Operations and Supply Management


Choose a product with which you are familiar. Using a report format, complete the following tasks:

– Provide an introduction to the product and explain why you have chosen it.
– Develop a diagram illustrating the supply chain for your product. Include upstream and downstream organisations.
– Provide an explanation of the different organisations involved in the supply chain, whether they are based in the UK or overseas and how they communicate with each other.
– Using appropriate concepts, theories and frameworks discuss how operations management is used to meet customer demand for the product. Is it effective?
– Evaluate how applicable lean operations are to the supply chain.
– Provide recommendations for improvement for the management of the supply chain that you have studied.

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