Mancosa – Postgraduate Diploma In Business Management

MANCOSA: POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT758. 5 PROJECT QUESTIONSPROJECT 1 : OPERATIONS MANAGEMENTThis question has two parts, Part One is a Project Based Assessment and Part two is a Scenario-BasedAssessment. PART ONE(67)Part one (1) requires you to choose a company with which you are familiar (preferably the one you work for). The company should be within Africa or BRICS. Create a report in word with the following sections: 1. Introduction Give a brief overview of the company including its products or service, locations, andhistory. 2. Product – Describe the product or product or product mix or service in detail. a. If a product, show a picture or diagram and or an assembly drawing. Include a bill of materials orassembly chart if appropriate. If you have a product mix, show a typical product or a few products. b. If a service, a flow chart may be appropriate or the flow chart may fit better on the processessection. c. What created the opportunity for your product or services?d. Do you make or buy your product or service? (Yes, services can be purchasedthink oftemporaries, independent truck drivers, etc. ) Explain. e. What issues are involved in the design of your product or service? Environmental issues, robustdesign, value analysis, modular, manufacturability, etc. f. Where is the product or service in its life cycle?3. Process Give an overview and flow diagram of the process in a flow chart. If your product is complex,give an overview. Point out any bottlenecks in your process. a. Is your process product focus, repetitive, process focus or something else? Explainb. Discuss issues fixed costs and variable costs involved in making the product. Give answers aspercentage of total costs, NOT actual numbers (figures). c. If a service discuss customer interaction and process strategyd. Discuss any environmental issues involved in your process. e. Discuss technology used in your process. f. Discuss the information system that support your process. g. Give a history of improvements to your process (e. g. look at lean manufacturing)h. Discuss any issues that pertain to capacity. What determines capacity for your process? How doyou deal with uneven demand?4. Location Explain why your business is located where it is. Discuss issues pertinent to this location. 5. Layout What type of layout does your company have? What is the rationale behind the layout? Show adiagram. How can it be improved?6. Supply chain a. What is the supply chain strategy for your company?b. How is vendor selection/purchasing handled?c. Discuss how the supply chain is managed. d. Discuss materials management/distribution. e. Is e-commerce applied in any form?PROGRAMME HANDBOOK: JANUARY 2016 INTAKE7576MANCOSA: POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT7. SummariseSummarise by linking these strategies to your mission and goals. Make recommendations forimprovement. The assignment should be no more than 40 pages. Adapted from: https: //books. google. co. za/books?id=jhBHbIoX3dEC&amp,pg=PA294&amp,lpg=PA294&amp,dq=Production+and+operations+management+case+study+cha,+6,7,8,9,10&amp,source=bl&amp,ots=EBeaEdteeo&amp,sig=sq92pbJ5W82HloGhZwfkvkklDAk&amp,hl=en&amp,sa=X&amp,ved=0CCoQ6AEwAmoVChMI2fCgyu6jxwIVSbIUCh2_WwhQ#v=onepage&amp,q&amp,f=false. NOTE THAT LEARNING HAS TO TAKE PLACE. SIMPLY COPYING COMPANY DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BEACCEPTABLE. MARK ALLOCATION- PART ONEAreaIntroductionProductProcessLocationLayoutSupply ChainSummaryRecommendationsTOTALSMarks251036833067PART TWO(33)Part two (2) requires an analysis of the scenarios below. Place your answers at the end of the report yougenerated for Part One of the assessment task. Scenario 1The following data are observations of sales for a product (Y) and advert expenditures (X)NOXY1234567891015122017122522918301. 1 Obtain the line of best fit. 1. 2 Interpret a and b. 1. 3 What is the predicted sale for advert expense of R32, 000?Note: all workings to 2 decimal places180140230190160300270110240320PROGRAMME HANDBOOK: JANUARY 2016 INTAKE(11)(5)(4)(2)76MANCOSA: POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT77Scenario 2(11)Shoprite wants to categorise its 7 major items using ABC analysis. As manager of Shoprite, you are required toconduct an ABC analysis, clearly stating your assumptions and actions for each category. Item numberAnnual quantity usedUnit value in Rand2150,0000,9418,0000,20620,0000,10175350053,000710,000803,00,302Note: all workings to 2 decimal placesScenario 3(11)A recent report highlighted that the main measure of performance used by the majority of purchasingorganisations was reduced costs. Propose other sets of performance measures that could be applied by purchasing organisations to assess theircontribution to corporate performance within the broader supply chain. PROGRAMME HANDBOOK: JANUARY 2016 INTAKEMANCOSA: POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

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8.5 PROJECT QUESTIONS
PROJECT 1 : OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
This question has two parts; Part One is a Project Based Assessment and Part two is a Scenario-Based
Assessment.
PART ONE
(67)
Part one (1) requires you to choose a company with which you are familiar (preferably the one you work for).

