Operations Management

Operations Management

Description  Details

Discipline Management

Assignment type : Reports 

Description

In this assignment analyse an operation of your choice. You need to be able to visit and

observe this operation in practice. For example you could select a shop, cinema, restaurant,

bar, library, gym or garden centre. Your tutor will give some guidance on your choice of

operation. Your assignment should address the following questions:

 

  1. DIRECTING THE OPERATION:

How does operations management support the strategic aims of your chosen

operation? Pay particular attention to the five performance objectives.

 

  1. DESIGNING THE OPERATION: Answer one of these questions.
  2. Discuss the management of people in the operation. How does it support

operational performance?

OR

  1. Discuss the use of process technology in the operation. How does it support

operational performance?

 

  1. DELIVER: Answer one of these questions.
  2. Which environmental and ethical issues does this operation face? Critically

discuss how they are being managed.

OR

  1. Which capacity constraints exist within this operation? Critically discuss the

utilisation of the existing capacity.

 

  1. DEVELOP: Answer one of these questions.
  2. How can this operation be improved through the implementation of lean

approaches? Provide specific examples.

OR

  1. How can customer satisfaction be increased in this operation? Suggest a

specific improvement project.

In total, you have to answer 4 questions. You have to answer question 1. You have a choice

between two questions each for the remaining three questions.

 

Marking Criteria

Your assignment will be marked against the following criteria:

  1. A professional layout and writing style using the report format. Writing has to be

concise and supported by appropriate citation of sources using the Harvard

Bibliographic Referencing System.

  1. Evidence of your ability to accurately observe and to critically analyse operations

management issues in practice.

  1. Evidence of a good understanding of relevant operations management concepts and

techniques based on material presented in class and in the core reading.

  1. Evidence of your ability to conduct primary research that provides valuable insights

into the chosen operation and supports the key arguments you present.

  1. Evidence of wider reading and your ability to engage with suitable academic

literature and appropriate secondary data to strengthen and support your work.

  1. Evidence of critical thinking that questions the status quo and provides wellreasoned

recommendations that are based on your research, as well as a thorough

review of academic and practitioner literature.

The above criteria do not carry specific weightings. Your overall mark will represent a

judgement of the extent to which you have provided evidence that you have achieved the

learning outcomes for the unit.

Format MLA

Academic Level: High School

Volume of 3000 – 3300 pages (12 pages)

Type of service: Custom writing

Description  Details

Discipline Management

Assignment type : Reports 

Description

In this assignment analyse an operation of your choice. You need to be able to visit and

observe this operation in practice. For example you could select a shop, cinema, restaurant,

bar, library, gym or garden centre. Your tutor will give some guidance on your choice of

operation. Your assignment should address the following questions:

 

  1. DIRECTING THE OPERATION:

How does operations management support the strategic aims of your chosen

operation? Pay particular attention to the five performance objectives.

 

  1. DESIGNING THE OPERATION: Answer one of these questions.
  2. Discuss the management of people in the operation. How does it support

operational performance?

OR

  1. Discuss the use of process technology in the operation. How does it support

operational performance?

 

  1. DELIVER: Answer one of these questions.
  2. Which environmental and ethical issues does this operation face? Critically

discuss how they are being managed.

OR

  1. Which capacity constraints exist within this operation? Critically discuss the

utilisation of the existing capacity.

 

  1. DEVELOP: Answer one of these questions.
  2. How can this operation be improved through the implementation of lean

approaches? Provide specific examples.

OR

  1. How can customer satisfaction be increased in this operation? Suggest a

specific improvement project.

In total, you have to answer 4 questions. You have to answer question 1. You have a choice

between two questions each for the remaining three questions.

 

Marking Criteria

Your assignment will be marked against the following criteria:

  1. A professional layout and writing style using the report format. Writing has to be

concise and supported by appropriate citation of sources using the Harvard

Bibliographic Referencing System.

  1. Evidence of your ability to accurately observe and to critically analyse operations

management issues in practice.

  1. Evidence of a good understanding of relevant operations management concepts and

techniques based on material presented in class and in the core reading.

  1. Evidence of your ability to conduct primary research that provides valuable insights

into the chosen operation and supports the key arguments you present.

  1. Evidence of wider reading and your ability to engage with suitable academic

literature and appropriate secondary data to strengthen and support your work.

  1. Evidence of critical thinking that questions the status quo and provides wellreasoned

recommendations that are based on your research, as well as a thorough

review of academic and practitioner literature.

The above criteria do not carry specific weightings. Your overall mark will represent a

judgement of the extent to which you have provided evidence that you have achieved the

learning outcomes for the unit.

Format MLA

Academic Level: High School

Volume of 3000 – 3300 pages (12 pages)

Type of service: Custom writing

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