BUS 453A: Operations Management
Name: [Type your name here.]
Answer the following questions by typing your response into the provided spaces. Each response should be a few sentences but no more than a short paragraph.
|1. Mary’s Wedding|
Mary is planning her wedding and develops the following preliminary information:
|a. [No written response is required here. Use MindMup, and submit a PDF file of your mind map with this worksheet.]|
|b. (Expressed as a sequence of activities, e. g. “W-X-Y-Z”)|
a. Investigate the current technology available for laptop computers, cell phones, MP3 players, or tablet computers. Select one of these technologies, and compare models from two companies for the following:
b. Operational characteristics
c. Manufacturer’s support and service
d. From the OM concepts you have studied so far, which of the two products would you choose? Why?
|Model 1:||Model 2:|
|3. Supply Chain Framework Comparison|
Review Exhibits 1,4, 1.7, & 1.9 in OM 6.
a. Describe these three types of value (supply) chain frameworks.
b. Which type would you prefer to use specifically in your current job (or in a previous one)? Provide your rationale.