GC MGT655 ALL DISCUSSIONS LATEST 2016

GC MGT655 WEEK 1 DQ 1& DQ 2
LATEST 2016
DQ 1

With respect to a firm’s
supply chain design, what are some key challenges in terms of achieving an
optimal level of mass customization?

DQ 2
Articulate key aspects of
operations management. Explain why operations management is important to
managers in various organizational areas. Please provide specific examples.

GC MGT655 WEEK 2 DQ 1& DQ 2
LATEST 2016
DQ 1
Why is operations
management relevant to managers in other organization functions? Base your discussion
on your experience of operations within your organization or an organization
with which you are familiar. For example, talk with the operations manager in
your organization and find out what she says, what she does, and how she works
with the organization’s marketing, financial, personnel, and purchasing
functions.
DQ 2

What constitutes quality, speed, dependability, and flexibility in
the following operations: a university library, a university sports center, and
a university restaurant?

GC MGT655 WEEK 3 DQ 1& DQ 2
LATEST 2016
DQ 1

Comment on the project
management profession. What business areas contribute to the field of project
management? Please provide some examples.
DQ 2
Articulate key aspects of
operations management. Explain why operations management is important to
managers in various organizational areas. Please provide specific examples.

GC MGT655 WEEK 4 DQ 1 & DQ 2
LATEST 2016
DQ 1
Discuss capacity planning
in services industries and how labor capacity constraints can be managed in a
service organization. Please provide specific examples.
DQ 2
Describe the importance of
learning curves in a services-based operation and how they can be used to
increase organization efficiency. Please provide a specific example(s).

GC MGT655 WEEK 5 DQ 1 & DQ 2
LATEST 2016
DQ 1

Max Points: 5.0

Review the “Noodles and Company – Service Process
Design” video at
http://bevideos.mhhe.com/business/video_library/007336486x/swf/Clip_01.html See
also http://www.noodles.com/. Could Noodles restaurant’s service operation be
successful by combining the characteristics of the three contrasting service
designs presented in Chapter 9 of the text? Why or why not? Provide examples.
DQ 2

Identify how production processes are organized in
a typical manufacturing organization. What are some specific examples?
GC MGT655 WEEK 6 DQ 1 & DQ 2
LATEST 2016
DQ 1

Discuss the
strategic importance of layout decisions. How can a particular layout impact a
company’s strategic goals? Provide some specific examples from industry

DQ 2
Discuss several
advantages of using the M/M/1 waiting line queuing model. Clearly explain the
reasons for your choices.

GC MGT655 WEEK 7 DQ 1 & DQ 2
LATEST 2016
DQ 1
Compare and contrast the characteristics of Total
Quality Management (TQM), Six Sigma, and ISO9000. What are the differences?
What are the commonalties?

DQ 2
Evaluate the various aspects of the cost of
quality. What are some specific examples?

GC MGT655 WEEK 8 DQ 1 & DQ 2
LATEST 2016
DQ 1
Pick a particular company. Based on your choice,
describe how an efficient supply chain can result in increased competitive
advantage for this company.

DQ 2
What is the purpose of inventory? How does
inventory management impact operations performance objectives? Provide specific
examples.

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