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eLogistics-Australian Seafood Supply Chain

Aim
This assignment evaluates your understanding of eLogistics by getting you to research and analyse an Australian seafood supply chain and develop a logistics plan to improve its performance against the Seven Rights (7Rs).

Background  ORDER YOUR PAPER NOW
The Australian seafood industry is made up of different seafood supply chains. These are:
Abalone, Anchovies, Bluefin Tuna, Carp, Catfish, Caviar, Clam, Coalfish, Cobia, Cod, Crab, Crayfish, Crustacean, Cuttlefish, Eel, Flat Fish, Haddock, Hake, Halibut, Herring, Lobster, Mackerel, Molluscs, Octopus, Pollack, Prawn, Salmon, Sardine, Scallop, Sea Cucumber, Sea Urchin, Seabass, Seahorse, Shark, Snail, Sole, Swordfish, Tilapia, Tooth fish, Trout, Tuna, and Whiting.
The peak industry body representing these seafood supply chains is the Fisheries Research Development Corporation (FRDC) www.frdc.com.au.
Visiting the FRDC website will provide you with more information on each of these supply chains.
The FRDC recently wrote a report which broadly considered the drivers for change in seafood and other supply chains.
This report, entitled ‘Research, Development and Extension Plan 2015-20’, identified five ‘megatrends’ (on page 18) which will influence industry competitiveness over the next 20 years: • A hungrier world: population growth will drive global demand for food and fibre. • A wealthier world: a new middle-income class will increase food consumption, diversify diets and eat more protein. • Choosy customers: information-empowered consumers in the future will have expectations for health, provenance, sustainability and ethics. • Transformative technologies: advances in digital technology, genetic science and synthetics will change the way food and fibre are made and transported. • A bumpier ride: globalisation, climate change and environmental change will reshape the risk profile for primary industries.
The report can be found here: http://www.frdc.com.au/Research/RDE-planning-andpriorities/FRDC-RDE-Plan-2015-2020
Assignment Tasks  ORDER YOUR PAPER NOW
Select ONE (1) of the Australian seafood supply chains to write a 5-year eLogistics strategy.

The strategy you write must aid the seafood supply chain to better meet the Seven Rights of Logistics (7Rs) within the context of the five megatrends over the next five years.
Report Format • The eLogistics strategy must be written as a report (approx. 3500 words) and should be structured as follows: introduction (approx. 250 words); logistics strategy (approx. 3000 words); and a short summary/conclusion (approx. 250 words). • Include each group members: name, username, email and UTas student ID on the first page. • A reference list and in-text citations must be provided if you source information from other authors. Include text books, research papers, news articles and/or websites.

Advice
You should undertake some research into the specific Australian seafood supply chain you have selected in order to understand the barriers and motivators to improved eLogistics, and how the supply chain is likely impacted by the megatrends and 7Rs.
The FRDC has some useful tools providing facts and figures on the various seafood supply chains. These include customer countries, export volumes and values:

• http://www.frdc.com.au/en/Services/Seafood-Trade-and-Market-Access/SeafoodImport-and-Export-by-Commodity

• http://www.frdc.com.au/en/Services/Seafood-Trade-and-Market-Access/SeafoodImport-and-Export-by-Species

• http://www.frdc.com.au/en/Services/Seafood-Trade-and-Market-Access/SeafoodImport-and-Export-by-Volume

The FRDC also has some useful reports describing the industry and various seafood supply chains:

• Annual Operational Plan: http://www.frdc.com.au/About-us/Corporatedocuments/Annual-Operational-Plan

• Annual Reports: http://www.frdc.com.au/About-us/Corporate-documents/Annualreports
You should also conduct your own research using internet searching, journal and conference papers to identify supporting information to validate your eLogistics strategy.

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