NU MGT451 WEEK 1 DISCUSSIONS

| June 3, 2016

Question
Week One Discussion 1

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Why study operations management? Furthermore, what is the difference between the terms “production management” and “operations management”?

Week One Discussion 2

STRATEGIES LINKAGE

What are the practical consequences of a lack of strategic linkage between the business and the operations functions?

Week One Discussion 3

QUALITY FAILURE

Find an example of a quality failure and determine the reasons for the failure. Use the references at the end of Chapter 8 or recent newspaper or magazine articles to help find an example.

Week One Discussion 4

DECISION-MAKING AND OPERATIONS

Describe the decision-making view and the process view of operations management. Why are both views useful in studying the field of operations management?

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