Research Paper and Presentation Assignment
You will express your thoughts in writing with constructed response. The objective of this paper is to design and develop a system/program; and to apply the quality, Lean, or Six Sigma tools and performance measurement to solve a specific problem.
The paper outline will be your brief summary of problem, type of industry, quality tools you plan to use in solving this problems. Post your outline to the Discussion Board, under forum “Research outline”. The length of your outline should be between 100-150 words.
The length of your paper should be between 8-10 pages (double space, Time New Roman 12) for undergraduate and 13-15 pages for graduate students, excluding cover pages, contents, and appendices (if any). I would expect a minimum of 8 reference sources from reliable journals or books. You can supplement with additional sources. Citations should be formatted in accordance with the APA Style, edition 6th or the latest.
Student will select a specific problem from any industry (food, retail, construction, airline, department store, manufacturing, healthcare, government, education, service, consulting, …) and apply the quality tools, techniques, and methods learned from IndM 4230 to solve the problem. The paper should include the following items:
- Executive Summary
- General information: type of industry, company’s name, product/services, organization size (number of workers/employees), and so on.
- Selected Problem: explain the problems and involved personal/process/department, provide some background of the problem (if any).
Solutions to the problem: develop a process/program to solve your selected problem. The proposed solutions can be only one, or two, or three options. The items that should be explained in details in your paper include:
Goal/objective, what you determine to do…
Tools/techniques/systems are used in the process, explain in details (texts, images, chart, graph, table,…) of your design.
Performance measurement, how you measure the performance of your proposed solution, what criteria used in the evaluation.
Required resources for your proposed solution to be successful (e.g. how much it costs, number of workers, software/application, worker training program,…)
- Summary and Conclusion
Ikea’s supply chain strategies and practices
Ikea implemented many strategies that gives a stylish and different and attractive kind of products to please the customers to buy. This research is about the supply chain development and how it works, and how to implement the key relationship with the entire supply chain. How the strategies are implemented in order to organize and maintain a healthy environment in the workplace. By comparing it with the other industries and the mode of strategical plans to create a successful industry.