Individual project report:
Students are required to select an organisation (manufacturing oriented) operating in New Zealand and write a project report based on the organisation’s operation functions. Refer to the Report Marking Criteria on the contents to be covered in your report.
This is a project report format assignment, you are required to read and make sure that you understand all the instructions and requirements before you start writing.
You are encouraged to do additional research to do justice to your assignment.
No. LO Sections Description (sub-headings) Marks available Marks obtained
A brief summary of the report’s key findings and highlights relevant to the selected organisation’s operation functions.
Should include company name, brief history, products & services, location, number of employees, type of business operation, etc.
Discuss TWO issues and challenges related to the use of capacity management AND TWO capacity management strategies adopted by your company to cope with these issues and challenges
(2 marks for identification of each issue/challenge)
(2 marks for each strategy explanation*2)
General locational factors
Briefly discuss FIVE general locational factors, controllable or uncontrollable, relevant to your selected business AND any TWO challenges faced while determining these factors.
(1 marks for each locational factor discussed)
(2.5 marks for each challenge; total 5 factors )
Discuss TWO important and relevant principals of plant layout that are applied in your organisation AND explain TWO challenges faced during implementation of these principles.
(1 mark for each principal)
(2.5 marks for each challenge)
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Using TWO elements of Total Quality Management, discuss how continuous improvement is achieved in your organisation.
Discuss any TWO evidences of application of these TQM techniques in your selected business.
(1 mark for each element of TQM)
(2 marks for each evidence)
Explain using diagram the key components of your organisation’s supply chain and how this impacts the efficient and effective performance of your organisation.
(Minimum 3 components*1 mark each: 3 marks; 3 explanations *2 marks each: 6 marks; Diagram: 2 marks)
Discuss TWO functions of inventory in your organisation and how this impacts the efficient and effective performance of your organisation.
(2 Identifications*2 mark each: 4 marks; 2 explanation*4 marks each: 8 marks)
Discuss, using examples, TWO important guiding principles of material handling applied in your organisation and how this impacts the efficient and effective performance of your organisation..
(2 Identifications*2 mark each: 4 marks; 2 discussions*3 marks each: 6 marks; 2 examples*2 mark each: 4 marks)
Conclude your report by highlighting important findings.
(Concisely conclude including minimum of 3 main points* 1 marks each)
In-text and reference list (APA 6th ed.)
(Provide minimum of 4 credible sources; in-text citation & reference list using correct APA 6th ed. Format)