Managing Operational Activities to Achieve Business Results

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ASSESSMENT COVER SHEET - RESIT
Unit Number and Title Assessment Title Course Title Assessment Code Hand Out Date Unit 15: Managing Business Activities to Achieve Results Managing Operational Activities to Achieve Business Results HND Business HND Bus-Unit 15/ MBAAR Feb 2013 RESIT 01st March 2013 Hand In Date 11th May 2013

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Anup Bista Adrian Gauci Dhaneswar Chooramun

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Jonathan Cartmell

Course Notes / Slides / Activities / Handouts. 1. Recommended Learning Textbooks: BPP (2010) Management: Communication and Achieving Results – Business essentials – supporting HNC/HND and foundation degrees, BPP Learning Media: London Slack N., (2007) Operations Management, 5th Edition, Financial Times: Prentice Hall Watson, G. and Gallagher, K (2005) Managing For Results, London: CIPD. 2. Recommended BMW Documentaries on Business Activities: CNBC Documentary - BMW Quality Processes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPSCh3Ys_B8 National Geographic – Megafactories Doc BMW / Mini Quality http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk98q1N4XXI 3. Recommended Learning Weblinks: www.bsieducation.org (British Standards Institution) http://www.bmwgroup.com (BMW Education) http://www.wincanton.co.uk (Supply Chain Management) www.times100.co.uk (Times Resources) http://www.quality-foundation.co.uk(UK Quality Foundation) http://www.efqm.org/ (EU Foundation Quality Management )

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WHAT TO DO: You are required to read the following scenario and attempt all tasks given in the table below by relating your response to the context of the given organisation in the scenario. CASE STUDY Imagine you are the Operations Manager at the BMW Headquarters in Munich. You have been asked by the Board of Directors to review the below business activities to improve the operations, quality and efficiency of a BMW manufacturing plant in the UK. Your review will be used by the Board of Directors to improve the operational activities such as BMW’s business functions, processes and quality standards to achieve better results in 2014. The review should be structured to cover areas of: TASK 1 - Business processes in delivering outcomes based upon business goals and objectives. TASK 2 - Plans for own areas of responsibility for managing business activities. TASK 3 - Monitoring appropriate systems to improve organisational performance....
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