Research Papers on Applied Operations Mgt.

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  • Learning Organization Advantages and Disadvantages

    In this paper that contains twenty pages Peter Senge's learning organization five disciplines are identified along with building a learning organization and the advantages, disadvantages, strengths and weaknesses that are involved with supplemental examples provided. There are seventeen bibliographic sources cited.

  • Baldrige Award Assessment

    In five pages an examination of the Baldrige Award and its encouragement of competitive knowledge and learning is presented.

  • Economies of Scope and Scale, Learning Curve, and Competitive Advantages

    In six pages the learning curve and economies of scope and scale are considered in a discussion of what a company must do in order to become a player in the global economy with case studies of T1, Boeing, and Ford featured. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Book Review; the Fundamentals of Production Planning and Control by Stephen Chapman

    This 6 page paper is a book review on Stephen Chapman's book "The Fundamentals of Production Planning and Control", looking at the approach and contents of the book summarizing the main contents of the book and assessing his usefulness to operations management managers and students. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • iPhone and Android Companies

    The smart phone market is the primary one in which Apple and Google compete directly. Google gives its Android away while Apple charges high prices. Even so, it is the iPhone that is the gold standard in this market. External and internal analyses for each company are reported. There are ten sources used in this five page paper.

  • Data Analytics Plan

    Big Data Analytics is becoming more common in healthcare institutions because the outcomes include cost reduction, error reduction, better patient care, and many other outcomes. This paper is a Big Data Analytics process map. No Bibliography.

  • Leadership in Healthcare

    A 4 page paper discussing effective leadership in healthcare. The paper discusses leader-member exchange as an appropriate leadership theory for healthcare, as well as the use of power in leadership. The paper identifies informal, positive power as being most effective in professional healthcare settings. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Corporate Culture, Customer Relations, Social Responsibility

    A 4 page paper that discuses the relationship between corporate culture and customer relations and corporate culture and social responsibility. Examples of real companies are includes as are data regarding how executives feel about the benefits of social responsibility. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Current Fashions in Risk Management

    Risk management takes place organizations with the use of different tools and approaches. This six page paper looks at three approaches which have become popular over the last few years. Firstly the concept of enterprise risk management is defined and examined. Secondly, the role of culture in risk management is discussed. Lastly, the utilization of strategic partnerships to reduce risk, and the use of increased collaboration in partnerships to reduce exposure to risk. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Hospitality Industry and HRM

    In twenty one pages human resource management issues as the pertain to the hotel industry are considered in a hotel chain case study that considers HRM's 4 primary functions and how each is practiced along with functional improvement recommendations. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography and there is also the inclusion of one table.

  • Huffman Trucking Case Study

    This 30 page paper is a case study on the fictitious company Huffman Trucking. The company is successful and growing, but a major competitor is growing at a faster rate and Huffman ant to compete more effectively. The CEO has decided that the firm should adopt a customer centric strategy. The paper examines the situation and the potential solutions focusing on internal marketing as a key strategy. The bibliography cites 23 sources.

  • Organizational Behavior And Teamwork

    This 14 page paper begins with a definition and an historical overview of the study of organizational behavior. The writer explains how organizations are defined and described and the many different aspects of organizational behavior and what affects organizational behavior. The writer then discusses teamwork and its relationship to organizational behavior, the obstacles to successful teamwork, the need to consider diversity and how this issue may be addressed, the group development process and the need for training. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Case Study on HR Planning Issues

    In six pages this paper examines human resource planning issues in a discussion of a case study involving a procedure manual's design with the inclusion of a vision or mission statement and company goals provided. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Monster Networking Case Study

    A 15 page paper. Monster.com is the best known job search e-business in the world. In 2003, the company launched Monster Networking, a work-related social networking site. This essay begins with an overview of the history of Monster.com, its sale to TMP, its growth and competitors and the issues surrounding the Monster Networking site and its disappointing results. The problem is identified and discussed, alternative solutions are analyzed and discussed and a recommendation is made. This is based on a Harvard case study. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Managing Quality in a Logistics Firm

    The writer assesses the relevance and importance of service delivery in a logistics firm, discusses the way service quality may be measured and gaps identified and proposes a strategy to measure and improve relevant areas of quality. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography of this fourteen page paper.

  • IPHONE SUPPLY CHAIN

    Examines Apple Inc.'s global supply chain for its iPhone. There are 5 sources listed in the bibliography of this 4-page paper.

