Prepare a 600-word paper on one of the following two choices:
1. The history and application of Kaizen to Process Improvement
2. The history, application, and benefits of the Balanced Score Card as a tool for Performance Measurement.
You should not limit your research to online materials. There are an abundance of scholarly books and articles available on these topics. Submit the completed paper to your Dropbox.
You will research your choice of these topics and work to determine the impact they have had in the areas of process improvement and performance measurement.
The paper will be a short research paper on your choice of either Kaizen as a process improvement methodology or the Balanced Scorecard method of performance measurement. It will adhere to the grading specifications as described below:
Submit a paper of at least 600 words, not including title page and references
Use at least two sources plus the course textbook, for a minimum of three references. All references are to be from academic journals, professional or academic textbooks, authored websites, or standard business publications such as The Wall Street Journal.
Not more that 30% of the content will be from direct quotations.
NOTE: Wikipedia and websites without an author are not acceptable sources. Do not use these types of sources.
The format of the paper should conform to the Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th edition, for the title page, text, citations, references, and so forth. All graphics will be a part of the Word document and submitted as a file. Documents authored in other applications such as WordPerfect or MS Works will not be accepted.