MAN515 Operations Management Assessment 3


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Unit Code           MAN515

Unit Title             Operations Management



Challenges to Business Success an Operations Management Focus


Type of


Written Report (Report Style)


Week & Day


Midnight of Friday Week 13



Length                3000 – 4000 words


Value:                  50%




Task         This assessment should be written using a report style.

Over recent years, a number of key challenges have become very significant to

Operations Managers. Six of these concepts are:


Changing Technologies

Continued Globalization of markets including 1st and 2nd world entrants.

Changing customer expectations

Changing job designs

Quality management

Global manufacturing


Your task is to:

  1. Identify a business you think is interesting and briefly discuss how each of the above challenges might impact that business in the future. (suggested minimum 1200 words)

  1. Choose a minimum of three of the following areas of Operations Management that you think are likely to most impact the success of your chosen business and justify your selection of each. (suggested minimum

2000 words)


o Goods and Service design

o Process Selection, Design and Analysis

o Facility and Work Design

o Supply Chain Design

o Capacity Management

o Managing Inventories

o Resource Management

o Quality Management

NOTE: Your work should:

  1. Help the reader to understand how each concept interrelates with the challenges and

  2. How, if properly applied, they will help any organisation to be more


Assessment criteria

For general assessment criteria refer to the Rubric associated with this assessment. This can be found in the students My Grades area of the MAN515 Learnline site.

Penalties        Late Submission

Assignments a must be submitted by the due date.

Failure to submit an assignment on or before the due date will result in an academic penalty of 5% of the marks allocated for the assignment each day the assignment is overdue.

All assignments must be submitted online.


Plagiarism is the presentation of the work of another without acknowledgement. Staff and students may use information and ideas expressed by others, but this use must be identified by appropriate


CDU policy on plagiarism.

The following links provide information on CDU's assessment rules:

Assessment Rule


Plagiarism will result in an automatic Fail and the student may be subject to disciplinary action by the University.


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