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Purpose: Explain the ongoing evolution of an industry ecosystem and evaluate associated risk, resilience, logistics, and emerging supply chain designs for a selected company. (AT&T)
Write a research paper that explains the ongoing evolution of the selected company’s industry ecosystem and evaluates associated risk, resilience, logistics, and emerging supply chain designs.
Use the following outline to structure the headings and content for your research paper:
State the purpose of the paper.
Describe the structure of the paper.
2. Theory and Application: Supply Chain Designs.
-Explain the evolution of the industry ecosystem (past, present, and links to future).
-Explain the selected company’s global supply chain design response.
-Explain elements of theory relevant to the selected company’s supply chain and associated industry ecosystem.
Consider including a figure or chart with supporting narrative.
-Evaluate levels of current vulnerability, risk, and anticipated resilience strategies for the selected company.
-Predict future vulnerability, risk, and anticipated resilience strategies.
-Evaluate direction and evolution of sustainable logistics and their supply chain systems for the selected company.
-How has your selected company modified, enhanced, and/or changed its supply chain designs?
-What are the potential future actions, modifications, and evolutions for the selected company’s global supply chain design? Explain.
Global Risk Factors.
- Assess the effectiveness of the selected company’s approach to current and projected future supply chain vulnerability, risk, and anticipated resilience strategies.
-Apply Part 2 of the Supply Chain Risk Assessment Survey to your assessment.
-Select 5–7 risk factors listed in Part 2 of the survey and provide a short assessment of each for your selected company.
-Evaluate the selected company’s approach to projected future supply chain vulnerability, risk, and anticipated resilience strategies.
-Explain how you would suggest the company improves the strategy.
-Summarize critical points and important takeaways from all three major assignments:
Unit 3: Supply Chain Context.
Unit 6: Supply Chain Operations.
Unit 9: Supply Chain Designs.
-Synthesize ideas from multiple sources to generate new perspectives.
-Discuss information gaps and questions for additional research.
Optional: Explanatory Videos.
Consider embedding explanatory videos that support your observations.
Use your Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management text to read the following:
Chapter 18, “Emerging Supply Chain Designs,” pages 329–337.
Use the Capella library to read the following:
Giffords, R. (2018). Near and next: The digitized supply chain. Logistics & Transport Focus, 20(8), 26–27.
Lyall, A., Mercier, P., & Gstettner, S. (2018, June 15). The death of supply chain management. Harvard Business Review Digital Articles, 2–4.
Use the Internet to view the following:
USD School of Business. (Producer). (n.d.). Developing supply chain strategy [Video] | Transcript. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEyBTEOAZ48&feature;=youtu.be
Ardito, L., Petruzzelli, A., Panniello, U., & Garavelli, A. (2019). Towards Industry 4.0: Mapping digital technologies for supply chain management-marketing integration. Business Process Management Journal.
Donovan, J., & Benko, C. (2016). AT&T’s talent overhaul. Harvard Business Review, 10, 68-73.
Driscoll, T., Farhoud, S., & Nowling, S. (2017). Enabling mobile augmented and virtual reality with 5G networks. Tech. Rep. Tech. Rep.
Dubey, R., Gunasekaran, A., Papadopoulos, T., Childe, S., Shibin, K., & Wamba, S. (2017). Sustainable supply chain management: framework and further research directions. Journal of cleaner production, 142, 1119-1130.
Katzir, S. (2016). Variations and combinations: Invention and development of quartz technologies at AT&T. Icon, 78-114.
Russell, R., & Taylor, B. (2019). Operations and supply chain management. John Wiley & Sons.
Kochar, S. (2017). Blockchain for Supply Chain Transparency & Traceability [Video]. Retrieved 1 May 2021, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtK65VH5OBg.
Simply Explained. (2017). How does a Blockchain Work [Image]. Retrieved 1 May 2021, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSo_EIwHSd4.
Tien, N. H., Anh, D. B. H., & Thuc, T. D. (2019). Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management.