Purpose The purpose of this assignment is to identify an opportunity for process

Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is to identify an opportunity for process

Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is to identify an opportunity for process improvement at your workplace, or anotherorganization that you are familiar with, and develop a charter to analyze and implement using the Lean Six Sigma (LSS)problem-solving methodology. The second part of the assignment is to draft a cover “email” to the leader of the area for approval to launch your project.
How to Proceed
1. Complete the assigned reading, and watch the assigned videos for Unit 5.
2. Choose a process that you believe could be improved in your organization, or another organization that you are familiar with. Start by thinking about the 8 types of lean waste. Examples with non-value added steps or wastecould include: manual entry of information that is slow and prone to error, processes that include long wait times,or excessive motion (running around to get what you need).
3. Create a project charter to document what project you have selected and what you want to accomplish. Acharter template can be found here. Other formats will be accepted, provided they cover as a minimum, all of thesections in the provided template.
4. Draft a cover “email” for approval to launch your project – your call for action, and why you propose to follow theLSS methodology. Your email should be a maximum of 3 paragraphs and should be as concise as possible.

This assignment is an individual assignment. Due date for Assignment 2 is 30/03/

This assignment is an individual assignment.
Due date for Assignment 2 is 30/03/

This assignment is an individual assignment.
Due date for Assignment 2 is 30/03/2024
The Assignment must be submitted only in WORD format via allocated folder.
Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.
Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.
Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.
Late submission will NOT be accepted.
Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.
All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).
Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.
Instructions are included in the assignment:
Minimum of 3 full pages excluding the references is required for your answer .
Any assignment with more than 30% plagiarism on the answer will be graded 0 .
The assignment will not be opened again once the due date has passed !
please do not forget to fill the cover page and use the file attached to answer the assignment.
For every question, the answer must be a full page for each question.
Each answer should be within the limit of 300- 400 words.
The Answer must follow the outline points below:
• Lean Thinking and JIT Concept
• Agile Supply chain
• Their Main functions
• Reasons with suitable Examples
• Reference
Read textbook chapter 7 or secondary data on the internet and answer the following questions.

Explain the proposed benefits of the TPP.(Marks: 2.5) 2. What were the potential

Explain the proposed benefits of the TPP.(Marks: 2.5)
2. What were the potential

Explain the proposed benefits of the TPP.(Marks: 2.5)
2. What were the potential drawbacks of the U.S. entering the TPP? What would be the drawbacks to other nations? Discuss.(Marks: 2.5)
3. Is the CPTTP a threat to American economic interests? Discuss.(Marks: 2.5)
4. Why do you think the 11 remaining signatories went ahead with a revised deal after the United States withdrew? Give logic in support of your answer. (Marks: 2.5)
All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).

Your team holds a project retrospective meeting with the goal of building consen

Your team holds a project retrospective meeting with the goal of building consen

Your team holds a project retrospective meeting with the goal of building consensus about your team’s successes and challenges and identifying improvements in arranging international travel for 20 people. Your team carried our sprints in the following areas such as destination selection and proposal, accomodation booking and transportation arrangement. Your team discusses what things could be carried out in the future if this agile team continued to work together on additional projects. Like any sprint retrospective, you are evaluating your team’s efforts in implementing agile practices. All team members should take their own meeting notes. While you will report some of the meeting’s findings you need to address the following:
Provide a succinct summary of the discussion that took place at the meeting. Include major areas of agreement, disagreement, and particular challenges to consensus building. Include an evaluation of how the “Evolve Way of Working (WoW)” process goals worked within the team.
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The Assignment must be (WORD format only) advised to make their work clear and

The Assignment must be (WORD format only)
advised to make their work clear and

The Assignment must be (WORD format only)
advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentatio
must mention question number clearly in their answer.
Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources
All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).
add this cover page.
add references.

