Final Project Guidelines
Please use this format to submit your final work. The paper must follow all the guidelines as instructed in order to obtain full credit.
Remember that our team of tutors is available for any questions regarding your final work. You must present the final version of your work as no previous corrections will be carried out. To submit the final project, students must use the template below, with their answers written after each statement.
Please present your final paper according to these requirements:
- Arial 12 Font.
- Margin: 2,5.
- Line spacing: 1,5.
- All fields on the cover page must be completed.
- The document needs to be properly paged.
Your final project must be authentic and individual. Any work that has been plagiarized or papers written by others or with the help of others are likely to be failed. If this occurs for the second time, you will not be permitted to obtain your degree.
Be aware that you are permitted a maximum of two submissions per subject. If both projects do not meet the standards and fail, the student must pay the corresponding fee to be evaluated again.
When writing your final project please use Microsoft Office, Adobe or Apache’s Open Office Writer tools (DOC, DOCX, ODT, PDF, etc.). Please consult your tutor when using a different format. Additional information about the software will be needed.
Please use the following format:
The project should not exceed more than 18 pages, excluding the cover page, bibliography and the appendix.
The final work will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Acquired knowledge (25%): the knowledge acquired throughout the course of the subject will be evaluated through the analysis of the theoretical data shown in the project presented by the student.
- Development of the Subject (25 %): the interpretation of the thesis subject by the student and its development will be evaluated in a coherent and analytical manner.
- Final result (25%): the final evaluation is based on coherent solutions applied to solve objectives set out in the paper. The presentation must be conclusive and formatting must meet established parameters.
- Additional information and bibliography (25%): additional information regarding the research and subject matter will be evaluated and taken into consideration as a bonus. This consist of: bibliography, visual graphics, charts, independent studies carried out by the student, external academic sources, articles of opinion, etc. All sources, both printed and online, must be referenced according to the APA regulations.
Ten years ago, Antonio was appointed the director of logistics for a significant company dedicated to the online sale of office supplies. So far, work in the logistics area had been executed excellently, but for some months they have begun to detect some irregularities that have caused the discomfort of customers.
Among the main problems detected we find:
- Orders sent to a client were incomplete, which implies that a second package must be sent with the items missing.
- Poorly sealed packages that sometimes open during the journey.
- The most fragile products are often not protected and arrive broken or damaged to the customer.
- Delivery to the client takes a few days.
- Even, once, customer addresses have mixed, sending one customer someone else’s orders.
Following these problems, with the consequences that bring, Antonio decides to reorganise the logistics department. To do this, he asks for help to design the processes and tasks that must be executed during the reception, preparation and sending of orders to customers.
- The logistics department is organised into three main areas: reception, preparation and dispatch of orders. Divide all the work and tasks that are carried out in the department of Antonio, so that each area has specific tasks and activities. Besides, establish the objectives that you intend to achieve with each of the detailed processes.
- Focus on a specific area (reception, preparation or shipment) and design the diagram with the processes and tasks that make up this area.
- In the diagram, it represents the parallel processes, as well as alternative trajectories and inspection points, to avoid the problems presented in the statement.
- Based on the objectives set in question 1, which review indicators would you use? And how would you use them? Justify your answer and give several examples of what you would measure with the selected indicators.