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Using the Principle of Operation Management to reactivate a firm: A Case study of WHSmith.
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Purpose of this Assignment

To provide learners with an understanding of the role and importance of operations management (OM) in the efficient and effective production of goods and services.
Scenario:

WH Smith is a major, well-known and publically-quoted book retailer and newsagent in the UK. Recently it was reported how Kate Swann, the former CEO for the last 10 years, has turned the

company around from £135m losses to £106m profit in a decade.
(source: www.theguardian.com/business/blog/2013/jan/23/wh-smith-kate-swann-profit, accessed 1 October 2013)
(Also see copy attached)
This is an example of how the principles of operations management can be used to reactivate a firm. How did she do it?
Using the above as a starting point, together with other information sources, which you should research yourself, on WH Smith, you are asked to address the Tasks below regarding operations

management.
Task 1 (this meets LO 1, ACs 1.1, 1.2,1.3 and 1.4)

Based on the Scenario, produce a document explaining the nature and importance of Operation Management and its key elements.

Your document for this Task must include the following elements (among others as you wish):
1.1 Explain the importance of Operational Management to WH Smith
1.2 Explain the need to produce safely; on time; to cost; to quality and within the law in WH Smith.
1.3 Explain the link between operations management and strategic planning as it concerns WH Smith.
1.4 Produce a systems diagram to illustrate a typical business of WH Smith.
Task 2 (this meets LO 2 ACs 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3)

Based on the Scenario, produce a document explaining the relationship between OM and strategic planning.

Your document for this Task must include the following elements (among others as you wish):
2.1 Explain the ‘Three Es’ (economy, efficiency and effectiveness) in WH Smith
2.2 Explain the tension between cost minimisation and quality maximization at WH Smith
2.3 Evaluate the significance of the five performance objectives that underpin operations management of WH Smith.
Task 3 (this meets LO3 ACs 3.1,3.2 and 3.3)
Base on the Scenario, produce a document explaining how to organis a typical production process.
Your document for this Task must include the following elements (among others as you wish):
3.1 Explain linear programming using any WH Smith operations
3.2 Evaluate critical path analysis and network planning using any WH Smith operations
3.3 Explain the need for operational planning and control using any WH Smith operations

Task 4 (this meets LO4 ACs 4.1,4.2 and 4.3)

Principle of Operation Management

Using the Principle of Operation Management to reactivate a firm: A Case study of WHSmith.
Purpose of this Assignment

To provide learners with an understanding of the role and importance of operations management (OM) in the efficient and effective production of goods and services.
Scenario:

WH Smith is a major, well-known and publically-quoted book retailer and newsagent in the UK. Recently it was reported how Kate Swann, the former CEO for the last 10 years, has turned the

company around from £135m losses to £106m profit in a decade.
(source: www.theguardian.com/business/blog/2013/jan/23/wh-smith-kate-swann-profit, accessed 1 October 2013)
(Also see copy attached)
This is an example of how the principles of operations management can be used to reactivate a firm. How did she do it?
Using the above as a starting point, together with other information sources, which you should research yourself, on WH Smith, you are asked to address the Tasks below regarding operations

management.
Task 1 (this meets LO 1, ACs 1.1, 1.2,1.3 and 1.4)

Based on the Scenario, produce a document explaining the nature and importance of Operation Management and its key elements.

Your document for this Task must include the following elements (among others as you wish):
1.1 Explain the importance of Operational Management to WH Smith
1.2 Explain the need to produce safely; on time; to cost; to quality and within the law in WH Smith.
1.3 Explain the link between operations management and strategic planning as it concerns WH Smith.
1.4 Produce a systems diagram to illustrate a typical business of WH Smith.
Task 2 (this meets LO 2 ACs 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3)

Based on the Scenario, produce a document explaining the relationship between OM and strategic planning.

Your document for this Task must include the following elements (among others as you wish):
2.1 Explain the ‘Three Es’ (economy, efficiency and effectiveness) in WH Smith
2.2 Explain the tension between cost minimisation and quality maximization at WH Smith
2.3 Evaluate the significance of the five performance objectives that underpin operations management of WH Smith.
Task 3 (this meets LO3 ACs 3.1,3.2 and 3.3)
Base on the Scenario, produce a document explaining how to organis a typical production process.
Your document for this Task must include the following elements (among others as you wish):
3.1 Explain linear programming using any WH Smith operations
3.2 Evaluate critical path analysis and network planning using any WH Smith operations
3.3 Explain the need for operational planning and control using any WH Smith operations

Task 4 (this meets LO4 ACs 4.1,4.2 and 4.3)

evaluation of distance learning

Paper instructions:
Choose one major element or issue that is a factor in distance learning and describe it in detail. You may select any relevant major element or issue, but some examples to get you thinking are

community building, academic integrity, faculty role changes resulting from changes in technology, asynchronous versus synchronous classes, Webcasting, podcasting, and so on.
Describe communication practices that display respect for self and others within the framework of the topic you have chosen.
Review the research literature on the topic you have chosen. Remember to include the communication aspects related to your topic in the literature review. The literature review portion of

your paper should be a minimum of 3 pages in length.
Describe more than one perspective on the topic you are discussing. You could do this by discussing advantages and disadvantages or the pros and cons of some aspect of the topic.
Describe accommodations that might be made in this area of distance learning to facilitate effective communication with stakeholders of different cultures or disciplines. Give examples.
Evaluate and give your personal opinion on the topic and support your opinion with references to relevant literature in the field.