Learning Outcomes: Define the fundamental theories of public sector management

Learning Outcomes:
Define the fundamental theories of public sector management

Learning Outcomes:
Define the fundamental theories of public sector management. (LO1.1)
Describe the simple and complex issues pertaining to public management (LO1.2)

Assignment Question(s)(Marks 10)

“Changing regional aspirations is creating a large number of problems in establishing effective intergovernmental relationships”. Discuss the public policy formulation and implementation of the government to meet these aspirations. (5 Marks)
Please go through the following article on intergovernmental relations:

https://www.dlsu.edu.ph/wp-content/uploads/pdf/res…
Write a summary of this article in about 400-500 words (5 Marks)

Note : Hello tutor, Could you please consider that all instructions written belo

Note : Hello tutor, Could you please consider that all instructions written belo

Note : Hello tutor, Could you please consider that all instructions written below must be taken carefully plus the assignment shouldn’t have 20% of plagiarism in each answer, as our instructor is very rigid and he had noted that he will mark ZERO for any assignment that has 20% of plagiarism or answers have similarity to students submission.
Attachments :
1- Assignment form
2- Textbook Ch7
Instructions – PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY
This assignment is an individual assignment.
Due date for Assignment 2 is 26/03/2024
The Assignment must be submitted only in WORD format via allocated folder.
Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.
Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.
Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.
Late submission will NOT be accepted.
Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.
All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).
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This assignment is an individual assignment.
Critical Thinking
The global marketplace has witnessed an increased pressure from customers and competitors in manufacturing as well as service sector (Basu, 2001; George, 2002). Due to the rapidly changing global marketplace only those companies will be able to survive that will deliver products of good quality at cheaper rate and to achieve their goal companies try to improve performance by focusing on cost cutting, increasing productivity levels, quality and guaranteeing deliveries in order to satisfy customers (Raouf, 1994).
Increased global competition leads the industry to increasing efficiency by means of economies of scale and internal specialization so as to meet market conditions in terms of flexibility, delivery performance and quality (Yamashina, 1995). The changes in the present competitive business environment are characterized by profound competition on the supply side and keen indecisive in customer requirements on the demand side. These changes have left their distinctive marks on the different aspect of the manufacturing organizations (Gomes et al., 2006). With this increasing global economy, cost effective manufacturing has become a requirement to remain competitive.
To meet all the challenges organizations try to introduce different manufacturing and supply techniques. Management of organizations devotes its efforts to reduce the manufacturing costs and to improve the quality of product. To achieve this goal, different manufacturing and supply techniques have been employed. The last quarter of the 20th century witnessed the adoption of world-class, lean and integrated manufacturing strategies that have drastically changed the way manufacturing firm’s leads to improvement of manufacturing performance (Fullerton and McWatters, 2002).
Read textbook chapter 7 or secondary data on the internet and answer the following questions.
Questions:
1.Why big Manufacturing Companies adopted Lean Thinking and the JIT model? (3 Marks)
2.Discuss major types of Waste, and why overproduction is the biggest waste companies must keep in mind during production. (3 Marks)
3.With the initiation of artificial intelligence. The agile supply chain is a perfect concept for future SCM? Give reasons with examples. (3 Marks)
4.APA style Reference ((1.0 Marks)
Each answer should be within the limit of 300- 400 words.
The Answer must follow the outline points below:
Lean Thinking and JIT Concept
Agile Supply chain
Their Main functions
Reasons with suitable Examples
Reference

Examine the role of an operations manager.Outline what you think the position entails and the types of job functions an operations manager plays in an organization

Examine the role of an operations manager.Outline what you think the position entails and the types of job functions an operations manager plays in an organization

Examine the role of an operations manager. Outline what you think the position entails and the types of job functions an operations manager plays in an organization. Provide at least one reference to support your arguments. Your response should be three or more paragraphs.
Videos

Read the following chapters from your textbook, Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management, 14th edition (Heizer, Render, & Munson, 2023):
Chapter 1 – Operations and Productivity
Chapter 2 – Operations Strategy in a Global Environment