  • ITC eChopaul Case Study

    This 8 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student where ICT Ltd introduce a system called ‘eChopaul’ in order to create value in the supply chain for for soybeans in India. The writer answers four questions. The questions look at the objectives of the eChopaul system, the principles if supply chain management are seen, how it adds value and whether or not all parties to the transaction under the older system can still be ‘winners’ with the new system. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • The ITC eChoupal Initiative

    This 17 page paper is based on a Harvard Business School case study provided by the student. ITC have developed the eChoupal initiative, a system aimed at improving efficiency and value within the supply chain in a rural area of India. The paper looks at four issues; we objectives behind the initiative and the problems which were faced, the principles of supply chain management which present in the initiative, the ways in which value is created and whether or not the model of the eChoupal is transferable. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Masaaki Imai's Gemba Kaizen A Commonsense, Low-Cost Approach to Management

    In three pages this text is reviewed in terms of its time management and lean manufacturing implications. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Systematic Learning And Development

    A 14 page paper. This essay reports the amount spent on personnel development in the UK and U.S. in 2008. The essay discusses employee training and development programs in general and the concerns that are voiced about them. The essay then explains and discusses the systematic learning and development approach to training programs, including the steps involved in planning this kind of program. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • ISSUES OF ORGANIZATION DESIGN - WAL-MART

    This 3-page paper focuses on Wal-Mart's organizational design. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Avian Flu and its Effects on Business

    In three pages this paper discusses how an avian flu economic would effect domestic and international business in a consideration of its indirect and direct impacts. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Production Scheduling Case Study

    This seven page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. The company manufactures disk drives and east to develop an effective production schedule that maximizes resources and is sufficiently flexible to be adjusted if the forecast demand changes. The writer answers four question, looking at the required demand each month, a potential production schedule and then issues which will need to be considered, including production strategies and the way the schedule may be adjusted if forecast demand changes. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Supply chain management improvement

    Supply chain management, from the upstream supply to the downstream supply, has the potential to present organisations with unnecessarily high costs due to waste. The paper examines supply chain management and the way in which efficiency may be introduced through cost reductions. The literature examined may all be applied within the cement industry. 29 sources are cited in the bibliography of this nine page paper.

  • The Management of the BP Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill Crisis

    On the 20th April 2010 and explosion on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig located in the Gulf of Mexico resulted in the largest oil spill to date, which took place over a period of three months. The disaster is examined from a quality management point of view, assessing the actions and rhetoric that emerged from BP before, during and after the disaster to assess the quality of management which was taking place within the organization and identify ways that a higher quality management of the event may have taken place. Thirteen sources are cited in the bibliography this fifteen page paper.

  • Apple and Dell, Supply Chain Management

    This 12 page paper looks at the supply chain of Apple Inc., focusing on the computers and the physical supply chain and compares it with Dell Inc. The paper gives some background to the companies and then looks at the way the supply chain operates upstream and the type of suppliers that are used as well as the management of the downstream supply chain. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Mobile Telephone Company and a Decision Support System

    In five pages a mobile telephone company is examined within the context of establishment an Internet based Decision Support System that requires an understanding of its developmental methods and what constitutes and effective online Decision Support System. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Language of Security

    This 12 page paper discusses the following statement “If the language of security is in conflict with that used in other areas of the organisation, the security message will never get through and the business will remain vulnerable” and considers how can security and risk managers use communication in order to promote and enhance the security function and its’ realisation. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Regina Vacuums and Quality Issues

    In five pages this paper discusses the quality issues Philips must address regarding Regina vacuum cleaner production. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • HAIR STYLING AND NAIL SALON OPERATIONS

    Talks about operations and business flow of a newly launched hair and nail salon. There are 2 sources in the bibliography of this 3-page paper.

  • A COMPARISON OF PERFORMANCE MEASURES

    This 3-page paper provides a comparison of three performance measures: input measures, output measures and outcome measures. The paper also discusses the need for performance measures. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Gretchen Fox And Fox Relocation Management Corp

    A 5 page paper that presents a profile of the company and of its founder. The essay discusses the company's growth and success and its strengths, which include a collaborative culture. The writer comments that weaknesses, if any, are not apparent and ends with comments about the company's future. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • ANALYSIS OF CONTROL PROCESS

    Focuses on case studies that involve management control processes, as well as certain management control systems. There is 1 source listed in the bibliography of this 3-page paper.

  • Flow Diagram and Explanation of an Automated Telephone Hotel Booking System

    The paper is based on a case provided by the student with a proposal for a new automated booking system accessible to clients through the telephone. The writer presents a flow diagram demonstrating the process and explains the concepts and ideas behind the process. Four sources are cited in seven page paper.

