You are working as an Operations Manager for a growing company. The company has plans to develop several new products over the next five years and is currently hiring new graduates to help with this endeavor. These graduates have either Marketing or Engineering degrees, and may not have taken any operations classes. You have been asked by the Vice President of Human Resources to develop one of the modules for their training. Be sure the training keeps your audience in mind. You may use any medium that you choose, including written, visual, audio, or a combination of media. The goal is to deliver a self-driven training.
Develop a module that will allow the new hire to gain an understanding of the impact of product design on operations and supply chain strategy. The module should be a length of either 700 to 1,050 words,
Explain the importance of the product design process and how the connection of designing new products can impact the production processes.
Describe various techniques to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Be sure to give a specific example that uses a quality tool or technique so the new hire can grasp this application.
Diagram the components of the distribution or logistics operation of your company and identify technology upgrades that the company may be considering in the next five years to enhance operations as it applies for any of the components.