Learning Outcomes: To designing profitable services that provide high level o

Learning Outcomes:

To designing profitable services that provide high level o

Learning Outcomes:

To designing profitable services that provide high level of quality to satisfy business needs.
To ensure that the services delivered are reasonable and relevant to the customers.
To gain an understanding of the business rules and ensure if the results are in alignment with the organizational goals.
Go through the given case scenario

‘There must be a better way of running this place!’ said Dean Hammond, recently recruited General Manager of Boys and Boden, as he finished a somewhat stressful conversation with a complaining customer, a large and loyal local building contractor.
‘We had six weeks to make their special staircase, and we are still late! I’ll have to persuade one of the joiners to work overtime this weekend to get everything ready for Monday. We never seem to get complaints about quality, as our men always do an excellent job … but there is usually a big backlog of work, and something always gets finished late, so how should we set priorities? We could do the most profitable work first, or the work for our biggest customers, or the jobs which are most behind on. In practice, we try to satisfy everyone as best we can, but inevitably someone’s order will be late. In theory, each job should be quite profitable, since we build into the price a big allowance for waste, and for timber defects. And we know the work content of almost any task we would have to do; this is the basis of our estimating system. But, overall, the department is disappointingly unprofitable, and most problems seem to end up with a higher-than-anticipated cost, and with late deliveries!’
Boys and Boden was a small, successful, privately-owned timber and building materials merchant based in a small town. Over the years it had established a large Joinery Department, which made doors, windows, staircases and other timber products, all to the exact special requirements of the customers, mostly comprising numerous local and regional builders. In addition, the joiners would cut and prepare special orders of timber, such as non-standard sections and special profiles, including old designs of skirting board, sometimes at very short notice, and often even while the customers waited. Typically, for larger joinery items, the customer provided simple dimensioned sketches of the required products. These were then passed to the central Estimating and Quotations Department which, in conjunction with the Joinery Manager, calculated costs and prepared a written quotation, which was faxed or posted to the customer. This first stage was normally completed within two or three days, but on occasions could take a week or more. On receipt of an order, the original sketches and estimating details were passed back to the Joinery Manager, who roughly scheduled them into his manufacturing plan, allocating them to individual craftsmen as each became available. Most of the joiners were capable of making any product, and enjoyed the wide variety of challenging work.
The Joinery Department appeared congested and somewhat untidy, but everyone believed that this was acceptable and normal for job shops, since there was no single flow route for materials. Whatever the design of the item being made, it was normal for the joiner to select the required bulk timber from the storage building across the yard. This roughly-sawn timber was then prepared using a planer-thicknesser machine which gave it smooth, parallel surfaces. After that, the joiners would use a variety of processes, depending on product. The timber could be machined into different cross-sectional shapes, cut into component lengths using a radial arm saw, joints were formed by hand tools, or using a morticing machine, and so on. Finally the products would be glued and assembled with screws and nails, sanded smooth by hand or by machine, and treated with preservatives, stains or varnishes if required. All the large and more expensive floor-standing machines were grouped together by type (for example, saws) or were single pieces of equipment shared by all 10 joiners. Every joiner also owned a complete set of hand tools which they guarded and cared for with pride. Dean described what one might observe on a random visit to the Joinery Department:
‘One or two long staircases partly assembled, and crossing several work areas; large door frames on trestles being assembled; stacks of window components for a large contract being prepared and jointed, and so on. Offcuts and wood shavings are scattered around the work area, but are periodically cleared when they get in the way or form a hazard. The joiners try to fit in with each other over the use of machinery, so are often working on several, part-finished items at once. Varnishing or staining has to be done when it’s quiet, for example towards the end of the working day or at weekends, or even outside, to avoid sawdust contamination. Long offcuts are stacked around the workshop, to be used up on any future occasion when these lengths or sections are required. However, it is often easier to take a new length of timber for each job, so the offcuts do tend to build up over time. Unfortunately, everything I have described is getting worse as we get busier … our sales are increasing so the system is getting more congested. The joiners are almost climbing over each other to complete their work. Unfortunately, despite having more orders, the department has remained stubbornly unprofitable!
