TLMT500 D001 Winter 2024

This is the completion of your STOP research paper from prior assignments.

Week 8-Part 4: Complete and submit your Sustainable Transportation Operations Plan (STOP) Paper for a supply chain of an organization of your choice. Do not include any secure, confidential or private information in your plan. Your STOP should include background about the organization, its products and services, markets, and supply chain strategies (e.g., green chain). Also describe its current freight flows and future freight flows after implementation your recommended sustainable transportation improvements would be implemented. Use three time frames for your STOP: near term (1-2 years), mid-term (3-5 years) and long term (6-10 years). Support your STOP with theories, concepts, and best practices from the course resources and scholarly resources available from the APUS Library.

Instructions: your final paper should be a minimum of 15 and maximum of 20 pages, including title page and references in APA 7th edition style. Microsoft WORD format.

Template for the STOP Paper:

    1. Demographic information about the organization: industry classification; markets, locations, # of employees, products & services, operations, suppliers, other pertinent information
    2. How does this supply chain support the organization’s strategic goals?
    3. How does this supply chain currently support the United Nations’ 17 Goals of Sustainable Development?
    4. What are the strengths of this supply chain?
    5. What are the weaknesses of this supply chain?
    6. What metrics does the organization utilize for its supply chain?
    7. What transportation improvements has it implemented for operations?
    8. What should be the next steps be to improve operations of the supply chain in support of the 17 Goals?
    9. Provide details to support your conclusions.

    You may find it useful to compare the supply chain you are analyzing to an exemplary organization (Griswold, 2021), standards (ISO, n.d.), or best practices (Lee, 2021).


    Griswold, M. (2021, May 20). The Gartner supply chain top 25 for 2021. Gartner.

    ISO. (n.d.) Moving from A to B. ISO.

    Lee, H. (2021, Winter). The new triple AAA supply chain. Management and Business Review.

    Purdue Online Writing Lab. (n.d.). APA style introduction. Purdue Online Writing Lab.

    United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. (n.d.). The 17 goals of sustainable development. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.