Operations Management Report

timer Asked: Jun 19th, 2015

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Attached is a sample report provided by the professor.  A half-page project proposal with the group's names and brief description of the project is due for approval on Tuesday, July 21

Final project is due August 31


The objective of this project is to improve your understanding of and skills in operations management. Each project will consist of the preparation of a "real-world" case in managing resources in an organization or scenario of your choice. The project may be based on some of the work experience in your current or previous employment, or materials you researched online.  Alternatively, it can also be based on what you encounter in your daily life, such as studying in the library, dining in a restaurant, going on vacations, etc. You should base your analysis and decision making on one or several topics and associated methods/techniques discussed in the course including operations strategy, design of goods and services (new product/service introduction), quality management and Six Sigma, statistical process control, capacity management, supply chain management, inventory management, just-in-time and lean operations. 

Your project should address most of the following issues:  What problem do you see in managing operations and resources?  What seems to be the cause of this problem?  How would you go about addressing this problem?  What method (tool, technique) will you employ to solve the problem of managing resources and why? How would you collect and use data?  What is your quantitative and qualitative analysis of the situation? What results do you get? What recommendations would you make to improve the situation?  What are the potential benefits? Any potential difficulties?  Ideally, if you can implement some of your recommendations, then what are the actual impacts?  What have you learned?

You may work alone or in a team of no more than four students. Each student on the team will receive the same grade for the project. A half-page project proposal with the group's names and brief description of the project is due for approval on Tuesday, July 21 (week 5 of the course). You need to e-mail this proposal (one per group) to the instructor.   


The final report should have the following structure and format:

  • Title page
  • Summary-- a brief description of the case and your results (up to 1 page).
  • Introduction-- a description of the company/situation and main issue(s) that you will analyze in the case.
  • Main chapter  with detail description of the case problem(s), collection of data, their quantitative and qualitative analysis, operations method(s) used to solve the problem(s), and  received results.
  • Conclusion  -- final recommendations, remarks, statements.
  • Bibliography (an alphabetical list of references you cited in the report).
  • Appendices(supporting materials, if applied) .

The final report should have the following format: MS Word file, at least 15 pages long without appendices, double space, font is 12 Times New Roman, and page margins is 1" for all sides.


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