IN 275 WORDS, Imagine that you are starting an online retail business. What type of forecasting model would you use to decide how many different products you will be selling? Would you use the same forecasting model after you have been in business five years? Why or why not?
This week you will discuss transportation and logistics management and its impact on various economic activities. For example, how does transportation and logistics management impact a retailer getting their product on the shelf? How does their distribution network affect their ability to generate revenue as well as provide sustainability in their local economy? You will have to conduct online research to identify the various economic activities in relation to TLM and within the context of the retail industry.
Discuss in detail and provide sources to support your thoughts, insights, ideas, and statements.
Complete this Discussion by providing a discussion of the economy and your project topic. How does the economy affect your project topic? Is this effect beneficial or detrimental? Why? If beneficial, is there room for improvement? If detrimental, what do you foresee as solutions?
Brief Report – APA format
Using your outline from week 1 as a guide, submit a minimum of 5 pages of the research you have completed on your topic to date. You should have an introduction and a beginning of a Literature Review for this assignment. You must include a Cover Page, and list of References (not included in 5 page count).
write a research paper about a topic related to your major or intended career, which follows the problem solution strategy. The paper must be original to this course–no recycling, please!
Format your paper according to the guidelines that are given for your particular discipline. You must choose one of the following documentation styles: APA, MLA, or Chicago.
Length: The research paper should be 2000 words in length. The page count does not include the Works Cited, Reference, or Bibliography page, or the title page or abstract if required by your documentation style. The page count refers only to the text of the paper itself. Submitting a paper that is doesn’t fall within the word count range is not a good idea.
NT Logistics Case: Project Report
Your Project Report should contain at a minimum the following topics and information:
The cover should include at a minimum:
Title of the report
List of members of the team
Date of the Final Submission
A disclaimer is a statement that the company or organization hopes will limit its liability for the product or service it provides. The disclaimer statement is fairly typical in consulting projects, and if nothing else reflects the seriousness of writing at a professional level. There is often a great deal at stake, so make sure that your writing and research processes mirror this seriousness. For this assignment, use the following disclaimer statement:
This material is based upon work supported by the University of North Texas. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the University of North Texas, its employees, administration, or students.
Table of Contents
A table of contents serves three purposes. Obviously, it helps readers who do not want to read the whole report but want to easily locate particular parts of it. In addition, it assists readers who want an overview of the report’s scope and contents before they begin reading it in its entirety. Also, the table of contents serves as a tool for writers of the report by outlining specific aspects that need to be addressed.
Normally, you would create the table of contents by outlining section titles and headings. You would then make sure that the table of contents reflects the organization of the report and enables your readers to easily locate specific pieces of information and the manner in which the information is organized and presented.
An executive summary is designed primarily to serve the person who, at least initially, does not intend to read the entire report. It usually states the main points of each section and emphasizes results, conclusions, and recommendations, usually in around 2-3 pages. Executive summaries are ideally suited to the needs of readers who are seeking advice about a decision or a course of action. These summaries are called executive summaries because some decision-makers rely wholly upon their advisors to read and evaluate the rest of the report. For the purposes of this project, the executive summary should be no more than three pages, and should concentrate on listing the tasks performed by the team. This would involve summarizing problem/opportunity areas, methodology, conclusions, and recommendations. It’s not a bad idea to develop an executive summary during the early stages of your team’s writing process, as this document can help to provide your team some focus. Keep in mind, however, that this will also be a document that will need to be revised to properly reflect your report.
Team Contact Information/BioSketches
This section should include basic contact information about each team member. Items that should also be included: name, picture, email address, biosketch (100-200 words).
The introduction allows your readers to preview the nature of the project you have undertaken for your client. Essentially, the introduction forecasts the basic organization of the report. Some writers and readers insist that the following questions should always be addressed and/or considered in the introduction to the report:
What is the problem or the opportunity? Be specific. Whenever you can, quantify. Describe the problem or opportunity in monetary terms. Be positive. In other words, don’t say that a problem is slowing down production; say that it is costing $4,500 a day in lost productivity.
What is the purpose of the proposal? Even though it might seem obvious to you, the purpose of the proposal is to describe a problem or opportunity and propose a course of action. Be specific in explaining what you want to do.
What is the background of the problem or the opportunity? In answering this question, you probably will not be telling your readers anything they don’t already know.
Your goal here is to show them that you understand the problem or opportunity, as well as the relationships or events that will affect the problem and its solution.
What are your sources of information? Review the relevant literature, including internal reports, memos, external public articles, or even books, so that your readers will understand the context of your work. Clients are looking to you for sound advice. If your research is sloppy, incomplete, and rather nominal (for example, you checked out a few websites that the client could do on his or her own free time), your report will be less convincing, and your ethos as a provider of sound advice will be suspect. The best reports always contain complete and thorough research–and complete and thorough research cannot be completed in the waning moments of the semester.
