7ENT1070 Individual Assignment
UNIVERSITYOF HERTFORDSHIRESchool of Engineering and Computer Science7ENT1070-REFDEF-CW-2019-20-v1.docx Page 1 of 4 COURSEWORK ASSIGNMENT (Referred Deferred)Module Title: Operations ResearchModule Code: 7ENT1070Assignment Title: Referred Deferred CourseworkIndividual AssignmentTutor: Dr Funlade T. SunmolaInternal Moderator: Dr Amit N. Pujari If students have circumstances which make then unable to complete or submitassessments on time, they should complete the new standard SAC form to self-certify.The student guidance explains how to access the form: through AskHerts(https://ask.herts.ac.uk/, search for SAC)Penalties for Late Submissions Late submission of any item of coursework for each day or part thereof (or for hard copysubmission only, working day or part thereof) for up to five days after the publisheddeadline, coursework relating to modules at Levels 0, 4, 5, 6, 7 submitted late (includingdeferred coursework, but with the exception of referred coursework), will have the numericgrade reduced by 10 grade points until or unless the numeric grade reaches or is 40 (50).Where the numeric grade awarded for the assessment is less than 40, no lateness penaltywill be applied. Late submission of referred coursework will automatically be awarded a grade of zero (0). Coursework (including deferred coursework) submitted later than five days (five workingdays in the case of hard copy submission) after the published deadline will be awarded agrade of zero (0).Please refer to your student handbook for details about the grading schemes used by theSchool when assessing your work.Guidance on avoiding academic assessment offences such as plagiarism and collusion isgiven at this URL: http://www.studynet.herts.ac.uk/ptl/common/LIS.nsf/lis/citing_menu UNIVERSITYOF HERTFORDSHIRESchool of Engineering and Computer Science7ENT1070-REFDEF-CW-2019-20-v1.docx Page 2 of 4 ASSIGNMENT BRIEFThis Assignment assesses the following module Learning Outcomes:1. Select and apply quantitative modelling concepts for problem solving and decision making.2. Use classical decision theory as aid to decision making.3. Acquire a critical awareness of the logical process of modelling complex decision problems.4. Apply techniques and practice to model real-world problems.5. Derive solution(s) using a suitable software package when required.6. Critically analyse and report results.Assignment Brief:This individual assignment requires that you answer Questions 1 and 2 below.1. Linear Programming has been successfully applied in many Operations Researchapplications. Therefore, a) describe, with the aid of two self-selected case studies from theliterature, examples where Linear Programming has been applied as a mathematicaltechnique to help Operations Research managers to plan and make the decision necessary toallocate resources, and b) discuss limitations of Linear Programming.2. Dr Wellman Hun is the Operations Director of XYZ-Brains Ltd based in Hertfordshire UK. Thecompany manufactures smart suitcases and they intend to introduce Radio-frequencyidentification (RFID) technology into their manufacturing operations. Wellman has requestedfor a simulation of their manufacturing operations to study the impact of RFID solution on theirproductivity. You are required to: a) Explain to Dr Wellman Hun the advantages of simulation,b) Develop a plan for the XYZ-Brains Ltd.s proposed simulation study, and c) Critically discussthe proposed plan.PresentationYour technical report must be written in an appropriate format and must contain no more than300010% words including any diagrams, calculations, figures and/or tables where appropriate.Reports shorter than the word count will not lose marks but will lead to the omission of materialwhich can gain them. Any words over the suggested word count will not be marked. Do not useany mechanism, such as embedded jpeg images containing significant text, to circumvent theword count.You are expected to provide secondary sources to underpin your work. These must be cited andreferenced according to the Harvard Referencing System. Include the word count in the header ofyour report.Ensure that your technical report is well-structured and choose appropriate number and titles forthe sections of the report please. There is no need to number the references section.Your technical report must follow the content and guidance above and must include the specificinstructions outlined below.1. Word-process the report on A4 paper size, using 1.15 line spacing.2. Font type must be Arial, font size 11. UNIVERSITYOF HERTFORDSHIRESchool of Engineering and Computer Science7ENT1070-REFDEF-CW-2019-20-v1.docx Page 3 of 4 3. Ensure that all diagrams (figures) / tables are labelled and numbered.4. Title Page is NOT required.5. Table of Contents page is NOT required.6. Number all pages.7. Grammar, spelling and style, as well as clarity, contribute towards the assessment of thereport; Use British Spelling i.e. English (UK) Language.8. Justify paragraphs Align text to both left and right margins, using your word processor to addextra space between words as necessary.9. Ensure that you focus on the requirements of the assignment brief. Be clear about the markingscheme stated in the Marks out of 100% awarded for section below.Additional Note on ReferencingMark is allocated for referencing in this assignment, and the mark is influenced by thethoroughness and integrity of the work as evidenced by your referencing. Marks are awarded notonly for correct referencing practice, but also the extent to which the arguments have beensupported by cited sources. Related work must be cited and referenced according to the HarvardReferencing System.Submission Requirements:Your technical report must be submitted as a Microsoft Word or PDF file via the assignmentplatform on the Canvas module site.This assignment is worth 40% of the overall assessment for this module.Marks out of 100% awarded for:Main Tasks/Allocations MarksAvailable%Knowledge and Understanding of Operations Research in the context of thequestions in this assignment.101. Successful applications of Linear Programming. 35a) Selected case studies, description and analysis. 25b) Limitations of Linear programming. 102. XYZ-Brains Ltd.s proposed simulation study. 45c) Explain to Dr Wellman Hu the advantages of simulation. 15d) Develop a plan for the XYZ-Brains Ltd.s proposed simulation study. 20e) Critically discuss the proposed plan. 10Overall Presentation, report structure, effective communication, keeps toword limit, and use of appropriate referencing system.10Total 100 UNIVERSITYOF HERTFORDSHIRESchool of Engineering and Computer Science7ENT1070-REFDEF-CW-2019-20-v1.docx Page 4 of 4 A note to the Students:1. For undergraduate modules, a score above 40% represent a pass performance athonours level.2. For postgraduate modules, a score of 50% or above represents a pass mark.3. Modules may have several components of assessment and may require a pass in allelements. For further details, please consult the relevant Module Guide or ask the ModuleLeader.Typical (hours) required by the student(s) to complete the assignment: 10 hours.Date Work handed out:Week 47Tuesday 16 June 2020 10:00Hours London UK timeDate Work to be handed in:Week 49:Monday 29 June 2020 23:59Hours London UK timeTarget Date for the return ofthe marked assignment:Week 52:Monday 20 July 2020 23:59Hours London UK timeType of Feedback to be given for this assignment:The report will have a percentage mark.