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Describe a major global corporation a leading manufacturer
Dr. W. Edwards Deming developed 14 principles for production and operations management that came to be known as Total Quality Management (TQM). One principle is to work in teams. He advised his clients to: "Break down barriers between departments and staff areas. People in different areas, such as Leasing, Maintenance, Administration, must work in teams to tackle problems that may be encountered with products or service."
Research a leading manufacturer or a major retail or restaurant business. Analyze the company's production and operations management system and evaluate the use of teams in its production and operations management.
1. Describe a major global corporation: (1) a leading manufacturer or (2) a major retail or restaurant business. Describe the type of business, market share, financials, size, and global presence.
2. Describe the company's production or operations management.
3. Describe and evaluate the company's use of teams in production and operations management.
4. Analyze and evaluate the company's ability to adjust to a major economic, environmental, or natural crisis (such as the real estate crash, financial crisis, nuclear meltdown, hurricane, flood, oil spill, etc.) and communicate effectively with their employees and customers about issues caused by the crisis.