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Case Brief Assessment/Rubric
Case analyses shall not exceed two pages of text and one page of exhibits (12 point font, single spaced, double space between
paragraphs)
**Comments here feedback from previous assignment Case Brief Assessment/Rubric Name: Case write-up evaluation (points possible)
1. Problem Statement Definition (10): How clearly and
concisely have you identified the problem moving
forward? Is it precise? Did you identify a true
problem and not just symptoms? The problem may
not be explicitly stated in the case. Is your problem statement focused on supply chain
management (instead of other areas!!)? Possible Comments Points
/10 2. Situation Analysis (20): Did you summarize and
analyze the key factors most relevant to the case?
Did you incorporate relevant course concepts? Does
the analysis provide the necessary background to
lead to defining a reasonable recommendation to the
problem and justify your problem statement? Is your situation analysis focused on supply chain
management (instead of other areas!!)? /20 3. Recommendation (25): Did you justify and support
your recommended course of action? Is it supported
by evidence (including course topics)? Did you
critically evaluate the recommendation in terms of
pros and cons? Does the recommendation make
sense given your problem statement and situation
analysis? Is it decisive? Are your recommendation(s) focused on supply chain
management (instead of other areas!!)? If more than one, are your recommendations
integrated? Do they complement each other? /25 4. Implementation Plan (15 pts): How realistic is your
implementation plan? Have you addressed the
specific details of the implementation? /15 5. Writing Quality (5 points): Was the paper easy to
read, well organized and formatted with proper
headings and without grammar or spelling errors?
Did the paper stay within the page limit? /5 /75 Total Points (75 pts possible) Guidelines for Case Brief assignment Case analyses shall not exceed two pages of text and one page of exhibits (12 point font, single spaced, double space between
paragraphs)
Appendix A: Guidelines for Case Analysis
A critical element in our learning is the interaction provided by discussing business decision-making. This sharpens our
communications skills and analytical skills – and we learn a lot at the same time. Case analysis provides an excellent forum for
us to learn. By now you have may have developed a pretty good strategy for case analysis, but I am going to offer some
suggestions adapted from those I’ve learned from experience and others (largely from Joe Cannon, Professor of Marketing at
CSU). So these suggestions should help you in this course as well as subsequent courses. Please note that all professors are
different as are their expectations for case analyses – do not assume that what one professor accepted is acceptable here.
• _Preparing for Cases
• _Do’s and Don’ts of Case Analysis
• _Case Brief Requirements
Preparing for Cases
1. Read the case quickly by yourself to get an overview and understanding of the: a. Company, Industry, and Supply Chain
Members
b. Exhibits
c. The protagonist of the case 2. Visually map the company’s supply chain (provides a more holistic view of the supply chain).
a. Identify and draw a representation of the key entities (e.g., companies, suppliers, customers, third parties)
b. Draw and label the relationships among the key entities
3. Next, read the case more carefully – maybe 1-2 days later a. Identify key aspects of the situation analysis related to SCM
b. Highlight and distinguish important information, omissions, and questions
4. Identify the problem facing the protagonist in the case.
a. Focus on Supply Chain Management
b. Distinguish symptoms from deeper underlying problems
c. What analysis questions will inform the issue?
d. Can the data provided be worked further?
e. What aspects of the situation analysis are relevant? Why?
5. Make a decision -- take a stand and be prepared to defend it! a. Develop recommendations with logical support based on facts
as well as your intuition
b. What are the pros and cons of the recommendations?
6. Flesh out an implementation plan of the recommendation(s).
a. Give specifics even if you feel like you are “stretching” beyond the explicit information provided in the case. i. Phased/timed
steps (timeline of steps)
ii. Costs, benefits, organizational functional responsibilities
iii. How will performance be assessed for each phase/step? 7. Test the plan and analysis with others you may have at your disposal (co-workers, etc).
8. Keep in mind that the best possible template is one that you develop on your own. Use this one as a starting point and adapt it
to best fit your needs.
Do’s and Don’ts of Case Analysis
There are a number of common problems and issues that often arise in case analysis. The following apply to your analysis, writeups, and in-class discussion (four Don’ts and then seven Dos).
1. Don’t rehash the facts of the case. It is critical to understand (and include in a write-up or discussion) the “key” facts of the
case that drive subsequent recommendations. But, I have read the case, so it is not necessary to spend too much of your valuable
space (you only have two pages in a write-up) with tangential case details.
