Operations and Project Management Assignment 1

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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 organization known to you. You need to discuss with your tutor to agree upon a suitable case / topic.

Assessment -1: Operations Management

Individual Report Submission

Assessment Title Operations Management Report
Unit Title Operations and Project Management
Unit Code SHR039-6
Description of You need to choose one global operations management case for your
Assessment Task
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 (850 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 (400 words)
Note: Both introduction and conclusion should be a combined total
of no more than 250 words (10% +/-).
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 1500 words (10%   +/-) 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 Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and critical appreciation of
assessed: 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 2Q and feedback given on-line through Turn-It-In and marked
be provided 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).