Business Research Report APA Style 4-6 Pages

This report need to be  APA style and include an executive summary as well as have at least 6 peer reviewed reference.  The original assignment question is listed below. The content needed to cover is already briefed in the powerpoint slides 7-10. Also attached is the case study material as well as the essay template. 

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Northeastern Equipment Company

Star Student

Westcliff University

BUS 680: Introduction to Supply Chain Management

David Johnson, Ph.D.

Month Date, Year

Northeastern Equipment Company

Introduce material here… Remember, each case study must have the heading listed below and must be answered according to instructions; each heading is worth a percentage of each case grade. This is how I want your paper turned in. Your audience is someone like your roommate – intelligent, educated, but has NO IDEA what the case study is about.

This is generally one paragraph. The easiest way to explain this section is to think of it like an abstract or introduction. This section, if written properly, can actually act as the abstract for this paper. It will, in a sense, set up the rest of the paper, which is the review of the case, analysis, recommendations, and the summary and conclusions sections. Remember that you got this information from the textbook. Consequently, you should cite Swink, Melnyk, Cooper, and Hartley (2017). You should NOT write “According to the textbook” as your reader has NO IDEA who or what is that.

If there is a second paragraph, it will look like this. The paper should be written in third person narrative. I do not want to see you writing in the first person. Note: I have bolded the required headings that must be present in the paper and please keep bolded. One other note: a business is an “it,” not a “they.” Remember that when you use pronouns describing a business.

Review/Analysis of the Case

In this section, you will briefly describe what you will cover. It should only take a few sentences.

Major Facts

State here the major facts as you see them. Make statements clear and concise for your own understanding as well as for the understanding of the other students and the instructor.

Major Problem

State here the major problem as you see it. Emphasize the present major problem. There may be more than one major problem. A good problem statement will be concise, usually only one sentence

Possible Solutions/Alternatives

Describe what you will cover in this section

Proposed solutions. You will list each briefly. List here the possible solutions to the major problem. Let your imagination come up with alternative ways to solve the problem.

Solution 1This is level 3 leading…

Advantages. This is level 4 heading…

Disadvantages This is level 4 heading…

Solution 2This is level 3 heading…

Advantages. This is level 4 heading…

Disadvantages This is level 4 heading…

Solution etcThis is level 3 heading…

Advantages. This is level 4 heading…

Disadvantages This is level 4 heading…

Choice and Rationale

State here your choice, A or B or ___ and the detailed reasons for your choice. You may also state your reasons for not choosing the other alternative solutions.

Implementation/The Action Plan

Who does what, where, how, when, and so forth.

Also, you must provide at least six scholarly references and cite the references in the form of in-text citations in the body of the paper (i.e., the textbook and six additional peer-reviewed sources). Again, when you reference material in your paper, you must also have in-text citations in the body of the paper for each reference. Remember, EVERY citation must correspond to a reference and EVERY reference must correspond to a citation. You CANNOT have one without the other.

Summary and Conclusions

This section will tie together all sources used for this case study, conclusions drawn from the reading and any inconsistencies. This section will generally be one to two paragraphs. Notice the paper has a continuous flow; there are no page breaks between sections. The only page breaks occur between the title page and the introduction and the summary/conclusions and the reference page. All references for the case study must appear on a separate page (see the following page for an example).


This section will reference all original work cited throughout the paper. The heading should appear at the top of the page and all reference material should be listed below in alphabetical order by first last name; also, the title for books is always in italic format and in sentence form. In contrast to book references, the title for articles is in sentence format, not in italic, but the name of the publisher is in italic. See examples below:

Barzani, R. S. (2014). Studying the effects of business strategies on the organization’s performance in regards to human resources’ policies at the social security insurance companies based. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 4(5), 549-561.

Chopra, M., Munro, S., Lavis, J. N., Vist, G., & Bennett, S. (2008). Effects of policy options for

human resources for health: An analysis of systematic reviews. The Lancet, 371(9613),


Holt, D. (2016). Branding in the age of social media. Harvard Business Review (online). Retrieved from:

McShane, S., & Von Glinow, M. (2013). Organizational behavior (6th ed.).New York, NY: McGraw-Hill

Meyer, M., & Crane, F. (2014). New venture creation: An innovator’s guide to entrepreneurship (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

Swink, M., Melnyk, S., Cooper, M. B., & Hartley, J. (2017). Managing operations across the supply chain (3rd ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

You must also provide a reference for all sources used to support the case study. (Note: As a minimum, the textbook and six additional peer-reviewed sources will be used and referenced.)