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kaplan mt435 unit 1 and unit 2 discussions




Question;Many discussion opportunities come up where you need to respond to other people's opinions and comments. Please take this opportunity to introduce yourself and to learn something about each other. Then address the Discussion topic after you have completed your Reading.Quality ManagementAt this juncture you should have a firm understanding of how important operations management and operational quality management is to every successful organization. This Discussion topic challenge relates to quality and an organizations constant search for continuous improvement.Please answer the following:Select a company or organization that, in your personal experience, has produced products of "high quality."Select one product, from the company named, that you personally believe to be of exceptional quality and appraise the specific characteristics of the product that make it "high quality."Select a product (from the same company or from another company) that you believe is of "poor quality." Appraise why you found the product of "poor quality" by describing and listing any defects, and suggest ways in which that organization could improve the products quality.Make sure you are supporting your answers fully and that your source research is identified with citations and references.unit 2 discussionMany discussion opportunities come up where you need to respond to other people?s opinions and comments. Respond to your Discussion topic after you have completed your Reading.Lean SystemsThe advent of new technologies (the Internet, computerization, etc.) and the impact of globalization (products not only available from every country but being developed in multiple countries) has increased not just the demand for goods and services but also has increased customer requirements and expectations. As such, organizations must be constantly changing to be as economically competitive as possible. This means doing more with less as the organization becomes as "lean" as possible (no fat).The operations manager must be aware of how and why lean systems are necessary.To answer the Discussion questions you will need to do additional research using the virtual library and/or Internet.In order for an organization to do more with less they must examine all facets of the production or service process. To that end address the questions below:How does just-in-time (JIT) inventory control help organizations become more lean?Where does the information on waste (waste in raw materials, waste in process and flow, etc.) come from?Should line employees be involved in making recommendations to improve lean production and processes or should this decision making be left only to management?


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