OPS571 Week 6 DQs Why is it important for firms to focus on global procurement and sourcing

OPS571 Week 6 DQs Why is it important for firms to focus on global procurement and sourcing Why is it important for firms to focus on global procurement and sourcing? What are ways firms can be more efficient through improved global procurement and sourcing? How should firms go about making the decision whether or not Read more about OPS571 Week 6 DQs Why is it important for firms to focus on global procurement and sourcing[…]

OPS/571 Week 4 DQs: How do companies go about designing products and services?

OPS/571 Week 4 DQs: How do companies go about designing products and services? How do companies go about designing products and services? What are some of the issues with product and services design? What are some of the differences in designing products for manufacturing and services? Explain types and phases of project management. Develop project Read more about OPS/571 Week 4 DQs: How do companies go about designing products and services?[…]

OPS/571 Week 3 DQs How can lean be applied to manufacturing and service processes?

OPS/571 Week 3 DQs How can lean be applied to manufacturing and service processes? Evaluating Processes & Supply Chain Design How can lean be applied to manufacturing and service processes? What is work center scheduling and why is it important for firms to focus on? How to apply scheduling techniques to service and manufacturing processes. Read more about OPS/571 Week 3 DQs How can lean be applied to manufacturing and service processes?[…]

Operations Forecasting OPS 571 Week 5 Individual Assignment

Operations Forecasting OPS 571 Week 5 Individual Assignment Purpose of Assignment  The purpose of this assignment is for students to learn how to apply Operations Forecasting. Assignment Steps  Resources: Microsoft® Excel® Select a business operations dataset from the internet or other sources which can be used for forecasting in the University Library. Develop a minimum of three quantitative forecasts Read more about Operations Forecasting OPS 571 Week 5 Individual Assignment[…]

Operations Consulting OPS 571 Week 4 Individual Assignment

Operations Consulting OPS 571 Week 4 Individual Assignment Purpose of Assignment  The purpose of this assignment is for students to learn how to develop an operations consulting proposal. Assignment Steps  Resources: Operations and Supply Chain Management: Ch. 25, Microsoft® PowerPoint®  Choose a business in the media having difficulties with its operating model or one which is struggling in your Read more about Operations Consulting OPS 571 Week 4 Individual Assignment[…]

OPS/571 Week 3 Lean Techniques Assignment Selected a business you are familiar with which incorporates lean manufacturing

OPS/571 Week 3 Lean Techniques Assignment Selected a business you are familiar with which incorporates lean manufacturing Purpose of Assignment  The purpose of this assignment is for students to evaluate the lean techniques applied to business in today’s workforce. Note: Students and Faculty seeking more information on this assignment can refer to Ch. 14 of Read more about OPS/571 Week 3 Lean Techniques Assignment Selected a business you are familiar with which incorporates lean manufacturing[…]

OPS/571 Week 1 DQs How are flowcharts used to improve process performance?

OPS/571 Week 1 DQs: How are flowcharts used to improve process performance? Operations and Supply Chain Management Ch. 11: Process Design and Analysis How are flowcharts used to improve process performance? What metrics are used to improve process performance? Compare and contrast the various types of processes. How are processes designed and evaluated? Click here Read more about OPS/571 Week 1 DQs How are flowcharts used to improve process performance?[…]

OPS 571 Week 3 Discussion Questions

OPS 571 Week 3 Discussion Questions First DQs Class, Jim Womack, Ph.D., at MIT’s International Motor Vehicle Program to describe Toyota’s business during the late 1980s, coined the term “lean.” A lean organization accounts for customer value and focuses its key processes to continuously increase that value. The ultimate goal is to provide perfect value Read more about OPS 571 Week 3 Discussion Questions[…]

OPS 571 Week 5 Discussion Questions Responses

OPS 571 Week 5 DQ Responses Post 1: Nice points here, let’s look at capacity flexibility.  Capacity flexibility means having the ability to rapidly increase or decrease production levels, or to shift production capacity quickly from one product or service to another (Jacobs & Chase, 2014).  Such flexibility is achieved through flexible plants, processes, and workers, Read more about OPS 571 Week 5 Discussion Questions Responses[…]