omanlogistics industry:- Ibri Export Zone and Logistics Cluster, Khazaen City, SoharEconomic Free Zone, Muscat Economic Free Zone in Rusayl, Salalah Economic FreeZone, Nizwa Free Economic Zone, Al-Buraimi Free Economic Zone, Sur EconomicFree Zone or Duqm Economic Free Zone in Oman. Thereafter do a comprehensiveSWOT analysis of the selected Economic Free Zone (do in proper table form aprofessional and clear SWOT Analysis) and analyse the many opportunitiesavailable to the organization to exploit, then analyse the risks and challenges facedby the same Economic Free Zone which management must address for betterperformance. Interviewing management is a requirement and would help shedlight on most issues, besides your own experience in researching the organization.Justify your answer with applied examples right through. (Doing a comprehensiveanalysis of the strategic purpose/objectives and value of the chosen Economic FreeZone to the national economy, its market, suppliers, support industries andoperations of the chosen Economic Free Zone as well as its SWOT analysis andfinally analysing its systems and procedures, and the many opportunities availableto the organization to exploit attracts 30 marks and then analysing the risks andchallenges faced by the same Economic Free Zone which management mustaddress for better performance attracts 12 marks). Interview script must beattached or face penalties. (Total 42 marks).Q2. Get import and export figures for the selected Economic Free Zone plus itsForeign Direct Investment (FDI) figures from 2014-2018. A proper table is requiredfor these statistics. Critically relate those figures to the above case and analysethose figures, trends and dynamics and explain why Oman is lagging behind UnitedArab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in Special Economic Zone performance. Criticallyexplain what Oman needs to do to attract global and local investment in theSpecial or Free Ecocomic Zones. Issues related to global national competitiveness(of the World Economic Forum), ease of doing business, customs clearance leadtime (for imports and exports), new business registration turnaround, newbusiness formation cost and rules and business ownership rules need to beaddressed versus world best practice and GCC competitors. (Critically relating42 marksSupply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Fall 19 –CW2BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 7 of 17those figures to the above case and analysing those figures, trends and dynamicsand explaining why Oman is lagging behind United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabiain Special or Free Economic Zone performance is 21 marks, and critically explainingwhat Oman needs to do to attract global and local investment to Special EconomicZones attracts 21 marks). (Total marks 42)Conclusion 5 marksReferencing – scholarly sources, citation, formatting and CU-Harvard style ofreferencing.11 marksTotal 100 marksNote: All assessments shall be evaluated out of 100 and then scaled down to the correspondingassessment weightage as given in the assessment matrix. However, the complexity of theassessment shall remain as per that weightage. For e.g.: Q.P. for the Individual in-class closedbook test having a weightage of 20 will be set out of 100 marks and the correspondinganswers will be evaluated out of 100 marks. If the student scores 75 marks for this test, thenhis/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 Criteria90-100%OutstandingExceptionally detailed and original response to the assignment, with criticaluse of independently sourced contextual material.Outstanding demonstration of linked understanding of relevant theory,concepts and models. Extremely well structured with high level ofanalysis.No obvious errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate.Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Fall 19 –CW2BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 8 of 1780-89%ExcellentVery full, independent response to the assignment with totally relevantmaterial which is well beyond any module input, demonstratingindependentstudy. Excellent understanding of relevant theory, conceptsand models. Very clear logicalstructure.Very few errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate.70-79%Very goodFull response to the assignment with all content relevant and focused. Verygood understanding of relevant theory, concepts and models. Application ofappropriate theory to examples/practice, demonstrating a rigorousapproach to a variety of ideas, contexts and frameworks.Few errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate.60-69%GoodAnswers most if not all detailed aspects of the question. Content mainlyrelevant. Good knowledge and understanding of relevant theory andconcepts and application of theoretical models. Evidence of a developingappreciation of contextual issues.Some small repeated errors in referencing or grammar or syntax asappropriate50-59%CompetentMain issues addressed and solid attempt to answer question. Some relevantcontent applied. Sound knowledge and understanding of relevant theoryand concepts and identification of main issuesSome repeated errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate.40-49%BasicSatisfactory attempt to address question/issues with some content relevantto assignment topic. Material engages with relevant module materials, butlargely repeats taught input and lacks development or personalinterpretation. Some general understanding of topic theory and concepts.Lacks coherence.30-39%Retrievable failSome learning outcomes and / or assessment criteria not met.Questions not answered fully. Content not wholly relevant. Little or noevidence of understanding of relevant theory. Very repetitive of taughtinput – no development or application. The use of extensive quotedpassages evident.Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Fall 19 –CW2BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 9 of 17Evidence of sufficient grasp of learning outcomesto suggest that theparticipant will be able to retrieve the module on resubmission.20-29% No learning outcomes fully met. Little attempt to engage with the modulematerials or ideas.10-19% Little attempt to engage with assignment brief and has not metlearning outcomes. Inadequate demonstration of knowledge orunderstanding of key concepts, theories or practice.0-9% No real attempt to address the assignment brief or learning outcomesNote: Students must follow assignments instructions. Shallow and inadequate answers will bepenalized and result in loss of marks.Plagiarism Policy:3.1. Academic Integrity ViolationsPlagiarism/Malpractice/Collusion/Ghostwriting/Othercases1. PlagiarismA. First offence of plagiarisma. If a student is caught first time in an act of plagiarism during his/her course of study in anyassignment other than project work, the student will be allowed to re-submit the assignmentonce, within a maximum period of one week. However, a penalty of deduction of 25% of themarks 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 thedate he or she is advised to re-submit.If the re-submitted work is also found to be plagiarized, then the assessment will be awardeda zero markd. Re-submission of the work beyond the maximum period of one week will not be acceptedand the assessment will be awarded a zero mark.e. If plagiarism is detected in Project work (Project 1, Project Planning and Project Design andImplementation) the above clauses (a, b, c, d) do not apply and the work will be summarilyrejected. In these cases the student will be awarded a fail (F) grade and is required to reregister the modulef. If the student fails the module and has a proven case of academic integrity violation in thismodule, the student is required to reregister the moduleSupply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Fall 19 –CW2BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 10 of 17B. Second offence of plagiarisma. 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 whichplagiarism 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 thismodule, the student is required to re-register the moduleC. Third Offence of plagiarismIf any student is caught for the third time in an act of plagiarism during his/her course of study(in a subsequent semester), the student will be penalized with a fail in the module and shallbe required to re-register the module.D. Fourth Offence of plagiarismIf any student is caught for the fourth time in an act of plagiarism during his/her course ofstudy (in a subsequent semester), the student shall be suspended from the College for aperiod of one semester.E. Fifth offence of plagiarismIf any student is caught for the fifth time in an act of plagiarism during his/her course of study(in a subsequent semester), the student shall be expelled from the CollegeTypes/Variations of cases of Plagiarism and associated actionsA. Type 1: In case plagiarism is detected in any component or part submission (submittedat different times) of one assessment (assignment), the deduction in marks will beapplicable for the whole assessment (assignment), even if only the component or partsubmission alone needs to be resubmitted.B. Type 2: In case plagiarism is detected in a group assessment, all students of the groupwill be considered as having committed an act of plagiarism irrespective of whetherplagiarism is on account of the act of all or a few or only one member. The policy willthen be applied to all students.C. Type 3: Combination of Type 1 and Type 2: In case plagiarism is detected in anycomponent or part submission (submitted at different times) of a group assessment(assignment), the deduction in marks will be applicable for the whole assessment(assignment), even if only the component or part submission alone needs to beresubmitted. All students of the group would be considered as having committed anact of plagiarism irrespective of whether plagiarism is on account of the act of all or afew or only one member. The policy will then be applied to all the students of thegroup.Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Fall 19 –CW2BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 11 of 17D. Type 4: Variation of Type 1 and Type 2: In cases where the assessment consists ofcomponents or part submissions that could be a group assessment component (e.g.group assignment) and an individual assessment component (e.g. individualreflection), the following will be applicable:a. If plagiarism is detected in the group assessment component, all students ofthe group will be considered as having committed an act of plagiarism,irrespective of whether plagiarism is on account of the act of all or a few oronly one member. The policy will then be applied to all students of the group.In such cases the group assessment component will be resubmitted as per thepolicy.b. If plagiarism is detected in the individual assessment component, theindividual assessment component will be resubmitted as per the policy. Thepolicy will then be applied to that student alone.c. In both cases (a) and/or (b), the deduction in marks will be applicable for thewhole assessment (assignment).2. Malpractice/Ghostwriting/CollusionA. First offence of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/CollusionIf a student is caught in an act of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion for an assessmentcomponent irrespective of coursework or end semester, the student shall fail the module andshall be required to reregister the module.B. Second Offence of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/CollusionIf a student is caught a second time in an act of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion for anassessment component irrespective of coursework or end semester (in a subsequentsemester), the student shall be suspended for one semester from the College.C. Third Offence of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/CollusionIf a student is caught a third time in an act of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion for anassessment component irrespective of coursework or end semester (in a subsequentsemester), the student shall be expelled from the College.3. Other casesIf a student commits an act of academic integrity violation as per the definition of “othercases” mentioned in the previous section or of a different nature, those cases shall also beforwarded to a departmental level committee set for the purpose .The committee shallinvestigate the case by means of a viva and/or a disciplinary hearing and shall takeappropriate decision. The minimum penalty that can be granted to a proven case of academicintegrity violation which falls in this category of “other cases” is a fail in the module. Forfurther offences in this category, the penalty can range from suspension to expulsion fromthe college depending on the nature and gravity of the offence. The guidelines given belowshould be followed for undertaking the viva/disciplinary hearing for such cases.Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Fall 19 –CW2BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 12 of 17Types/Variation of Cases of Multiple OffencesIf a student is caught in a subsequent offence of academic integrity violation which is of adifferent nature than the previous offences, then the penalty shall be applied as per thepenalty detailed for the subsequent offence of the current violation.For example, a student was found to have plagiarized during a semester and was penalizedwith deduction of 25 percent marks in his resubmitted mark as per the policy on Plagiarism.During a subsequent semester, if the same student is caught in malpractice, then thestudent will be suspended from college for a semester as detailed in the penalty for secondoffence of Malpractice.As per MEC policy, the minimum penalty that can be granted to a proven case of academicintegrity violation which falls in the category of “malpractice”, “ghostwriting” , “collusion “or “other cases” is a fail in the module. The student shall be required to re-register themodule.Late Submission PolicyThe recommended practice at MEC is to set the cutoff time to 23:59 on the due date for allassessment submissions. Should unforeseen circumstances arise, before the due date of thework, then you may apply for an extension to the deadline of normally up to two calendarweeks.You should note that extensions can only be given for genuine “force majeure” and medicalreasons, not for bad planning of your time. Please note that theft or losses of coursework, orfailure to keep a back-up file are not valid reasons.You must use the ‘request for extension to coursework deadline form’ available from the PGdesk. This form must be accompanied by original, supporting, documentary evidence in allcases (photocopies are not acceptable). This evidence may take the form of a doctor’s noteor some other documentation.The completed documentation should be submitted before the due date of the work. Yourrequest will be considered and if you are successful you will be given a new date by which youmust complete and hand-in your work.It is not possible to apply for a second extension for the same piece of work. If you submitwork after the published deadline, and have not formally requested and been granted anextension, the following marking penalties will be applied:Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Fall 19 –CW2BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 13 of 17a) Work