Operations Project
In this assignment, you will choose an organization to profile. Conduct an investigation to characterize and analyze the organization’s supply chain. Pay close attention to the link to the organization’s strategy, its structure, and current performance of the supply chain, and the patterns of change over time. 
Final Report 
You will submit a write?up 3-5 pages that describes the supply chain, analyzes performance, identifies the key issues, compares the supply chain to others in the same or other industries, and recommends strategic considerations or tactics for improvement. Report must be neat, clean, and simple. The more detail and concise your report, the better your grade will be.  Do not exceed 5 pages and do not fall under 3 pages.
1.	The report MUST be written in concise and fluent English.
2.	A very purposive, directive and comprehensive abstract.
3.	A well-written, purposive, directive and comprehensive report.
4.	Appearance: double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman front and free of typographical errors.
5.	Paragraphs should be indented and no longer than 4 sentences.
6.	Meets APA compliance standards (see resources in Blackboard).  Properly formatted citations are a must!
7.	Should contain only the following pages: a) cover page with course name, your name, college name, professor name, and submission date (1 page), b) abstract (1 page), c) body of the paper (3-5pages) and d) reference page (1 page)
8.	A template has been provided.  Follow this template exactly.  Do not use any other headings, remove headings, etc.  Follow it exactly.
Submission

You will submit this directly into the submission box within the assignment submission area.  








Title of the Paper in Full Goes Here
Student Name Here
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Professor Justin Bateh
Date 
Abstract
This is the abstract, which is typed in block format with no indentation.  It is a brief summation of your paper and should be 120 words or less.  It should be accurate and concise.  Your abstract should also be written in a self-contained way so people reading only your abstract would fully understand the content and the implications of your paper.  It may be helpful to write this section last when you have collected all the information in your paper.


















Title of the Paper
Introductory text starts here.  Before going into the headings of any section (and any other headings in this paper, you should give us a 3-4 sentence lead in letting us know what the section will be about).
Organizational Profile
Introductory text starts here.  Before going into the headings of any section (and any other headings in this paper, you should give us a 3-4 sentence lead in letting us know what the section will be about).
Profile of the Organization
Your text begins here. Write briefly about the company’s background, structure, etc. 
Business Strategy and Structure
	Your text begins here.  Discuss strategy of the company and its operational structure.
Supply Chain 
Introductory text starts here.  Before going into the headings of any section (and any other headings in this paper, you should give us a 3-4 sentence lead in letting us know what the section will be about).
Current Supply Chain Performance
Your text begins here.  Provide an overall of the supply chain for its key products and services.
Patterns of Change in the Supply Chain 
Your text begins here.  
Key Issues in the Supply Chain
Your text begins here.  Limit your analysis to the top 2 or 3 issues.  Utilize the textbook concepts in this analysis.
Competitor Analysis
Introductory text starts here.  Before going into the headings of any section (and any other headings in this paper, you should give us a 3-4 sentence lead in letting us know what the section will be about).
Key Competitors
	Your text begins here.  Discuss the top 3 competitors and a brief organizational profile of each one.
Competitor Supply Chain Performance
	Your text begins here.  Discuss the similarities and differences in the supply chain of each competitor from your chosen company.
Strategic Considerations and Recommendations
Introductory text starts here.  Before going into the headings of any section (and any other headings in this paper, you should give us a 3-4 sentence lead in letting us know what the section will be about)..
Alternative Solutions Proposed
Your text begins here.  Discuss at least three alternative solutions for improvement of the one of your top 2-3 key issues. 

Recommendation Solution
Your text begins here.  Discuss the single solution that you recommend of those three alternatives and why?

Conclusion

Your text begins here.  Summarize the key points in the paper and provide any conclusive ideas.  No new ideas should be included in this section.  Note: this should be considerable shorter than the Executive Summary.  This section should be less than a page

References (begin this on a new page)
Must be in APA 6th edition compliance.