BUS287 Management Accounting

This is an individual assignment for external students

Assignment

In recent years, successful companies have begun to focus on managing cross-company processes with suppliers to reduce costs, increase speed, and improve quality. In tis print advertisement J.D. Edwards, a producer of ERP software systems notes that companies must ‘collaborate or die’.

Required:

  1. Pick a company and discuss how it an collaborate with key suppliers
  2. Discuss how management accounting information can play a role in different stages of collaboration

Limit: 4-6 pages

Instructions:

Format:

A4 paper, corner stapled; no folders accepted; typewritten in 1½ spacing; pages must be numbered.  A completed assignment cover sheet must be attached to the front of your assignment. 

Style Guide:

Assignments should be closely checked for errors of typing, spelling, grammar, etc. Where you use specific material from any source, you must provide reference to the specific quotation, and all sources consulted must be included in a bibliography at the end of your assignment.

Penalties for late lodgement:

A maximum penalty of 10 per cent of the mark allocated to this assignment will be deducted for each day that the assignment is late

Rights And Obligations

While all of us have rights we also have obligations. Groups have a right to expect a certain standard of performance from each member, and each member a certain level of performance from the rest of the group.

Consider the following:

RIGHTSOBLIGATIONS
The groupThe member
Has the right to have all members in attendance at all group meetings.Each student has the obligation to inform the group, in ADVANCE, if you cannot attend.
Has the right to expect members to be on time.Each student has the obligation to be on time.
Has the right to expect high quality work.Each student has an obligation to provide work of high quality.
Has the right to expect full input and participation and support from each group member.Each student has the obligation to speak up frequently and contribute.
Has the right to hold different opinions from other members of the group.Each student has the obligation to act as a ‘devil’s advocate’ when the situation calls for it.
Has the right to debate another’s point of view.Each student has the obligation to listen to critique.
Has the right to dismiss a group member who chooses not to perform.Each student has the obligation to support the group’s decision.

Marks Descriptors

The percentage mark that you are awarded in each section of the markingguide reflects the extent to which you have achieved each of the criteria.

For each criterion you are given a mark as follows:

80-100Exceptional standard of work indicating complete and comprehensive understanding. The student demonstrates an extremely high level of interpretative and analytical ability and intellectual initiative. Work demonstrates original thought and deep knowledge, high academic and presentation standard.
70-79Excellent standard of work indicating a very high level of understanding. The student demonstrates a very high level of interpretive and analytical ability and intellectual initiative. Work demonstrates intelligent organisation, application and expansion of concepts and ideas and is presented professionally.
60-69Good standard of work indicating a high level of understanding. The student demonstrates a high level of interpretive and analytical ability. Work demonstrates analysis of the issues, concepts, theories involved with clear presentation of components. Work may show weaknesses, eg. lack of clarity.
50-59Satisfactory standard of work indicating an adequate understanding. The student demonstrates adequate interpretive and analytical ability. Work demonstrates awareness and understanding of the major concepts and theories/frameworks involved, and sufficient organization of thought and expression to allow the reader to follow without effort. Works shows weaknesses, eg. flaws in logic.
less than 50Unsatisfactory standard of work indicating an inadequate understanding. The student has failed to develop relevant skills and demonstrates insufficient interpretive and analytical ability. Discussion or argument contains errors with gaps in knowledge of key issues. Work poorly organised or not logically presented. Referencing inadequate.

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