QSO415 NMI Trends in Operation Management

Then, research three or more of the following trends in operations management that you have a personal interest in: quality management, lean manufacturing, green manufacturing, globalization, just-in-time manufacturing (JIT), supply chain management, big data, operational performance metrics, and sustainable operations.

Then, review the Final Project Document and begin thinking about an organization you would like to analyze. The organization can be in any industry that produces a product or provides a service. After doing some preliminary research on your organization, select one of the trends in operations management listed above that your chosen company currently exhibits. Discuss how the organization has implemented this trend, as well as the challenges the trend presents for the company based on the current outlook. This is a preliminary research step for the final project milestone you will submit in Module Two.

Examples:

  • Quality management has been a challenge for many automotive manufacturers; how are they addressing product quality?
  • Many companies are facing pressure from consumers and special interest groups to be more “green.” What are companies doing in this area of social responsibility and sustainability?

In response to your peers, answer the following question: How can the company chosen by your peers take advantage of the identified trend, while addressing challenges the trend might present? Help your peers brainstorm ideas for their chosen companies and trends.

CAPELLA Change Resistance In Company For ERP Systems Implementation

Write a 5-7 page internal report that assesses specific change factors you have observed within a selected organization to determine a specific change recommendation and the potential benefits that would come with its implementation.

Introduction

It is important to be able to accurately diagnose the higher priority needs for change in organizations and to develop a high-level process for initiating that change. In this assessment, you will analyze the factors driving change and how these change factors impact an organization of your choice. The emphasis here is not on how to change but on what to change and why.

Preparation

Do the following:

  • Choose an organization. This can be where you currently work or an organization with which you are familiar.
  • Select a change model that best applies to a change needed in your selected organization. If you are unfamiliar with organizational change models, you may choose to use those in the Organizational Change: An Action-Oriented Toolkit text.
  • Research your selected change model and John Kotter’s 8-step model. Use the Capella University Library to find three to five resources to support your assessment.

Scenario

After your recent success heading up a staff development initiative, your supervisor’s boss has asked that you devote part of your time each week to supporting a task force that explores opportunities for positive change within the organization. After an initial orientation meeting with the rest of the change task force, you have been asked to create an internal report in which you assess specific change factors that you have observed within the organization to determine a specific change recommendation and the potential benefits that would come with its implementation.

Your Role

Imagine that you work in any organization you choose in any position you like. For the sake of simplicity, you may choose to imagine your present position at a company where you already work. Whatever your other responsibilities, you are now also tasked with providing change leadership within the organization.

Requirements

Using Kotter’s 8-step model and one other change model of your choice, write a report in which you analyze aspects of the change needed for your chosen organization. Include the following in your analysis:

  • Describe a change challenge facing the selected organization to sustain success.
  • List the factors that are driving change for this selected organization.
  • Identify the type of change that is needed for the selected organization.
    • You may find Figure 3.1 in the Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change text useful for this identification.
  • Assess the organization’s readiness for change and ways to heighten awareness. Use the force field analysis model for this assessment. You may use the Force Field Analysis Template [DOC] to guide your work.
  • Articulate recommendations for change for the selected organization. These are recommendations you would eventually deliver to the organization’s executive leadership team. Make sure you support your recommendations with research. Remember, the emphasis here is not on how to change but on what to change, and why.

Your analysis should be written coherently to support a central idea, in appropriate APA format, with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a business professional.

Deliverable Format

In your last meeting with the rest of the change task force, it was collectively agreed that your recommendation would take the form of an internal report that could be shared with other stakeholders within the company. This report should be 5–7 pages, so that you have enough space to develop your ideas and provide some academic support. Since you plan to share your report with the rest of the change task force, your supervisor’s boss, and other internal stakeholders, you want this document to be well organized and readable.

