Week 6

Dec 14th, 2013
FratBro23
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Price: $35 USD

Question description

Assignment: Research Paper

This research paper must demonstrate the understanding of new learning in the field of project management and how it relates to purchasing and supply management. This is an assignment with a length of ten to twelve pages that should integrate the reading, multi-media and class discussion boards. It is mandatory to have research from the classroom text, as well as three sources from the internet or online library to support your views.

Consider the validity of your resources carefully before using them in academic papers. It is recommended to use examples from your professional experience where possible, or build from your learning in the discussion boards. Use at least one project you have been a team member or a project manager as an example to describe the topics below:

The following topics must be reviewed in order for the paper to be complete:

 The definition of procurement and contract management and the importance to the business world.

 RFP selection tools and how to improve the assessment of proposals.

 The concept of procurement planning and various strategies necessary for project success.

 How to select the most qualified vendor in a proposal.

 Evaluation of the contract and the legal aspects of procurement in a project.

 Comparisons of the critical elements of a contract including relationships between the client, supplier, completion terms and payment terms.


Writing the Research Paper The Paper:

Must be ten- to twelve- double-spaced pages in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide.

 Must include a cover page that includes:

o Title of paper

o Student’s name

o Course name and number

o Instructor’s name

o Date submitted

Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.

 Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.

 Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.

 Must use at least three professional resources beyond the classroom text.

 Must use APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide to document all sources.

 Must include, on the final page, a Reference Page that is completed according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide.



Course's text:

Benton, W.C. Jr. (2010).  Purchasing and supply chain management (2nd ed.).  New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Irwin. ISBN: 978-0-07-352519-8.



Grading Criteria

25 percent

Content Criteria

Weight

Provides the definition of procurement and contract management and the importance to the business world.

2

Reviews RFP selection tools and how to improve the assessment of proposals.

3

Reviews the concept of procurement planning and various strategies necessary for project success.

2

Reviews how to select the most qualified vendor in a proposal.

2

Reviews the evaluation of the contract and the legal aspects of procurement in a project.

2

Provides comparisons of the critical elements of a contract including relationships between the client, supplier, completion terms and payment terms.

3

Writing Skills

The content is well organized and presented in a clear manner.

2

Sentences are complete, clear and concise.

2

Style Criteria

The assignment is 10-12 pages, double-spaced and in APA format.

3

The assignment includes a cover page that includes:

−Title of paper

−Student’s name

−Course name and number

−Instructor’s name

−Date submitted

1

The assignment includes, on the final page, a list of references that is completed according to APA style as outlined in the approved style guide.

1

Includes research from the classroom text, as well as three sources from the internet or online library.

2


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