Assignment Topic: Select a manufacturer that you are familiar with and assume that you are the supply chain manager of this organization. Analyze the effectiveness of the four key flows (in supply chain), the make process, and the supply chain forecasting. Base on your analysis, recommend improvements by applying theories and concepts found in supply chain management. You are required to consult and fully reference a MINIMUM of 10 references (e.g. Book; www; journal article from the full text databases; current affairs magazine; newspaper etc.). The use of WIKIPEDIA online encyclopedia is NOT allowed. The word range of this essay is about 2000 words. The report must fulfill the following requirements: More marks will be awarded for reports which provide more detailed discussion and in-depth analysis with adequate referencing to the transportation theories, concepts and models. Assignment Format: The report should be presented as follows: 1. Introduction – Outline the background and purpose of this report (about 100 words) and provide key information about the selected organization (about 200 words). 2. The Key Flows in Supply Chain – Analyze the effectiveness of the products flow, information flow, cash flow and return flow of the selected manufacturer. Recommend improvement by applying supply chain theories and concepts. Use diagrams for illustration (about 500 words). 3. The Make Process – Analyze the effectiveness of the production planning/scheduling process and materials requirement planning process of the selected manufacturer. Recommend improvement by applying supply chain theories and concepts. Diagrams are permitted to help explain concepts (about 500 words). 4. The Supply Chain Forecasting – Review the different forecasting models and Recommend the most effective forecasting model/method for the selected manufacturer. Justify your recommendation by applying supply chain theories and concepts. Diagrams are permitted to help explain concepts (about 500 words) 5. Conclusion – Reinstates all the significant parts of this report and refer the reader back to the focus that have outlined in the introduction and to the central topic. This gives the report a sense of unity (about 200 words). 6. Referencing – All sources referred to in your essay, including any diagrams, must be referenced to in-text and be included in a full reference list at the end of the assignment, according to the APA system of referencing.