Operations Management

Conduct a full appraisal of the operations function in an organization (the ‘is process’), based on

empirical data; and then suggest how the process might be improved (the ‘should be process’) to enhance its performance.

You may choose to study the organization where you work (or your particular division), or another organisation with which you are familiar. If you do not work in the operations area then take this opportunity to find out about it.

RECOMMENDED APPROACH

Begin your assignment by providing a brief description of the background of the organisation or division you have chosen. Discuss the business in broad terms and use SWOT analysis to outline how it competes and what its special strengths are.

Then provide an integrative picture of operations as they are now, and give some details that indicate the complexity of the tasks involved. This should include a description of the product (or services) range, the manufacturing (or services) processes, the plant layout and the system of materials (or information) flow, and what the operatives do.

Then refer to the theory presented in your study guide, textbook and other reading to critically evaluate how that organisational process is currently managed. Factors to discuss include:

whether or not this is a focused operation with a well-defined competitive strategy and systems which support it

planning stages that are necessary in order to implement the organisation’s operations strategy—how precise are plans, and how important are short-term control activities to accommodate random or unexpected events?

the main problems operations managers face—are they related to the workforce, cost control, or

some other aspects of competition and customer satisfaction? Does the marketing function help

or hinder operations in any way?

Finally, prepare a set of recommendations for improving the organisation’s performance and/or productivity, within the context of its goals, values and culture. Cite relevant key performance indicators at the process level, such as cycle time, cost, quality, etc. Expected gains in performance improvement must be emphasised.

Please note that you should include an executive summary, introduction and conclusion in your report.

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT

This assignment should enable you to:

apply concepts, frameworks and techniques introduced in the first five topics of this unit to an organisational setting

develop data gathering and synthesizing skills

develop critical analytical and problem-solving skills relating to performance and productivity issues

select and apply findings in relevant literature to an organizational system redesign.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

The UAE is currently in the process of building the country’s first nuclear reactor facility to generate power, thus reducing demand on its natural oil resources. The facility will be part of a strategic energy initiative within this country but might possibly attract criticism from other nations because of its geographic closeness to Iran, the recent tsunami caused nuclear disaster in Japan, the Chernobyl incident and what might be described as a current general uneasiness about nuclear generated power, globally. Australia for example has political policies in place that currently prevent these countries from engaging in any large scale nuclear power generation, even though that country is a significant supplier

of “yellow cake”, a raw material used in nuclear power generation around the world.

Executive summary

Overview of the contents of the report, including aims and methods; conclusions and recommendation

(5 marks)

Introduction

Purpose of the report, scope, methodology, assumptions, limitations and organisation background

(5 marks)

Discussion and analysis supported by the literature

Appropriate use of theory, concepts and principles covered in the study guide, textbook and other literature to support the discussion:

  • What Operations Management issues that we have been discussed in unit 305 do you believe should be taken into consideration in the construction and operations of this facility?

(5 marks)

  • How for example might the issues of quality assurance and product and process design be used to alleviate such international concerns?

(5 marks)

  • What operational policies must be set in place to ensure successful long term operations of the

UAE nuclear facility?

(5 marks)

If the suggestion was made that nuclear waste with its half-life of 1000 years be buried inside Jabel

Hafeet, because it is a stable rock formation, how do you believe that Al Ain locals would react?

What alternatives for waste storage might you suggest?

(5 marks)

Conclusion

Presentation of logical deductions that can be drawn from the analysis and discussions.

(5 marks)

Report presentation

Format, quality of expression, clarity of ideas, referencing and correct reference list layout. Meeting the word limit.

(5 marks)

Total marks (40 marks)

Calculate the price
Make an order in advance and get the best price
Pages (550 words)
$0.00
*Price with a welcome 15% discount applied.
Pro tip: If you want to save more money and pay the lowest price, you need to set a more extended deadline.
We know how difficult it is to be a student these days. That's why our prices are one of the most affordable on the market, and there are no hidden fees.

Instead, we offer bonuses, discounts, and free services to make your experience outstanding.
How it works
Receive a 100% original paper that will pass Turnitin from a top essay writing service
step 1
Upload your instructions
Fill out the order form and provide paper details. You can even attach screenshots or add additional instructions later. If something is not clear or missing, the writer will contact you for clarification.
Pro service tips
How to get the most out of your experience with Essay Help USA
One writer throughout the entire course
If you like the writer, you can hire them again. Just copy & paste their ID on the order form ("Preferred Writer's ID" field). This way, your vocabulary will be uniform, and the writer will be aware of your needs.
The same paper from different writers
You can order essay or any other work from two different writers to choose the best one or give another version to a friend. This can be done through the add-on "Same paper from another writer."
Copy of sources used by the writer
Our college essay writers work with ScienceDirect and other databases. They can send you articles or materials used in PDF or through screenshots. Just tick the "Copy of sources" field on the order form.
Testimonials
See why 20k+ students have chosen us as their sole writing assistance provider
Check out the latest reviews and opinions submitted by real customers worldwide and make an informed decision.
Psychology
nice work
Customer 453280, October 5th, 2019
Psychology
I love it. thanks
Customer 453169, March 10th, 2019
Biology
Passed on the paper. Had to fix a few grammar errors through Grammarly but otherwise great work! 
Customer 453268, May 1st, 2019
History
Thank you team so much. this is a Great job. I will certainly work with you guys again in the future!
Customer 453148, March 8th, 2019
History
it is nicely crafted. I did not know how to go about it. thanks for the heads up and the assistance.
Customer 453148, April 13th, 2019
Ethics
sent
Customer 453079, November 9th, 2021
Management
Always surprising me with such we'll crafted papers. thank you.
Customer 453150, January 27th, 2018
Nursing
Everything went well. does your company offer poweriont presentations?
Customer 453041, September 10th, 2021
Nursing
It is a great job. It's a little over the top.
Customer 453061, March 10th, 2021
Linguistics
I'm glad that your work has clarifies my understanding of not just this assignment but the entire course in general. You the BEST!!!!!!!
Customer 453250, November 24th, 2018
Business
The writing is great. Insightful analysis, accurate information, and throughly edited work.
Customer 452989, April 9th, 2018
Accounting
good one
Customer 453003, May 9th, 2020
11,595
Customer reviews in total
96%
Current satisfaction rate
3 pages
Average paper length
37%
Customers referred by a friend
OUR GIFT TO YOU
15% OFF your first order
Use a coupon FIRST15 and enjoy expert help with any task at the most affordable price.
Claim my 15% OFF Order in Chat
Show more