Q.Why should a Canadian service organization worry about being world class if it does not compete outside Canada? What impact does the Internet have on this? 1.As the environment changes, firms can find themselves faced with competition from outside their industry or from outside their home country. 2.Even if they do not, the principles of a world class firm can be applied to any and all manufacturing and service concerns. Benchmarking or rating your firm’s performance to the best in your industry or class can provide future strategic directions for improvements. The Internet is global by its very nature. Retail stores must now compete with Internet stores. Local auction houses will be in competition with Internet auction sites such as eBay. Virtually all organizations will be impacted in some form by the Internet. It is important that this impact be considered. Q.What are the major priorities associated with operations strategy? How has their relationship to each other changed over the years?describe the unique characteristics of the 4 different priorities in market niche with which it is most compatible?four major imperatives-cost, quality, delivery, flexibility. In the sixties, these four imperatives were viewed from a tradeoff’s perspective. Eg.this meant that improving quality->higher cost. However, more recent thought posits that these 4 imperatives can improve simultaneously, and in many industries may be necessary for success. The problem then becomes one of prioritizing and managing towards orderly improvement. Cost is most compatible with products that are commodities (highly standardized products with many alternative suppliers). Quality provides companies a means of 1) differentiating a product and winning orders or 2) competing in a market and qualifying for orders.Quality is now pervasive among all market niches in that customers now expect high quality. Speed and reliability of delivery are essential in those markets where there is a large degree of customization. In addition, reliable delivery may be a competitive advantage in some regions of the world where delivery is difficult due to geographical or political reasons. Flexibility is important where customers demand low volume but wide varieties of products.Q.Why does the “proper” operations strategy keep changing for companies that are world-class competitors?top three priorities have generally remained the same over time: make it good, make it fast, and deliver it on time. Others have changed. Part of this may be explained by realizing that world class organizations have achieved excellence in these three areas and are, therefore, focusing attention on some of the more minor areas to gain competitive advantage.The changes in the minor priorities may result from recognizing opportunities or from changes in customer desires or expectations.Q. Do business schools have competitive priorities?1Quality of professors&curriculum->consistent quality&high performance;2Leader in development of new curriculum topics->changes;3 Academic level of student attracted-quality;4Quantity and quality of research published—consistent quality;5Quality of library resources—quality;5What companies recruit at the school—after sales service;6Success rate of graduates—consistent quality;7Availability of financial aid—low price and after sales service;8Cost of tuition—low price.*having a few high-quality, dependable suppliers located in different geographical regions. *The big cost other than manufacturing is the cost to transport material to the USA versus the cost of transporting the completed bags to the USA. Here we assume that the material would be sourced in China. This is probably not a bad assumption. Q. What might be some of the external influences on strategy formulation?External influences on strategy formulation: Government and professional regulations regarding practices and performance standards in the medical industry, e.g. what technologies have been
from differences in age, race, gender, education or experience, some diversity of thought will occur in any work setting. Successful practices do not merely tolerate diversity of opinions but encourage it. Diversity broadens the number of potential solutions and enables people in the practice to learn from one another.” (Tallia, p,1. 2006). Diversity is not a bad thing in the work place it can allow for different ideas from different backgrounds to be able to come up with the best scenario possible for…
Sample lab report for Experiment 194.1 in Palleros (pp. 398-a00)
Reaction of 9-Anthraldehyde with Maleic Anhydride via the Diels-Alder Reaction
Sam P. Le
The purpose of this experiment was to demonstrate the
utility of the Diels-Alder reaction by
reacting 9-anthraldehyde with maleic anhydride to form a9-anthraldehyde-maleic anhydride
adduct. The 9-anthraldehyde-maleic anhydride adduct was characterized by melting point
determination, infrared (IR) spectroscopy, UV-Vis…
Bu 398;Organization Business
Wednesday June 10,2015
Co-founders Gabe Newell and Mike Harrington, whom both had experience in operating systems and software, founded valve in 1996. Gabe Newell who had previously worked with Microsoft wanted to leave the company to create a more interesting company that allowed for freedom and creativity. Together they wanted to start a video game company with games that could be played anywhere rather than strictly…
The Influence of Wi-Fi Service on Hotel Customer Satisfaction
School of Tourism & Hospitality Management
Iis P. Tussyadiah
School of Tourism & Hospitality Management
As people become increasingly mobile and constantly in need of Internet connection, the
importance of wireless Internet is strongly emphasized in our daily lives. In travel context, the
provision of Wi-Fi service for hotel customers is a critical factor to improve their satisfaction…
Stones to Diamonds"
Once upon a time there was a master teacher who had three students. One night he gathered the students around the campfire, "the next day we will be traveling across the desert. I want each one of you to gather as many stones as you could possibly carry and put them in your pack to take across the desert".
The students inquired as to why they would have to do such a task. The master teacher only said that they would learn in time and retired for the night.
Compare and contrast the approaches of Cohen and Hall et al. to the role of media in relation to social disorder
In this essay I will look at the theories of Stanley Cohen a social scientist, born in South Africa in 1942 and Stuart Hall a cultural theorist and sociologist, born 1932 in Jamaica. I will be analysing and comparing their theories and separating the differences in the views of Cohen and Hall et al. and noting the similarities in their ideas. Their theories are in regards to the effect…
authoritative, reputable, full text, peer reviewed sources.
Remember to use an attribution tag to introduce quotations and paraphrases the first time a source is cited in your paper (See pp. 398-400 in PHRG.); also, use an explanatory statement immediately before or following all quotes and paraphrases (See p. 398 PHRG).
While you research, evaluate the articles you find before you decide to use them as sources for your essay.
Evaluate sources using my handout “How to Evaluate Published and Web Sources…
Circumcision: A Male and Female Human Rights Issue
In 1891, P. C. Remondino, MD wrote a book advocating circumcision to prevent and also to cure things such alcoholism, asthma, epilepsy, curving spines, hernias, gout, rheumatism, and even headaches (Macris). A few hundred years later, in most English speaking countries, genital mutations were initially accepted into culture as a way to prevent masturbation (Macris). As these theories were disproved, a various amount of medical…
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (MGCR 472)
Sections 1 and 2
COURSE RELATED INFORMATION
Professor Derek Wang
Tel: (514) 398-1387
INSTRUCTOR’S OFFICE HOURS, E-MAIL AND MAILING ADDRESS INFO
Monday and Wednesday, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
1001 Sherbrooke St (West), Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1G5
issues are internal structure, addressing the press or outside perspective, the community in which the firm conducts business, or the market of partners and consumers, all will require in depth analysis, evaluation, and in turn a solution. Lastly, by presenting a solution, it will be easier to ascertain the benefits, weigh the costs, and in turn establish the means to the long term sustainability of the firm.
Identifying the Stakeholder
To understand the idea of a stakeholder, we must first…