’Whilst analysing in detail the lack of profit, we were horrified to find that, for the majority of orders, the actual times booked by the joiners exceeded the estimated times by up to 50 per cent. Sometimes this was clearly attributable to the inexperience of newly employed joiners. Although fully trained and qualified, they might lack the experience needed to complete a complex job in the time an Estimator would expect; but there had been no feedback of this to the individual. We then put one of these men on doors only; having overcome his initial reluctance, he has become an enthusiastic “door expert” and gets closely involved in quotations too, so now he always does his work within the time estimates! However, the main time losses were found to be the result of general delays caused by congestion, interference, double-handling, and rework to rectify in-process damage. Moreover, we found that a joiner walked an average of nearly 5 km a day, usually carrying around heavy bits of wood.
‘When I did my operations management course on my MBA, the professor described the application of cellular manufacturing and JIT. From what I can remember, the idea seems to be to get better flow, reducing the times and distances in the process, and thus achieving quicker throughput times. That is just what we needed, but these concepts were explained in the context of high-volume, repetitive production of bicycles, whereas all the products we make are one-offs. However, although we do make a lot of different staircases, they all use roughly the same process steps:
1 Cutting timber to width and length
2 Sanding
3 Machining
4 Tenoning
5 Manual assembly (glue and wedges)
‘We have a lot of unused factory floor space, so it would be relatively easy to set up a self-contained staircase cell. There is a huge demand for specially-made stairs in this region, but also a lot of competing small joinery businesses with low overheads, which can beat us on price and lead-time. So we go to a lot of trouble quoting for stairs, but only win about 20 per cent of the business. If we could get the cell idea to work, we should be more competitive on price and delivery, hence winning more orders. At least that is the theory. I know we will need a lot more volume to justify establishing the cell, so it’s really a case of whether to construct a cell in anticipation of higher demand, or to try to win more business first. To do the latter, we would have to reduce our selling prices and lead-times, and then allocate more joiners to complete the higher volumes of orders until we had enough work to set up the cell. I personally favour setting up the cell first so that we can have a “capacity leads demand” strategy.’
Questions
1. To what extent could (or should) Dean expect to apply the philosophies and techniques of JIT to the running of the staircase cell? (2.5 MM)
2. What are likely to be the main categories of costs and benefits in establishing the cell? Are there any non-financial benefits which should be taken into account? (2.5 MM)
3.How different would the cell work (job design) be to that in the main Joinery Department? (2.5 MM)
4. What risks are associated with Dean’s proposal?
(2.5 MM)

Note:
You must include at least 5 references.
Format your references using APA style.
Each answer must not be less than 300 words

The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated

The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated

The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.
Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.
Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.
Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.
Late submission will NOT be accepted.
Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.
All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).
Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.
Learning Outcomes:
1.Describe the basic steps of the organizational development process.
2.Evaluate the strategic role of change in the organization and its impact on organizational performance.
3.Analyze the human, structural and strategic dimensions of organizational development.
Assignment Question(s):
You are a management consultant at Miri & Co Partners; you receive an email from one of your long-term clients stating as follows:
“Following an overhaul of the company and a shift from the conventional model to telecommuting, several challenges have emerged. First, the majority of the departments are not meeting their monthly targets. This follows an introduction of a policy that the most productive employees will receive a monthly bonus. Secondly, numerous conflicts are emerging from the finance departments. We need an urgent solution to increase the productivity of this department.” Answer the following questions:
1.How can the company improve group awareness in the company? (3 marks)
2.State the process of using a microcosm group to address organization-wide issues. (3 marks)
3.What are the disadvantages of restructuring based on functional structure? (4 marks)
Note:
Use the concepts developed in this course in your answers.
You must include at least 5 references.
Format your references using APA style.
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