NU MGT451 ALL DISCUSSIONS

Week One Discussion 1OPERATIONS MANAGEMENTWhy study operations management? Furthermore, what is the difference between the terms “production management” and “operations management”?Week One Discussion 2STRATEGIES LINKAGEWhat are the practical consequences of a lack of strategic linkage between the business and the operations functions?Week One Discussion 3QUALITY FAILUREFind an example of a quality failure and determine the reasons for the failure. Use the references at the end of Chapter 8 or recent newspaper or magazine articles to help find an example.Week Two Discussion 1SUPPLIER – CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPWhat is a “process”? Explain from beginning to end the supplier – customer relationship both internally and externally of the organization and why it is important to understand the existence of this relation in producing the final product/service to the ultimate customer (the consumer).Week Two Discussion 2MARKETING AND PROCESS STRATEGYWhat are the possible consequences of defining a marketing strategy independently of the process strategy?Week Two Discussion 3LEAN APPROACH ABROADWhy did the lean approach evolve in Japan and not in Western countries?Week Two Discussion 4What are any mid-course insights you have so far? Feel free to share any insights from the textbook, online lecture notes, online class sessions or the readings!Week Three Discussion 1BALANCING SUFFICIENT VICE INSUFFICIENT QUANITIESWhy is the understanding of “customer demands” and supplier availability imperative to maintaining meeting the customer’s needs when they go to purchase your product or service? Also, is it “fair” to the consumer to offer “rain checks” due to lack of product/services, and to place ads that draw consumers in that include “small print” indicating only a “few” items at a very reduced price are actually available?Week Three Discussion 2DIFFERENCIATING MANAGEMENTWhat is the difference between supply chain management and demand management?Week Three Discussion 3CROSS-FUNCTIONAL TEAMSWhy are cross-functional teams so widely used for supply chain improvement?Week Three Discussion 4THEORY OF CONSTRAINTSWhat is the goal as stated by the theory of consraints (TOC) and how is that goal achieved?

Week One Discussion 1OPERATIONS MANAGEMENTWhy study operations management? Furthermore, what is the difference between the terms “production management” and “operations management”?Week One Discussion 2STRATEGIES LINKAGEWhat are the practical consequences of a lack of strategic linkage between the business and the operations functions?Week One Discussion 3QUALITY FAILUREFind an example of a quality failure and determine the reasons for the failure. Use the references at the end of Chapter 8 or recent newspaper or magazine articles to help find an example.Week Two Discussion 1SUPPLIER – CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPWhat is a “process”? Explain from beginning to end the supplier – customer relationship both internally and externally of the organization and why it is important to understand the existence of this relation in producing the final product/service to the ultimate customer (the consumer).Week Two Discussion 2MARKETING AND PROCESS STRATEGYWhat are the possible consequences of defining a marketing strategy independently of the process strategy?Week Two Discussion 3LEAN APPROACH ABROADWhy did the lean approach evolve in Japan and not in Western countries?Week Two Discussion 4What are any mid-course insights you have so far? Feel free to share any insights from the textbook, online lecture notes, online class sessions or the readings!Week Three Discussion 1BALANCING SUFFICIENT VICE INSUFFICIENT QUANITIESWhy is the understanding of “customer demands” and supplier availability imperative to maintaining meeting the customer’s needs when they go to purchase your product or service? Also, is it “fair” to the consumer to offer “rain checks” due to lack of product/services, and to place ads that draw consumers in that include “small print” indicating only a “few” items at a very reduced price are actually available?Week Three Discussion 2DIFFERENCIATING MANAGEMENTWhat is the difference between supply chain management and demand management?Week Three Discussion 3CROSS-FUNCTIONAL TEAMSWhy are cross-functional teams so widely used for supply chain improvement?Week Three Discussion 4THEORY OF CONSTRAINTSWhat is the goal as stated by the theory of consraints (TOC) and how is that goal achieved?

