SBS. Assessment 2, task details and instructions
Please note that assessment 2 is an individual report (3,000 word in length).
You are a European consultancy firm who has a number of global offices, with your main head office in Switzerland. You have been approached by an external European client who is looking to diversify into the youth fashion market (male & female related apparel, in the 20-25 age range). Of interest to your client is the manner by which social media platforms can be used in an attempt to aid relationship development with a business to consumer relationship, within the context of the youth fashion market. In addition, the client is also considering developing a number of related global supply chains and requires information related to the importance of ethically informed and sustainable practices, akin to sourcing materials for clothes and ethically informed manufacturing practices.
You are tasked with producing a 3,000-word individual report that addresses the following:
1. The role of social media platforms as mechanism to enhance communications with external customers and how social media platforms can be employed to aid relationship development within a business to consumer relationship arena, with reference to apparel industries (40%).
2. A discussion of how private sector fashion enterprises can ensure that all global supply chain activities adhere to business practices that are clean, ethically informed and sustainable, also not forgetting the importance of being legally compliant with all operational practices associated with workers’ rights within the fashion / apparel supply chain industries (40%).
3. Recommendations as to the direction in which the external client may want to develop (10%).
4. Referencing and adhering to good academic writing practices (10%).