Identify the key elements of just-in-time manufacturing and its impact on quality assurances.

Assignment 2: Vice President of Operations, Part 2

Due Week 6 and worth 280 points

Refer to the scenario from Assignment 1.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

  1. Evaluate two to four (2-4) weaknesses that are evident in the  selected organization’s product life cycle. Generate a new product  design and product selection, and then determine three (3) strategies  that the organization needs in order to strengthen the operation.  Provide support for the rationale.
  2. Determine the key components of supply chain management for the  company you have selected.  Determine three (3) major issues that could  affect the structuring, sourcing, purchasing, and the supply chain of  your organization. Provide a solution to each issue.
  3. Develop a total quality management tool that identifies and analyzes  any future issues. Provide a rationale for developing the selected  tool.
  4. Analyze three (3) advantages in employing the just-in-time  philosophy in your organization. Evaluate three to five (3-5) means in  which the philosophy could potentially impact quality assurance. Provide  specific examples to support your response.
  5. Determine a qualitative and quantitative forecasting method for your  operation. Next, create a table in which you identify the  characteristics of the operation that relate to each method. Evaluate  the strengths and weaknesses of each method.
  6. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with  one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA  or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional  instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the  student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.  The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required  assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Determine the key components of supply chain management including  structuring, sourcing, purchasing, and managing the supply chain.
  • Examine how the total quality management process is a strategy for a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
  • Identify the key elements of just-in-time manufacturing and its impact on quality assurances.
  • Develop a forecasting method appropriate to a production or service operation.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in operations management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about operations management using proper writing mechanics.