The reflective ePortfolio assignment provides an opportunity for you to critically reflect on your learning process in this module, Principles of Logistics and Supply Chain, in relation to your professional practice.

Task

The reflective ePortfolio assignment provides an opportunity for you to critically reflect on your learning process in this module, Principles of Logistics and Supply Chain, in relation to your professional practice. The work you complete for the challenge, reflection and other activities feeds into your ePortfolio entries, helping to consolidate your learning. A Word template (see below) is provided to help structure your ePortfolio, with three major sections:

Introduction 

Reflection entries

Entry 1 (Weeks 1-2) (Introduction Principles of demand management ansd planning)

Entry 2 (Weeks 3-5) (The Physical Supply Chain Measuring and improving Supply chain Performance/ Responsive, Robust and Resilient Supply Chains)

Entry 3 (Weeks 6-8) (Procurement I: Buying what we need/ Procurement II: Specification, Negotiation Skills and Portfolio Analysis/ Procurement III: Buyer and Supplier Relationship) 

Entry 4 (Weeks 10-12) ( Supply chain strategy/ Perception of value and the supply chain/ Emerging factors in logistics and supply chain management)

Module Critical Reflection 

At the start of the module, you will be prompted to reflect on your current practice, knowledge and feelings towards logistics and supply chain management. This contributes to the Introduction section in the ePortfolio.

At the end of weeks 2, 5, 8 and 12, you will be prompted to reflect on your learning so far and how it relates to your own professional context ( Reliability Engineer ). This contributes to four reflection entries in your ePortfolio. You must support your reflection entries with your work produced in this module, for example:

  • Forum activities, including peer discussion and feedback
  • Challenge activities
  • Topic-based reflection tasks
  • Webinar activities
  • Reference to the module content – resources, guided practice Independent research
  • Images (no more than three per entry)

We encourage you to be as creative as possible, for example providing visual aid and drawing from your work and experience. Bear in mind that this is an academic assignment -- more guidance on academic policies, penalties and reflective writing are provided below. You are required to provide at least a total of between five and 10 academic references in your ePortfolio.

As you build your ePortfolio, it is helpful to consider the Module Critical Reflection section too, which is a critical reflection of your module learning process as a whole, including your four reflection entries, relating back to your professional practice and determining what your next steps should be. You will be formally prompted to do this towards the end of the module.