MGMT 450 week 5 Assignment

  

Deliverable Length: 

3-4 pages

Library Assignment

Review the following scenario:
 

Your process team has been requested to identify technology that would be beneficial to manufacturing and service operations clients (e.g., SBS Seating and MLD Hospital). Consider the following:  SBS Seating manufactures leather seating that consists      of various components, such as frames; electrical parts (heating and      comfort features); padding; and leather sewing (final assembly). It      currently uses basic accounting software and high-end manufacturing plant      machinery in its operations. MLD Hospital has little or no specific technology tools      pertaining to inventory management. Walton’s Department Store: a growing retail concern      that is interested in providing low cost products and is relying on      technological innovation to optimize costs. 

Your task is to research and identify appropriate tools for the clients listed above, developing a review of potential technologies (software and hardware) that may be appropriate for each industry area and client in particular. Your deliverable should include the following: The 3 clients represent 3 different      industries: manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Explain how the      technology requirements for SCM are the same and how they are different. Research and identify a minimum of 2 appropriate      software tools for each industry and client, explaining how each will      support the business and which aspects of the business. Research and identify one other nonsoftware technology      that might be useful (e.g., robotics for manufacturing) to each industry,      and explain how the technology will help optimize costs and efficiencies. 

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Grading Criteria

% of grade for this assignment

 

The three clients represent three   different industries: manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Explain how the   technology requirements for SCM are the same and how they are different.

25%

 

Research and identify a minimum of   two appropriate software tools for each industry and client, explaining how   each will support the business and which aspects of the business.

25%

 

Research and identify one other   nonsoftware technology that might be useful (e.g., robotics for   manufacturing) to each industry, and explain how the technology will help   optimize costs and efficiencies.

20%

 

Report thesis is clearly defined   and supported with substantial, relevant information. Ideas are presented   logically and precisely. Conclusion is cogent and stimulating.

10%

 

At least three noncourse related   sources are used with proper APA citation and references

10%

 

The sentences are skillfully   constructed, effective, and varied. Words used are vivid, accurate, and   original. The writing is without serious flaws in grammar or mechanics. APA   conventions are consistently followed.

10%

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