SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS
APA RESEARCH PAPER FORMAT URL –
Enclosed are the requirements for the paper that is the major part of your grade. Please note that formatting of the paper is a critical aspect of the grade. Grading of the paper will be as follows: 1. Content = 60% 2. APA Research Paper Formatting = 20% 3. A minimum of five references = 10% 4. Page count is a minimum of 6 pages NOT COUNTING COVER PAGE, REFERENCES, and APPENDIX. = 10% 5. Grammar and spelling will be part of the content grade. 6. There are four specific questions to respond to for your particular Case Study. a. To respond you must read and understand the information provided in the Case Study. (This may require reading the CS and taking notes several times.) b. I expect your responses to utilize the subject covered in the lecture.
Each Final Paper will include a review of the database provided to each student, who will then answer the following four questions (note: each question requires a definite understanding of your database.)
1. All RISK requires consideration in the following five areas of a business: corporate strategy, supply chain organization, process management, performance metrics, and information & technology.
a. What could be the main “risk” for your database?
b. Of the four possible solutions for the “risk”, which is most applicable to the “risk” you selected?
2. Use the “risk” selected in question 1 and build a risk assessment matrix explaining each selection made for column headings.
3. If you could locate the database firm (your selection) and consider it a development company, anywhere in the world, which place would you choose and why? You must consider the Supply Chain impacts.
4. Can the Supply Chain for your company (database) become too lean? Explain and provide supporting references.
BONUS COMPOUND QUESTION:
In March 2021, the Suez Canal was blocked for six days after the grounding of Ever Given, a 20,000 TEU container ship. The the400meter long (1,300 ft) vessel was buffeted by strong winds on the morning of 23 March and ended up wedged across the waterway with its bow and stern stuck in the canal banks.
a. Do the colors of the containers have significance?
b. How does a company know which container is theirs?
c. How can you identify a refrigerated container from a plain container?
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