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Thursday, 17 November 2011

Peterborough Regional College

Managing activities (unit 15)

 


HNC Coursework assignment 1:


 


Compare and contrast the Operations Management problems of The Glastonbury Festival (case 3 in Cases in Operational Management) with that of your own Organisation.


 


Required:-


 


A brief description of the operational environments and organisational culture of both entities defining their Mission and primary aims and objectives     


10% of marks


 


Analysis and comparison of Product/service design features and how that supports organisational objectivses.


10% of marks


 


Analysis and comparison of process design and the implications of process layout and the considerations to health and safety.


15% of marks


 


Examination of delivery management, in terms of capacity, planning schedules and inventories.


15% of marks


 


Describe and compare the Quality the Systems in place and their contribution to organisational strategy, objectives and culture                                              15% of marks


 


Recommend steps that should be taken to improve both quality and value.


15% of marks


 


Make clear links with academic theory throughout with appropriate references.


10% of marks


 


Assignments should be well structured and presented in word processed or type written form.


10% of marks


 


Notes:-

 


As a guide it is likely that the assignment will contain around 1500 to 2000  words not including references or appendices.


 


This assignment represents 55% of the overall mark for this unit


 


 


Deadline for hand in week ending Friday ……………………………


 


Marked work will be returned …………………………………..


Expected outcomes of this assignment


 


Students will be able to:-


 


1.      Evaluate the importance of business processes in delivering outcomes based upon business goals and objectives.


 


2.Develop plans for their areas of responsibility and implement operational plans.


 


3.Design and monitor appropriate systems to ensure quality of product and services.


 


4.Manage health and safety in the workplace.


 


5.Improve organisational performance.


 


Outcomes 2 and 4 are further developed in assignment 2


  Marking criteria

To gain a distinction candidates will identify most relevant features appropriate to analysis of the scenario. Make full and appropriate use of own personal experience. Evidence of the extensive use of relevant literature and techniques beyond that of lecture input provided is apparent, thus demonstrating knowledge, understanding and analytical skills beyond the scope of the assignment scenario. Presentation and layout will be highly structured and to a very high standard.


 


To gain a merit candidates will identify a good spread of relevant features appropriate to analysis of the scenario. Make considerable and appropriate use of own personal experience. Analysis will be robust, structured and detailed. Evidence of further reading will be apparent. Presentation of the assignment should be clear, concise, well structured and to a generally high standard


 


To gain a pass candidates will identify relevant features appropriate to analysis of the scenario. Make use of own personal experience., appropriate to analysis of the scenario. Analysis will be adequate with a reasonable level of structure and detail. Evidence of little or no further reading is apparent. Presentation of the assignment should be clear and reasonably structured.



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