15. Week 1 – Discussion: Business Process Analysis and Innovation
Please remember to:
(1) Answer the questions provided in the prompt
(2) Timeliness – finishing my work by the deadline provided
BUSU 630: (The class is called Business Process Analysis & Innovation, so please try to write from that perspective)
Go to http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2017/full_list/ and identify a company that you would like to write your Assignment #1 for in this class. Remember you are going to have to identify a problem and/or an opportunity. See the Rubric that will be used to grade this assignment in Week 2 Course Documents. You must choose an organization that another student has not chosen, so if someone else has already chosen your first choice you must pick another organization. Each student is to prepare their Case Study assignment on a different Fortune 500 company.
Consider your current or past employer’s supply chain. Write 300 words to describe the origins of operations management at that company. Think about their earliest efforts in supply chain. You may need to ask a few questions and do some research to find out. Write 300 or more words. Some of the parameters you might want to include in your graduate level response are:
What are the advances that have been made in infrastructure?
How have any government barriers to trade affected your business?
What are the core capabilities of this organization?
What are the formal and informal networks of your organizations supply chain? (Remember all organizations have a supply chain – even if they don’t know it).