Assessment Task 1: Individual Report 1) Assessment Details You have the choice of selecting one of the two topics for this assignment. For the organisation which employs you (or your last employer but not the same organisation which features in the group research project below). Topic 1. Consider the importance of ‘the four Vs, volume, variety, variation in demand and visibility. How do they affect the organization’s operations? What advantages does the organization gain from them? What disadvantages arise from them? What strategies and actions does the organization employ to maximise the benefits and minimise the problems associated with them. 2) Criteria used to grade this task • Word count requirement: 1,600~1,800 words. Appendices may be used to show relevant information but not as a means of circumventing the word limit. Your paper should be clear, accurate and concise. • Detailed marking criteria see attached marking guide in Appendix 1. 3) Task Assessor Lecturer 4) Suggested time to devote to this task A suggested minimum of fifteen hours revision time 5) Submission details Printed report is required to hand in before class in Visit 5. An electronic copy is also required to submit via Moodle in week 5. Off campus students seek advice from lecturer on due date. 6) Feedback and return of work Marked assignments shall be returned to students within two weeks. If more time required, the lecturer shall inform students in advance.