What is the scope of your proposal? If appropriate, indicate what you are proposing to do as well as what you are not proposing to do.
What is the organization of the proposal? Indicate the organizational pattern you will use in the proposal.
What are the key terms that will be used in the proposal? If you will use any new, specialized, or unusual terms, the introduction is an appropriate place to define them.
Because not all clients will necessarily be competent in your field, the background section needs to clearly articulate the context behind your research. The Background Sections require you to conduct comprehensive research. Your suggestions need to be based on the research that your team has conducted, and this research needs to be demonstrated to your client. Again, your ethos as a sound provider of business advice is largely based on the research that supports your findings and ideas.
Normally all of the categories of background information listed in the report outline can be fully developed. The order of these sections can be varied if such an alteration makes sense. Open the “background” sequence with a major heading, BACKGROUND, followed by a brief introduction that explains how the background sections help to key frames of reference for your analysis.
Clearly organize each of the sections. Open each section with an introductory preview of the material. Even more importantly, end each section with a conclusion that summarizes and explains to the client what the information is designed to demonstrate. Relate and unify all of the sections so that it reads as a coherent whole. Use good transitions between sections, and conclude with a section in which you pull together and evaluate the background.
Refer to resources in the actual text itself. For example: “In their Fourteen Largest Businesses in Worthington, the Worthington area Chamber of Commerce…” This allows the reader to see the resources, and the research, without taking his or her attention away from the paper.
The Background section is an important phase in researching and coming to understand your client, the firm, and the situation and environment in which they operate. It is an important part in the structure of your final paper. Please remember that the Background section is not the place to analyze problems and opportunities. These sections provide the background and frame of reference for the analysis of the problems.
The Business and Market Environment
This section describes the business and market climate of the local community and/or region. The focus here should be on the business and economic conditions that affect the firm’s operation. For instance, a craft shop or a bed-and-breakfast would tie into the larger picture of the area’s tourism; a concrete supplier would be affected by trends in new houses and commercial building starts. There should also be consideration of the state, national, and global prospects and trends that could affect the local and regional business climate and / or your client’s business prospects.
Your client’s firm is, in varying degrees, part of these micro and macro environments. Seeing the firm in these contexts can be crucial in perceiving and understanding its problem and prospects. This is yet another section where thoughtful, careful, and thorough research is important. Your client will be extremely impressed with a demonstrated understanding of the local, regional, and global market conditions that impact his or her business. Overgeneral statements (“the economy is in a recession at the moment”) provide nothing new to the client, and cast a shadow of doubt about the amount of insight and advice your team can provide. Again, this is not the place to analyze or discuss any of the firm’s problems or prospects.
Defining the Team’s Tasks
First, this section should clearly describe the tasks that the team has agreed to carry out and explain how the team and client chose those tasks. Normally, these tasks can be identified concisely. This section should also identify any tasks that the team originally agreed to perform but which, for whatever reason, was unable to complete.
The team must clearly point out how a general task breaks down into component tasks. By the same token, if a team is presented with only one general task, such as “Crafting a Business Plan”, they will need to break that general assignment into component tasks. The goal is to break down each task into its smallest components.
Secondly, this section is pivotal because it serves as a preview for the following section, in which you explain how you actually carried out each of the tasks. Write about your team’s tasks in the past tense, as if the project and the tasks are already completed.
Problem, Methodology, Conclusions, and Recommendations
This is a rather lengthy section that is organized around the team’s basic tasks. Describe the current situation (in effect, the “problem and /or opportunity”) and the needs / opportunities it creates. Narrate and explain the procedure the team followed in addressing the needs created by the market situation. Draw conclusions and make recommendations.
Provide analysis of the issues. Give each issue a descriptive heading. Under each heading detail the particular issue. Offer in-depth analysis of the issue. Include alternatives, possible solutions and recommendations for each issue. Use researched data and statistics.
Create a list of recommendations. Gather all of the recommendations from the analysis sections into one section. List each recommendation in a concise, easy-to-understand manner. For example, “Partner with local vegetarian restaurants to serve vegetarian breakfast and lunch meals in the school once a month” is a possible recommendation.
Important Note: The organization of this section should be marked by clear headings and subheadings.
Also, this is a good time to reflect back on the research that your team conducted. Your team’s ideas should not appear as if they developed out of “thin air.” Use sentences that point your reader back to the research that your team conducted.
This final section pulls the report together, offers some words of assurance to the client, and states the team’s (we hope) pleasure in having undertaken this task. In pulling the report together, carefully summarize your findings and what you see as the prospects for your client’s business.
“Bibliography” or “Works Cited” – call this section what you want. Whatever the case, you must list all resources that you used for this report. Therefore, it is imperative that you keep track of all the sources that your team used in the report. Furthermore, in the text of the report you must cite your sources whenever you use ideas or data generated by someone else. You must cite these sources, even if you do not quote from them directly. When you do borrow exact wording, including key phrases, you must use quotation marks.
