This competency assessment assesses the following Outcome(s):
Create a facility design within an operations management environment.
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.
In this assessment, you will apply critical thinking to the application of design to operations management in an informative essay in which you specifically address the topics listed below.
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 topic and follow the instructions below; remembering to complete all elements of your assessment:
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.
Ensure each topic is covered to appropriate breadth and depth demonstrating knowledge of the module concept and critical thinking skills. Any diagrams or design elements should take up no more than 1/2 a page, allowing at a minimum a 1-1/2 pages of narrative to accompany and demonstrate critical thinking skills related to the diagram or design element created as part of your Assessment.
Minimum Submission Requirements
This assessment should be a Microsoft Word (minimum 750 words) document, in addition to the title and reference pages.
In addition to the current APA style title page and 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.
Your submission 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 current APA style 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 paper should contain a list of references in current APA style. Use your textbook, the 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 include references for all sources and to cite them using in-text citations where appropriate. Your sources and content should follow current APA citation style. Review the writing resources for APA formatting and citation found in Academic Tools. Additional writing resources can be found within the Academic Success Center.
Your submission should:
include a title page;
be typed in Times New Roman, 12 -point font; and
be free of spelling or punctuation errors.