As the operations manager of a large company, analyze what the
operations manager does and discuss how the operations side of the
business operates. Describe how team dynamics impact
performance. Provide specific examples of what operations managers do.
Use outside research to identify two current challenges faced in
operations management and the strategies companies use to address those
challenges. Suggest a third future challenge that might be found in
operations management and suggest how that future problem might be
addressed. Take into consideration changing technology and communication
Research the ISO 9001 standards. How might Six sigma be used to support this quality management framework?
You are the operations manager and you are running a high tech and
fast-paced operation and you have been asked to develop the competitive
priorities or key measurement metrics to be used by the
company (Quality, Productivity, Cost, and Profitability). Provide
specific examples of how you will influence these priorities in your
How does the adoption of a Six Sigma approach within an
organization change the amount and types of data that may be gathered
routinely, as well as for specific projects? What should be done to
facilitate this data collection?
As an operations manager of a new company making tablet computers
you must weigh the different facility layout alternatives. Discuss and
differentiate the product layout, process layout, cellular layout, and
fixed-position layout state the advantages and disadvantages of each for
your tablet computer manufacturing operation.