  • Design for Repair

    This 7 page paper is a presentation on design fir repair, focusing on the car industry, the reasons what design for repair is advantageous and then looking at how it takes place. A PowerPoint file accompanies the paper.

  • The Value Chain at Kellogg's

    The writer looks at the way that Porters concept of the value chain can be seen in action at Kellogg's, and the way in which the organization are able to add value in the supply chain through the utilization of value adding activities. The firm is considered on a global basis. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography of this twelve page paper.

  • Multicultural Corporate Ethics

    In twelve pages a company case study set in Germany is the focus of an examination of corporate ethics and programs that can encourage and emphasize ethics in the workplace. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Case Study of Precision Systems, Incorporated

    In five pages this paper discusses the attempted Total Quality Management implementation of Precision Systems in this case study.

  • Cai Lan Oils and Fats Industries and Organizational Change

    In ten pages this paper discusses organizational management theory in a consideration of Cai Lans Oils and Fats Industries and how their future challenges can be met. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Real Estate Market: The Views of Smith and Keynes

    This 3 page paper examines the economics of real estate. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Financing Considerations: American Superconductor Corporation

    A 4 page review of the factors that entered into one company's decision to forgo million secured debt financing in favor of an equity financing strategy. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Nike Strategic Planning Theory Application

    In a paper consisting of fourteen pages strategic planning's Design School Theory is introduced and then a SWOT analysis is discussed before being practically applied to Nike and conclusions include analytical ideas and strategic planning suggestions. Eighteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Supply Chain Management at Carrefour

    A 12 page paper examining the supply chain of the world's second-largest retailer and the largest retailer in Europe. The paper discusses the company's history; its Aldata supply chain management software; JIT; Carrefour's shared service centers; global supply chain management; RFID; and Future Supply Chain 2016. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Supply Chain Management Performance Measurement

    A 22 page paper that presents a literature review of supply chain management and supply chain management performance measures. The writer discusses the major components in SCM and the advantages of effective supply chain management. The writer discusses e-supply chain management. Examples are embedded in the text. The dearth of information regarding supply chain management performance measures is discussed and the writer provides examples of some approaches being used, such as SCOR and the Balanced Scorecard and demonstrating how the components of SCM fit into the Scorecard framework. Examples are provided. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Boeing 787 Project Supply Chain

    An 12 page paper. The first part of this paper is devoted to supply chain management, in general. The writer explains and discusses supply chains and supply chain management, including the JIT approach. Following the information and discussion on supply chain management, the essay continues to discuss this in terms of the aerospace industry, in general, and Boeing's 787 project, in particular. The writer makes recommendations for others who have large complex supply chains. The stimulus question is: whether or not Boeing's supply chain for the 787 project will become the normal way of establishing supply chains. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Review of "Delivering the Goods - The Art of Managing Your Supply Chain" by Damon Schechter and Gordon Sander

    This 6 page paper gives an overview of Damon Schechter and Gordon Sander's book "Delivering the Goods - The Art of Managing Your Supply Chain". This book, which is heavily based on military logistics presents a range of lessons which can be learned from the history of supply chain management and the useful tri-level view for the analysis of logistics and supply chain management. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Flexible Assembly Line Advantages

    In nine pages this paper examines case studies to assess the advantages of a flexible assembly line in manufacturing with both nonsynchronous and synchronous systems discussed. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Boeing Lean Manufacturing Possibility Evaluation

    In five pages lean manufacturing is examined in an evaluation of the customer service system at Boeing and the possibility of enhancement through lean manufacturing. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Organic Food Industry

    This paper examines the trends in the organic food industry and includes Porter's Five Forces analysis. The paper also discusses Whole Foods Market in terms of the industry and includes a SWOT analysis. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this eight page paper.

  • Another Process to Solve Problems

    This essay describes an issue at a store, the manager has determined what the problem is, and implements a decision making process. That process is compared to Vroom and Jago's process. There are two sources used in this three page paper.

  • Indonesia Rice Shipments by the United States

    In sixteen pages various marketing and logistics issues are examined in this U.S. shipping of rice to Surabaya, Indonesia by way of the Maersk Sealand shipper. Eighteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Managing Risk with the ATOM Process

    The paper is a risk management document that has been prepared for a fictitious firm demonstrating the process and requirements. The document has been produced to support a project launching a new product that allows small businesses to access card payments using mobile computing devoices. Four sources are cited in the bibliography of this fifteen page paper.

  • Parts of Logistics

    Logistics is a big topic because it is comprised of so many parts. This paper emphasizes two of those parts, inventory management and packaging and spends more time on inventory. Technology that is using in these areas is identified and explained. There are eight sources used in this five page paper.

