Group Research Project Guidelines
|Course: MGMT 410 – Operations Management|
|Project Announcement Date: March 26, 2022
Submission mode: Soft copy via Blackboard only
Submission Date: May 10, 2022
The purpose of this project is to describe and analyze contemporary topics in operations management. The project provides the students with an opportunity to link theoretical aspects of the course with real-world situations and to learn the challenges faced by companies in the application of the modern techniques of operations management.
- It’s a group-based project composed of a written report that carries 10 marks and a presentation that carries 5 marks. The number of students in each group should be between 5-7 All group members are required to participate equally. Use books, electronic databases, company websites, social media, search engines, interviews, and any other suitable sources to collect your data. The word limit of the project report is between 2000-3500 words (including title page, table of content, and reference list).
- The project is about one topic. So, you are required to select any one of the following topics but make sure your topic is not similar to other groups in the class:
- Supply Chain Risk Management
- Reverse Logistics
- Green operations
- Humanitarian operations Management
- E-Logistics Strategies
- Agile operations
- Global Operations Management
- Use of Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) in Operations Management
- Ethical Operations
- JIT Operations
- Lean Operations
- Master Production Scheduling Techniques
- Operational Performance Measurements
- Customer Relationship Management Techniques
- Supplier Relationship Management Techniques
- Your project should include a proper theoretical description of your selected topic, as well as an analysis of cases of companies that practically applied the topic practice.
- Each group is required to prepare PowerPoint slides (between 20-30 slides) to be submitted by email and to be presented in class.
- The report should include an individual contribution report that shows the contribution of each group member (see page 6).
- Submit your report as early as possible. Due dates will be firmly adhered to. If the report is not submitted by the due date, a penalty of 20% per day will be deducted from the assessment mark. The format for the report structure is attached.
- Writing Guidelines: Paper size: A4, Line Spacing: 15, Margins: 1” (inch)all sides, Font: Times New Roman, Font Size: 12 for text 14 for heading and 13 for the subheading.
- Your report should be grammatically correct, well punctuated, clear, neatly presented, and easy to read. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in a significant loss of marks.
- Referencing: Plagiarism will not be tolerated at all and will lead to serious action that includes rejection of the project. All sources must be referenced. The Harvard Referencing style must be used to support all sources of information. Students must provide in-text references as well as a reference list at the end of the document. Harvard Referencing guide is available on blackboard.
- Evaluation Criteria: Rubrics and forms for evaluation of project report and project presentation are provided on pages 4 and 5. The evaluation of the report will be done collectively, which means all students in the same group will get similar marks based on the evaluation of the project report. However, the evaluation of the presentation will be done individually, based on the evaluation done by each student, which means each student may get different marks from the students in the same group. During the presentation, each student is required to show clearly his contribution to the project.
The project may follow the structure given below.
- Title page with project topic, students’ names, and their IDs.
- Table of contents
// Background about the topic, objectives of the project, sources of information, method of collecting and analyzing data, organization of project report.
- Theoretical Part
// Give a comprehensive review of the concept, importance, techniques, factors, and measurements related to your selected topic as described in the literature (books, journals, Internet sites, etc.).
// Use charts, diagrams, and pictures for illustration of this part…
- Analytical Part
//Provide cases/examples from real-world companies (at least three cases) that applied used the practice of your selected topic.
//The analysis should include evaluation of both positive points and negative points of the topic as practiced in the company.
- Conclusion &Recommendation
//Brief summary of the report and your recommendations for improvement in the application of the topic especially in the Saudi context.
- List of References
- Individual Contribution Report (Contribution of each member in the group in the activities of the project (use the form on page 6).
Project Report Evaluation Rubric
Project Presentation Evaluation Rubric
Individual Contribution Report
Project Title: Section No.
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