You need to choose one global operations management case for your 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) Critically examine three relevant Operation Management (OM) decision areas (e.g. quality, inventory management, layout or process design etc.) in your chosen company (or workplace, as long as evidences can be validated with credible resources within your workplace) (suggested 750 words)
Q2a) Compare and contrast your chosen organisation with another contemporary one using the 4 Vs (Volume, Variety, Variation and Visibility) (suggested 150 words – please see Note 2)
Q2b) Examine the ways to improve operational performance within your chosen company (suggested 350 words).
Note 1: Introduction and conclusion is suggested to be 250 words.
Note B: Please include a table with the comparison of your companies 4 V’s in Appendix A and include a short discussion referring to this in the main body of the Report.
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 1,500 words 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.