Assignment length 1,500 words (+/- 10%) Students should combine the material presented in the class with their own research of books, journals, and other publications. References should conform to the Harvard Standard System. Should include an introduction and conclusion. Assignment Topic: Supply Chain Management has been defined by Slack as the management of the interconnection of organisations which relate to each other through upstream and downstream linkages between different processes that produce value in the form of products and services to the end customer A) Discuss the critical issues involved in the decision to develop either an efficient or responsive supply chain. (50 marks – about 750 words) B) Explore the possibility of developing a supply chain that is simultaneously efficient and responsive. (25 marks about 375 words) C) From your own experience, describe a supply chain and assess its characteristics. (25 marks about 375 words).