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ASHFORD BUS 644 Entire Course (Operations Management)

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Question;ASHFORD BUS 644 Entire Course;(Operations Management);Business - General Business;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 to real-life situations. Your initial post should be at least 200-250;words.;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;d. Order fulfillment;Your initial post should include;real life situations and be at least 200-250 words.;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;paragraph form (avoid the use of bullet points), and supported with the;concepts outlined in your text. Provide at least two scholarly sources from the;Ashford University Library or other external sources, excluding the textbook.;Do not include the original questions of the assignment in the paper.;a. What are the anticipated impacts;upon operating efficiency? How would you attempt to minimize the negative;impacts?;b. Should some operating practices;be changed to accommodate the tune-ups?;c. Should input be gathered from the;shop owners? If so, what?;d. If Midas decides to launch this;new program, how should it begin?;Carefully review the Grading Rubric;for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.;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.;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. Your;paper should be in paragraph form (avoid the use of bullet points), and;supported with the concepts outlined in your text. Provide at least two;scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library or other external;sources, excluding the textbook. Do not include the original questions of the;assignment in the paper.;a. Discuss some ways that a hospital;might measure quality.;b. What are the potential costs of;quality for Memorial Hospital? How could the value of a human life be included?;c. Are there any ideas or techniques;from TQM that Janice could use to help Memorial focus on providing quality;health care?;d. What measures could Memorial use;to assess the quality of health care it is providing?;Carefully review the Grading Rubric;for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment;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. What might be another forecasting method that could prove;to be just as useful? Your initial post should be 200-250 words.;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 example. Include a recommendation/conclusion based on the research.;Answer the question in a two to four (2-4) page in accordance with APA;guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Provide at least two (2);scholarly sources from the Ashford Library or other external sources, excluding;the textbook. Your paper should be in paragraph form (avoid the use of bullet;points), and supported with the concepts outlined in your text. Do not include;the original questions of the assignment in the paper.;Carefully review the Grading Rubric;for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.;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;are included in the process: Steps;Description;Capacity (Units/Hour);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 the;Ashford Writing Center.;a. Calculate the capacity of each;machine center and the capacity of the system.;b. If Beck wants to expand capacity;where should he focus the company?s efforts? How much extra capacity can he get;without causing another operation to become the bottleneck?;c. How may Mr. Beck expand capacity;without purchasing new equipment? Be specific.;Your paper should be in paragraph;form (avoid the use of bullet points), and supported with any formulas;calculations, and concepts outlined in your text. Do not include the original;questions of the assignment in the paper.;Carefully review the Grading Rubric;for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.;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 should be;200-250 words.;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 outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.;Alliance Supermarkets;Alliance Supermarkets has been using;a point-of-sale (POS) system for some time to track its inventory. The system;uses a laser scanner to read the universal product code (UPC) on each item at;the checkout container. The UPC is a number that uniquely identifies the;product on which it appears. Currently, Alliance is using the UPC information;to update inventory records for each item. Although the system has greatly;improved the company?s ability to replenish inventory promptly, the company;still has some problems. For example, sudden changes in demand for a particular;item can catch the company by surprise as it bases inventory replenishment on;historical demand patterns. Further, demand patterns and preferences may vary;from one store to another depending on the customers served by each, but the;inventory system groups all demand information together and treat each store;equally. Finally, the manufacturers that make the products stocked by Alliance;Supermarkets are always pressuring Alliance to help them target appropriate;customers for special promotions and sales.;The chief information officer (CIO);of Alliance realizes that much more could probably be done with the data;collected from its POS system. For example, the company could analyze the;relationship between each product?s sales and weather patterns. It is even;possible to analyze an individual customer?s buying habits and identify;instances when a customer may be persuaded to try a different brand of a;certain product.;Suppose you have been asked to study;this situation and suggest possible new and innovative uses for the information;generated by the POS system. Ideally, these ideas should help Alliance better;serve its customers by ensuring that adequate quantities of each item are;available, that costs are kept low, and that customers are made aware of new;products that may interest them.;a. What information may help;Alliance reduce costs while providing better service?;b. If purchase information can be;obtained on individual customers, what new approach could be used by Alliance?;Your paper should be in paragraph;form (avoid the use of bullet points), and supported with the concepts outlined;in your text. Do not include the original questions of the assignment in the;paper.;Carefully review the Grading Rubric;for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.;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.;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 problem?;2. How would reducing the minimum;quantity of subassemblies help?;3. What are the costs of carrying;excess items in inventory at each stage?;4. What is the trade-off between;overtime costs and inventory costs?;5. Which type(s) of production;processing ? job shop, batch, repetitive, or continuous ? is the primary mode;of operation? Explain.;6. In what ways could management;keep track of job status and location during production?;7. Can you suggest any changes that;might be beneficial to the company or add value for the customer? What are;they?;The purpose of the Final Case is for;you to culminate the learning achieved in the course by describing your;understanding and application of knowledge in the field of operations;management. The paper should integrate Readings and Resources and class;discussions into work and life experiences. It may include explanation and;examples from previous events as well as implications for future applications.;Guidelines for Writing the Final;Paper;Readdress the concept and the;experience with critical thought. That is, what is your response to the;content, either positive or negative, and then defend your position. If;multiple options/alternatives/positions are present and are being rejected you;must also defend the reasons for rejecting an option.

 

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