operations and innovation

Coursework title ‘Designing and developing a new type of product and its
quality assessment’
Required length/word limit 2500 Word Report
Learning Outcomes for
1. Discuss the theories, evaluate and implement the
knowledge and tools of operations/innovation
2. Critically review the design of operations systems;
analyse the planning and control mechanisms
3. Understand the importance and impact of
technological change in business operations
4. Critically identify and discuss the contemporary
operational issues that organizations face
Learning Outcomes
addressed in this assignment
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Coursework Outline
As an Operations Manager with an organisation operating in one of the following
sectors – Grocery, Clothing, Electronics,you are planning to introduce a new type
of product to your organisation.
Prepare a report that can be distributed to the senior managers to participate in
your organisations’ product development programme.
Ysgol Rheolaeth a Busnes
School of Management and Business
Your report should include:
 Discuss the reasons why you are introducing a new type of product to your
 In your report, you need to define and critically examine the product design
and development strategy, and assess its quality
 How the product helps the relevant sector to increase the sale and capture
It will be necessary for you to include references to journals, books, websites,
relevant cases, and models in the report.
A front sheet (details of student ID) must be completed and submitted with the
STUDENT – PLEASE NOTE. You must begin your work with the following statement:
This assignment is my own work, presented in my ownwords, ALL sources of information
have been cited and any direct quotations are contained within quotation marks.
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