mt-435-operations management- unit 8
Assignment: SCM and Global SCM Paper
Once, the world seemed smaller, with businesses having scope within their national supply
chains. Now, business leaders need to consider the concept of glocalization, a hybrid word of
global and local, they need to “think globally and act locally.” It is important within the context
of business, that supply chain management (SCM) supports operations management (OM)
efforts.
In the modern world, there really only is the global supply chain, however it can be considered
from both general theoretical and applied practical perspectives.
Directions
In this Assignment, you will compose an informative essay in a minimum of 3-full pages in
which you specifically address the parts listed below. Make sure to include separate title and
references pages, use standard paragraph structure, double spacing, 12-point Times New
Roman font, and follow all other APA 6th edition formatting and citation guidelines. Conduct
research from credible peer-reviewed sources, the Library, and your textbook to support your
responses.
SCM Theory
Select a part of general SCM Theory to examine more closely. Conduct online research to
support your writing with credible sources. In particular, demonstrate your knowledge of how
supply chain management supports operations management efforts.
Global SCM Practice
Select a part of the application of Global SCM practice to examine more closely. Conduct online
research to support your writing with credible sources. In particular, demonstrate your knowledge
of how global supply chain management supports operations management efforts.
Also, close your paper with the following observations from your research:
 The importance of professional interaction, communication and presentation skills within
the operations management and SCM environments.
Ensure each topic is covered to appropriate breadth and depth demonstrating knowledge of
the course concept.
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SCM Standard Requirements
 This Assignment should be a separate MS W ord document, preferably in the most
current .docx file format.
 In addition to the APA 6th edition style title page and reference page; ensure your paper
covers the assigned topics, with a focus on quality. The following items provide additional
guidance as to writing expectations.
 Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts,
topics, definitions, and other elements asked for in the questions. Your paper should be
highly organized, logical, and focused.
 It must be written in Standard English; demonstrating exceptional content, organization,
style, grammar, and mechanics.
 Your paper should provide a clearly established sustained viewpoint and purpose.
 Your writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified; as well as original and insightful.
 Ensure your paper uses APA 6th edition format for content, with properly indented
paragraphs, and a minimum of 3 full pages covering the assigned topics to appropriate
depth.
 A separate page at the end of your research paper should contain a list of references, in APA
6th edition format. Use your textbook, the Library, and the internet for credible research.
 Ensure you have at a minimum three quality references supporting your work: defining
words, or using dictionaries, wikis, or encyclopedias, does not count as a quality reference,
or meet university standards for credible online research.
 Be sure to cite both in-text and reference list citations were appropriate and reference all
sources. Your sources and content should follow proper APA citation style. Review the
APA 6th edition formatting and citation style found at the Writing Center. (The Writing
Center can be accessed in Academic Tools. Click on APA Central, then on "Write" at the
bottom of the page.) (It should include a cover sheet, paper is double spaced, in Times
New Roman 12-point font, correct citations, Standard English with no spelling or
punctuation errors, and correct references at the bottom of the last page.)
*Please note: Professors do have academic freedom to modify Assignments and
requirements to mitigate against cheating and plagiarism, and help with student learning.
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