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University of Bedfordshire Business School SHR039-6 Operations and Project Management
Assignment 1 Briefing
You will be required to undertake a case study and complete a case analysis report. This can be based on operations of your current workplace or any other organisation known to you. You need to discuss with your tutor to agree upon a suitable case / topic.

  
Assessment Title
Operations Management   Report
 
Unit Title
Operations and Project   Management
 
Unit Code
SHR039-6
Number of Credits
15
 
Assessment Weighting   (%)
40%
 
Issue Date
August 25th, 2017
 
Submission Deadline
Thursday October 12th, 2017 @ 11:59hrs
 
Procedure for/where to   submit work (including file name format for TurnItIn   where applicable)
You MUST submit   digital copy electronically on BREO Turn-it-in. The following file naming format should be used for submission:
Assignment   1_Operations Strategy_ Student Name   _Student ID Number
 
Expected Return Date
Two weeks after   submission
  
Description   of Assessment Task
You need to choose one global operations management case for your individual report from companies such as Apple, Oman Air, Samsung, Google or any company of your choice. You will discuss this further with your tutor before finalising the topic. Critical analysis of the case will help you to answer the following operations management questions:
 
Q1. Identify   three important Operation Management (OM)
decision areas (e.g.   quality, inventory management, layout or process design etc.) in your chosen case company. Critically   analyse the present activities of the firm on the chosen OM decision areas and suggest   ways to improve performance (1,250 words).
      
Q2. Evaluate the strengths and weakness of the   company in
such a way to show how both can be synergistically
exploited to improve the performance (500 words)
Note: Introduction and conclusion should be 250 words.
You will be required to undertake a case study and complete a case analysis report. This can be based on operations of your current or previous workplace or any other organisation known to you. You need to discuss and confirm with your tutor to agree upon a suitable case. The report will be 2,000   words in length (not including references and   appendices). It should include answers to all the case questions (given above) and must make use of relevant unit concepts on the aspect covered. Your first submission is the final.
 
Unit Learning Outcomes   assessed:
Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and critical appreciation of Operations Management for various planning and decisions within organisations.
Effectively determine how Operations Management can support the corporate strategic plan of an organisation, improve performance and implement change to achieve competitive advantage.
 
Format
MS Word
 
Resources/Support   Available
Class discussion to clarify Assignment; In-class review
Unit resources on BREO;
 
Assessment Criteria
See composition of   marks for Assignment-1, overleaf.
 
Details of how   feedback will be provided
2Q and feedback given   on-line through Turn-It-In and marked assessment criteria   marking grid.
 
Referral Assignment
Your referral   assignment will require you to discuss and critically analyse operations   management issues and operations strategy based on another organisation (discussed and confirmed by your tutor).
  

 

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