• Conduct a case study analysis on the information management system of a company you choose from a list of possibilities and provide that analysis in a Word document of approximately 800–1000 words. Meeting customer demands and high efficiencies are the goals of the majority of supply chains, and companies strive to develop sustainable long term supply chain solutions. Show Less

 

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

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• Competency 1: Design a supply chain to support an organizational strategy. o Describe an organization’s information management system (IMS).• Competency 2: Improve efficiency in the supply chain. o Evaluate the competitive aspects of an organization’s IMS.o Describe how the IMS helps coordinate between supplychain partners.• Competency 3: Manage a supply chain in order to satisfy customers. o Explain how an IMS helps monitor orders and inventory levels and satisfy customers.o Explain why managing information is equally or more important to a company than moving products.• Competency 4: Communicate in a professional manner that is consistent with the expectations for supply chain managers and participants. o Exhibit proficiency in writing, critical thinking, and academic integrity by appropriately attributing sources• To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.

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For the following questions, refer to the National Geographic video, Ultimate Factories: IKEA, and Kinnander’s article, “IKEA’s Challenge to the Wooden Shipping Pallet,” listed in the Resources.

• What is the importance of developing a sustainable supply chain?• What are three initiatives that IKEA is doing to make its supply chain sustainable?• For this assessment, consider that you work for a company that develops and sells case studies and case study analyses. Your company’s primary customers are colleges and universities wanting to use them within their courses, but your company also has customers using them for management training and development. Your manager asked you to conduct research and write a case study analysis about a company’s information management system (IMS). She’s specifically interested in you doing this associated with one of a small set of possibilities she provided to you. You may use the same company you selected in a prior assessment or you may select a different company from the following list:• L. L. Bean.• Amazon.com.• Starbucks.• Intel.• Johnson and Johnson.

You and your manager discussed the high level outline of your case study analysis and agreed you should address the following items. As the basis for your research, you can use any of the resources noted in this course, in the Capella library, and on the Internet.

6. Analyze and describe the company’s information management system. As part of your analysis, analyze if its IMS gives the company a competitive advantage over their competition.7. Recommend improvements for the competitive aspects of the organization’s IMS.8. Analyze how the IMS helps coordinate between supplychain partners.9. Analyze how the IMS helps to monitor orders and inventory levels and satisfy customers.10. Analyze why managing information is equally or more important to the company than moving products.

Based on the intended audience, your report should be well organized and written in clear, succinct language. Target 800–1000 words. Follow APA rules for attributing sources that support your analysis and conclusions.

Academic Integrity and APA Formatting

As a reminder related to using APA rules to ensure academic honesty:

11. When using a direct quote (using exact or nearly exact wording), you must enclose the quoted wording in quotation marks, immediately followed by an in-text citation. The source must then be listed in your references page.12. When paraphrasing (using your own words to describe a non-original idea), the paraphrased idea must be immediately followed by an in-text citation and the source must be listed in your references page.• Print• SCM Case Analysis: Information Technology Scoring Guide

SCM Case Analysis: Information Technology Scoring Guide

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Describe an organization’s information management system (IMS).

Does not identify an organization’s information management system (IMS).

Identifies an organization’s information management system (IMS), but does not describe its significance with respect to competitive advantage.

Describes an organization’s information management system (IMS).

Analyzes an organization’s information management system (IMS).

Evaluate the competitive aspects of an organization’s IMS.

Does not analyze the competitive aspects of an organization’s IMS.

Analyzes the competitive aspects of an organization’s IMS, but the relationship or significance is unclear.

Evaluates the competitive aspects of an organization’s IMS.

Recommends improvements for the competitive aspects of an organization’s IMS.

Describe how the IMS helps coordinate between supply chain partners.

Does not identify how an IMS helps coordinate between supply chain partners.

Lists ways an IMS can help coordinate between supply chain partners, but does not describe their value or significance clearly.

Describes how the IMS helps coordinate between supply chain partners.

Analyzes how an IMS helps coordinate between supply chain partners.

Explain how an IMS helps monitor orders and inventory levels and satisfy customers.

Does not identify how an IMS helps monitor orders and inventory levels and satisfy customers.

Lists ways an IMS can help monitor orders and inventory levels and satisfy customers, but does not describe their value or significance clearly.

Explains how an IMS helps monitor orders and inventory levels and satisfy customers.

Analyzes how an IMS helps monitor orders and inventory levels and satisfy customers.

Explain why managing information is equally or more important to a company than moving products.

Does not describe why managing information is equally or more important to a company than moving products.

Describes why managing information is equally or more important to a company than moving products.

Explains why managing information is equally or more important to a company than moving products.

Analyzes why managing information is equally or more important to a company than moving products.

Exhibit proficiency in writing, critical thinking, and academic integrity by appropriately attributing sources.

Does not exhibit proficiency in writing and critical thinking; does not appropriately attribute source.

Exhibits inconsistent proficiency in writing, critical thinking, and appropriately attributing sources.

Exhibits proficiency in writing, critical thinking, and academic integrity by appropriately attributing sources.

Exhibits proficiency in writing, critical thinking, and academic integrity by appropriately attributing sources, and supports analysis with relevant resea