This exercise is a check point to ensure students are making connections between past research and the proposed study. Students are asked to complete the following table and submit for feedback from Dr. Heather Clark.

Review – Task 2 – 5% – (Early Submissions welcome)

This exercise is a check point to ensure students are making connections between past research and the proposed study. Students are asked to complete the following table and submit for feedback from Dr. Heather Clark.

Grade will be assessed on completeness of the table (all aspects complete) as well as application of concept.

Full sentences ARE NOT required to complete the table. Bullet points are acceptable

Introduction Research Topic and its significance

Purpose of study

List key variables to be measured during the research • The research topic is the application of Halal in the supply chain management. It is important to ensure that it is not only the Halal product that is produced but also the supply chain adheres to its principles.
• The purpose of this study is to check on the implication of applying the Halal principles to the supply chain management of companies dealing with Halal foods.
• The key variables in this study consist of the growth in business because of applying Halal principles in the supply chain, attitudes, and perception.

Review of Past Literature List 5 key sources of Literature (use APA)

What is the gap? How does past research lead into the proposed study? What gap does it fill?
• Noordin, N., Noor, N. L. M., Hashim, M., & Samicho, Z. (2009, July). Value chain of Halal certification system: A case of the Malaysia Halal industry. In European and Mediterranean conference on information systems (pp. 1-14)
• Tieman, M. (2011). The application of Halal in supply chain management: in-depth interviews. Journal of Islamic Marketing, 2(2), 186-195
• Muhammad, N. M. N., Isa, F. M., & Kifli, B. C. (2009). Positioning Malaysia as Halal-hub: integration role of supply chain strategy and Halal assurance system. Asian Social Science, 5(7), 44.
• Omar, E. N., & Jaafar, H. S. (2011, September). Halal supply chain in the food industry-A conceptual model. In Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications (ISBEIA), 2011 IEEE Symposium on (pp. 384-389). IEEE.
• Bahrudin, S. S. M., Illyas, M. I., & Desa, M. I. (2011, July). Tracking and tracing technology for Halal product integrity over the supply chain. In Electrical Engineering and Informatics (ICEEI), 2011 International Conference on (pp. 1-7). IEEE.
• The existing research gap on the Halal industry is lack of study on the other departmental process before the final products reaches the intended consumers.
• The past research dwelled on the effect of Halal products on the Muslim faithful and other consumers who could not consume a product if it was not Halal. The research was being carried out to determine different reaction to the idea of the establishment of the Halal food industry and whether it had an impact in comparison with other typical industries. This phenomenon is what contributed to the proposed study on the Halal supply chain management.
• The proposed research aims at studying the effect of applying the Halal principle from the production of Halal food to the moment it reaches the retailers before reaching the final consumers

Method Quantitative or Qualitative – specific design

Rationale for approach

Sample

Analysis

• The quantitative design is the preferred methodology under which the descriptive and the correlation designs will apply. For the Descriptive method, the hypothesis is made after collecting data using the primary methods. Additionally, for correlation design, the method used will not dwell on the cause or effect of Halal principles on the supply chain management. This will be through observation.
• Three approaches will be used under the Descriptive design. These approaches are observational, case study and carrying out a survey. Observational study will entail watching the whole supply chain process to determine if it follows the Halal principles. The survey will be carried out by issuing questioner to the supply chain manager and a staff of one of the Halal producing company. The correlation design entails having at least 100 participants to increase the validity. A questioner was given and each answer awarded on a scale of 1to 7.
• The sample size was large to increase the validity of the statistical finding. The preferable sample size for both designs is more than 500 participants.
• The data analysis when using the correlation design will be by the excel sheet where it will have three columns. The columns will contain participant name, variable 1 (score on Halal use in Supply chain) and Variable two (Score on Halal principles not used). By using the Pearson function, the correlation will appear. A graph was then created for analysis.
• The analysis of Descriptive design will entail the use of measures of central tendency and the measures of dispersion. The analysis of data by the use of measures of central tendency includes calculation of the population mean mode and the median.
• The measures of dispersion will be used to analyze the data by calculating the variance and the standard deviation of the population.