NU MGT451 ALL ASSIGNMENTS

| June 14, 2016

Question
week 1
Internet Exercise Assignment
Access the Ritz-Carlton website (below) and explain what the “Gold Standard” of the Ritz-Carlton means and highlight the necessary components of service quality. What is the relationship of the “Gold Standard” to service quality?

Your “short report” must be in APA format, do not forget to include your name on the paper. This assignment is to be submitted via this Week One Internet Exercise link. It is due no later than the last day of Week 1 (Sunday) NLT midnight (PST). Ensure your paper is 1-2 pages of content, plus a cover page and a reference section! Also, as a friendly reminder there is a SAMPLE PAPER, which you can find in the Announcements!

week 2

Internet Exercise Assignment
Go to the Lean website for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency .epa.gov/lean/”>http://www.epa.gov/lean/ and read about implementing lean manufacturing can benefit the environment. Research the following companies: Johnson and Johnson, Merck Pharmaceutical, and McDonnell Douglas Aerospace Industries and pick one of these 3 companies to write a brief report describing how they are implementing the lean manufacturing philosophy and state whether their operations conform to the US Environmental Agency guidelines. Why or why not?

(Tips: You will need to do some Internet research to find EPA details on one of the three companies listed below. Also, Boeing has purchased McDonnell Douglas, so you may use information found on either company.)

our “short report” must be in APA format, do not forget to put your name on the frontpage. It is due no later than the last day of Week 2 (Sunday) NLT midnight (PST). Your paper should be 1 – 2 pages long (try to get to 2-pages), plus a cover page and reference section.

week 3

Internet Exercise Assignment
Go to the website below and explain why any company would want to use these services. Also, look at the Webliography section to see the YouTube video that shows an interesting view of FedEx and UPS’ supply chain operations. (The video is a required portion of thsi assignment. So please do watch it and incorporate it into your paper!)

.fedex.com/us/supplychain/services”>http://www.fedex.com/us/supplychain/services

Your “short report” must be in APA format, do not forget to include your name on the paper. It is due no later than the last day of Week 3 (Sunday) NLT midnight (PST). Your paper should be 1 – 2 pages long (try to get to 2-pages), plus a cover page and reference section.
week 4

Internet Exercise Assignment

Below are three articles from the Effective Inventory Management site. Pick one of the below articles and write a summary. Remember to tie back the topic you pick to the textbook. (You’ll notice there are two sets of links. The first set belong to the Effective Inventory Management site, the second set are other sites. The Effective Inventory Management site can sometimes have issues, so you can use EITHER the Effective Inventory Management site OR one of the alternative links.)

Effective Inventory Management site

Fine-Tuning Safety Stock (.effectiveinventory.com/safety-stock/”>http://www.effectiveinventory.com/safety-stock/)
Accurate Anticipated Lead Times Prevent Stockouts (.effectiveinventory.com/stockouts/”>http://www.effectiveinventory.com/stockouts/)
A Realistic Approach to Inventory Reduction (.effectiveinventory.com/inventory-reduction/”>http://www.effectiveinventory.com/inventory-reduction/)
Alternative sites (you can use ONE of the links below as well)

Safety Stock Explained by logistics powerhouse, DHL ( .dhl-discoverlogistics.com/cms/en/course/tasks_functions/inventories/buffer_stocks.jsp”>https://www.dhl-discoverlogistics.com/cms/en/course/tasks_functions/inventories/buffer_stocks.jsp )
Lead Time Terminology explained ( .leadtimes.org/”>http://www.leadtimes.org/ )
10 Possible Approaches to Improve Inventory by management consulting firm Bain (.bain.com/publications/articles/ten-ways-to-improve-your-inventory-management-wsj.aspx”>http://www.bain.com/publications/articles/ten-ways-to-improve-your-inventory-management-wsj.aspx )
Your “short report” must be in APA format, do not forget to include your name on the paper. It is due no later than the last day of Week 3 (Sunday) NLT midnight (PST). Click on the “Week Four Assignment – Internet Exercise” link above to submit your assignment, as well to get more information regarding the due date. As usual, please ensure to include a cover page, reference section and 1-2 pages of content.

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