In this assignment describe and analyse a production system (service or manufacturing based) with which you are familiar, for example: a shop, restaurant, transport system, doctor’s surgery are possible examples. Your tutor will give some guidance on your choice of organisation/case study. Your assignment should address the following questions:
- How well are the inventories and assets of the organisation managed
- Evaluate the importance of supply chain management to the organisation and illustrate in diagrammatic form.
- From the illustration, in point two indicate where the organisation’s delivery system may fail to align between its performance objectives and clearly demonstrating your understanding behind this reasoning.
- Discuss how the lean approach could be utilised in your organisation.
- Draw key conclusion from your work discussing the extent to which an organisation has achieved alignment between its performance objectives and the configuration of its operational process.