  • Operations Management; Recruitment Process

    This 7 page paper considers the recruitment process. The paper starts with some background on a company, McDonalds, is chosen as an example, then looks at an idea recruitment processes that can be used as a benchmark, produces a flow chart for the observed process and then suggests ways it may be monitored and improved. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • BALANCED SCORECARD AND APPLE INC.

    This 12-page paper describes how a balanced scorecard might work with Apple Inc.'s culture. Also discussed are the balanced scorecard theory in general. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Profit and Not for Profit Organization Balanced Score Cards

    In a report consisting of ten pages the balanced scorecard tool of management is examined within the contexts of both profit and not for profit organizations with the emphasis upon the balance it seeks to provide. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Project Management - the Failure of the Tacoma Bridge

    The writer looks at the failure of the project to build the Tacoma Bridge, which resulted in a suspension bridge stood for only four months. Written in two parts the first part assesses the risks which were present within the project and the second part considers how this might be mitigated. Five sources are cited in the bibliography of this three page paper

  • Co-Leadership

    This 5 page paper comments on the origins of the co-leadership model and its re-emergence. The essay discusses what co-leadership is, the pros and cons of the model and offers one example of how it works successfully in a large corporation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Tutorial on Electronic Commerce Quality Management

    In eight pages Dell Computer Company and Amazon.com are discussed in this ecommerce tutorial that considers the importance of quality management with commentary and a literature review included. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Bumble Corporation: Exploring the Improvement of E-Commerce

    In a paper of six pages, the writer looks at the topic of e-commerce. Using Bumble Corporation, a hypothetical company, as the basis for the study, this paper cites the value inherent in e-commerce. Paper uses three sources.

  • Ways to Improve Communication Between a New York City Daycare and the Department of Daycare

    A 14 page contention that maintaining effective communication between New York City daycare establishments and the New York Department of Daycare is imperative to meeting the common goal of optimizing child welfare. The author emphasizes the proper approach to making communication more effective. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • A Method to Make Decisions

    There are many types of decisions made in organizations every day. This essay discusses a decision making process but within the discussion the writer explains satisficing and optimizing decisions, the Carnegie model, and programmed and nonprogrammed decisions. There are six sources used in this three page paper.

  • PANERA BREAD - CASE STUDY

    This 5-page paper provides a case and operations study on Panera Bread. Topics covered include a situational analysis, industry analysis and strategic recommendations.

  • BUSINESS TOOL TEMPLATES: AN ANALYSIS

    This 3-page paper is an analysis of various business intelligence tools, offering the idea that the tools are good for numbers-crunching.

  • Five Themes for Increasing Performance

    Management was first studied during the early years of the industrial revolution. Theories and practices have changed dramatically since then. What has not changed is the continual search for ways to increase a company's performance. For that to happen, employees must perform at higher levels. This essay reacts to and reflects on an article entitled, "Creating High Performances Workplaces" by Martin Staubus who describes five themes related to performance. There is one sources used in this three page paper.

  • Operational Improvements in Manufacturing Environment - The Case o Morgan Cars

    The writer looks at the British car manufacturer Morgan Cars Ltd, a company serving a niche market with manually built cars. The manufacturing process is examined, looking at the stages and practices. The analysis is used to identify ways that the firm may improve efficiency and increase capacity while still retaining the quality and control. Six sources are cited in the bibliography of this eight page paper.

  • Positivity and Input Strengths

    Leadership strengths is a topic that has been written about for decades. Recently, two surveys to identify strengths and talents were published and both are being used frequently. This paper discusses how people with different strengths make decisions and it also discusses how managers can develop different strengths. Examples are included. There are three sources used in this three page paper.

  • Successful Project Teams

    This 3 page paper looks at what is meant by a successful project team, the benefits and costs associated with successful project teams and what it takes for the team to be successful, including the support from management and the balancing of conflicting pressures by the team leader.

  • Coca-Cola Supply Chain

    This 3 page paper examines the supply chain of Coca Cola around the world and considers why PepsiCo has a better logistics system than Coca Cola. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Human Behavior and the Impact of the Internet

    In six pages this essay discusses how human behavior is affected by the Internet.

  • Chemical Engineering and Process Control

    In seven pages this paper discusses process control as it relates to chemical engineering with system design and information management among the topics covered. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Battery Recycling and the Recovery of Lead

    In five pages this paper discusses used batteries and how SED battery processing and heavy metal recycling services can result in increased corporate profitability. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS FOR TIGER MARKETING CASE

    Provides answers to Danish retailer Tiger's case study, concerning innovation. Discussed are how the marketing and operations functions can help this retailer become more innovative. There are 2 sources listed in the bibliography of this 6-page paper.

