Research Paper Purpose
Your paper will be a review of issues that were caused by a failure in the production/operations
management process. You will compare and contrast the current research findings with the principles
and concepts presented in your Heizer, et al. textbook.
Find a production/operations management failure in an aviation or aerospace firm. Your search may
be conducted online, in trade publications or through published research.
Use references published within the past six years. Do not use Wikipedia. Because of its open nature,
and the intrusion of trolls and others with private agendas who have posted false and misleading data
on the site, it is considered neither reliable nor valid. If a valid primary source is listed as a link on the
Wiki site, go to the primary source for the information needed.
Term Paper Format Requirements
• The paper should follow the APA rules for manuscripts closely.
• The paper should have one-inch margins on all sides.
• All narrative in the paper should be left justified.
• The paper should use Times Roman font, 12-point size.
• The first line of each paragraph should be indented one-half inch.
• Everything in the paper should be double spaced only. No extra lines or space should be
added between paragraphs or sections of the paper.
• Each page of the paper should show the running header at top left and the page number at the