Nissan’s ability to diversify operations after the natural disaster (earthquake/tsunami) in 2011.

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Final Project Milestone One GuidelinesandRubric

 

Prompt: Forthefirstmilestone of your final project,you will submitamanaging operationscase study analysisthatusesthetoolsandtechniquesthat operationsmanagersuse. Thiscasestudyanalysiswillbeincorporated intothefinal summativeanalysis.Thismilestone is due in Module Two.

 

Refertothe Nissan casestudy,yourown independentresearch,and thecourse materialstocompletethismilestone. Specifically,thefollowingcriticalelements mustbeaddressed:

 

  1. GeneratingValue
  2. A. Evaluatehowthecompanyin thecasestudyusesoperationsmanagementfunctionstoprovideproductsand generate valueforitscustomer

Supportyour claimswithexamplesfromthecasestudy oroutsidesources.

  1. Assesshowthis companyachievesacompetitive advantage using operationsmanagement.Provideexamplesfound in thecasestudyoroutside sources tosupportyourreasoning.
  2. Compare and contrastserviceoperationsandmanufacturing operationsatthecompanyin thecasestudy.Howaretheythesame?How dothey differ?Howdoes eachof theseoperationsprovide valuefortheircustomers?

 

  1. Theories and Techniques
  2. A. Compare and contrastthecritical pathmethod(CPM)and theprogramevaluation and reviewtechnique(PERT). Whattypesof projectsatthis

companywould favorPERT overCPM?Why?Whattypesof projectsatthiscompanywould favor CPMoverPERT? Why?

  1. Explain thestepsusedtodevelopa forecastingsystem. Howwould thesestepsbespecifically utilized bythiscompany?Whatdoyoupredict would betheresult of implementing a forecasting systemforthetop-selling productlineatthiscompany?
  2. Listthemajor categoriesofsupplychainrisk and associated riskreduction tactics. Howcouldthecompanymitigateexposuretosupplychain disruptionscaused bynatural disasters?For example,consider the2011earthquakeand tsunami that devastated partsof Japan.

 

Guidelinesfor Submission:Theformatfor thisassignmentwill beaWord documentusing abusinesswriting formatofyour choice.Thereisnominimumpage length requirement,butthesubmission should benomorethan four pagesin total. Copyand pasteanydataanalysisfrom Excel intoyour Worddocumentfor submission.Youmayincludeyouroriginal Excel documentsassupplementarymaterial if you believethis will strengthen your contribution.

 

InstructorFeedback: Thisactivityusesan integrated rubricin Blackboard. Studentscan viewinstructorfeedbackin theGradeCenter. Formoreinformation, review theseinstructions.

 

 

CriticalElements Proficient(100%) NeedsImprovement(75%) NotEvident(0%) Value
Generating

Value:Functions

Evaluateshowthe companyinthe case studyusesOM functionstoprovide productstocustomersandgenerate valuebothforcustomersandthefirm Evaluateshowthe companyinthe case studyusesOM functionstoprovide productstocustomersbutdoesnot describehowOMfunctionsgenerate valueforthecustomeror firm Doesnotevaluatehowthe companyin the case studyusesOMfunctionsto provideproductstocustomers 15

 

 

Generating

Value: Competitive Advantage

Accuratelyassesseshowthecompany

inthe case studyachievesa competitive advantageusingOMandprovides support

Assesseshowthe companyinthe case

studyachievesa competitiveadvantage usingOMbut assessmentisinaccurate ordoesnotprovidesupport

Doesnot assesshowthe companyin

the case studyachievesa competitive advantageusingOM

15
Generating

Value:Compare andContrast

Comparesandcontrastsserviceand

manufacturingoperationsandincludes howeachoperationprovidesvaluefor itscustomers

Comparesandcontrastsserviceand

manufacturingoperationsbutdoesnot includehoweachoperationprovides valueforitscustomers

Doesnotcompareandcontrastservice

andmanufacturingoperations

15
Theoriesand

Techniques: Compareand Contrast

ComparesandcontrastsCPMandPERT

andexplainswhichprojectswouldfavor eachtechnique

ComparesandcontrastsCPMandPERT

butdoesnotexplainwhichprojects wouldfavor eachtechnique

DoesnotcompareandcontrastCPM

andPERT

15
Theoriesand

Techniques: Forecasting System

Accuratelydescribesthestepsusedto

developa forecasting systemand predictstheresultsofusinga forecastingsysteminthe contextofthe case study

Accuratelydescribesthestepsusedto

developa forecasting systembutdoes notpredicttheresultsofusinga forecastingsysteminthe contextofthe case study

Doesnotdescribethestepsusedto

developa forecasting systemor descriptionisinaccurate

15
Theoriesand

Techniques: SupplyChain Risk

Correctlyliststhe majorcategoriesof

supplychainrisksand associatedrisk- reductiontacticsandexplainshowthe companycouldavoid exposureto supplychaindisruptions

Correctlyliststhe majorcategoriesof

supplychainrisks,butdoesnot accuratelyidentifyassociatedrisk- reductiontacticsorexplainhowthe companycouldavoid exposureto supplychaindisruptions

Doesnotlistthemajorcategoriesof

supplychainrisksand associatedrisk- reductiontacticsorlistand associated risksareincorrect

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Articulationof

Response

Submissionhasno majorerrorsrelated

tocitations,grammar,spelling, syntax,

ororganization

Submissionhasmajorerrorsrelatedto

citations,grammar,spelling,syntax,or

organizationthatnegativelyimpact readabilityandarticulationofmain ideas

Submissionhascriticalerrorsrelatedto

citations,grammar,spelling,syntax,or

organizationthatprevent understandingofideas

10
EarnedTotal 100%

 

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