Strategic decisions or long term decisions have long term impact and consequence to the organization: 1)Develop forecasting methodology and techniques to understand the demands 2)If making the “Make” or “Buy” decision, it is important as the decision will impact on the relayout of the equipment, production 3)Reorganization of people- required to retrain people and check on their capabilities to perform the work (Cross training and flexible workforce are critical components in the organization to meet the complexity of the products) 4)“Outsourcing” or “Buy” decision- when volume is increasing at a constant rate, outsource non core activities to others.
Q2. How did the sales and marketing affect operations when they began to sell standard pieces to retail outlets? Firstly, there is a need to focus on the company competitive dimensions before embarking on the decisions. In this aspect, the Competitive capabilities are the Cost, Quality, Time, and Flexibility dimensions that a process or value chain actually processes and is able to deliver. The four groups to be assessed and explore:
It is important to fulfill the customer delivery. In the scenario, it is describing the promises to fulfill the orders and deliver on time to customers. In an example illustration of...