  • Best Buy: A Corporate Analysis

    This paper provides a strategic plan for Best Buy. General information about the company is included. There are six sources listed in the bibliography of this six page paper.

  • Inventory Control at Toyota

    Toyota is credited with developing the just-in-time inventory management this 5 page paper examines the inventory management systems used at Toyota, the way they are implemented along with the advantages and disadvantages associated with the systems that they use. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Cutting Inventory Costs

    This 10 page paper considers the way in which inventory levels and inventory costs may be cut. The paper looks at tools such as just in time inventory management, forecasting, pull systems and the use of consignment stock. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Inventory Management Problems at Hewlett Packard

    Hewlett Packard is a successful company, but as sales of printers increased they faced problems managing their inventory. Using a student supplied case study the problems are assessed and writer identities suitable forecasting approaches that could be used as well as looking at the links between forecasting and the management of production schedules. The writer ends by considering the direct and indirect costs associated with inventory management. Three sources are cited in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Ideal Inventory Control for a Manufacturing Business; Economic Order Quantity

    This 20 page paper is an examination of the Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) system of inventory control. This system seeks to optimize the use of resources by deterring the most appropriate levels of stock ordering to minimise holding and order costs. The paper considers why this is a good system of stock control, how it works, whether it works with or contradicts just in time (JIT) inventory management and gives an example of its use. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • To What Extent Can Decisions About Operations Really Be Strategic From The Firm's Point Of View?

    This 3 page paper considers to what extent operations management, and decisions regarding operations management may be strategic. Examples of strategic operations management are considered along with the constraints that may be present, in order to determine the extent to which there is the potential for strategy in operations management. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Operations Management and the Fast Food Industry

    This 7 page paper looks at operations management and considers operational difficulties faced by the fast food industry and looks at the way operations management may be used to help resolve some of these difficulties. The potential benefits, as well as limitations, are discussed by considering the way in which the industry embodies many characteristics of a service industry. The bibliography cites resources.

  • Product Operations Management and Services Operations Management

    This 7 page paper considers the differences in management of a company selling products and companies providing services from the perspective of an operations manager. The paper looks at the similarities in the way customer satisfaction needs t be created and discusses the tools that could be utilized to ensure that the services are meeting the market needs. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Managing Operations

    This 7 page paper looks at the role of operations management and the transformation process. The paper starts with an overview of the operations management based on readings provided by the student. The paper then looks at a company that is having problem on their payroll due to departments filling and sending in forms late. Using operations management ideas the paper looks at the current system, the key success factors for an improved system and then suggests changes that could be made to improve the process used. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Software Engineering and TQM

    In twelve pages this paper discusses Total Quality Management with regard to software engineering and the importance of quality control with references made to the models of Juran and Crosby and Deming. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Solving Problems in 6 Phases

    In eight pages this paper examines how industries can solve problems in 6 phases with each phase outlined as well as how solution resistance can be eliminated also discussed. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Chapter 7 Chapter 11

    This essay discusses small business and bankruptcy laws, the changes in the 2005 reform act, how exit strategies should be prioritized and more. There are five sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Disposable Hospital Glove Stocking

    In three pages this paper considers management operations of a six hundred bed hospital in terms of disposable latex globe order determinations. There are no sources cited.

  • Profit and Nonprofit Organizational Performance

    In three pages this paper discusses organizational change impacts on profit and nonprofit organizations in a comparison of the metrics used by each. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Competitive Advantage and Value Creation

    Value creation for competitive advantage maintenance is discussed in a paper consisting of fourteen pages with a presentation of value formula, value migration, value creation, and customer value management. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography with the inclusion of one table.

  • Strategic Direction Case

    This paper presents a case study about how the owner of a small store planned to make changes and how the changes linked to the vision and to strategic direction.

  • Technology and Privacy Rights

    In six pages this paper examines privacy rights and the impact of exploding technology with such legislation as 1998's Information Protection Act and Human Rights Act as well as the Regulatory of Investigatory Powers Act discussed. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • BEARING STRAITS PROJECT: RISK ANALYSIS PLAN

    Provides a scope and risk analysis about building a bridge over the Bearing Strait. There are 2 sources listed in the bibliography of this 5-page paper.

