William Stevenson, William J Stevenson, Natalie Simpson Operations Management 11th edition
Ethical Issues and Operations. Ethical behavior is a corporate issue that affects the company’s bottom line...
Ethical Issues and Operations. Ethical behavior is a corporate issue that affects the company’s bottom line. How do ethical issues impact organizations and operations? Include an example seen in the workplace, in the news, etc. that relates...
Business Processes. Why are the following business processes important? Which process do you feel is most important? Explain your reasoning.
a. Strategy development
b. Product development
c. Systems to produce goods and services
Week 1 Assignment
Midas. Read the “Midas” case study in Chapter 2 of your text. Answer questions 1through 4 in a two- to- four page paper in accordance with APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Your paper should be in...
Productivity. Many times trade-offs are necessary to increase productivity. What are important trades-offs involving the inputs to productivity? Your initial post should include real life situations and be at least 200-250 words.
Product Design and Quality. What important organizational activities enable a firm to build quality into its products? Explain each of these along with its benefits. Your initial post should include examples and be at least 200-250 words.
Week 2 Assignment
Memorial Hospital. Read the “Memorial Hospital” case study in Chapter 4 of your text. Answer questions 1- 4 in a two- to- four (2-4) page paper in accordance with APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center...
Suppliers. Should a firm attempt to have fewer or more suppliers? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each approach? Your initial post should be 200-250 words.
Forecasting Methods. Read Problem 6 in Chapter 6 of your textbook. Calculate and answer parts a through d. Include all calculations and spreadsheets in your post. Explain why the moving average method was used instead of another forecasting method...
Week 3 Assignment
Outsourcing. Outsourcing, especially to low labor-cost countries, has grown substantially. What are the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing? Include and describe a product or service of a specific low labor-cost country as an...
Week 4 Assignment
Beck Manufacturing and Plant Capacity. Read the “Beck Manufacturing” case study in Chapter 8 of your text. Answer questions one through three in a two- to- four page paper in accordance with APA guidelines as outlined in...
Process Selection: Product Design and Capacity. How is process selection related to product design and capacity determination? Your initial post should be 200-250 words.
Monique Food Processing Company and Capacity. Read Problem 6: The “Monique Food Processing Company” in Chapter 8 of your text.
Monique Food Processing Company produces light snacks that can be heated in a microwave. The following steps...
Week 5 Assignment
Alliance Supermarket and Point-of-Sale (POS) Systems. Read the “Alliance Supermarket” case study in Chapter 10 of your text. In a two- to- four page paper, answer questions 1 & 2 in accordance with APA guidelines as...
Materials Requirements (MRP) Inventory and Customer Service. Explain how MRP can decrease a company’s inventory while improving its customer service level. Include a real-life example. Your initial post should be 200-250 words.
Perpetual versus Periodic Inventory Systems. Describe the perpetual and the periodic inventory systems. How are they different? Are there circumstances in which one system is better than the other? Include real-life examples. Your initial post...
Just-in-Time (JIT) Inventories. Choose companies or industries for which JIT would be totally inappropriate? Explain your reasoning with examples in 200-250 words.
Scheduling Procedures. Categorize different scheduling procedures for various types of service operations, such as restaurants, hospitals, and airlines. Your initial post should include explanations and examples and be 200-250 words.
Week 6 Final Paper
Focus of the Final Paper
Read the “Space Age Furniture Company” case study in Chapter 9 of your text. Answer the following questions: and include any MRP calculations.
1. What options are open to Coral to address this...