Internal Report requirements:
  • References: Support the analysis in your report with 3–5 academic resources from the Capella University Library. You must use proper APA style to list your references.
  • Length: 5–7 pages, in addition to the references list.
  • Written communication: Demonstrate graduate-level writing skills through accurate communication of thoughts that convey the overall goals of the analysis and do not detract from the message.
  • Formatting: Use APA formatting, including correct in-text citations, proper punctuation, double spacing throughout, proper headings and subheadings, no extra line spaces before headings and subheadings, proper paragraph and block indentation, no bolding, one-inch margins all around, and no bullets.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

Evaluation

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies through corresponding scoring guide criteria:

  • Competency 1: Assess the complex and dynamic nature of organizational change.
    • Describe a change challenge facing the selected organization to sustain success.
    • List the factors that are driving this selected organization’s change.
  • Competency 2: Analyze ways in which leaders and managers can effectively initiate, shape, and support organizational change.
    • Assess the organization’s readiness for change and ways to heighten awareness.
  • Competency 3: Analyze the processes of change in people, groups, and organizations.
    • Describes the type of change that is needed for the selected organization.
    • Articulate recommendations for change for the selected organization.
  • Competency 5: Communicate effectively in a professional manner.
    • Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for business professionals.
    Criteria Non-performance Basic Proficient Distinguished
    Describe a change challenge facing the selected organization to sustain success. Does not identify a change challenge facing the selected organization to sustain success. Identifies but does not describe a change challenge facing the selected organization to sustain success. Describes a change challenge facing the selected organization to sustain success. Analyzes a change challenge facing the selected organization to sustain success, using literature to support and validate the analysis.
    List the factors that are driving this selected organization’s change. Does not list the factors that are driving this selected organization’s change. Lists factors of organizational change but not all are relevant for this selected organization’s change. Lists the factors that are driving this selected organization’s change. Describes the factors that are driving this selected organization’s change.
    Describes the type of change that is needed for the selected organization. Does not describe the type of change that is needed for the selected organization. Identifies the type of change that is needed for the selected organization. Describes the type of change that is needed for the selected organization. Assesses the type of change that is needed for the selected organization using appropriate sources.
    Assess the organization’s readiness for change and ways to heighten awareness. Does not identify the organization’s readiness for change and ways to heighten awareness. Identifies but does not assess the organization’s readiness for change and ways to heighten awareness. Assesses the organization’s readiness for change and ways to heighten awareness. Analyzes the organization’s readiness for change and ways to heighten awareness; summarizes findings using real organization examples.
    Articulate recommendations for change for the selected organization. Does not identify recommendations for change for the selected organization. Identifies but does not articulate recommendations for change for the selected organization. Articulates recommendations for change for the selected organization. Articulates recommendations for change for the selected organization and summarizes the prioritization of those changes and why.
    Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for business professionals. Does not communicate in a manner that is professional and consistent with expectations for members of the business professions. Communicates in a manner that is usually professional and consistent with expectations for members of the business professions but may include some distracting errors in grammar, usage, or mechanics. Communicates in a manner that is professional and consistent with expectations for members of the business professions. Communicates without error in a manner that is professional and consistent with expectations for members of the business professions.

The Concept of Success in the Modern World Assignment

This is the main question: Read the prompt for 2E, and consider how you want to approach it. Compose a discovery draft that will help you articulate a working claim (the claim should appear in bold). The draft should include an introduction that raises a debatable idea and contextualizes your working main claim. 2 pages.

2E: (which is the prompt) In Unit 2, we’ve taken a closer look at the ideas of a smaller group of authors about the current factors and obstacles shaping our academic, professional, and personal lives.

Using at least one of the Unit 2 authors, make an argument discussing the concept of success in the modern world. Note that this is NOT a paper on “how to be successful”—it is an analysis of how the texts we’ve read consider the topic. It will likely help to focus on a particular aspect of success: personal, professional, and/or financial success are all viable options, as is success as it relates to a particular field, or a particular group of people. ‘Success’ can also be defined by obstacles, and you may want to consider this if it seems right for your paper.

