: For your project report, you take the perspective of the promoters / owners of
the business enterprise engaged in the manufacture of the product or pr
ovision of a service.
Decision about the form of organization and region of operations etc. is a matter of your choice.
Essentially, you will write the report assuming the reader to be your prospective investors and or
customers, and try to address readers’ interests, questions and concerns in a professional manner
with meaningful and clear explanations.
In your project report you will
first, outline the business and operations strategy, mission statement,
core competencies, product and process design, and quality considerations in the manufacturing
process for the product/service you ha
ve selected. Then you will proceed to analyze and select a
production location or locations, forecast your production requirements, plan the capacity of your
production facility, schedule considerations, and establish the necessary supply chain partnerships.
Additionally, you will need to discuss what your inventory management policies will be, and your
plans for implementing ERP and Lean management in your production facility. You will need t
include the following sections speci
fically in your Project Report:
1. Mission Statement that addresses minimally, what business will the company is in, who the
customers are, and how will the company’s basic beliefs de
fine the business.
2. Strategy: How do you plan to gain a competitive advantage in the market place, or in other
words, “what are your core competencies?” T
ry to address the question, whether your company
will compete on, cost, quality, time (speed), or
flexibility? Or a combination of two or more of
these dimensions, giving reasonable explanations.
3. Results of environmental scanning (go
vernment regulations, trends, opportunities, threats,
etc.) and the factors in
fluencing your choice of product, process etc.
4. A detailed descriiption of your product (include complete details of the component parts, and
the process of manufacture). You may also want to discuss,
How did you pick your product?
a) Idea de
velopment b) Product screening (alternate products considered etc.) c) Preliminar
design and testing (pilot, samples, any market tests etc.) d) Final design (components, processes,
material, machinery and other resources necessary to manufacture your product- including any
5. How will you ensure consistent quality in your products and processes? How do your
company’s standards compare with the industry standards? Any bench marking etc.
6. Forecasting: Decide what to forecast. E
valuate and analyze appropriate data (industr
y, regional, and national including demand data from a similar company). Select the forecasting
method (quantitative, not qualitative) and justify your selection. Generate forecasts (please include
as attachments). How will you check accuracy of your forecasts? Will you forecast for seasonality
and if so, how? Explain.
7. Operations planning: Determine the necessary “production capacity” of your facility based
on your demand forecasts. What productivity measurements will you use?
8. Location Consideration: Describe the steps/analysis that you followed to determine the best
location for your facility. Discuss, a) Regional-national considerations, pr
oximity to sources of
supply, customers, or sources of labor. b) Community considerations (any use of break-e
analysis or other technique), and c) Site considerations. Outline your supply chain strategy and
discuss how it in
fluenced your facility location decision (from raw material to customer).
9. Manufacturing: Describe how you will manufacture your product (machines, labor, robotics,
etc.). What type of manufacturing process la
yout will you use and why? Keep in mind that you
will most likely utilize just in time (JIT) to the extent possible. Also, recall the process of
manufacture you chose, namely, continuous process,
flow shop, cellular, job shop, project, or a
hybrid (combination of two or more of the former)
velop a diagram (attachment) of the facility la
yout and justify your la
yout choice. Show
how the product
flows through the facility from raw materials to
Note: Diagrams should r
flect space requirements for each function (machine, operator, and WIP,
etc.). Discuss brie
y, what happens at each station, and show output at each station (pieces per
hour or similar measure).
11. How will you utilize “just-in-time” concepts in your facility? Discuss your Inventor
management policies and ERP implementation, if any.
-o0oNote: Instructor reser
ves the right to make suitable adjustments to this document to clarify/amplify
any of the requirements abo
Project Report- Formatting and Grading
The objective of the project is to enhance your learning of the material in this course by applying
theories, concepts, and tools learnt in class to a realistic business case.
Please use MS Word to de
velop your report. Be sure to read project descriiption (objectives and
perspective) include at the end of the syllabus and follow the guidelines and instructions given. A
good project report must include the following details/sections. Please note that your report will
be graded using the rubrics appearing at the end of this document.1) Executive Summary: provides a brief summary of the project highlighting key points and
strengths included in the report. Such as, your product/service; organization type; scale of
operations in terms of volume and financial outlay; regional, national, international reach;
supply chain and logistics, key advantages over competition and any significant specialties.
2) Sections: Include all sections as listed in the project descriiption document, such as.
a) Mission Statement
c) Environmental scanning
d) Detailed descriiption of product
e) Quality management
g) Operations planning
h) Location Consideration
j) Facility Layout (diagram as attachment)
l) Other pertinent details not included above
3) References (sources used / cited in the report)
4) All appendices – charts- tables –images (not included in the main body of the report – please
do not duplicate the material already included in main body of report).
PROJECT REPORT FORMATTING GUIDELINES
Report format must adhere to the following guidelines:
a. Report must include a title page and table of contents.
b. Report must not exceed fifteen (15) pages, including the title page, table of contents
excluding any appendices.
c. Pages must be standard 8 1/2″ by 11″ paper. Use Times New Roman font of 12-point size
d. Follow APA Guidelines for formatting the report and citing references.
e. You may use single, one and half or double-spaced format to suit your content.
f. Report format must follow the same sequence of sections shown above. If information is
not available or a particular section is not applicable to your product/service, include a
statement to that effect in the report.
g. Creativity through design and use of pertinent value adding, meaningful graphics is