Final Paper

Focus of the Final Paper

International Logistics, Inc. is a conglomerate based in the United States that specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of high tech equipment. It has seen a marked trend in the competition’s exportation of goods around the world. As the manager of international logistics for this company, you have been asked by senior management to help identify a new export region. First, you must identify a country to export to. Using the material developed for Weeks One through Four, write an eight- to ten-page recommendation to International Logistics, Inc.’s senior management advising them of a potential export country based on research conducted throughout this class. Your proposal should address the following:

  • Identify a new export country, and describe the country’s challenges and advantages.
  • Prepare a supply chain assessment.
  • Develop a transportation plan that addresses how to move goods to the chosen country.
  • Suggest recommendations for implementing the transportation plan.

Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:

  • Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (not including the title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  • Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  • Must use at least six scholarly sources, including a minimum of three from the Ashford University Library.
  • Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

 


Carefully review the Grading Rubric
 for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Description:

 

Total Possible Score: 30.00

 

Identifies a New Export Country and Describes the Challenges and Advantages

Total: 2.00

Distinguished – Accurately identifies a new export country and thoroughly describes the challenges and advantages of the country.

Proficient – Identifies a new export country and describes the challenges and advantages of the country. The description is slightly underdeveloped.

Basic – Identifies a new export country and partially describes the challenges and advantages of the country. The description is underdeveloped.

Below Expectations – Identifies a new export country and attempts to describe the challenges and advantages of the country; however, the description is significantly underdeveloped.

Non-Performance – The identification of a new export country and the description of the challenges and advantages of the country are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

 

Prepares a Supply Chain Assessment

Total: 4.00

Distinguished – Prepares an accurate and complete supply chain assessment. Expertly applies concepts and vocabulary from the text and/or scholarly sources.

Proficient – Prepares a supply chain assessment. Sufficiently applies concepts and vocabulary from the text and/or scholarly sources. Minor details are missing.

Basic – Partially prepares a supply chain assessment. Minimally applies concepts and vocabulary from the text and/or scholarly sources. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations – Attempts to prepare a supply chain assessment; however, concepts and vocabulary from the text and/or scholarly sources are not applied and significant details are missing.

Non-Performance – The supply chain assessment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

 

Develops a Transportation Plan

Total: 7.00

Distinguished – Develops a comprehensive transportation plan that addresses how to move goods to the chosen country.

Proficient – Develops a transportation plan that addresses how to move goods to the chosen country. Minor details are missing.

Basic – Develops a limited transportation plan that addresses how to move goods to the chosen country. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations – Attempts to develop a transportation plan that addresses how to move goods to the chosen country; however, significant details are missing.

Non-Performance – The transportation plan is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

 

Suggests Recommendation for Implementing the Transportation Plan

Total: 7.00

Distinguished – Expertly suggests recommendations for implementing the transportation plan for the chosen country. Utilizes meaningful, relevant examples to support the recommendations.

Proficient – Suggests recommendations for implementing the transportation plan to the chosen country. Utilizes examples to support the recommendations.

Basic – Vaguely suggests recommendations for implementing the transportation plan to the chosen country. Utilizes limited examples to support the recommendations.

Below Expectations – Attempts to suggest recommendations for implementing the transportation plan the chosen country; however, examples to support the recommendations are not utilized.

Non-Performance – The recommendations for implementing the transportation plan are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

 

Organization: Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Conclusion

Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Paper is logically organized with a well-written introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion.

Proficient – Paper is logically organized with an introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion. One of these requires improvement.

Basic – Paper is organized with an introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion. One or more of the introduction, thesis statement, and/or conclusion require improvement.

Below Expectations – Paper is loosely organized with an introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion. The introduction, thesis statement, and/or conclusion require much improvement.

Non-Performance – The introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

 

Critical Thinking: Evidence

Total: 2.00

Distinguished – Employs persuasive information from credible sources to develop an ample analysis or synthesis of the topic. Viewpoints of experts are scrutinized thoroughly.

Proficient – Employs applicable information from credible sources to develop an analysis of the topic.

Basic – Identifies applicable information from credible sources, but may neglect the application of such information toward the analysis of the topic.

Below Expectations – Displays information from external sources, but such information may lack credibility and/or relevance. Neglects the application of such information toward the analysis of the topic.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

 

Critical Thinking: Explanation of Issues

Total: 2.00

Distinguished – Clearly and comprehensively explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for a full understanding.

Proficient – Clearly explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering enough relevant information for an adequate understanding.

Basic – Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, delivering minimal information for a basic understanding.

Below Expectations – Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, but may not deliver additional information necessary for a basic understanding.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

 

Critical Thinking: Conclusions and Related Outcomes

Total: 2.00

Distinguished – Conclusions and related outcomes are logical and clearly reflect student’s informed evaluation and ability to place evidence and perspectives discussed in priority order.

Proficient – Conclusions and related outcomes are logical and reflect student’s informed evaluation and ability to place evidence and perspectives discussed in priority order.

Basic – Conclusions and related outcomes are identified and minimally reflect student’s informed evaluation and ability to place evidence and perspectives discussed in priority order.

Below Expectations – Conclusions and related outcomes are not logical or reflective of student’s informed evaluation and ability to place evidence and perspectives discussed in priority order.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

 

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 0.75

Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.

Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

 

Written Communication: APA Formatting

Total: 0.75

Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic – Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

 

Written Communication: Page Requirement

Total: 0.75

Distinguished – The paper meets the specific page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.

Proficient – The paper closely meets the page requirement stipulated in the assignment description

Basic – The paper meets over half of the page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.

Below Expectations – A fraction of the page requirement is completed.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

 

Written Communication: Resource Requirement

Total: 0.75

Distinguished – Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Proficient – Uses required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Basic – Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.

Below Expectations – Uses inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

 

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