submitted up to 1 week (5 working days) after the due date for submission will lose10% of the mark.b) Work submitted after this, but up to 2 weeks (10 working days) late will lose a further10% of the mark (i.e. 20% overall).c) Work tendered for submission more than 2 weeks (10 working days) after the due date willnot be accepted and an absence will be recorded for the assessment concerned. This willcount as a failed attempt and may result in you failing the module overall.The term week should be taken to mean 5 working days (i.e. Sunday to Thursday excludingdays of official closure (e.g. public holidays).Students may contact their teachers for clarification on specific details of the submissiontime if required.3.2. Research Ethics and Biosafety PolicyTo protect and respect the rights, dignity, health, safety, and privacy of research subjectsinvolved including the welfare of animals and the integrity of environment, all studentprojects are expected to be undertaken as per the MEC Research Ethics and Biosafety Policy.Accordingly the following shall apply. Research and other enterprise activities shall be conducted by maintaining the high ethicalstandards consistent with national and international standards and conventions. Any research at MEC that is categorized as high-risk research shall be subject to review andapproval by the Research Ethics and Biosafety Committee. Research activities involving collection of human or animal tissues and manipulation ofmicrobial, animal or plant cells shall be subject to review and approval by the Research Ethicsand Biosafety Committee. Participants involved in research must be informed about the purpose of research andintended uses of research findings. Written consent must be obtained from people involvedprior to the commencement of research. Data obtained from participants must be treated with high confidence and should be usedonly for the intended purpose of research.Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Fall 19 –CW2BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 14 of 17 Research supervisors must take necessary steps to ensure research integrity and quality oftheir students’ research.Fall 2019 SemesterMarking RubricsModule Name: BUSS1502 Supply Chain and Logistics ManagementType of Assessment: Individual Assignment 1Criteria/Grade90-100% 80-89% 70-79% 60-69% 50-59% 40-49% 30-39%Q1. Linking with the above case do a comprehensive analysis of the strategic purpose/objectives and value of the selected SpecialEconomic Zones or Logistics Cluster to the national economy of Oman, its market, suppliers, support industries and operations ofany one of the following critical organisations in the Oman logistics industry:- Ibri Export Zone and Logistics Cluster, Khazaen City,Sohar Economic Free Zone, Muscat Economic Free Zone in Rusayl, Salalah Economic Free Zone, Nizwa Free Economic Zone, AlBuraimi Free Economic Zone, Sur Economic Free Zone or Duqm Economic Free Zone in Oman. Thereafter do a comprehensiveSWOT analysis of the selected Economic Free Zone (do in proper table form a professional and clear SWOT Analysis) and analysethe many opportunities available to the organization to exploit, then analyse the risks and challenges faced by the same EconomicFree Zone which management must address for better performance. Interviewing management is a requirement and would helpshed light on most issues, besides your own experience in researching the organization. Justify your answer with appliedexamples right through. (Doing a comprehensive analysis of the strategic purpose/objectives and value of the chosen EconomicFree Zone to the national economy, its market, suppliers, support industries and operations of the chosen Economic Free Zone aswell as its SWOT analysis and finally analysing its systems and procedures, and the many opportunities available to theorganization to exploit attracts 30 marks and then analysing the risks and challenges faced by the same Economic Free Zonewhich management must address for better performance attracts 12 marks). Interview script must be attached or face penalties.(Total 42 marks).Task 1(Totalmarks: 42)Completion of Tasks,Quality oftheContentand Levelof Analysisand extentofresearch.Comprehensive, wellstructured,and focusedcomprehensive analysis ofthe strategicpurpose/objectives andvalue of thechosenEconomic FreeZone to thenationaleconomy, itsmarket,suppliers,supportindustries andoperations ofthe chosenEconomic FreeComprehensive and focusedcomprehensive analysis ofthe strategicpurpose/objectives andvalue of thechosenEconomic FreeZone to thenationaleconomy, itsmarket,suppliers,supportindustries andoperations ofthe chosenEconomic FreeZone as wellas its SWOTClear criticalcomprehensive analysis ofthe strategicpurpose/objectives andvalue of thechosenEconomic FreeZone to thenationaleconomy, itsmarket,suppliers,supportindustries andoperations ofthe chosenEconomic FreeZone as wellas its SWOTanalysis andCriticalcomprehensive analysis ofthe strategicpurpose/objectives andvalue of thechosenEconomic FreeZone to thenationaleconomy, itsmarket,suppliers,supportindustries andoperations ofthe chosenEconomic FreeZone as wellas its