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OpM Final Individual Assignment Jan 12

OpM Final Individual Assignment Jan 12

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Assignments should be typed, 10 or 11 point font size (Times Roman or similar if possible) double spaced with a 4 cm margin on the right side of the page with the page size speci fied as UK A4. All pages must be numbered. 2. Use MS Office 2003, 2007 therefore any submission from a newer system should be saved using an appropriate format. 3. No more than 1 file may form part of any assignment submission. Instructions This assignment refers to the case study Furniture Bank (Ref. 910D06) Your assignment answer must be grounded in an appropriate theoretical framework and show evidence of comprehensive research (minimum 4 academic sources) into the subject matter. You should draw on concepts and theories discussed in Operations and Process Management, Princip les and Practice for Strategic Impact, 2nd edition, 2009, Slack, Chambers, Johnston, Betts, FT Prenti ce Hall, your module Study Guide, and from your wider reading and research to support your analysis and jus tify your critical factors and recommendations. Focus is important. You are expected to apply concepts and theories in depth to analyse the situation and produce realistic solutions. In this process, you should fully demonstrate the a pplication of relevant concepts, models and methods, giving sufficient analysis to support your critical factors. The maximum word count for this assignment is 2,000 words (excluding diagrams, f igures, tables and references) and the assignment must be submitted in Microsoft Word format. Assig nments submitted in other formats may be returned to students unmarked. Assignments should have a logical and coherent structure and be well presented. It is essential that you properly attribute all quotes, ideas, models, frameworks etc. that you include i n your discussion and analysis. This includes any material that you may download from internet sources. Full ref erences must be given for all sources. I suggest that prior to starting your assignment you familiarise yourse lf with a referencing convention preferable the Harvard Referencing Convention. Required

You are required to read and assimilate the information provided in the case stu dy Furniture Bank (Ref. Then assume you are the interim executive director Peter Prior and write a repor t for the Board of Directors: 1) Evaluating and prioritising each of the proposed competing ideas (see page 5 of case study). 2) Determine the operations capabilities that are needed to ensure proper imple mentation of the recommended option(s) . 910D06).

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