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Project Proposal: Operations Management

I need an expert in operations management I can work with to solve my attached individual project. It's a three part assignment: proposal, outline and final report.

Project Question.
Your task for this Week is to prepare and hand in a Project Proposal that includes the nature of the project, the sources of information you plan to use, and the most important concepts and techniques to be applied. You will receive feedback on the proposal from the Instructor next Week, which will give you time to make adjustments.
You are required to complete a course project that reveals mastery in application of the operations management concepts emphasised in the course. This involves reporting on a specific operation or process for an organization and the operations management practices that affect the performance of that particular operation/process. The project should be a formal business report that provides information regarding the strategic objectives of the organization as well as the strategy of the specific operation/process. With regard to the specific operation/process chosen, the report should effectively analyze its design, organization, technology, planning and control aspects, and strategies for improvement, preventing failure, and ensuring quality. Evaluation and analysis of these areas are to be supported with operations management concepts you have covered throughout the module.

For this project, you will select a specific operation or process within a company that you are familiar with or work for. Your tasks are as follows:
1. Identify the strategic objectives of the organization.
2. Analyse how the strategy of the selected operation/process is aligned with the strategic objectives of the organization based on the performance objectives and characteristics of the operation/process.
3. Evaluate the overall design of the operation/process regarding its total supply network, location of capacity, physical layout, and jobs.
4. Assess the deployment of technology within the operation/process based on the performance objectives as well as volume-variety characteristics.
5. Evaluate the planning and control methods or approaches for managing the demand and capacity of the operation/process.
6. Analyse the techniques utilised for improvement of the operation/process, as well as for detecting/preventing failure and ensuring quality.
Your Final Project should follow the given outline: ()
1. Brief description of company and operation/process selected
2. Strategic objectives of organization and operation/process
3. Operation/process design
4. Utilisation of technology
5. Planning and control of the operation/process
6. Improvement, failure, and quality
7. Conclusion

Your Final Project should also include a section on how and where you obtained the information sources and the methodology used to perform any analysis. This project should follow a structured approach and should be prepared and presented as a professional business report. Please be sure your report adheres to the Harvard Referencing System.

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1. Brief description of company and operation/process selected

The company selected is my employer. It makes molded plastic toys and markets these toys through distributors in five states. The company faces challenges relating to cost control, forecasting demand, and unsold inventories.

The process selected for study is the plastic molding process. The process begins when a toy design is received by a team. One member of the team prepares a frame based on the design and sends it to the mold making department. In about four hours a set of molds is received and the injection molding process begins. The process continues till the required number of toys or toy parts are produced and sent to the finishing department.

2. Strategic objectives of organization and operation/process

The strategic objectives of the organization are to keep the cost of production low and to be flexible so that the information from the market can be incorporated into the manufacturing process and the production of toys is changed to satisfy the market trends and needs. The strategic objective to make toys for which there is demand.

The strategic objectives of the operation process is to maximize production in accordance with the design received, to reduce the number of defective parts, and to avoid disruption in the manufacturing process.
The strategy of the operations process is aligned with the organizational strategic objectives. If the operations produces defect free parts, cost is reduced. Also if the injection molding process changes whenever a new design is received, the process supports the organizational strategy of remaining flexible and responsive to market information. If disruptions are avoided and production is maximized the cost of production goes down and supports organizational strategy. The ...

Solution Summary

The response provides you a structured explanation of operations management concepts. It also gives you the relevant references.

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