  • Risk in Project Management

    This 4 page paper looks at risk in the context of project management, discussing what is meant by risk, how firms may identify it, who is responsible for its' management and the costs, the negative impact of risk assessment and the final part of the paper considered whether risk can ever be assessed unemotionally. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Candy Store Problem Management

    In three pages this paper examines such leadership theories as leader member, contingency, and situational in a consideration of problem management of three candy store employees. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Kaizen Style of Management

    In five pages a Critikon case study is featured in this overview of the Japanese style of management known as kaizen. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Issues Concerning Leadership

    In this 5 page paper, the author discusses and comments on: transformational leadership, charismatic leadership, management versus leadership, servant leadership, formal and informal authority, ethical decision making and a personal theory of leadership. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Final - Organizational Leadership

    An 8 page paper that responds to three issues about leadership. The paper discusses the importance of leadership in change management and includes comments about resistance; the centrality of ethics in leadership reminding the reader of the consequences of unethical behaviors and discusses resistance; and the writer's leadership philosophy, which is meant to demonstrate the application of a personal leadership perspective. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Project Management Leadership

    In six pages this paper considers project management and strategic and technical requirements within the context of the observation 'Project managers are expected to be leaders,[but] the truth is that everyone on a project team can and should demonstrate leadership skills as appropriate to the project's needs. As project professionals, we must continually enhance our people skills and leadership ability.' Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Lean Manufacturing at Quality Parts Company

    This 5 page paper looks at the how and why a firm may adopt lean manufacturing processes. Using a case study supplied by the student the problems with the existing plans are assessed, the meaning of a lean firm is defined and the way that lean processes may be introduced is outlined. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Historical and Economic Effects of Lean Manufacturing

    This paper addresses the concept of lean manufacturing as it relates to other manufacturing concepts such as the Just in Time (JIT) and Total Quality Management (TQM) concepts. This five page paper has five sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Questions on Inventory and Supply Chain Management

    In six pages this paper asks and answers three questions pertaining to supply chain management and includes such topics as fill rate, probability of no stockout, and differences between logistics management and supply chain management. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Manufacturing Process for Snowboards

    In ten pages this paper discusses snowboards in terms of their processes of manufacturing. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Manufacturing a Bike

    This 18 page paper looks at the way a bicycle is manufactured to examine the production process. The paper starts with the manufacture and fabrication of the some of the parts including both CNC and non CNC processes and then looks at how the process is organised and the way the factory should be laid out. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Process Reengineering and Operations Management

    In five pages this paper discusses Camper Manufacturing's business process reengineering in an operations management consideration that includes necessary management changes, Just In Time manufacturing, and the Deming cycle. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Tutorial on Motivation, Marketing, Decision Making, and Accountancy

    In sixty two pages five essays are presented that over insightful tutorials on forecasting, strategic marketing management, personnel and organizational management, accountacy, and decision making. There are forty four sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Success of Marriott's Marketing Strategies and the Management Descriptions of Philip Kotler

    In sixteen pages this paper examines Marriott's post 1985 marketing management in a consideration of strategies that emphasizes customer satisfaction in a consideration of the marketing method described by Philip Kotler. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Matrix as Developed by Ansoff

    This four page paper begins by explaining how and when the matrix structure emerged. The contents and context for each cell are explained with examples. The paper comments on how the matrix can be used in today's marketplace. One table is included. Four sources are cited on the bibliography page.

  • Manufacturing Processes and Mechatronics

    In four pages this paper defines mechatronics and considers how productivity, efficiency, cost decreases, and differentiation can be achieved within a manufacturing environment. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • PLANNING AND CONTROLING THE SUPPLY CHAIN -- MOTOROLA

    This 7-page paper discusses supply chain management and planning, using Motorola Inc.'s CGIS division as an example. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Nokia Corporation Analysis

    In a paper consisting of sixteen pags Nokia is briefly introduced and then a discussion of the company's growth from an historical perspective is presented followed by the challenges the corporation has faced, its response and the business strategies compared with Motorola are examined along with a market share data consideration. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Marketing Issues for Stores Competing with Discount Stores

    Companies in just about all industries are facing stiff competition from similar stores that offer items at a much lower cost. For instance, two low-cost grocery stores have opened in the United Kingdom and other places and are hurting revenues for stores like Tesco. This essay focuses on different marketing issues, such as the marketing mix, corporate structure, the differences between low-cost and mainstream stores. The essay concludes with two recommendations for Tesco. There are three sources used in this eight page paper.

