Supply Chain Question

Each student will write a brief paper using web-based research on a company of their choice
(i.e., any company with a website [i.e., public, private, for/non-profit]). Requirements and
grading of the WBR are noted below.
he primary source of your paper should be the company’s own website for the company of
your choice. A “Google search” about the company is not the same – the objective here is for
you to review information that the company shares online to better understand the
company’s operations. This approach might be something you would likely do if you had the
opportunity to interview for a job with that company, in order to better prepare for an
interview. Research beyond the company website and our text is not required, and actually
not recommended – this is your opportunity to learn critical skills to align your school work
and learnings with application in the “real world.
Formatting, grammar, and overall quality (20%): The paper should be one-page, single
spaced with 12-point Times New Roman font with a one-inch margin (papers longer or
shorter than one page will be penalized). Place your name and Course Sequence number in
the header of the paper. Please DO NOT use a coversheet. The paper must be well written in
paragraph format and should be both spell-checked and clarity-checked. Spelling errors,
poorly structured thoughts, and grammar mistakes will be penalized. Papers submitted in
bullet point format will also be penalized.
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Company information (20%): The paper must include the name of the company, description
of the business, primary goods/services, location of headquarters, the internet address and
why you selected this particular company. You should not select a company where you
previously or currently work.
Two (2) Operations Management topics as listed in the course schedule (40%): If only one
OM topic is addressed, the student will be penalized by 20% on the WBR paper score. Some
examples of past topics used are:
What is the company’s approach to outsourcing and/or offshoring? What type of
forecasting & scheduling practices does the company use? What are the competitive
dimensions / strategies that form the competitive position of the company? What type of
production and/or service processes does the company utilize? How has the company
incorporated lean, TPS, and six sigma principles into the culture? What are the company’s
order qualifier(s) and order winner(s)? What is the company’s approach to sustainability?
Any other operation management topic covered in this course…
Lastly, you must include three (3) questions that you would ask the CEO if you had the
opportunity to meet with him/her. These (3) questions should be operations management
related; like if you were interviewing the CEO for a newspaper or magazine article. Questions
you might ask them would be about international strategies, past scandals, supply chain /
sourcing practices, social responsibility, company culture, etc. Questions need to be more
thought provoking than “where do you see the company in 5 years,” or “what are you most
proud of in your career;” they need to be related to operations management issues covered
in this course and in your paper.