OMGT129 Introduction To Supply Chain And Business Operations

OMGT129 Introduction To Supply Chain And Business Operations. This course emphasizes that businesses should try to be socially responsible, ecologically sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint. 3M Corp. is an example of one such successful company. It’s afortune 100 company with sales of U$32.8 billion (2018) and produces a plethora (55,000) of products.Scotch tapes and Post-it notes are two of its household brands/products.

It publishes annual sustainability report and they are available on their website www.3m.com. Yourobjective for this project is to review their 2019 and 2012 annual sustainability reports as well as othersources and write a report summarizing how successful 3M has been in implementing its sustainabilityprograms. Your report should cover the following topics:

1. Introduction to ecological sustainability and 3M’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals

2. Green product design at 3M

2a. Describe the guidelines for achieving environmentally friendly product design at 3M

2b. Discuss the product design system/methodology used at 3M

2c. Give examples of some of 3M’s successful green products.

3. Eco friendly production processes at 3M

3a. How does 3M develop green production processes? Discuss.

3b. Give examples of some of the successful green manufacturing processes at 3M.

4. Green Supply Chain Management (SCM) at 3M

4a. Supplier selection process

4b. Supplier development

4c. Green logistics operation

5. Conclusion – 3M’s sustainability success so far and their future (2025) sustainability goals

This is a group project. Up to four students can work together in a group.

OMGT129 Introduction To Supply Chain And Business Operations

AC50030E Managing Business Operations

A fulfilment centre is a modern term for a packing warehouse and is rapidly increasing in popularity amongst online retailers who are adopting new business models to manage the export and shipping of their products. Discuss in the context of a real-life company. AC50030E Managing Business Operations

The essay should contain:

·An explanation of the overall operations of a fulfilment centre; (20 marks)

·In the context of a real-life company, an identification and discussion of the different types of costs associated with its operations; (10 marks)

·An explanation of the possible benefits of using modern costing techniques; (10 marks)

·An explanation of the possible ways for fulfilment centres to reduce/control costs; (20 marks)

·A commentary on the overall financial performance of the same real-life company discussed above, with some supporting calculations; (20 marks)

· A brief explanation of the possible sources of finance and different investment appraisal techniques available to organisations; (10 marks)

·Use Harvard Referencing where applicable. (5 marks)

·Professional marks – Presentation and layout (5 marks)

Originality/Criticality 

Create new knowledge and going beyond what is expected (i.e. extra papers/further readings). Can critically review evidence supporting conclusions/ recommendations including its reliability, validity and significance and can investigate contradictory information and identify reasons for contradictions.

Always communicates effectively and excellently in an appropriate format/ language in a clear and concise manner. No spelling, grammatical or referencing errors. 

Always communicates effectively in an appropriate format/language in a clear and concise manner. Few spelling, grammatical or referencing errors. 

Communicates effectively in an appropriate format/language. Usually presents information in a clear and concise manner. Some spelling, grammatical or referencing errors.  

Mostly communicates in an appropriate format/language. Presents information in a clear and mostly concise manner, sometimes meaning is not clear. Some spelling, grammatical or referencing errors  

Meaning is clear and format conforms to basic requirements. Limited use of language. Major spelling, grammatical and referencing errors. 

Meaning is clear but use of language and format is inappropriate. Significant spelling, grammatical and referencing errors. 

Always uses extremely detailed and relevant examples to support argument. 

Significantly uses detailed and relevant examples to support argument.  Mostly uses many relevant examples to support argument. 

Sometimes uses mostly relevant examples, some examples provided out of context of argument. 