The company should be within Africa or BRICS. Create a report in word with the following sections:
1. Introduction Give a brief overview of the company including its products or service, locations, and
history.

2. Product – Describe the product or product or product mix or service in detail.
a. If a product, show a picture or diagram and or an assembly drawing. Include a bill of materials or
assembly chart if appropriate. If you have a product mix, show a typical product or a few products.
b. If a service, a flow chart may be appropriate or the flow chart may fit better on the processes
section.
c. What created the opportunity for your product or services?
d. Do you make or buy your product or service? (Yes, services can be purchased
think of
temporaries, independent truck drivers, etc.) Explain.
e. What issues are involved in the design of your product or service? Environmental issues, robust
design, value analysis, modular, manufacturability, etc.
f. Where is the product or service in its life cycle?
3. Process Give an overview and flow diagram of the process in a flow chart. If your product is complex,
give an overview. Point out any bottlenecks in your process.
a. Is your process product focus, repetitive, process focus or something else? Explain
b. Discuss issues fixed costs and variable costs involved in making the product. Give answers as
percentage of total costs, NOT actual numbers (figures).
c. If a service discuss customer interaction and process strategy
d. Discuss any environmental issues involved in your process.
e. Discuss technology used in your process.
f. Discuss the information system that support your process.
g. Give a history of improvements to your process (e.g. look at lean manufacturing)
h. Discuss any issues that pertain to capacity. What determines capacity for your process? How do
you deal with uneven demand?
4. Location Explain why your business is located where it is. Discuss issues pertinent to this location.

5. Layout What type of layout does your company have? What is the rationale behind the layout? Show a
diagram. How can it be improved?
6. Supply chain a. What is the supply chain strategy for your company?
b. How is vendor selection/purchasing handled?
c. Discuss how the supply chain is managed.
d. Discuss materials management/distribution.
e. Is e-commerce applied in any form?

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7. Summarise
Summarise by linking these strategies to your mission and goals. Make recommendations for
improvement. The assignment should be no more than 40 pages.

Adapted from:
https://books.google.co.za/books?id=jhBHbIoX3dEC&pg=PA294&lpg=PA294&dq=Production+and+operations+mana
gement+case+study+cha,+6,7,8,9,10&source=bl&ots=EBeaEdteeo&sig=sq92pbJ5W82HloGhZwfkvkklDAk&hl=en&sa=
X&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAmoVChMI2fCgyu6jxwIVSbIUCh2_WwhQ#v=onepage&q&f=false.

NOTE THAT LEARNING HAS TO TAKE PLACE. SIMPLY COPYING COMPANY DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE
ACCEPTABLE.
MARK ALLOCATION- PART ONE
Area
Introduction
Product
Process
Location
Layout
Supply Chain
Summary
Recommendations
TOTALS

Marks
2
5
10
3
6
8
3
30
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PART TWO
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Part two (2) requires an analysis of the scenarios below. Place your answers at the end of the report you
generated for Part One of the assessment task.
Scenario 1
The following data are observations of sales for a product (Y) and advert expenditures (X)
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X
Y
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

15
12
20
17
12
25
22
9
18
30

1.1 Obtain the line of best fit.
1.2 Interpret a and b.
1.3 What is the predicted sale for advert expense of R32, 000?
Note: all workings to 2 decimal places

180
140
230
190
160
300
270
110
240
320

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Scenario 2
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Shoprite wants to categorise its 7 major items using ABC analysis. As manager of Shoprite, you are required to
conduct an ABC analysis, clearly stating your assumptions and actions for each category.
Item number

Annual quantity used

Unit value in Rand

2

150,000

0,9

4

18,000

0,20

6

20,000

0,10

1

75

3

500

5

3,000

7

10,000

80

3,0

0,30
2

Note: all workings to 2 decimal places

Scenario 3
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A recent report highlighted that the main measure of performance used by the majority of purchasing
organisations was reduced costs.

Propose other sets of performance measures that could be applied by purchasing organisations to assess their
contribution to corporate performance within the broader supply chain.

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