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Prompt: For this milestone, you will submit an evaluation of Walmart’s transportation and warehousing networks, focusing on constraints, modes of transportation, infrastructure, and special handling requirements. You will also make recommendations to improve transportation. 
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed: 
IV. Transportation: In this section, first consider the effectiveness of Walmart’s transportation network in order to then determine possible cost savings without sacrificing performance. 
A. Evaluation 

Identify constraints within the transportation network and discuss the impact they will have on the overall supply chain operation. Be
sure to provide specific examples to illustrate.
 
Analyze the transportation network and determine whether or not the correct modes of transportation are being used based on time,
cost, and quantity.
 

B. Recommendations: Make recommendations on how to improve the transportation network given the constraints you identified using specific 
examples to illustrate and justify your claims. 
V. Warehousing: In this section, first analyze your client’s warehousing network in order to then determine requirements and develop recommendations for adequately meeting current and future storage needs. 
A. Evaluation 

Analyze the current warehousing infrastructure to determine if the current warehousing network adequately meets storage needs.
Additionally, consider eventual expansion requirements of Walmart’s operation. What are the constraints or restrictions involved in the
possible locations?
 
Identify considerations for special handling of hazardous materials and describe their impact on warehousing for the current mix of
products that Walmart’s SCM is handling, using specific examples.

QSO 330 Milestone Two Guidelines and Rubric

Overview: The final project for this course is the creation of a supply chain evaluation. Supply chain management (SCM) is a holistic view of a company’s efforts
to source, procure, receive, store, and deliver products. These products can be raw materials for a manufacturing process, consumer goods for a retail chain, or a
collection of items that will be joined in some way before ultimate delivery to the customer. In today’s global economic environment, SCM takes on an increasing
level of complexity as companies attempt to reduce costs, drive efficiency, and remain compliant with the corporate social responsibilities that today’s
consumers demand.

Prompt: For this milestone, you will submit an evaluation of Walmart’s transportation and warehousing networks, focusing on constraints, modes of
transportation, infrastructure, and special handling requirements. You will also make recommendations to improve transportation.

Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:

IV. Transportation: In this section, first consider the effectiveness of Walmart’s transportation network in order to then determine possible cost savings
without sacrificing performance.

A. Evaluation
1. Identify constraints within the transportation network and discuss the impact they will have on the overall supply chain operation. Be

sure to provide specific examples to illustrate.
2. Analyze the transportation network and determine whether or not the correct modes of transportation are being used based on time,

cost, and quantity.
B. Recommendations: Make recommendations on how to improve the transportation network given the constraints you identified using specific

examples to illustrate and justify your claims.

V. Warehousing: In this section, first analyze your client’s warehousing network in order to then determine requirements and develop recommendations
for adequately meeting current and future storage needs.

A. Evaluation
1. Analyze the current warehousing infrastructure to determine if the current warehousing network adequately meets storage needs.

Additionally, consider eventual expansion requirements of Walmart’s operation. What are the constraints or restrictions involved in the
possible locations?

2. Identify considerations for special handling of hazardous materials and describe their impact on warehousing for the current mix of
products that Walmart’s SCM is handling, using specific examples.

Note: For this milestone, you will complete critical elements IV.A, IV.B, and V.A. As a reminder, you will need to complete additional critical elements (V.B.1–2)
for this part of the final submission of your final project.

Rubric
Guidelines for Submission: Your paper should be a 3‐ to 4‐page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12‐point Times New Roman font, one‐inch
margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format.

Critical Elements Proficient (100%) Needs Improvement (75%) Not Evident (0%) Value

Transportation:
Evaluation: Constraints

Identifies all relevant constraints
within the transportation network
and discusses their impact using
specific examples

Discusses constraints within the
transportation network but fails to
address all relevant constraints or
fully discuss their impact using
specific examples

Does not identify constraints within
the transportation network

17

Transportation:
Evaluation: Modes of

Transportation

Makes valid claims about the
effectiveness of current modes of
transportation based on an accurate
analysis of time, cost, and quantity

Discusses the effectiveness of
current modes of transportation,
but not all claims are valid or based
on an accurate analysis of time,
cost, and quantity

Does not make claims about the
effectiveness of current modes of
transportation

17

Transportation:
Recommendations

Recommends sound improvements
to the transportation network that
address all of the concerns and
constraints identified in the
transportation evaluation using
specific examples

Discusses improvements to the
transportation network but fails to
make fully sound recommendations
that address all of the concerns and
constraints using specific examples

Does not discuss improvements to
the transportation network

17

Warehousing:
Evaluation:

Infrastructure

Reasonably analyzes warehousing
infrastructure to determine its
adequacy for meeting current and
potential future storage needs

Discusses warehousing
infrastructure but fails to reasonably
determine its adequacy for meeting
all current and potential future
storage needs

Does not discuss warehousing
infrastructure

17

Warehousing:
Evaluation: Hazardous

Materials

Identifies all relevant considerations
for special handling of hazardous
materials and describes their
impacts on warehousing using
specific examples

Discusses considerations for special
handling of hazardous materials but
fails to identify all relevant
considerations or to describe their
impacts on warehousing using
specific examples

Does not discuss considerations for
special handling of hazardous
materials

17

Articulation of Response Submission has no major errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, or organization

Submission has major errors related
to citations, grammar, spelling,
syntax, or organization that
negatively impact readability and
articulation of main ideas

Submission has critical errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, or organization that
prevent understanding of ideas

15

Total 100%

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