Not many relevant examples used to support argument. AC50030E Managing Business Operations

Tour-373 Convention Management And Services

1. After reading the case, answer the following questions:
▪ What specific benefits would convention centers gain from hosting their own inhouse events? (This question is NOT specific to the Adelaide CC but to Convention Centers in general) Tour-373 Convention Management And Services
▪ What specific benefits would convention centers gain from hosting familyoriented events such as the one in the case study, Lego? (This question is NOT specific to the Adelaide CC but to Convention Centers in general)
▪ Who are the various stakeholders and their roles in this event (mentioned and unmentioned in the case)? List and explain their relationships
▪ Apart from the venue space, what other services and complimentary activities would be suitable for such a LEGO event? Mention at least 4 (such as valet parking, AV, entertainment, catering, security, etc.). (Example: if catering is a service you choose, then mention why food is needed and who would benefit from it, how it should be served, charged, offered, etc.) Criteria for submission:
1. Maximum 3 pages of written content, in addition to cover and reference pages
2. Use font Calibri, size 12 with 1.5 spacing
3. No graphs or pictures
4. Type each question, followed by its answer, in the same sequence presented
5. Include a reference page in APA format and cite your work throughout the paper

2607 Construction Management

Question

IT MUST BE ABOUT THE TOWN (Cardwell, Queensland, Australia).

Construction Technology 5 (Building Envelope)

Climate Assignment: ecological and climate appropriate building design (how to design the building for the specific climate) 2607 Construction Management

Most traditional construction around the world is well-adapted to its environment and generally makes use of ecologically appropriate building materials and forms. Before mechanical space heating and cooling were available, traditional settlements developed a natural harmony with their climate and had, as a consequence, a minimal carbon footprint. With global warming, we are returning to ecologically sustainable and climatically appropriate building designs.

Task Details:

In this assignment, we will be looking at building designs in climatically diverse locations across Australia and our near neighbours, investigating appropriate solutions for that location from elsewhere in the world that will have a minimum carbon footprint. You will be focusing on traditional solutions (say prior to 1900’s) from around the world in areas of similar climatic locations, in order to derive possible solutions for the location you will be assigned (i.e. within Australia and New Zealand).

Note: It Must Be About The Town (Cardwell, Queensland, Australia).

You must research the following topics to determine their influence on building design for your location:

The characteristics the climate include:

  1. Average maximum summer and minimum winter temperatures.
  2. Diurnal temperature range both in summer and winter.
  3. Humidity levels in summer and winter.
  4. Solar characteristics (sun path and intensity of solar radiation).
  5. Atmospheric conditions (dust, cloudiness, precipitation e.g. mist & rain).
  6. Incidence and extent of snow, if applicable.
  7. Evaporation rates, rainfall intensities, flooding, fire and any other extremes of climatic conditions encountered at your location.
  8. Remember to consider the use of vegetation to control the extremes of the climatic conditions, if at all possible.

Lighting needs of the building

  1. Glare problems (i.e. does the location have snow or bare ground?).

  2. Natural and artificial methods of lighting (think about your occupants too).

  3. Lighting control throughout the day (control throughout the year…the extremes, energy efficient design). 


Acoustic background of the building

  1. External noise levels.
  2. Internal noise levels.

Common problems

  1. You are to discover countries that have similar climatic zones, and determine from your research the type of traditional building, that might have appropriate lessons for your allocated area. You must NOT include a general discussion of the cultural, geographic or political background of the country, unless it relates to the design of buildings. Marks will be deducted for padding (information that is not necessary).
  2. Structural concerns, from snow, floods, earthquake & hurricanes should only be discussed if they affect the lighting, acoustic or thermal characteristics of the building.

Assessment Task:

Demonstrate how the environmental factors influence the design of traditional buildings in your similar region and how these principles can be applied and implemented to buildings at your location in Australia.

EVT806 Event Operations And Quality Management

Assessment Title: Event evaluation plan and presentation of event. EVT806 Event Operations And Quality Management

Assessment Instructions

Essay:

You will create an evaluation plan for your event operations and the event management. What will be measured? How will it be measured? Create templates for evaluation Develop a framework for knowledge transfer.

