Assignment 2: Research Paper Topic (Week 3)
Assignment Instructions
Instructions: You will need to submit research paper topic for approval by no later than the end of third week. You have considerable freedom in choosing a topic. The requirement is that you choose a topic that requires academic research not business research and that you submit both your paper topic (which should not contain question) and a full paragraph statement, that statement must contain a research question to be answered or a hypothesis to be tested. Most “why” questions focus more on workplace related issues and business not academic or scholarly research so they seldom are acceptable questions for scholarly research.
Submission Instructions:
Please submit your title and a paragraph describing the topic. Remember, the topic must be directly related to this course or the topic will be denied. If the topic is unacceptable, your professor will contact you with further directions.

Environmental Impact & Terminal Design :

Identify and discuss the environmental impact of intermodal transportation. Discuss the role of ports within intermodal transportation and the importance effective network design has on port operations.
Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 250 words. Please post more than 2 reply responses of 100 or more words to your classmates or the instructor. Responses should be a minimum of 100 words and include direct questions. Please review the attached rubric for more details on the forum requirements.

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Assignment 2: Scenario (Week 4)
Assignment Instructions
Part 1:
Please complete the following “Distribution Strategy” scenario.

Go through the scenario.

Your task is to determine which distribution strategy is best for the company.
Choose a solution and in one paragraphs make a clear and specific recommendation based on the readings in the class so far. In a second paragraph, describe how the company can implement your recommendation. Write your recommendation/implementation in third person. Include a cover page.

At the end, discuss the questions that are presented below.

Answer the following questions:
What did you find challenging in completing the scenario (i.e., information network layout, etc.)?
How does this additional information factor into effective distribution strategies?
Provide your response by uploading a Word document. Use this format:

Recommendation for Distribution Strategy

Implementation

Questions

WK 3 Contracts :

Please answer the following questions after reviewing the reading and lessons for Week 3.
1. Compare and contrast between make-to-stock and make-to-order systems. In your comparison, why does each system require different types of contracts?

2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type of contract?

3. What type of contract would you choose? Give reasons for your decision.
Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 250 words. Please post more than 2 reply responses of 100 or more words to your classmates or the instructor. Responses should be a minimum of 100 words and include direct questions. Please review the attached rubric for more details on the forum requirements.

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Assignment 1: Packaging Materials Comparison (Week 3):

Assignment Instructions
Instructions: You are going to compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of a paper- based shipping container, a wood-based shipping container and a plastic-based shipping container for use as a distribution package (a non-retail shipping package). You must consider the entire supply chain in your response. Ensure your assignment is in APA format and must include a properly formatted reference list. Your paper must be 1000-1200 words, excluding title page and reference page. Ensure your assignment is posted as a word document attachment.
Submission Instructions: Submit your assignment through the submit assignment icon for grading.
:Package Handling :
Discuss the use of pallets in a shipping system. What considerations must be taken when deciding whether or not a pallet is required for a specific shipment of boxes? What considerations must be made in determining the placement of boxes on the pallet and securing the boxes to the pallet?

Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 250 words. Please post more than 2 reply responses of 100 or more words to your classmates or the instructor. Responses should be a minimum of 100 words and include direct questions. Please review the attached rubric for more details on the forum requirements.

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