BIS 375 Supply Chain Information Management - Compele Class

BIS 375
Supply Chain Information Management

Week 1: Individual - E-Business Evolution Paper

Resources: Textbooks, Electronic Reserve Readings, course web links, the University Library, or the InternetConduct research concerning the evolution of e-business as it relates to supply chain management using the listed resources.Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper based on your research in which you cover the following points:
• Briefly explain the evolution of e-business.
• Compare and contrast the differences and limitations between e-business and e-commerce as they relate to supply chain management.
• Cite at least two sources in addition to the textbooks to support your conclusions.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Week 2: Individual Case Analysis

Resource: Double Click Privacy Policy case study in Ch. 9 of Cases in Electronic Commerce
Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word analysis using the Double Click Privacy Policy case study, explaining at least three legal, three ethical, and three regulatory issues that need to be addressed by the organization.
Prepare to present your findings in class.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Week 2 Learning Team E-Commerce Website Analysis

Resources: E-commerce websites and an industry selected and approved by faculty in Week One
Select a faculty-approved organization or industry—automotive, healthcare, retail, call center, restaurant, and so forth—that uses e-commerce sites to do business.
Locate and review at least three e-commerce websites for your chosen industry.
Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper analyzing these websites as they relate to supply chain management.
Include a history of the organization or industry, the market in which it operates, the role of government regulations on it, and any issues or opportunities that it faces.
Include at least these of the following items in your analysis, plus three additional items relevant to the industry chosen:
• How user friendly is it? • Download speed• Navigability• Content quality • Aesthetics
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Week 3: Learning TeamImpact of E-Business on Supply Chain Management Paper and Presentation

Resources: An industry selected and approved by faculty in Week One and the Learning Team assignment from Week TwoPrepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper, using the industry previously selected by the team, which accomplishes the following:
• Assesses the effect of e-business SCM initiatives on an organization in this industry.• Compares and contrasts the demands and expectations of different types of customers of this industry.• Compares and contrasts traditional and e-business procurement processes for this industry.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Week 4: Individual E-Commerce Strategic Matrix

Resources: Electronic Reserve Readings, the Internet, or other resources
Select a faculty-approved industry such as automotive, healthcare, retail, call center, restaurant, and so forth.
Prepare a simple matrix in which you compare and contrast business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce.
Include at least three industry examples that support the findings in your analysis.
Consider the following elements:
• Cost• Consumer exposure• Customer service• Differences in website structure• Access rights• Audience• Security
Cite at least three different sources in addition to the textbooks to support your analysis.

Week 4 Learning Team Supply and Demand Analysis on SCM

Resources: An industry selected and approved by faculty in Week One and the Learning Team assignments from Weeks Two and Three
Prepare a 5- to 7-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with speaker notes using the industry selected in Week One. The presentation must cover the following:
• Differentiate between customers, suppliers, and partners, and explain their roles and responsibilities as related to the organization.
• Identify several of the organization’s customers and suppliers.
• Analyze the effects of customer demands on suppliers.
• Define various ways suppliers may prepare for customer demand changes.
• Define various ways customers may prepare for supply interruptions or changes.

Week 5: Individual Final Examination

Resources: Cases in Electronic Commerce; E-Business: Organizational and Technical Foundations; Electronic Commerce 2006: A Managerial Perspective
Prepare for the Final Examination.

Week 5: Learning Team E-Business Security and Risk Management Proposal

Resources: Learning Team assignments from Weeks Two, Three, and Four Prepare a 1,400- to 1,750-word proposal that addresses the following:
• Formulate security measures for protection of the intellectual property aspect of e-business that should be in place for organizations in this industry.
• Develop an e-business risk management plan for an organization in this industry and explain the key aspects of e-business risk management.
• Identify three performance-monitoring tools for e-business supply chains, and compare and contrast each tool to determine which ones would be best for organizations in this industry.
Create a one-page executive summary to present to the CEO based on your paper. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Resources: E-Business Security and Risk Management Proposal and Executive SummaryCreate a 10- to 15-minute presentation of your executive summary with 10- to 15-slides in Microsoft® PowerPoint® to illustrate your paper.

Discussion Questions:

How might a company's position in the supply chain affect its business role? Is there such a thing as a company that strictly operates in only one business role? Why or Why not?
What are three different types of e-business customers? How would your business strategy change depending on the type of customer you have?
How have customer demands changed since the advent of e-business? Be specific.
How has the evolution to e-business affected business services? How has the Internet supported the growth and opportunity of e-business?
What are the strategic benefits and risks of global sourcing? What is the most important risk management concern in your organization?
Why might a company use supply chain monitoring? What types of metrics could be used in the monitoring process?
and More.

Weekly Summaries: Week 1-5
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