Final Presentation:

15 Minutes each. You will present to your peers an overview of your event. Key elements of the operational and logistics components of the event. One theory you considered in the organising of your event and an overview of your evaluation model. EVT806 Event Operations And Quality Management

M5X01921 Personnel Resourcing And Development

The Hotel International is based in your country of choice and has recently appointed a new General Manager. You have been asked to prepare the report based on the following tasks and present this at the next meeting. M5X01921 Personnel Resourcing And Development

Task 1 – Compile a PESTLE analysis of the External Environment (Location you have chosen) related to the Hotel (Brand you have chosen) that demonstrates a Critical Understanding of the Management and Business Environment within which personnel professionals work.

Task 2 – Using examples from the Hotel Industry discuss the importance of an effective Recruitment and Selection process in order to sustain competitive advantage.

Task 3 – Analyse and Evaluate the principal factors that affect the Culture, Equality and Diversity of an organisation.

Task 4 – Identify and Describe the main methods of Performance Management utilised by organisations to ensure targets are achieved and organisation competitive advantage is maintained

Task 5 – You are also to submit and discuss an Outline Plan which offers recommendations on issues raised in the presentation.

Your work must demonstrate the growing extent of your knowledge and understanding of concepts and underlying principles associated with the subject area.  Knowledge relates to the facts, information and skills you have acquired through your learning.  You demonstrate your understanding by interpreting the meaning of the facts and information (knowledge).

This means that you need to select and include in your work the concepts, techniques, models, theories, etc. appropriate to the task(s) set.  You should be able to explain the theories, concepts, etc. meaningfully to show your understanding.  Your mark/grade will also depend upon the extent to which you demonstrate your knowledge and understanding; ideally each should be complete and detailed, with comprehensive coverage.

Make reference to relevant cross-cultural communication theories/models.  You do not need to explain these in depth but introduce them briefly before analysing and applying them.

3.Analysis

Your work must contain evidence of logical, analytical thinking, evaluation and synthesis. For example, to examine and break information down into parts, make inferences, compile, compare and contrast information.  This means not just describing What! But also justifying: Why? How? When? Who? Where? At all times, you must provide justification for your arguments and judgements.

 Evidence that you have reflected upon the ideas of others within the subject area is crucial to you providing a reasoned and informed debate within your work.  Furthermore, you should provide evidence that you are able to make sound judgements and convincing arguments using data and concepts.  Sound, valid conclusions are necessary and must be derived from the content of your work.  There should be no new information presented within your conclusion.  Where relevant, alternative solutions and recommendations may be proposed.

The task specifies what is required of you.  Take care to answer only the question set fully. You may find it helpful to keep the task to hand when writing to remain focused on it.  Make sure you draw conclusions from the content of your work and provide a direct answer to the question in summary at the end of the task.

4.Practical application and deployment

You should be able to demonstrate how the subject-related concepts and ideas relate to real world situations or a particular context.  How do they work in practice?  You will deploy models, methods, techniques, and/or theories, in that context, to assess current situations, perhaps to formulate plans or solutions to solve problems, some of which may be innovative and creative.  This is likely to involve, for instance, the use of real world examples and cases, the application of a model within an organisation and/or benchmarking one organisation against others based on stated criteria.  You should show awareness of the limitations of concepts and theories when applied in particular contexts.

Specific To This Assignment:    

 You should deploy your chosen techniques, models and/or theories and wider reading to illustrate the points you make.  Where possible you should show awareness of the practical limitations of the models selected.

5. Skills for professional practice

Your work must provide evidence of the attributes expected in professional practice.  This includes demonstrating your individual initiative and/or collaborative working. You must communicate effectively in a suitable format, which may be written and/or oral, for example, essay, management report, presentation. Work should be coherent and well-structured in presentation and organisation.

You should write an essay in a recognised format.  All writing should be academic style, formal, focused, concise and subject specific.  It should use a font of Arial 11 point or Times New Roman 12 point and be 1.5 or double spaced.  

1. Research-informed Literature

Extent of research and/or own reading, selection of credible sources, application of appropriate referencing conventions.

2. Knowledge and Understanding of Subject

Extent of knowledge and understanding of concepts and underlying principles associated with the discipline.

