As the instructor for this MBA class, you must supply the reading materials for your students to understand the current trends and issues for supply chain management. What are professional informative articles, literature reviews, and empirical articles that are best suited to teach your material and why?
Appropriate resources may include textbooks, scholarly research articles, reports on practitioner research, or videos. The key is selecting materials that are current, address the aspects of a topic you want to focus on, and are the appropriate level for your students. You should also be considering how the resources will fit together collectively to provide your students with a comprehensive view and understanding of what you are trying to teach.
Review the resources from the Topic Exploration Quickstart Literature Guide: Global Operations & Supply Chain Management. This guide presents current and relevant scholarly, academic, and practitioner resources related to supply chain management. Your first step for this assignment is to select five appropriate resources that your MBA students would engage with to help learn the baseline supply chain management knowledge they need, as well as illustrate the three important current trends and issues that you have identified to teach your students (that is, which current trends or issues you discussed in your welcome video).
As you are selecting the five resources, remember to consider:
- Relevance to the current trends, issues, and best practices related to supply chain management or foundational concepts and frameworks related to supply chain management.
- Relevance of information to the concepts you are planning to teach.
Variety of resource types:
- Have you selected a mix of textbook readings, peer-reviewed journal articles, professional practitioner articles, and/or multimedia?
- The planned use of the resource in the course and what objective it will specifically teach your MBA students.
The degree to which the resources fit with the adult learning framework, Bloom’s taxonomy, and personal teaching philosophy you are applying to your course.
- Refer to your course readings when considering this item.
Once you have identified your five resources, write a 3–5 page analysis in which you address the following within the context of the MBA course you are teaching:
- Summarize the major takeaways of current trends and issues in supply change management and/or foundational supply chain management concepts and frameworks.
- Synthesize how the selected resources illustrate the three selected current trends or issues in supply chain management to be taught in your MBA course.
- Explain how the chosen resources are appropriate for your MBA students and supportive of the course objectives.
- Reflect on the degree to which the resources and your planned use of them fit with the adult-learning framework and personal teaching philosophy you are applying to your course.
As you complete your assignment, be sure your submission meets the following guidelines:
- Written communication: Use error-free, doctoral-level writing, with original (non-plagiarized) content, logical phrasing, and accurate word choices.
- APA formatting: Format all references and citations according to current APA style and formatting guidelines. Refer to the Academic Writer as needed.
- Font and font size: Use a consistent, APA-compliant font, 12 points.
- Length: 3–5 double-spaced content pages plus a reference list.
- Organization: Add subsections to organize content as needed. To add subheading levels, follow the same numbering convention in the document (sentence case, italics, bold, paragraph begins on same line); for example, 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 would be subheadings for 1.3.1. These lower level headings should not roll into the table of contents (ToC).
- Recite: Use Recite to confirm that your in-text citations match the reference list at the end of your assignment and make any needed corrections before submitting your assignment.
- File naming protocol: Follow the standard naming conventions for any files you upload. Refer to the DBA Submissions Requirements for details.
- Scholarship: In addition to the five resources that you will be using to teach your MBA students, cite 1–4 resources as needed to support your application of adult learning frameworks as well as an analysis, synthesis, and explanation of how your five teaching resources will be used within the context of the MBA course you are envisioning. Overall, you should be citing 6–9 scholarly and professional practitioner resources.