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·Late submission of any item of coursework for each day or part thereof (or for hard copy submission only, working day or part thereof) for up to five days after the published deadline, coursework relating to modules at Levels 0, 4, 5, 6, 7 submitted late (including deferred coursework, but with the exception of referred coursework), will have the numeric grade reduced by 10 grade points until or unless the numeric grade reaches or is 40 (50). Where the numeric grade awarded for the assessment is less than 40, no lateness penalty will be applied.
·Late submission of referred coursework will automatically be awarded a grade of zero (0).
Coursework (including deferred coursework) submitted later than five days (five working days in the case of hard copy submission) after the published deadline will be awarded a grade of zero (0).
* explore the framework and constituent elements necessary for development of a manufacturing strategy;
* examine the key issues relevant to manufacturing strategy.
* use production concepts and techniques (measures) to achieve a successful manufacturing strategy.
Using all your previous research as well as further research answer Q1, 2 and 3 using the MS Assignment 3 submission form. You can add more pages to the form by hitting return at the bottom of each page.
Submit completed MS Assignment 3 submission form word document online before the submission deadline. You are expected to provide a range of secondary sources to underpin your work. These should be cited and referenced according to the Harvard convention.
Font Arial 11, portrait layout, normal margins and 1.5 spacing
The suggested word count for applicable areas is contained within the briefing sheet.
This assignment is worth 40 % of the overall assessment for this module.
Marks awarded for:
1.For undergraduate modules, a score above 40% represent a pass performance at honours level.
2.For postgraduate modules, a score of 50% or above represents a pass mark.
3.Modules may have several components of assessment and may require a pass in all elements. For further details, please consult the relevant Module Guide or ask the Module Leader.
Porter's Five Forces model provides suggested points under each main heading, by which you can develop a broad and sophisticated analysis of competitive position, as might be used when creating strategy, plans, or making investment decisions about a business or organization.
Select one of Porters “Five Forces” and provide a definition of that force.
Report on the reasons that your selection from Q1(a) of the model assists in developing a competitive strategy for businesses.
Use two case studies from two (2) global manufacturing companies that demonstrate the experiences of any of the three primary strategies of low cost, differentiation and response in respect of gaining competitive advantage and describe the benefits that were gained.
Research and source academic journals and/or Case Studies that analyses a Continuous Improvement project(s) that used advanced technology to develop the manufacturing strategy of a business.
Report on your evaluation and examination of the effect within an organisation and illustrate using the researched information how that integration of advanced technology impacted the manufacturing strategy of that company.
Reference in the text relevant journal papers to support your report. Do not use company web page information without relevant academically reviewed evidence (papers, journals, conference papers).
Describe the impacts on the original manufacturing processes.