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The Four 'V's of Operation - McDonald's

Conduct an analysis of the McDonald's hamburger (Big Mac) in terms of the four Vs. of operations management. First, develop a profile based on the four Vs. (volume, variety, variation in demand, and visibility). Discuss how you arrived at your conclusions for the organization and what implications these characteristics have for how McDonald's conducts its operations. Then, identify and discuss key activities undertaken by McDonald's that display these operational characteristics. Identify attempts to alter its operations for improved performance (changing its four Vs. profile).

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The paper, over 1000 words long, describes the four Vs - volume, variety, variation in demand and visibility - of McDonald hamburgers.