ABC car manufacturer is subject to caps on CO2 emissions and would like to assess whether or not it should invest in the technology necessary to make electric vehicles that would reduce the amount of CO2 produced by their vehicles.
As an operations management consultant, list 5 questions you would immediately ask ABC and why - keep in mind that these questions will set the stage for later data gathering and analysis.
Here are the list of 5 questions that I would immediately ask ABC:
1. What kind of cost-benefit analysis have you done in regards to investing in such a technology?
Rationale for asking question: I need to know what kind of analysis has already been done related to this technology. The cost-benefit analysis will identify if the technology should be implemented or not.
2. What impact will such a technology have on your manufacturing operations and supply chain in general? ...
The solution goes into a great amount of detail regarding the question being asked. Step by step explanation is provided for each part of the question which makes it very easy to follow along for anyone with just a basic understanding of the concepts. Overall, an excellent response to the question being asked.