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Select any one organisation from the below industries: Food & Beverage Industry. e.g. Supermarkets, Restaurants, Food Delivery Manufacturing Industry. e.g. Automotive, Construction, Pharma, Textile. Retail Industry Online stores, Groceries, Clothing, Discount, Corner
shops Hospitality & Tourism e.g. Hotels, Airlines, Resorts, Agencies, Events, Transport, Healthcare & Social Care e.g. Hospital, Dentists, Pharmacy, child care The selected organisation could be the same one you selected for you first coursework.
For this assignment, imagine you are a newly recruited junior consultant at thism organisation and you are required to prepare a comprehensive consultancy management report of 2,500 words to your operations manager fulfilling both tasks below.
Critically evaluate any two of the below operations areas by discussing the main theories concepts frameworks in each area AND then apply them by discussing real and complex examples from your selected organisation:
Supply Chain Management
Capacity & Inventory Management
Your new line manager asked you to include an investigative section in your consultancy report so to evaluate how your organisation’s operations department interacts interrelate with any one other department from within your organisation from the below: Human Resources Management Department
Marketing & Sales Department
Accounting & Finance Department.
Thus, this consultancy report will illustrate your understanding of the role of the operations department in creating competitive advantage at your selected organisation. It will also show to your new line manager the interdependence of the operations department on other functions within the company The suggested standard report format should include the following sections
A cover page An executive summary – 1 page, with brief overview of report content. A contents page, showing all relevant sections and subsections An introduction guided. A Conclusion A reference list academic sources in Harvard system. Appendix optional
Knowledge, understanding and analysis of the theories / concepts in relation to all topics (Skills). Demonstrating Research and Application by providing industry examples from the selected organisation. Relevant Authenticity and Investigation into the Interrelation of Operations with other Functions Originality, Structure, Presentation, Referencing
Slack N. and Brandon-Jones A. (2019). Operations Management, (9th Edition), London: Pearson. Slack N. and Brandon-Jones A. (2018). Essentials of Operations Management London: Pearson. Other industry reports from your selected organisation. Students should also consult the main academic journals in the field Production and Operations Management Manufacturing & Service Operations Management International Journal of Operations & Production Management British Journal of Management Harvard Business Review Sloan Management Review