SWOTanalysis andAnswerdemonstratedclearunderstandingandcomprehensive analysis ofthe strategicpurpose/objectives andvalue of thechosenEconomic FreeZone to thenationaleconomy, itsmarket,suppliers,supportindustries andoperations ofthe chosenVery basic andgenericcomprehensive analysis ofthe strategicpurpose/objectives andvalue of thechosenEconomic FreeZone to thenationaleconomy, itsmarket,suppliers,supportindustries andoperations ofthe chosenEconomic FreeZone as wellas its SWOTSome oftheexplanations arerelevantandsomeexplanations arenot veryclear.Answerfails toproperlylink tothe taskgiven.Failed tocompletely meetexpectatiSupply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Fall 19 –CW2BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 15 of 17Zone as wellas its SWOTanalysis andfinallyanalysing itssystems andprocedures,and the manyopportunitiesavailable totheorganizationto exploitattracts 30marks andthen analysingthe risks andchallengesfaced by thesameEconomic FreeZone whichmanagementmust addressfor betterperformanceattracts 12marks).Interviewscript must beattached orface penalties(at least fivepoints given).Answer is veryclearly linkedto logisticstheory andapplication.At least threescholarlycitations andcorrespondingreferencesfrom relevantjournals withother articlesas extraarticles.Answer showsevidentindependentreading andwide extent ofresearch.No grammarand syntaxmistakes inreport andreferencing.analysis andfinallyanalysing itssystems andprocedures,and the manyopportunitiesavailable totheorganizationto exploitattracts 30marks andthen analysingthe risks andchallengesfaced by thesameEconomic FreeZone whichmanagementmust addressfor betterperformanceattracts 12marks).Interviewscript must beattached orface penalties(at least fourpoints given).Answer is veryclearly linkedto supplychain theory.At least threescholarlycitations andcorrespondingreferencesfrom relevantjournals withother articlesas extraarticles.No grammarand syntaxmistakes inreport andreferencing.finallyanalysing itssystems andprocedures,and the manyopportunitiesavailable totheorganizationto exploitattracts 30marks andthen analysingthe risks andchallengesfaced by thesameEconomic FreeZone whichmanagementmust addressfor betterperformanceattracts 12marks).Interviewscript must beattached orface penalties(at least threepoints given).Answer is veryclearly linkedto logisticstheory. Atleast threescholarlycitations andcorrespondingreferencesfrom relevantjournals withother articlesas extraarticles.Fullrequirementof the task ismet in termsof number ofpointsneeded.Few errors inreferencingand grammar.finallyanalysing itssystems andprocedures,and the manyopportunitiesavailable totheorganizationto exploitattracts 30marks andthen analysingthe risks andchallengesfaced by thesameEconomic FreeZone whichmanagementmust addressfor betterperformanceattracts 12marks).Interviewscript must beattached orface penalties(at least threepoints given).Answer is veryclearly linkedto logisticstheory. Atleast twoscholarlycitations andcorrespondingreferencesfrom relevantjournals withother articlesas extraarticles.Criticalanalysis isgiven.Two sourcesof appropriatecitations andcorrespondingreferencesprovided.Someerrors inreferencingand grammarvisible.Economic FreeZone as wellas its SWOTanalysis andfinallyanalysing itssystems andprocedures,and the manyopportunitiesavailable totheorganizationto exploitattracts 30marks andthen analysingthe risks andchallengesfaced by thesameEconomic FreeZone whichmanagementmust addressfor betterperformanceattracts 12marks).Interviewscript must beattached orface penalties(at least twopoints given).Answer is veryclearly linkedto logisticstheory.At least onesource ofappropriatescholarlycitationprovided.Somerepeatederrors inreferencingand grammarvisible.analysis andfinallyanalysing itssystems andprocedures,and the manyopportunitiesavailable totheorganizationto exploitattracts 30marks andthen analysingthe risks andchallengesfaced by thesameEconomic FreeZone whichmanagementmust addressfor betterperformanceattracts 12marks).Interviewscript must beattached orface penalties(at least onepoint given).At least onesource ofappropriatecitationprovided.Repeatederrors ingrammar andreferencingvisible.ons ofthe task.Nocitationsgiven ormistakesingrammarandreferencing areobvious.Q2. Get import and export figures for the selected Economic Free Zone plus its Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) figures from 2014-2018. A proper table is required for these statistics. Critically relate those figures to the above case and analyse those figures,Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Fall 19 –CW2BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 16 of 17trends and dynamics and explain why Oman is lagging behind United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in Special Economic Zoneperformance. Critically explain what Oman needs to do to attract global and local investment in the Special or Free EconomicZones. (42 marks)Task 2(TotalMarks: 42)Completion of Tasks,Quality oftheContentand Levelof Analysisand extentofresearch.Comprehensive, wellstructured,and focusedcorrect importand exportfigures for theselectedEconomic FreeZone from2014-2018and criticallyrelate thosefigures to theabove caseand analysethose figures,trends anddynamics andexplain whyOman islagging behindUnited ArabEmirates andSaudi Arabiain SpecialEconomicZone (21marks)performance,and criticallyexplain whatOman needsto do toattracts globaland localinvestment inSpecialEconomicZones, ease ofdoingbusiness,customsturnaround,One StopShop Concept,industrygrowth,innovation, R& D,dynamism,maximizeconfidenceand expansionattracts 21marks.