Research Project1

  1.        Select a learning ( see below )objective covered in the coursework and research that topic.  You must find a minimum of five peer reviewed, scholarly articles from academic journals. You will select a key concept and explain what you have learned from the research.  These must be articles that you have not used in any prior course work.
  2.        Your Research Project should be a 4 to 6 page paper (1000 Words) excluding Cover Page and References. 
    •       Cover Page
    •     Abstract – What is the thesis (primary reason for writing) of the paper? What are the major points to be covered? What conclusion is developed from the work?
    •       Discussion Section – will provide an in-depth discussion of your key concept that synthesizes your research.  This synthesis will compare and contrast critical ideas from each source as well as the course materials.  Cite in-text references in support of each point you make in the paper in APA format. You should have a least three critical ideas or arguments garnered from the research that are not in the course materials.  These will be APA level two headings.  There should be a minimum of 5 references from separate substantive resources.  Relate the key concept to your personal experience or observation as either an employee or customer and how it might be applied in a real world situation.  This section is also an APA level two heading.
    •       Conclusion Statement – restates the thesis, summarizes the arguments and restates the conclusion.
    •       References – provide your references in APA format a
  3. You should submit your paper to the CTC library for a research paper mentoring review.  Instructions are found at .  Copy the instructor on your review submission.
  4. Each research paper will be electronically submitted and follow Guidelines for Preparing a Research Project. Use APA format. The standards will include correct grammar, spelling, and style. Each paper will be reviewed for plagiarism (see CTC policy on plagiarism). Papers that are deemed inadequate may be returned for resubmission at the discretion of the instructor.  When you are ready to submit your paper, select the appropriate link below.

Learning Objectives

When you successfully complete this lesson, you will be able to:

Chapter 2

  1. Define logistics.
  2. Explain the issues inherent in logistics.
  3. Describe the development of logistics up to Klaus’ third meaning of logistics.
  4. Describe the Seven Rs approach to the modern understanding of logistics.
  5. Distinguish between macrologistics and micrologistics.
  6. Explain each element of metalogistics and its connection to macrologistics or micrologistics.
  7. Distinguish between procurement logistics, production logistics, and distribution logistics.
  8. Enumerate the agents in logistics.
  9. Enumerate service levels.
  10. Explain what may influence each element of the service level.
  11. Determine the right service level for a product or company.
  12. Explain the difference between inventory management and procurement logistics.

Chapter 3

  1. Describe examples of organizational logistics structures.
  2. Explain the concept of logistics systems.
  3. Enumerate the basic principles of controlling logistics systems.
  4. Explain the significance of system leadership.
  5. Describe different organizational and operational logistics structures within companies.
  6. Differentiate between the process-oriented organization and conventional forms of operational organization.
  7. Identify the process owners.
  8. Explain the competencies needed by employees of logistics.
  9. Enumerate the main challenges of logistical relationship management.
  10. Prepare a job description for a transport planning manager.

Chapter 4

  1. Define logistical infrastructure.
  2. Differentiate superstructure and transport infrastructure.
  3. Discuss the significance of information and communication infrastructure for logistics systems.
  4. Enumerate infrastructure facilities of an airport that are relevant for air cargo transport.
  5. Enumerate the most important factors that need to be considered when setting up a container terminal at a sea port.
  6. Describe the functions of a marshalling yard.
  7. Differentiate different types of logistics real estate.
  8. Enumerate the most important location and object requirements for logistics real estate.
  9. Differentiate logistics parks and freight villages.
  10. Explain the significance of telecommunication infrastructure for logistics.

Chapter 5

  1. Differentiate between transport services and logistics services.
  2. Explain volume-of-goods effect and goods-structure effect.
  3. Define containerization.
  4. Explain the advantages of inland waterway transport as a mode of transport.
  5. Explain the differences between wagonload transport, part-load transport, and combined transport.
  6. Identify the acronyms ICAO and IATA.
  7. Explain the structure of an air transport chain.
  8. Describe the significance of road traffic.
  9. Discuss the difference between a transport chain and a means of transport.
  10. Define contract logistics.

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