As with Unit 1, this paper must be able to be understood even by readers who have not read the authors you discuss. It is also important to continue asking yourself how your work is making an original contribution to the ongoing academic conversation happening in the texts we read.

In addition to the Unit 2 texts, you may also draw on any Unit 1 material, as well as personal experience if applicable—but this personal experience must be yours, must take the form of specific examples, and should not overwhelm the paper’s text-based argument. You may not draw on hypothetical evidence or outside sources. Your instructor will respond to this draft during conferences, and the draft is due online and in hard copy at your conference time.

===> with that being said I only need an introduction which has a length of half a page. and the rest should only be an outline of how the essay is going to be written. the article attached should be mentioned in the intro and should be used in the outline as well. Thank you.

OL 421 SNHU Strategic Management and Policy Final Project

OL 421 Final Project Guidelines and Rubric Overview You will complete a capstone that integrates the knowledge and skills you have developed in the business core coursework and over the duration of the term by creating an executive summary that highlights the performance of your company from the Capsim simulation. The executive summary is your opportunity to show your knowledge of the organization, products, and business functions—skills that professionals in this field must possess. You will also reflect on your journey through the business core and how you plan to position yourself both professionally and in your upcoming program of study. This personal and professional reflection will specifically focus on business communication skills, professional etiquette, and peer-to-peer and peer-to-leader collaboration.

Most Prominent Issue Affecting Women’s Health Today

what do you believe is the most prominent issue facing women’s health today? What has informed your response?

I know that this is a wide-open question and you could take this lots of places. I hope that your responses can help inform our discussions in future classes.

Data Privacy Violations

Find a news story or incident where a person claims that their privacy has been violated (either by another person, business, government, etc.) and include the link. Would you conclude that this was an actual violation of privacy, and that regulations should be implemented to protect such violations? Explain why or why not. Be specific in your reasoning and justification for your conclusions (for example, would laws to protect individuals in this case have popular support? Could any laws be easily implemented and enforced? Is the harm created to the person obvious and severe?) NOTE:try to find an incident where someone’s privacy was violated “online” if possible.

USE the reading (Kerry 2018) to justify your reasoning.

https://www.brookings.edu/research/why-protecting-…

300-400 WORDS (DO NOT EXCEED)

Affordable Care Act Health Policy Discussion Help

Health law is constantly changing and morphing due to the efforts of interested parties or stakeholders. Some of the proposed changes benefit citizens while others appear only to further the interests of corporations. It is important to understand the influence of politics, for example, on policy. For this assignment, you will have the opportunity to explore current news items related to health law and policy.

From the Internet, review the following:

Choose a current news item of interest and include the following information in your discussion post:

  • Health policy discussed
  • Invested parties
  • Potential pros and cons of recommended change

It should be a minimum of 200 words.

California The four perspectives of the scorecard approach discussion

According to the case studies in the textbook, assess either MARS, incorporated OR The University of California using the Balanced Scorecard approach.

Be sure to (1) address at least one KPI including hypothetical goal, measure and target for each of the four perspectives (financial, customers, etc.) in tabular format and (2) draw or sketch out a dashboard for your scorecard. Include a brief narrative (at least two sentences) explaining your specific scorecard as it relates to the organization.

List of instructions:

  • You must use scholarly, peer-reviewed articles. (A peer-reviewed article is one that has “been evaluated by several researchers or subject specialist in the academic community prior to accepting it for publication” and is “also known as scholarly or refereed.”)
  • Paper written for this course within the School for Computer and Information Sciences must follow the American Psychological Association (APA) writing style.
  • 12-point Times New roman font.

You might want to review the below video first.

See the instruction below as follow. It’s a discussion question and assignment question.

Assignment Details

The following Course Outcome is assessed in this Assignment:

AB219-3: Describe market segmentation and target marketing in a case scenario.

