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RJCT Task 1

Introduction:

For this task, you will be using “Business Fundamentals,” a Marketplace simulation from Innovative Learning Solutions. You will act as the manager of a firm that manufactures and markets personal computers. You will prepare an analytical report that you plan to discuss with your management team as you review your company’s performance in the simulation.

Task:
 

A.  Submit the following documents from your simulation company:

 

Note: You may submit your files in a word-processing document or spreadsheet format.

 

•  Fourth quarter cumulative balanced scorecard

•  Income statements for the four quarters

•  Balance sheets for the four quarters 
 

B.  Analyze your simulation results. Include the following in your analysis:

•  Your actions during the simulation

•  The relationship between your actions and your simulation results

•  Your success compared to other competitors

•  Alternatives to your actions that could have produced better results in the simulation

1.  Evaluate how you utilized budgets and pro-forma statements to ensure adequacy of funds for providing the production capacity you needed to achieve your business goals.

2.  Evaluate how you employed each of the following strategies to improve operating efficiency in your manufacturing facility:

 

Note: You may provide data from the simulation to support your analysis.
 

a.  Just-in-time

b.  Lean operations

3.  Analyze the applicability of work cells versus a traditional straight line method to the type of manufacturing facility used to assemble the computers manufactured within the simulation.

4.  Evaluate your decisions involving inventory management (e.g., Did you have inventory when you needed it without incurring unnecessary inventory carrying costs?).

5.  Explain how a specific continuous improvement program could have been used within the simulation to achieve quality assurance goals.
 

RJCT Task 2

Introduction:

For this task, you will be using “Business Fundamentals,” a Marketplace simulation from Innovative Learning Solutions. You will play as manager of a firm producing and selling personal computers. Your firm will be competing against others for share of the market and profitable sales. 

Task:
 

A.  Analyze your simulation results. Include the following in your analysis:

•  Your actions during the simulation

•  The relationship between your actions and your simulation results

•  Your success compared to other competitors

•  Alternatives to your actions that could have produced better results in the simulation

Keeping your analysis and the simulation content in mind, respond to the following prompts:

1.  Explain how you determined your brand design decisions.

2.  Discuss whether you would change the target markets you selected.

3.  Discuss whether you would change the sales office locations you selected.

4.  Evaluate whether you would spend differently on marketing research.
 

B.  Analyze the factors you considered during the simulation in deciding whether to establish a presence in international markets.

1.  Explain changes you would make to the analysis if the opportunity required a heavy international commitment.

 

C.  If you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.

 

JCT Task 3

 

Introduction: 

Prior to completing this task, you should have completed participation in “Business Fundamentals,” a Marketplace Business Simulation from Innovative Learning Solutions.

Scenario:

You have been retained by a group of investors who plan to manufacture and market a line of power hand tools, including electric drills, saws, and sanders. The investors would like you to guide their decisions regarding how they should design and organize their supply chain and how they should approach the operations management aspects of the production facility, as well as operations issues related to the success of the entire supply chain that they should consider and attempt to influence in their role as a major and critical component of the supply chain. The investor group will own and operate the production facility and are willing to consider ownership of any other component of the supply chain that you recommend they own and manage.

You are to prepare a business report that addresses the challenges of ensuring all business units in the supply chain have the right amount of the right product in the right place at the right time and at the right cost. The operation of the supply chain should achieve synergistic results that provide sustainable dominant competitive advantage. The business report should focus on the concerns that the investor group has expressed and include, but not be limited to, any additional concerns the investor group has not yet considered.

Task:

Create a business report based on the above scenario in which you do the following:
 

A.  Recommend, with sufficient support, the adoption of one of the following strategies: a Keiretsu network, a virtual company, a vertical integration, or a different supply chain strategy.

 

B.  Discuss metrics that could be used to measure performance of the supply chain.

 

C.  Discuss three of the following issues that could complicate the development of an efficient, integrated supply chain: local optimization, incentives, large lots, and the bullwhip effect.

 

D.  Recommend concepts and methods for effective management in an integrated supply chain.

 

E.  Explain the actions that should be taken to mitigate one possible risk for each of the following areas:

1.  Process

2.  Control

3.  Environmental

 

F.  Recommend a functional organizational structure for the manufacturing facility.

1.  Discuss components of the operations function.

 

G.  Discuss at least three of the following strategic operations management decisions that would support the implementation of the firm’s mission and strategy:

•  design of goods and services

•  design of process and capacity

•  quality

•  location

•  layout design

•  human resources and job design

•  supply-chain management

•  inventory

•  scheduling

•  maintenance

1.  Discuss whether the company should adopt a consumer-focused mass customization process.

 

H.  Recommend actions to improve cost effectiveness for each of the following:

1.  Manufacturing facility

2.  Supply chain

 

 

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