  • Change and Its Effects on Corporate Culture

    In ten pages organizational or corporate culture is describes in a consideration of the effects of the process of change, the organizational culture typology of Handy and Harrison, and leadership implications. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Office Supply Stores

    Discount stores and e-commerce stores have created major challenges for specialty types of stores, like Office Depot, the second largest office supplies and services company in the company. They were once the largest in North America. This paper focuses on Office Depot's business strategies with examples. It comments on the acquisition of Office Max in 2013 and now, Staple's acquisition of Office Depot. There are six sources used in this four page paper.

  • Logistics for an Online Grocery Store

    This 16 page paper looks at the way an online supermarket or grocery store may create value, looking at the way that operations are managed through logistics and the creation of a value chain. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Organizational Culture

    A 5 page paper that responds to several questions. What is organizational culture? How the culture affects employees and managers? Ways organizational cultures can change and why? How can organizational culture be deliberately changed? And comments about the organization as a culture. Examples are included.

  • Consultants for Change Projects

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  • Aspects Of Outsourcing

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  • Leadership Theories And Personality Traits Of Effective Leaders

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  • CPM and PERT Management Tools of Project Planning

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  • TQM and Continuous Improvement

    In five pages TQM and its significant component of continuous improvement are discussed in terms of improved customer service. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

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  • Production Management and Operations' Present and Future Trends

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  • Productivity : Measuring And Improving

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  • Questions About Project Management Articles

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  • Bureaucracy and IT Project Management

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  • Project Risk Management

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  • The Relationship Between Risk Management And Project Management

    This 3 page paper explains and explores the link between risk management and project management, arguing that risk assessment ad management is an essential part of any project management. The paper uses the example of Robert Mondavi Winery to illustrate points raised. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • The Importance of Governance in Projects

    The role of governance in projects is examined, defining project governance and examining potential influences, before assessing why it is important enough to be included in project management frameworks and then assess four different projects which all had some form of project governance failing. Twenty sources are cited in the bibliography of this sixteen page paper.

  • Project Management Control

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  • Questions on Project Management

    The paper is presented in two sections. The first section deals with the use of project management techniques and the way they may help successful completion of a project. The second section deals with the benefits of using project management software. Four sources are cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

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    Discusses how quality management and quality assurance can be used for an independent filmmaker interested in shooting a film. There are 2 sources listed in the bibliography of this 8-page paper.

  • Technology and Application of Rapid Prototyping

    In eighteen pages this paper examines manufacturing design in a consideration of the rapid prototyping, its technology, and how it is being applied. Sixteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Virtual Prototyping and Virtual EngineeringTechnology in Manufacturing

    In four pages this paper examines 2 articles which consider how manufacturing utilizes technology. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Real Estate Investment Company Employment

    In thirty five pages and 2 parts this paper discusses real estate investment company operations, principles of management, and New York City rental property management conditions. Twenty sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Starbucks’ Recycled Coffee Cups

    A 3 page overview of this company’s recycling efforts. This paper examines the many considerations involved in the production of a food package out of recycled wastes. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Dallas and Its Plastics' Recycling

    In five pages this paper discusses Dallas, Texas's successful plastics' recycling efforts. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Just in Time Inventory Management at NUMMI

    The writer looks at the way NUMMI used the just in time management approach to keep their stock levels low and reduce working capital. The management of supplier relationships to support this are also discussed. Two sources are cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis & Value Chain - Retail Industry

    This 8 page essay explains each Force in Porter's Five Force Analysis process. It then explains each of the categories and supporting factors found in Porter's generic value chain analysis process. The writer uses Wal-Mart as an excellent example in the retail industry of how information technology can be used to create value as well as a competitive advantage. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Managing the Supply Chain in the Retail Grocery sector

    In this twenty-two page paper, the author explains what a supply chain is and the components of supply chain management and the factors that affect the grocery industry. The emphasis is on retail grocery companies. Major retail grocery chains in the U.S., the U.K. and Europe are discussed in terms of their supply chains. Twenty-five sources are cited.

  • Wal-Mart And RFID

    A 3 page paper that reports Wal-Mart's 2003 decision to have its largest suppliers adopt RFID technology. Examples are provided of companies who complied. The essay discusses Wal-Mart's own delay in equipping stores. The benefits of this technology are also discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • RFID, Forecasting, Collaborative Planning, and Factory Gate Prices

    In seven pages this paper examines the environment, supply chain management, and marketing as each is affected by RFID, forecasting replenishment, collaborative planning, and factory gate prices. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Technology In The Management Of Distribution Companies

    Technology has revolutionized the way in which distribution companies are able to operate. This 4 page paper looks at the way in which some aspects of technology are currently impacting on the distribution and logistics industry, considering the benefits and difficulties of a present, and considers how they may develop in the future. The technology discussed includes logistics software, satellite navigation systems and radio frequency identification (RFID). The bibliography cites to sources.

