Operations Management Assignment: Product Design

Subject: Business    / General Business
Question
Unit 4 [MT435: Operations Management] Assignment: Product Design, Service
Design, and Facility Design Paper
Design is an important aspect in business. As applied to operations management, this is primarily
product design and service design, and in a supporting role, facility design.
Directions
In this Assignment, you will apply critical thinking to the application of design to operations
management in an informative essay in a minimum of 3-full pages (minimum 750 words) in which
you specifically address the parts listed below. Make sure to include separate title and references
pages, use standard paragraph structure, double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and
follow all other APA formatting and citation guidelines. Conduct research from credible peerreviewed sources, the KU Online Library, and your textbook to support your responses.
You can select an operations management environment of your own choosing, however ensure it is
realistic and real world applicable, reflecting good judgment, business sense, and critical thinking
skills. Consider the following topics and follow the instructions below; remembering to complete
both parts of your Assignment:

Part I – Product Design and Service Design:
Product Design
Create a product design within an operations management environment, using real world research
to support your work. At the beginning of your paper, introduce your planned work, to include a
description of the elements of the product design, that you selected to focus on, and how you plan
to apply it to a real world scenario.
Service Design
Create a service design within an operations management environment, using real world research
to support your work. At the beginning of your paper, introduce your planned work, to include a
description of the elements of the service design, that you selected to focus on, and how you plan
to apply it to a real world scenario.

Part 2 – Facility Design:
Facility Design
Create a facility design within an operations management environment, using real world research
to support your work. At the beginning of your paper, introduce your planned work, to include a
description of the elements of the facility design, that you selected to focus on, and how you plan to
apply it to a real world scenario.
Page 1 of 3 Ensure each topic is covered to appropriate breadth and depth demonstrating knowledge of the
course concept and critical thinking skills. It is highly recommended that each topic comprises oneand-a-half full pages of your 3 full pages of content. Any diagrams or design elements should take
up no more than one-half page, allowing at a minimum a one-half page of narrative to accompany
and demonstrate critical thinking skills related to the diagram or design element created as part of
your Assignment.
Assignment Criteria This Assignment should be a separate MS Word document, preferably in the most
current .docx file format. In addition to the APA Style title page, and APA style reference page; ensure your paper
covers the assigned topics, with a focus on quality. The following items provide additional
guidance as to writing expectations. Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts,
topics, definitions, and other elements asked for in the questions. Your paper should be
highly organized, logical, and focused. It must be written in Standard English; demonstrating exceptional content, organization,
style, grammar, and mechanics. Your paper should provide a clearly established sustained viewpoint and purpose. Your writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified; as well as original and insightful. Ensure your paper uses APA format for content, with properly indented paragraphs, and a
minimum of 3 full pages (minimum 750 words) covering the assigned topics to appropriate
depth. A separate page at the end of your research paper should contain a list of references, in APA
format. Use your textbook, the KU Online Library, and the internet for credible research. Ensure you have at a minimum three quality references supporting your work: defining words,
or using dictionaries, wikis, or encyclopedias, does not count as a quality reference, or meet
university standards for credible online research. Be sure to cite both in-text and reference list citations were appropriate and reference all
sources. Your sources and content should follow proper APA citation style. Review the APA
formatting and citation style found at the Kaplan Writing Center. To access the Kaplan
Writing Center, select this link. (It should include a cover sheet, paper is double
spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point font, correct citations, Standard English with no
spelling or punctuation errors, and correct references at the bottom of the last page.) Directions for Submitting Your Paper
Write your paper in a Microsoft Word document and save it in a location that includes your name
and the title. Submit your paper to the Unit 4: Assignment Dropbox. Page 2 of 3 MT435 Unit 4 Assignment: Product Design, Service Design, and Facility
Design Paper
Points
Points
Content (50%) 30 pts. (3 Full Pages of Content)
Possible
Earned
Product Design is covered to appropriate breadth and
10
depth demonstrating knowledge of the course concept.
Service Design is covered to appropriate breadth and
depth demonstrating knowledge of the course concept. 10 Facility Design is covered to appropriate breadth and
depth demonstrating knowledge of the course concept. 10 Analysis (30%) 18 pts.
Work demonstrates synthesis of concepts, research,
and experience. 6 Work demonstrates the student’s ability to tie relevant
information to real life applications. 6 Analysis exceeds basic comprehension to
demonstrate higher order thinking. 6 Writing (20%) 12 pts.
Correct use of APA 6th edition format, all sources
used to support the paper are referenced, three
references minimum (no wikis, dictionaries, or
encyclopedias). 4 Sentences are clear, concise, and direct; tone is
appropriate. 4 Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are correct. 4 Total 60 Page 3 of 3