Week One Discussion 1OPERATIONS MANAGEMENTWhy study operations management? Furthermore, what is the difference between the terms “production management” and “operations management”?Week One Discussion 2STRATEGIES LINKAGEWhat are the practical consequences of a lack of strategic linkage between the business and the operations functions?Week One Discussion 3QUALITY FAILUREFind an example of a quality failure and determine the reasons for the failure. Use the references at the end of Chapter 8 or recent newspaper or magazine articles to help find an example.Week Two Discussion 1SUPPLIER – CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPWhat is a “process”? Explain from beginning to end the supplier – customer relationship both internally and externally of the organization and why it is important to understand the existence of this relation in producing the final product/service to the ultimate customer (the consumer).Week Two Discussion 2MARKETING AND PROCESS STRATEGYWhat are the possible consequences of defining a marketing strategy independently of the process strategy?Week Two Discussion 3LEAN APPROACH ABROADWhy did the lean approach evolve in Japan and not in Western countries?Week Two Discussion 4What are any mid-course insights you have so far? Feel free to share any insights from the textbook, online lecture notes, online class sessions or the readings!Week Three Discussion 1BALANCING SUFFICIENT VICE INSUFFICIENT QUANITIESWhy is the understanding of “customer demands” and supplier availability imperative to maintaining meeting the customer’s needs when they go to purchase your product or service? Also, is it “fair” to the consumer to offer “rain checks” due to lack of product/services, and to place ads that draw consumers in that include “small print” indicating only a “few” items at a very reduced price are actually available?Week Three Discussion 2DIFFERENCIATING MANAGEMENTWhat is the difference between supply chain management and demand management?Week Three Discussion 3CROSS-FUNCTIONAL TEAMSWhy are cross-functional teams so widely used for supply chain improvement?Week Three Discussion 4THEORY OF CONSTRAINTSWhat is the goal as stated by the theory of consraints (TOC) and how is that goal achieved?

Week One Discussion 1OPERATIONS MANAGEMENTWhy study operations management? Furthermore, what is the difference between the terms “production management” and “operations management”?Week One Discussion 2STRATEGIES LINKAGEWhat are the practical consequences of a lack of strategic linkage between the business and the operations functions?Week One Discussion 3QUALITY FAILUREFind an example of a quality failure and determine the reasons for the failure. Use the references at the end of Chapter 8 or recent newspaper or magazine articles to help find an example.Week Two Discussion 1SUPPLIER – CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPWhat is a “process”? Explain from beginning to end the supplier – customer relationship both internally and externally of the organization and why it is important to understand the existence of this relation in producing the final product/service to the ultimate customer (the consumer).Week Two Discussion 2MARKETING AND PROCESS STRATEGYWhat are the possible consequences of defining a marketing strategy independently of the process strategy?Week Two Discussion 3LEAN APPROACH ABROADWhy did the lean approach evolve in Japan and not in Western countries?Week Two Discussion 4What are any mid-course insights you have so far? Feel free to share any insights from the textbook, online lecture notes, online class sessions or the readings!Week Three Discussion 1BALANCING SUFFICIENT VICE INSUFFICIENT QUANITIESWhy is the understanding of “customer demands” and supplier availability imperative to maintaining meeting the customer’s needs when they go to purchase your product or service? Also, is it “fair” to the consumer to offer “rain checks” due to lack of product/services, and to place ads that draw consumers in that include “small print” indicating only a “few” items at a very reduced price are actually available?Week Three Discussion 2DIFFERENCIATING MANAGEMENTWhat is the difference between supply chain management and demand management?Week Three Discussion 3CROSS-FUNCTIONAL TEAMSWhy are cross-functional teams so widely used for supply chain improvement?Week Three Discussion 4THEORY OF CONSTRAINTSWhat is the goal as stated by the theory of consraints (TOC) and how is that goal achieved?

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