2. Don’t bring in information from outside the case. Our case discussions and your write-ups should be based upon the
information presented in the written case. When you add outside information – that is only known by a few people – you add
confusion to our discussion. Although you may know or find out what the company actually did in a particular situation, this does
not necessarily make it the decision right.
3. Don’t use the excuse that you don’t have enough information. The ability to manage ambiguity is undoubtedly critical for
managers to advance their careers. The rapid changes that happen to organizations require managers to become comfortable
acting when uncertainty and change are constants, and timely decisions need to be made even when not all the variables are
known. This course, particularly the use of cases, is designed to help you do just that!
4. Don’t have unstated or unreasonable assumptions. In making case decisions (as in the real world) you will never have all the
data you would like. Your analysis and recommendations will therefore have to draw on assumptions – be sure to state these
where appropriate and be sure they are reasonable.
5. Do critically evaluate data and issues. One of the objectives of this class is to prioritize important information. The “facts”
provided in the case may be more/less relevant, more/less important, and more/less valid. As you interpret the data from the case,
be sure to critically evaluate each. Consider the SCM problem you have identified and whether and how the facts are relevant to
that problem. Also, be sure to consider the data being presented – was the data collected in a reasonable manner, consider the
actor and the context before taking what an actor says as “truth.” Be sure to qualify conclusions when the data you rely upon is
more suspect.
6. Do provide a strong analysis. The analysis or rationale should: a) be focused on the key problem you identify in the case, b)
consider evidence that favors and opposes a particular alternative, c) be correct in analysis and not making inappropriate
assumptions, and d) draw upon relevant principles, concepts, and tools from class and readings.
7. Do offer strong recommendations and implementation plans. Make sure your recommendation and implementation plans are:
a) specific, b) practical – considering costs, timing and implementability, and c) a solution to the problem identified in the case. 8. Do remember that there is no correct answer. One thing about business is that there is rarely a single right answer – there are
many paths to success. In my evaluations of our discussions and your write-ups, I will heavily weight the logic and rationale used
to come to your conclusions. Still there are many wrong answers – those that are not well supported by analysis and logic.
9. Do Proofread. Briefs should be carefully edited and of the quality you would submit to a manager.
10. Do make your Exhibits comprehensible and useful, if you provide any (not required). Be sure any additional information
provided is self-explanatory, and is helpful in justifying your arguments.
11. Do something exceptional! Dig deeper to do something extra special that provides unique insight into the case analysis.
Conduct a creative and unique analysis. But make sure these ideas are relevant and stay within the analysis framework already
laid out. Name: Date: SC:
Case Brief: Case Name [THIS IS YOUR RUBRIC! Use section headings provided, red font is meant to provide a
description of what is needed for each section; also note that the quality (easy to read, well organized, follows format
requirements, without grammatical or spelling errors) of the case brief is worth 5 points so be sure to proof-read your work]
1. Problem Statement (10 points)
No more than two or three sentences that succinctly identifies the case problem. Consider the following: How clearly and
concisely have you identified the problem moving forward? Is it precise? Did you identify a true problem and not just symptoms?
The problem may not be explicitly stated in the case. Is your problem statement focused on supply chain management (instead
of other areas!!)?
2. Situation Analysis (20 points)
Key case SCM factors related to the problem statement that support the conclusion that identified problem statement is indeed
the problem and analyze/get at solving the problem. Consider the following: Did you summarize and analyze the key factors
most relevant to the case? Did you incorporate relevant course concepts? Does the analysis provide the necessary background to
lead to defining a reasonable recommendation to the problem and justify your problem statement? Is your situation analysis
focused on supply chain management (instead of other areas!!)?
3. Recommendation (25 points)
Description of SCM recommendation(s) emerging from situation analysis and addressing specific problem statement, including
pros and cons. Consider the following: Did you justify and support your recommended course of action? Is it supported by
evidence (including course topics)? Did you critically evaluate the recommendation in terms of pros and cons? Does the
recommendation make sense given your problem statement and situation analysis? Is it decisive? Are your recommendation(s)
focused on supply chain management (instead of other areas!!)? If more than one, are your recommendations integrated? Do
they complement each other?
4. Implementation Plan (15 points)
Implementation description clearly describing how (tasks, steps, phases, timeframe, costs, benefits, responsibilities) it actually
implements the specific recommendations provided above. Consider the following: How realistic is your implementation plan?
Have you addressed the specific details of the implementation?
Exhibits
One page of exhibits supporting your analysis and recommendation(s) is allowed.

 


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