Successful Supply Chain Management is a vital component when measuring both internal and external success of a business. Achieving and sustaining customer, tiered supplier and company requirements is an essential ingredient for both success and survival in the competitive global market of the twenty first century.
Based on the above statement, you are asked to choose a sector/industry (e.g., food, technology, healthcare, retail, services, automotive), and critically discuss:
i. Critically evaluate the positive and negative attributes associated with the field in relation to the chosen case.
ii. Explore and critically analyse the gap between evaluation and implementation of supply chain improvement.
iii. Analyse multidimensional global supply chain issues and apply techniques that could assist in either resolving or significantly reducing problematic supply chain issues within your chosen sector/industry.
arisen as provinces currently do not, and under future plans will not, enjoy equal strength in terms of resource distribution or sustainability, therefore effecting the development of the nation. In the west of the country districts such as Surkhet are tense. India provides another federal model which has faced its fair share of challenges since the country was granted independence in 1947. Jayaprakash Narayan part of the ‘LokSatta movement’ for democratic reforms in India writes “the efforts of the Union government to divide Andhra Pradesh irrespective of the State legislature’s views, pose a grave danger to federalism and unity” (Narayan, 2013) this arguable ignorance to the will of the people undermines federalism as typically a state that’s regarded as federal, such as the US, cannot be divided or merged with another state without the prior consent of the central (federal government) and decentralised powers (state legislature). The impact of suppression on ethnic conflict The final method of ending ethnic conflict which will be discussed is the tactic of suppression. It often sees the use of military force and abuses of human rights to achieve its goals. Example of the use of suppression can be seen in the Biafra people’s ongoing fight for self-determination against the oppressive forces of Nigeria, and particularly in the period of the Nigerian Civil War. When independence was granted by Britain, Nigeria adopted a federal constitution, defining its regions on the principal of ethnicity. By the mid-1960s the military, and the economic situation worsened, ethnic tensions broke out. In May 1967, the head of the Eastern Region of Nigeria, namely Emeka Ojukwu, declared the independent Republic of Biafra (BBC, 2017). During the war there war reports of horrendous atrocities been committed particularly the Assaba Massacre, in this particular event it is estimated “more than 700 men and boys were killed, some as young as 12 years old, in addition to many more killed in the preceding days” (Biafra TV, 2015). By the end of conflict over 50,000 military personal died and it is said due to the human rights abuses and frequent use of military force over the period of the 30 month war between 500,000 and 2,000,000 died of starvation (Biafra TV, 2015). Despite the conflict ending, mainly due to means of suppression, animosity still exists between the ethnic groups today. As recently as May 2016 the Nigerian authorities have continued there suppression of the Biafran people killing dozens at a pro-independence rally (This Day Live, 2016). The South-East Based Coalition of Human Rights Organisation claims 80 members of the pro-Biafra group the IPOB and their supporters have been killed under the directive of the Nigerian government between August 30, 2015 and February 9, 2016 (Okonkwo, 2018). This, for a multiple of reasons, is clearly not a method which should be attempted to end ethnic conflict. It may have lessened the threat of armed struggle in Nigeria but the animosity amongst the ethnic groups is still as ripe as ever and the total disregard for Human Rights is not a compromise worth paying. >GET ANSWER