  • Project Failures and Successes

    To become a project manager it is necessary to understand why projects fail, as well as why they succeed. The paper starts by examining a well-documented project failure; the attempt to computerize the dispatch systems of the London Ambulance Service (LAS), a project which was totally abandoned only nine days after it was implement it. The events and influences which resulted in the failure all discussed. Following the examination of a project failure, a personal project success is examined; the organizing of a conference. Presents an outline for planning a social event, looking at what needs to be done and creating a WBS. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography this ten page paper.

  • Fifth Paradigm of Freeman and Perez and Organizational Change

    In five pages this paper examines the techno economic fifth paradigm of Freeman and Perez as it relates to social and organizational change. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • McDonald's Service and Product Quality

    In five pages this paper applies Deming's Fourteen Points to an analysis of McDonald's service quality and product quality in terms of what might be improved in each area. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Skype EBay Merger

    This paper investigates the strategic moves made by the firms eBay and Skype from the beginnings of each of the companies, to the acquisition of Skype by eBay, to the reselling of Skype in 2010. The Skype and eBay business models are evaluated and it is noted that while Skype and eBay have many similarities, their differences are paramount. There are eight sources listed in the bibliography of this fourteen page paper.

  • Reasons for Small Business Failure

    In eighteen pages this paper explores why small businesses that appear to be sound oftentimes fail. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Community Youth Services and Social Entrepreneurism

    In five pages social entrepreneurship is examined in a consideration of community youth social services. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Successful Project Management

    Using the example of a social healthcare project the writer looks at the components that will be present in a successful project, including consulting stakeholders, involving users, the potential areas of failure and the use of a project management framework and supportive software. Ten sources are cited in this eight page paper.

  • Operations Management Questions

    This 6 page paper answers 5 questions posed by the student. The first looks at what is meant by total design and the process of design. The second defines Total Quality Management (TQM), the third identifies and describes 4 TQM tools, the fourth looks at what is meant by operations management and the last part of the paper defines just in time management and the advantages it can create. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Operations Management; Principle Healthcare Case Study

    This 16 page paper looks at a company (Principle Healthcare) and considers different aspects of operations management. The first questions deals with the way the operational strategy goals and the strategy realized may have some gaps. The second part of the paper considers forecasting and the firm's web site, the third questions considers supply chain management and the last questions looks at theories that may help with improvements in the firm, the theory of constraints and pull systems on inventory management are discussed. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Transportation and Logistical Management

    The role of transportation within the commercial environment is essential. Goods need to be moved between the different stages of the supply chain, the paper looks at how logistics management will use transportation and the issues that impact on the practical decisions. Influences that are present are also discussed, including economic and environmental influences. Six sources are cited in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Logistic Management at McDonalds

    McDonalds places a high level or reliance and has made larger investments in logistics management. This 13 page paper looks at the four key areas of logistics management; transportation, unitisation and packaging, storage and communications and discusses the way eachof these functional areas are managed at McDonalds. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PLAN - U.S. ARMY

    Provides a description of logistics for the Army and suggestions as to improvement. There are 5 sources listed in the bibliography of this 5-page paper.

  • Volunteer Environment, Teams, Conflict Management, and Leadership

    In six pages this paper discusses the volunteer setting in a consideration of teams and the importance of leadership in reaching objectives and to manage conflict. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Warehouse Management Systems

    The writer looks at the way in which warehouse management systems may be able to increase efficiency and effectiveness of operations. The writer argues that WMS are essential if a firm wishes to remain competitive. Four sources are cited in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Warehouse Management; Frazelle’s 5 Dimensions

    This 4 page paper examines the concept and management of a potential warehouse using Frazelle’s 5 dimensions model where the five dimensions are profile, benchmarking, innovation, automation and humanize. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Wal-Mart's use of Warehouses

    Wal-Mart sells physical goods, but also provides services to complement the sales. The first part of the paper looks at the way Wal-Mart uses warehouses and the way services are provided as intangible goods cannot be stored in a warehouse. Four sources are cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Forecasting and its Problems

    In five pages this paper examines the problem inaccuracies associated with forecasting as Sheaffer, a Bic subsidiary, discovered.

  • Task Management Monitoring and Standards

    In twelve pages this paper discusses the corporate management of task in a consideration of the significance of monitoring performance and establishing standards with a balanced scorecard monitoring system among the topics examined. Eleven sources are listed in the bibliography.

 

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