OPS 571 Operations Consulting

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Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is for students to learn how to develop an operations consulting proposal.

Assignment Steps

Resources: Operations and Supply Chain Management: Ch. 25, Microsoft® PowerPoint®

Choose a business in the media having difficulties with its operating model or one which is struggling in your community.

Evaluate how all or some of the items from the Operations Consulting Tool Kit in Operations and Supply Chain Management could help this business get back on track.

Determine the resources and data you will need to deploy an operations consulting engagement with this business.

Develop a business case including financial benefits on how operations consulting can have a positive impact on the business.

Develop a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation of an operations consulting engagement proposal to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the target firm.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

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Explanation & Answer


Operations Consulting
Institution Affiliation

• Also known as operations management
• Improves the value chain
• Creates effective client operations
• Creates functional business processes

Company struggling in operations
• Staples
• Decline in sales
• Competition from online sellers
• Has resulted in closure of some stores

Operations planning toolkit
• Problem definition
• Data gathering
• Data analysis

Operations planning toolkit
• Solution development
• Cost impact

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