3. Analysis

Analysis, evaluation and synthesis; logic, argument and judgement; analytical reflection; organisation of ideas and evidence

4. Practical Application and Deployment

Deployment of methods, materials, tools and techniques; application of concepts; formulation of innovative and creative solutions to solve problems.

5. Skills for Professional Practice

Attributes in professional practice: individual and collaborative working; deployment of appropriate media; presentation and organisation.

ENGT5265 Systems Operations Management

ENGT5265 Systems Operations Management. According to the learning outcomes for this module, this assignment will:


1. Provide students with both a solid theoretical background on Operations Management, its main principles, as well as a very practical view of problems and challenges that companies are facing nowadays


2. Develop a critical understanding of the main choices (strategic, tactical and operative) an Operations Manager has to make

Late submission of coursework policy: Late submissions will be processed inaccordance with current University regulations, which state: “the time period during which a student may submit a piece of work late without authorisation and have the work capped at 50%, if passed is 14 calendar days.

Work submitted unauthorised more than 14 calendar days after the original submission date will receive a mark of 0%. These regulations apply to a student’s first attempt at coursework. Work submitted late without authorisation which constitutes reassessment of previously failed piece of coursework will always receive a mark of 0%.”

Project Description:

Discuss your potential role as a Systems Operation Manager in improving the performance and productivity of a business of your choice (mainly focusing on engineering-based production or service industry).

Tasks To Be Undertaken:

Develop a brief report with the following content
1. Present a brief overview of your business (approx. 250 words)
2. Identify the different subsystems of your business and identify at least three challenges and three opportunities offered by each for improving business  performance at systems scale (approx. 500 words)
3. Develop the context for Systems operation management (strategic, tactical and operative) in your business
4. Analyse the potential role of each of the following system operation management skills in improving the business performance (approx. 200 words
x 5)
➢ Resource management
➢ Risk management
➢ Facilities and Operations management
➢ Procurements
➢ Quality and Innovation management

5. Summarise your work

[Note: this coursework will count 60% of the total module marks] Deliverables to be submitted for assessment: Submit the brief report (maximum 2000 words) summarising your key messages to the Turnitin web portal for this assignment.

Important considerations while preparing your report
• use good reporting skills using resources provided on the following link (under section ‘Reports & Presentations’)
• use a font of size no less than 10 points
• make sure the total word limit (excluding the references) is mentioned at the end of the report
• provide a reference list containing relevant resources used in the report

How The Work Will Be Marked:

This assignment will be assessed based on the extent to which the learning outcomes have been met, and the extent to which the above instructions, notes and guidance are complied with (for example regarding word limit, style, structure and citation). The criteria below relate to the current pass mark of 50%.

• Introduction to the report – 10 marks
• Identification of business subsystems to be improved – 10 marks
• Application of all the tasked systems management techniques – 50 marks
• Presentation of results and analysis – 20 marks
• Clarity of writing style, referencing and structure of report – 10 marks

Work that is deficient in most of the respects outlined above, showing no evidence of critical analysis will be awarded an outright fail of 44% or less. A marginal fail of 45% to 49% may  be awarded to work that demonstrates some understanding of the problem but where the  understanding, accuracy, organisation and critical analysis fail to justify a marginal pass.

RSM270 Operations Management

1. Productivity

(a) A company that makes shopping carts for supermarkets and other stores recently purchased some new equipment that reduces the labor content of the jobs needed to produce the shopping carts. RSM270 Operations Management

Prior to buying the new equipment, the company used four workers. Each worker produced an average of 80 carts per hour. Labor cost was $10 per worker per hour, and machine cost was $40 per hour. With the new equipment, it was possible to transfer one of the workers to another department.

Machine cost increased by $10 per hour while output increased by four carts per worker per hour, and the labor costs stayed the same.i. Calculate labor productivity before and after the new equipment.

Use carts per worker per hour as the measure of labor productivity.ii.Calculate the multi- factor productivity before and after the new equipment.

Use carts per dollar cost (labor plus machine) as the measure.iii. Calculate and comment on the changes in productivity according to the two measures. Which one do you believe is more appropriate for this situation?

RSM270 Operations Management