Using the information on the target market you learned from reading Chapters 6 and 8 in your text, original research on the Internet, and the various Learning Activities provided, read the scenario and respond to the checklist items in a business memo format.

Case Scenario: The product is a portable multimedia center, to be marketed in the U.S., called “Media Popup” and made by the startup company Porttron, Inc. The multimedia center is a glossy compact 10ʺ×12ʺ entertainment box. It includes a screen with optional additional screen extension that pops out of the right side; a computer keyboard that folds down; four surround-sound mini-speakers that can be adhered to any hard surface with the stick strips at the back of each speaker; and a subscription to streamed movies, music, and videos for 2 years — all for $499. It is available in three different colors (black, silver, and white).

Business Memo: You are a marketing assistant at Porttron, Inc. tasked with providing a business memo (i.e., an internal company document) to the U.S. executive management team of Porttron, Inc. concerning the checklist items provided below.

Write a minimum 500-word original business memo. In a concise manner, describe to executive management the data you will analyze to determine a potential market for this product. State your purpose in the opening paragraph and provide sufficient information to explain the required items. Finally, provide a concluding paragraph to summarize your suggestions.

Checklist:

1. Identify either a consumer or business market.

2. Describe your bases for segmenting the market (e.g., demographics).

3. Identify segmentation descriptors (e.g., age, occupation, income).

4. Explain your rationale for the segmentation descriptors.

5. Describe a target market.

6. Identify a marketing mix (product, place, promotion, price).

In a minimum of 2 pages (500 words) in a Microsoft Word document, write the business memo using the 6th edition APA format and citation style.

Disclaimer: This exercise may include actual companies and brand names solely for instructional purposes; this exercise is not associated with any such actual company or brand name. All trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.

Discussion question

Topic: Segmentation is crucial in order to match the product to the needs and wants of the appropriate group of potential customers.

Scenario: A new product service company’s marketing assistant tells his boss that the market segment for a new ergonomic chair is sedentary adults.

What is wrong with the marketing assistant’s segmentation of the market? Explain.

The Market System questions

Some of the main principles of The Market System are: Freedom of Choice, Free Trade, Property Rights, Division of Labor and Specialization. There are many other principles. But these are some of them. Division of Labor and Specialization made a deep impact in society from the very beginning, as both were the back bone of the Industrial Revolution. Industrial Revolution challenged individuals to be creative and embrace science and engage in new techniques leading to a new Era of innovation and ways of life. Some people were delighted with the new ways of life, others were concerned and afraid. But adaptation was needed, and an innovative Era took place.

As time passed, other ideas came along, Comparative Advantage was one of them. The idea of Comparative Advantage has contributed to society around the world as well. Making people more aware of how to manage their tasks within households, domestically and internationally.

These days society face new challenges. Some people opposing main principles of the Market System such as Free Trade by trying to raise barriers to trade and imposing barriers towards Freedom of choice such as trying to prevent international outsourcing.

Taking into consideration all that you have covered in the course so far please answer each one of the questions below in the order they are presented in a questionnaire format, provide examples and present a bibliography of the sources you use:

  1. What is Non-Routine Cognitive Jobs? 5 points – What is expected about routine cognitive jobs in the USA in the next decade? 5 points Which type of unemployment frictional, structural or cyclical might happen due to this change on the market? Why ? explain in details? (10 points)
  2. Explain in details how restricting imports will limit eventual exports. (10 points)
  3. Can protectionism jeopardize Free Trade? Why? Explain in details. (20 points)
  4. How Artificial Intelligence has been affecting farming and manufacturing? Explain in detail? What is expected about Artificial Intelligence on farming and manufacturing for the next decade? (15 points)
  5. Property rights is one of the main principles of the market system. Please, explain in detail which are the challenges that firms and corporations face related to intellectual property at the Global Markets. (15 points)