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Operations and Project Management Assignment - Sunshine Drinks

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OPERATIONS AND PROJECTMANAGEMENT
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................3PART 1............................................................................................................................................31. An introduction to your chosen organisation..........................................................................32. An explanation of operation vs operations management........................................................33. Review and Critique implementation of Operations Management Principles........................44. Analyse the extent to which Principles of Operations Management meets the Requirements.....................................................................................................................................................55. Discuss continuous improvement and lean principles............................................................66. Prepare a continuous improvement plan based on your review and critique of operationsmanagement principles................................................................................................................77. Using continuous improvement principles, make at least two justified recommendationswhich could improve the operations function.............................................................................8PART 2............................................................................................................................................9(a) Project Life Cycle..................................................................................................................9(b)Review and critique the effectiveness of the PLC...............................................................12CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................13REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................14
INTRODUCTIONProject Management can be defined as a process which consist with different particularslike planning, initiating, controlling and executing a project (Becker, Kugeler and Rosemann,2013). In present time, it is required for every single business organisation to have an effectiveproject management department that aid in meeting the different range of objectives as per thedesired requirements. Firms, that are being chosen within present report are Sunshine Drinksalong with the Marks and Spencer. On the other hand, report is also going to be enclosed witheffectiveness of operations managements’ principle that are going to be implied within theconcept of continuous improvement. Away with this, within the second section, firm which hasbeen chosen i.e. Sunshine Drinks which is looking forward to merchandise fruit based drinks.This has helped them in reaching to an all new level. Along with this, in the last assignment isgoing to show project life cycle process and it is also going to be enclosed with the application ofPLC as well within a project.PART 11. An introduction to your chosen organisationMarks and Spencer (M&S), famous clothing and a multinational retailer offeringcustomers with clothes, luxury food based products and more was found in the year of 1884.Along with this, Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer are the two owners who has helped thisorganisation to become a well-known brand in all over the world. M&S in present time is
working approximately at 1460 different stations in all over the world (Haber, Accenture GlobalServices Ltd, 2017). On the other hand, approximately 80,800 staff members are performingtheir different range of tasks so that company’s goals could easily be attained right on time.2. An explanation of operation vs operations managementOperation Management can be defined as executing, planning, monitoring and controllingcompany’s operations. This is being considered as one of a crucial approach that aid a businessorganization like Marks and Spencer to keep on attaining different range of goals and objectivesrelated to manufacturing or more in reaching to new heights. Along with this, operations arebeing defined as the activities which are performed by a company, where raw materials are beingconverted or changed into a whole new product. This may also include a range of things likestorage of stocks and transportation (Ingason and Shepherd, 2014).3. Review and Critique implementation of Operations Management PrinciplesIf it is talked about Marks and Spencer, then it is pretty much required for the businessorganisation to focus upon different range of operations management principles in order tomanage the overall supply of products and services in much effective and efficient manner.Considering all the principles of operations management, continuous improvement might takeplace in both inventory stocks and supply chain management of Marks and Spencer. In presentcontext, there are a range of principles comprehended beneath:Accountability-Basically, this principle is directly connecting with the managers ofMarks and Spencer, that directly manages or develop different range of rules andregulations within the business company. This helps in managing the manpower withinMarks and Spencer. Things like setting targets, training given to staff, may aid inmanaging thesupply chain of products along with the management of stock as well.Applying this operations management principle within Marks and Spencer, will putpositive impact upon overall production process of the business organisation. On theother hand, it can also impact negatively upon working capacity of employees of Marksand Spencer.Organisation-This principle of operations management says that, a company’s differentdepartment needs to stay interconnected with each other in order to improvise overallsupply chain of Marks and Spencer and maintain the stocks. With the help of this, it can
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