DB8323 – Analyzing the Total Cost of Ownership

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Analyzing the Total Cost of Ownership

Assignment Overview

The TCO is a method for determining costs that extends beyond direct purchases to include the costs involved in supplier relationships. In this assignment, you will determine the TCO for an organization’s supply chain.

Assignment Directions

To complete this assignment:

  • Review Case 5, “W-G-P Chemical Company,” on pages 450–453 of your Supply Chain Logistics Management text.
  • Write a 4-page paper with supporting appendices that addresses questions 1, 3, and 4 on page 453. In your paper, be certain to:
    • Analyze the TCO for the organization.
    • Evaluate alternative courses of action based on TCO.
    • Recommend, based on an evaluation of the available case data, additional metrics that would enable the organization to better and more strategically operate its business.

Other Requirements

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

  • Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: Your paper should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting guidelines.
  • Length: 4 typed and double-spaced pages, not including the supporting appendices.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

Before submitting your assignment, refer to the Analyzing the Total Cost of Ownership Scoring Guide to ensure your paper meets the evaluation criteria for this assignment.

Analyzing the Total Cost of Ownership Scoring Guide

Due Date: End of Unit 3.
Percentage of Course Grade: 12%.

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CRITERIA NON-PERFORMANCE BASIC PROFICIENT DISTINGUISHED
Analyze the total cost of ownership for an organization.
30%
Does not analyze the total cost of ownership for an organization. Analyzes the total cost of ownership for an organization, including most of the costs that should be calculated. Analyzes the total cost of ownership for an organization. Analyzes the total cost of ownership for an organization, justifying the assumptions and process.
Evaluate alternative courses of action based on total cost of ownership.
30%
Does not evaluate alternative courses of action based on total cost of ownership. Evaluates alternative courses of action based on total cost of ownership, but the evaluation is incomplete or not fully persuasive. Evaluates alternative courses of action based on total cost of ownership. Evaluates alternative courses of action based on total cost of ownership, identifying assumptions that have the greatest potential to impact the total cost of ownership.
Recommend, based on an evaluation of available data, additional metrics that would enable an organization to better and more strategically operate its business.
30%
Does not recommend, based on an evaluation of available data, additional metrics that would enable an organization to better and more strategically operate its business. Recommends, based on an evaluation of available data, additional metrics that would enable an organization to better and more strategically operate its business, but the recommendations are incomplete or not thoroughly supported. Recommends, based on an evaluation of available data, additional metrics that would enable an organization to better and more strategically operate its business. Recommends, based on an evaluation of available data, additional metrics that would enable an organization to better and more strategically operate its business. Also identifies which metrics would be of greatest value to the organization.
Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the scholarly and business communities.
10%
Does not write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format; does not adhere to APA style for citing and referencing nor use grammar, punctuation and mechanics as expected for members of the business profession. Generally communicates in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the scholarly and business communities. Communicates in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the scholarly and business communities. Communicates in an exceptionally clear, grammatically correct, and persuasive manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the business professions. Consistently adheres to APA style for citing and referencing.

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