ADVANCED BUSINESS LOGISTICS (TLMT441) ARTICLE REVIEW Assignment Instructions Instructions for the Article Review Locate a peer-reviewed article (related to the course content) published within the last 12 months in a peer-reviewed journal from the online library, then present at least a 12 slides (title and reference slides do not count) slide power point presentation assessment comprising of a precise and critical evaluation. Do not summarize the article. Evaluate the information presented in the article. Use bulletized statements on your slides and then put within the notes what you would say as if you were presenting the article to the class.  Remember the reader would not see the notes section so your slides need to have the proper title of what the slides is going to discuss.  Refer the the attached rubrics.    For ease of assignment stress use to titles of what is shown below.  Slides are not typed in paragraph format, they use one to two sentence statements.  Use your own words don’t just copy and paste a direct quote in for a fact and go on, if you use some direct quotes, you need to explain those, otherwise this project is not yours it is whoever you got the information from.   Title slide – with the standard title page information Introductory Slide — Discuss the author’s thesis. Include article and author name in this paragraph. -1 slide. (Introduction) The Facts – discuss three important facts the author uses to support thesis. – 3 slides. (Fact 1/ Fact 2 / Fact 3) Explain or correlate the facts with facts from course content. – another 3 slides or put in the facts from the article slides. (Correlated to Text) Evaluate the resources provided with the article,  Are they recent?- 1 to 2 slides. (Resources within Article) Strengths of the article as well as to how they apply to our profession 1 – 2 slides (Strengths) Weaknesses of the article as well as to how they apply to our profession- 1 -2 slides (Weaknesses)  Is there bias or faulty reasoning? Evaluate the information for truth. You must support claims of both fact and faulty reasoning- 1 to 2 slides (Bias/Faulty Reasoning) What are others saying about the same topic? Bring in outside sources to support your analysis and review. – 1 slide  (Others Saying About Article) Conclusions – Provide concluding remarks regarding your review/evaluation of the article. – 1 slide (Conclusion) Reference Slide – hint you need more than one reference. 1 -2 slides (References) APA formatting, in-text citations and referencing will be needed for more than one reference. This assignment has many benefits. First, it requires a search of indexing and abstracting databases from the online library to find an article that meets the specified criteria (must be related to the course content). It also emphasizes what a scholarly article is; to discern between scholarly and non-scholarly writing; to condense someone else’s lengthy argument into a concise report; to think critically about what has been read by assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the research; and, thus, to become participants in the discussions regarding the Supply Chain and Logistics profession. IMPORTANT INFORMATION COURSE SYLLABULS (The book for this course isDiagnosing Greatness: Ten Traits of the Best Supply ChainsCharles Poirier, Francis Quinn, and Morgan Swink. And this is the link ) NOTE: Please visit and search by the course number (TLMT 441) to access the required resources.    FIRST FOUR WEEKS LESSONS Lesson 1: Traits of Supply ChainsChapter 1: Traits of Best Supply ChainsChapter 2: Supply Chain MaturityChapter 3: Supply Chain Success starts with a Sound Strategy Lesson 2: Financial Decision Chapter 4: Focusing on Financial ImpactChapter 5: Innovation and Process Management Lesson 3: Collaboration Chapter 6 & 7 of the Poirer et al. (2010) textChapter 16 of Blanchard (2010) text Lesson 4: Measuring Performance Chapter 8-9 of the Poirer et al. (2010) Chapter 17 of the Blanchard (2010) Lesson 5: Customer Integration and Satisfaction Lesson 6: Labor Management References Benavida, Luis, Verde DeEskinazis, and Daniel Swan. “Six Steps to Successful Supply Chain Collaboration.” Http:// N.p., Aug.-Sept. 201. Web. 18 July 2015. Poirier, Charles C. & Quinn, Francis J. & Swink, Morgan L. (c2010). Diagnosing Greatness: Ten Traits of the Best Suppl Gunasekaran, Angappa, and T.C. Edwin Cheng. “Responsive Supply Chain: A Competitive Strategy in a Networked Economy.” N.p., n.d. Web. 15 June 2015. Jackson, George. “Business Logistics.” Http:// N.p., n.d. Web. 15 June 2015. “SAP Transactions.” SAP Transactions. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 June 2015. Blanchard, David. “Managing the Financial Supply Chain.” Managing the Financial Supply Chain. N.p., 08 Apr. 2013. Web. 14 June 2015 Grading RubricAssignment ExpectationsPossible PointsContent / Subject Knowledge: (40 points) Accurate and complete information is presented in a concise, logical sequence. Topic goes well beyond knowledge level of audience. Based upon a peer-reviewed article published within past 6-months to a year, the student will discuss three important facts the author uses to support thesis, explain or correlate the facts with facts from course content, use in text citation from course reading to show connections to this article, valuate the resources provided with the article. Are there resources provided with the article?  Are they recent? Describe the strengths and weaknesses of the information presented as it applies to the professions. Critically evaluate the information in the article. Is there bias or faulty reasoning? Evaluate the information for truth. Bring in outside sources to support your analysis and review.  What are others saying about the same topic?  You must support claims of both fact and faulty reasoning.  You need to have in-text citation within each slide or where you use other’s information.  Organization of Ideas/Format: (20 points) Presentation includes clear, organized significance (greater context – why should we care?), title slide with the standard title page information, introduction slide– title of article, author’s names, discuss the author’s thesis on this slide-1 – slide, body slides (as many as are needed to hit all the criteria) (3-facts slides, the strengths-1 slide and weaknesses-1 slide,  how this applies to our profession – 1-slide, what other authors-1 slide and research is saying, how this research relates back to our textbook)-1 slide, bias/faulty reasoning -1-slide, evaluate the resources within the article – 1-slide conclusion slide (what was most important – main points)-1-slide and then lastly a reference slide -including all the references used. Each information slide outlines or supplements a major point or details previous point. Do not visually overload or contain small font – all text clearly visible. Thirty to fifty words per slide, use bullet-type statements – then explain further, if need or you used only a direct quote. Completely logical sequence of ideas.Writing Conventions – Grammar/Mechanics/APA Formatting: (20 points) Student demonstrates an excellent command of grammar, as well as presents research in a clear and concise writing style. Use your own words, instead of taking direct quotes and not explaining them. Presents a thorough, extensive understanding of word usage. Student excels in the selection and development of a well-planned research assignment. Assignment is error-free and reflects student’s ability to prepare a high-quality academic assignment.  APA format is followed for essay format and references.Graphics & Transitions: (20 points) Graphics used to illustrate topic of slide in an effective manner. Images are appropriate. Layout of images is pleasing to the eye. They all explain complex issues in a clear manner. Transitions are smooth and interesting. Transitions enhance the presentation.  Background and text complement each other; easy to read, consistent throughout the presentation.Total points – 100