MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 1 DQ 1

Research the definitions of various production and operations management terms used in Lecture 1. Perform a literature search on one of these terms. Discuss how this term can impact the ability of an operation to be competitive in the 21st century. Do not use a term posted by another student.

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 1 DQ 2

Describe the differences between productivity and its subcomponents (total measure productivity, partial measure productivity, and multifactor measure productivity) related to production and operations management success.

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 2 DQ 1

Discuss an example of a work-related project that is able to be broken down into structure, tasks, subtasks, and work packages, and why project management in the form of a CPM/PERT chart would be cost-effective.

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 2 DQ 2

What are two reasons project management is not well done in corporations? Why? What are some specific examples?

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 3 DQ 1

Describe the various types of time-series and associative forecasting models. Which types of organizations are each of these most applicable to, and why?

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 3 DQ 2

Why is forecasting important in organizations, especially as related to understanding the relevant time horizon to develop a forecast against? What are some examples from the industry?

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 4 DQ 1

Describe the similarities and differences between TQM and Six Sigma quality-management techniques.

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 4 DQ 2

Discuss the aspects of Total Quality Management (TQM) and how they apply in service- and product-based businesses.

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 5 DQ 1

Discuss the four types of process strategies and give an example of each. Also, please share any personal industry experiences (if any) with each processing strategy.

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 5 DQ 2

Discuss the differences between utilization and efficiency as measures of system performance. Which (if any) is the most useful measure for an operations manager? Why?

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 6 DQ 1

Discuss the key factors that impact location decisions. As an example, if locating a facility in India, what location decisions would a fast-food chain have to consider as compared to the location decisions of a software company?

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 6 DQ 2

Discuss the strategic importance of layout decisions. How important as these decisions in terms of a company’s long-term profitability goals? What are some examples?

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 7 DQ 1

Evaluate various supply chain strategy considerations for managers moving products or services to the consumer.

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 7 DQ 2

Discuss the advantages of using work sampling to understand how employees allocate their time among work activities.

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 8 DQ 1

Discuss several advantages of linear programming; clearly explain the reasons for your choices.

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 8 DQ 2

Discuss several disadvantages of linear programming; clearly explain the reasons for your choices.

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