You are to write a 1000 word – four page paper (not including Title Page, Abstract, nor Bibliography) – APA format (title page, abstract, double space, and
citation page). The paper needs to define business process, describe the BPM discipline, discuss what is ‘the supply chain’ in business and compare/contrast
to Michael Porter business ‘value chain’. Explain how applying information technology can support and drive innovation in these core business processes
(look for examples – Search internet, business journals, BPM journals . Finally select a company you are interested in learning about and chose one of their
Core Supply Chain Processes from Chapter 1 in Krajewski book (Supplier Relationship Process / New Product or Service Development / Order Fulfillment / or
Customer Relationship) you will be documenting and analyzing during the term.
Here is a recommended outline:
I. Introduction – Open paper with what are processes, what is BPM and then introduce the concept of companies supply chains (what is the supply chain)
II. Supply Chain and Value Chain Compare and Contrast – discuss a companies supply chain and value chain (Michael Porter- Corporate Strategy) – why are
processes critical to ensure organization effective and efficient performance – bring up competitive advantage (Michael Porter) opportunities.
III. Information Technology – Bring up what has dramatically change in the past 20 years – ERP, Information Systems, CRMs, Mobile Apps, Process Reengineering – all due to the emergence of broad and inexpensive, and productivity driven enabling information technology into processes.
IV Introduce the Company you will be looking into and select the ‘Core’ Supply Chain processes you will be studying during the term. Will it be Supplier
Relationship? New Product Development? Order Fulfillment? or Customer Relationship? See Table 1.4 in Chapter 1. Do not say you will study the supply
chain. This is too broad of an undertaking.
V. Conclude – summarize what you have discussed.
40% – turn in Assignment complete – all questions answered in recommended format.
10% – Grammar and Spelling and APA Format (Title Page, Abstract, Content Double Space, Bibliography at end)
15% – Use book content – definition of terms, discussion – to support your answers (show me you have read)
15% – Use minimum two outside sources – information about topic of question – to support your answers.
15% – Critical thinking – use own experience, own perspective, opinion, outside source (2).
5% – Bibliography – Do not cite URL (web cite).