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The purpose of the group project is to have you explore the operations function of a vitamin
manufacturing business that competes in the weight loss industry. The firm produces both the
capsule and tablet manufacturing. On completion of the project you should:
Understand the flow of the supply chain from suppliers to customer; and,
Have explored in depth the operations management activities within the organization.
In order to achieve these goals, your group is expected to:
Research the vitamin/nutraceutical industry your firm competes in. There should be some
description of the whole firm.
Who are the firm’s major competitors in this market segment? What strategies are usedto
Document the operations. Location of operations, plant layout, process flowcharts, job
descriptions, verbal explanations, or similar methods, you should explain the operations
activities and technology for the firm. Specifically, the various inputs, transformation
processes, and outputs should be identified.
Detail their OM activities: Carefully describe how the following activities are performed in
Manpower planning, recruitment, and control
Planning and managing for quality
Material control [inventory, supplies, etc.]
Training and Development for employees
Facility location and layout