(at least fivepoints givenComprehensive and focusedcorrect importand exportfigures for theselectedEconomic FreeZone from2014-2018and criticallyrelate thosefigures to theabove caseand analysethose figures,trends anddynamics andexplain whyOman islagging behindUnited ArabEmirates andSaudi Arabiain SpecialEconomicZone (21marks)performance,and criticallyexplain whatOman needsto do toattracts globaland localinvestment inSpecialEconomicZones, ease ofdoingbusiness,customsturnaround,One StopShop Concept,industrygrowth,innovation, R& D,dynamism,maximizeconfidenceand expansionattracts 21marks.(at least fourpoints givenon eitherside).Clearexplanation incriticallyrelatingcorrect importand exportfigures for theselectedEconomic FreeZone from2014-2018and criticallyrelate thosefigures to theabove caseand analysethose figures,trends anddynamics andexplain whyOman islagging behindUnited ArabEmirates andSaudi Arabiain SpecialEconomicZone (21marks)performance,and criticallyexplain whatOman needsto do toattracts globaland localinvestment inSpecialEconomicZones, ease ofdoingbusiness,customsturnaround,One StopShop Concept,industrygrowth,innovation, R& D,dynamism,maximizeconfidenceand expansionattracts 21marks.(at least threepoints givenAnalysis incriticallyrelatingcorrect importand exportfigures for theselectedEconomic FreeZone from2014-2018and criticallyrelate thosefigures to theabove caseand analysethose figures,trends anddynamics andexplain whyOman islagging behindUnited ArabEmirates andSaudi Arabiain SpecialEconomicZone (21marks)performance,and criticallyexplain whatOman needsto do toattracts globaland localinvestment inSpecialEconomicZones, ease ofdoingbusiness,customsturnaround,One StopShop Concept,industrygrowth,innovation, R& D,dynamism,maximizeconfidenceand expansionattracts 21marks. (atleast threepoints givenAnswerdemonstratedclearunderstandingin criticallyrelatingcorrect importand exportfigures for theselectedEconomic FreeZone from2014-2018and criticallyrelate thosefigures to theabove caseand analysethose figures,trends anddynamics andexplain whyOman islagging behindUnited ArabEmirates andSaudi Arabiain SpecialEconomicZone (21marks)performance,and criticallyexplain whatOman needsto do toattracts globaland localinvestment inSpecialEconomicZones, ease ofdoingbusiness,customsturnaround,One StopShop Concept,industrygrowth,innovation, R& D,dynamism,maximizeconfidenceand expansionattracts 21marks.Very basic andgenericanalysis incriticallyrelatingcorrect importand exportfigures for theselectedEconomic FreeZone from2014-2018and criticallyrelate thosefigures to theabove caseand analysethose figures,trends anddynamics andexplain whyOman islagging behindUnited ArabEmirates andSaudi Arabiain SpecialEconomicZone (21marks)performance,and criticallyexplain whatOman needsto do toattracts globaland localinvestment inSpecialEconomicZones, ease ofdoingbusiness,customsturnaround,One StopShop Concept,industrygrowth,innovation, R& D,dynamism,maximizeconfidenceand expansionattracts 21marks.Some oftheexplanations arerelevantandsomeexplanations arenot veryclear.Answerfails toproperlylink tothe taskgiven.Failed tocompletely meetexpectations ofthe task.Nocitationsgiven ormistakesingrammarandreferencing areobvious.Supply Chain and Logistics Management (BUSS1502) – Fall 19 –CW2BUSS 1502 (QP) Page 17 of 17on eitherside).At least threescholarlycitations andcorrespondingreferencesfrom relevantjournals withother articlesas extraarticles.Answer showsevidentindependentreading andwide extent ofresearch.No grammarand syntaxmistakes inreport andreferencing.At least threescholarlycitations andcorrespondingreferencesfrom relevantjournals withother articlesas extraarticles. Nogrammar andsyntaxmistakes inreport andreferencing.on eitherside).At least threecitations andcorrespondingreferencesfrom relevantjournals orbooks.Fullrequirementof the task ismet in termsof number ofpointsneeded.Few errors inreferencingand grammar.on eitherside).points given).Two sourcesof appropriatecitations andcorrespondingreferencesprovided.Someerrors inreferencingand grammarvisible.(at least threepoints givenon eitherside).At least onesource ofappropriatecitationprovided.Somerepeatederrors inreferencingand grammarvisible.(at least ontwo pointsgiven oneither side).At least onesource ofappropriatecitationprovided.Repeatederrors ingrammar andreferencingvisible.Proposal – No marksConclusion, must be well rounded off. (5 marks):Use of 10 relevant journals and other scholarly sources, correct citation in body of assignment and correct CU-Harvard referencing.There must be evidence of rich, relevant and diverse literature citations (11 marks).Total 100 marks

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