3000 WORD Shop closures on the high street worsened in 2014-2016, with rising consumer confidence failing to lift town centres.
Feasible Operations Management-related solutions/suggestions to help retailer transform its business
3000 WORD Shop closures on the high street worsened in 2014-2016, with rising consumer confidence failing to lift town centres. People continued to head online and out-of-town to do their shopping, and despite signs of economic recovery, the overall number of high street shops continues to shrink (according to Financial Times articles in the period). Mobile phone shops were the worst hit, with the collapse of Phones4U helping to push the number of stores down by 18% (419 outlets). Fashion retailers also suffered, with the closure of 98 shops selling women’s clothing, as physical retailers lost ground to fast growing online businesses such as ASOS. Please select one of the retailers that is still surviving in Cheltenham town centre. take on the role of a consultancy firm and write a report offering feasible Operations Management-related solutions/suggestions to help this retailer transform its business. I WILL CHOOSE SCHUH RETAIL Your report should be structured as follows: • Title page (not included in the word count) • Contents page (not included in the word count) • Introduction • Background/Context • Discussion • Conclusions • Recommendations • Bibliography (not included in the word count) • Appendices (not included in the word count) Referencing References to appropriate literature are expected and all sources of published material must be correctly referenced – using the Harvard system. Careful referencing of sources is vital when making use of the work of others. You are expected to employ the referencing conventions recommended in the Course. These conventions apply to information taken from internet sources, as well as books, journals and lectures. If you are unsure of the way to reference properly, seek advice from a member of staff before you submit the assessment. These are some of the points you should check before submitting your work: * Are all direct quotations, from both primary and secondary sources, suitably acknowledged (placed in quotation marks or indented)? * Have you provided full details of the source of the quotation, according to the referencing convention used in the Course? * Have you acknowledged the source of ideas not your own, even if you are not quoting directly from the source? * Have you avoided close paraphrase from sources? (Check that you are not presenting other people’s words or phrasing as if they are your own.) * If you have worked closely with others in preparing for this assessment, is the material you are presenting sufficiently your own?
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