Depending on the nature of a team’s tasks, appendices will be more or less useful to the client. Among the kinds of material which might be included would be complete statistical readouts, copies of surveys and questionnaires, reprints of helpful articles, or excerpts from book length resources, brochures, copies of letters, etc.
The appendix should reflect the amount of research that the team put into the project. Be careful that you don’t overdo it, though. If your appendix is too voluminous, you risk the chance that your client will simply refuse to wade through it to seek out important information. Make sure that Appendix Materials are also referenced in the text of the report.
Up to 5 points will be deducted for not complying to formatting requirements.
Margins: 1 inch on all edges
Spacing: Single spacing for all narrative text
Headings: Position, font style, and format should follow a consistent style with the use of a numeric outline hierarchy.
Footer/Page Numbers: 0.5 inches from the bottom edge, right justify the page number
Font Style and Size: Use Times Roman 11- or 12-point for narrative paragraphs. Use no smaller than Times Roman 9-point for table of contents, chart labels, figures, tables, and exhibits.
Tables and Figures: Each table or figure should have a descriptive title, bold, and no larger than the narrative font size. The title of the table or figure should start with “Table” or “Figure”, and numbered sequentially. When referring to the table or figure in the text, they should be referred to as Table # or Figure #.
References/Citations: Use MLA (Modern Language Association) or APA (American Psychological Association).
2 pages each so 4 in total about: all related with maritime ports.
1) Cybersecurity can be categorized into five distinct types:
Critical infrastructure security.
Internet of Things (IoT) security.
2) Different Elements of Cybersecurity:
Disaster Recovery Planning.
The issues facing the aviation industry are complex and require sophisticated policy and
strategy responses. However, developing an understanding of them is a rewarding
experience for any aviation student seeking a career in strategic management. Taking into
account key factors in the political, economic, social and technological environment which
influence policy-making the relationship between research and policy-making has to be
considered as well.
As part of this assignment, you will choose a piece of aviation policy or strategy. This could,
for example, be taken from any level on the policy hierarchy – from corporate strategy to any
wider policy. Following this, you will explain how the strategies outlined in this policy will
make that airport, airline, or aviation organisation more attractive and competitive.
Here you are suggested to use a range of models such as Ansoff Matrix (1957), PESTEL
(1967), Boston Matrix (1968), Porter’s Five Forces (1979), Mintzberg (1987), Bowman’s
Strategic Clock (1997), Core Competencies (1990) Blue Ocean Strategy (2005), etc. as your
framework for analysis.
You need to write a 2,000-word essay (excluding your bibliography and appendices). A copy
of your chosen policy or strategy document must be included in the appendices. Please
include a cover sheet with the name or title of your essay.
Your answer is expected to be in prose. Please do not present your findings as a series of
bullet points or notes. You may use diagrams or non-text elements wherever appropriate to
clarify your explanations. You should include a word count at the end of your report. You are
to work alone in writing the report and all submissions must be individual. You must submit
the assignment electronically using Blackboard.
This is a case study evaluation. Submit: (a) a value delivery matrix in question 1; (b) 1.5 – 2 pages (at least space-and-a-half, 12-point easy-to-read font, one-inch margins, etc.) case study evaluation covering the remaining questions. The work should be individually prepared. Assume the reader is familiar with the case, so there is no reason to repeat case facts. This summary must include definitive answers to the questions provided.
Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management,
course link: http://www51.polyu.edu.hk/eprospectus/tpg/2022/44089-sfm-sfp-gpm-sppNormally you should include the below information in the PS:
1 Motivation2 Reasons for applying to this university and programme (why this university, why this particular programme, what particularly attracts me-state clearly what impresses me, this could be the teaching staff, particular modules, lab facilities and/or employability ratings. It could also be the reputation of the school or institution. What will I learn from the programme, how is the programme related to my future career aspirations, etc)-IMPORTANT!3 Connect my previous academic and professional background with the course I applied for (state my suitability for the course, explain why I am the best candidate). As for work experience, you should focus on what the internship/work brings to me, what skills/knowledge I have learnt from work, rather than just list what I did daily (too boring, and admission officer can see it from my CV, no need to repeat in the PS) -IMPORTANT!4 State my future career plan (it should be clear with which position/company).5 In the final paragraph, emphasize my interests in the applied programme and what I can bring to the university/cohort/classmates.
This paper is in the study of International Business with the subject of International Logistic.
I attached the word file below of what you need to know about the assignment.
I encourage you to use your creativity in the assignment, and choose a company to discuss.
(The company is of your choice as long as it has a physical products and not in the form of service)
ex: Samsung, Iphone, Dell or Tesco.
– 2000 words with maximum 2100
– No plagiarism
– Use credible source only (no wikipedia etc.)
– Use credible theories (based on literature book or credible authors).
– APA 7th Referencing and Citation.
If you have any question don’t hesitate to message me and I will also gradually notify you for any upgrades regarding the assignment.