Value Management, Systematic approach,

Value Management, Systematic approach, oppotunities for VM ,relevance of VM activity to the strategic
(You have to write about 3300 words) Write a report on Value Management, Systematic approach, oppotunities for VM ,relevance of VM activity to the strategic outline business case

Paper instructions:
Please follow these instructions carefully

1) Please download all the supplied and uploaded files and I want you to read all the materials provided.

2) This paper is about “Construction Value Management” type paper.

3) The areas which shall cover is given in assignment brief, so you shall write the paper to cover the “Tasks”

4) Harvard referencing is expected throughout the paper (referencing guidance pdf attached) (IMPORTANT)

5) word count for the paper is 3100 to 3300 words (excluding references, table of contents, executive summary,references) (IMPORTANT)

6) Please correct all the spelling mistakes and other mistakes before sending me the final documents

7) Use about 15 or more references and never use articles from websites. Please refer books, journal articles etc only.

8) Please note this is a construction related paper, so never write about IT related or other non related fields

9) Structure of the paper should be as follows

*Executive Summary (this should be a brief snapshot of the whole paper, a sample executive summary will be attached soon after the writer is assigned) (word count:about 280 words required)

*”Table of Contents” page

*Introduction (about 150 words required)

*The Main Body of the work

*Conclusion (Not less than 300 words required)

*References (15 numbers)

The whole paper shall cover these areas

1. Explains value management;

2. Outlines the opportunities for value management in the development of the programme and the project;

3. Outlines a systematic approach to making explicit the “Scottish Courts Service” value system;

4. Explains the relevance of value management activity to the strategic outline business case;

Experiencing Persuasion

Paper instructions:
A video of the professor speaking about paper2:

 

at 5:30

Paper 2:

Experiencing Persuasion

Length: No less than 4 double-spaced pages

Document design: 12 pt. Times New Roman or Calibri font, 1” margins

Percentage of final grade: 14%

Essay Due to Canvas No Later Than: Saturday, August 2, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EST

(This assignment is adapted from the following paper: Levine, Robert V., Nathanael Fast, and Philip Zimbardo. “The Power of Persuasion: A Field Exercise” The Teaching of Psychology, 31.2. 2004:

136-138.)

Checklist

There are four steps to this assignment—you must complete all four in order to receive credit.

__: Identify a situation in which you will encounter persuasion

__: Submit topic on Canvas for approval

__: Expose yourself to the situation and take notes on your experience

__: Write an analytical reflection paper on the experience.

Assignment:

Identify a situation in which you will encounter persuasion:

This assignment requires you to place yourself in a situation where you will be persuaded to do something (buy, believe, etc.). The assignment requires you to set yourself up as a target of a

professional salesperson or other persuasion expert and to analyze their experiences using fundamental persuasion, argumentation, and logic concepts.

Submit topic on Canvas for approval:

Please post your topic in the Discussion named “P2: Topic Approval” noting where you are going for your fieldwork. I will approve all topics as long as they are safe and cause no potential

harm to you.

Expose yourself to the situation and take notes on your experience:

The assignment requires you to set yourself up as a target of a professional salesperson or other persuasion expert. To simulate a realistic experience I will not explicitly instruct you on how

to approach the situation (e.g., emotionally detached, strongly resistant). Rather, I simply ask you to behave as naturally as you can.

Applying Clinical Decision Making to Childrens Nursing

Paper instructions:
essay needs to be based on a 17 year old boy who has taken different illegal drugs with alcohol and is being discharged from A+E. With regards to the clinical decision include contacting

Social Service to get a background on his family to see if it was safe for him to go home (it wasnt safe). Include the contact of the CAMHS team.
Examine how the child’s family and young person’s choices are reflected in the decision making process. Discuss how nursing practice adapts in response to changes in the child’s condition and

needs and circumstances of the child. In this case his step-dad is alledgedly selling drugs from the home basement.

Use of Cloud Computing In South Africa Aviation Industry ($200)

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1. INTRODUCTION
1.1. Background of the Study
1.2. Problem Statement
1.3. Research Questions
1.3.1. Secondary Research Questions
1.4. Goal and Objectives
1.4.1. Specific Objectives of the Study
1.5. Justification of the Study
1.6. Expected Contribution of the Study
1.6.1. Contribution to the Literature
1.6.2. Practical Contribution
2. LITERTURE REVIEW
2.1 Knowledge and knowledge sharing
2.2 The role of knowledge in Aviation Industry
2.1. Conceptual Framework and Theories of Knowledge Sharing
2.1.1. Theory of Reasoned Action
2.1.2. Social Exchange Theory
2.1.3 The Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology’s (UTAUT)
2.1.4 Research Model
2.3 Questions and/or Hypotheses
3 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Research Design
3.3 Research Approach
3.4 Research Paradigm
3.5 Research Strategy
3.6 Sampling
3.7 Data Collection
3.7.3 Document Review

Biography

Paper instructions:
Select 2 Individuals who are famous for their creative ideas:

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper to include the following:

• Information about each of the thinker’s unique contributions to society

• The problems or issues that their ideas sought to solve

• A description of the solutions and how his or her ideas were implemented

• Each thinker’s personal/ social/ political environments and how you think these factors contributed to their creativity

• The creative process of each thinker, including any obstacles they faced, and a comparison of the creative processes underlying each individual’s work

• A critique of their ideas: could they have done anything differently? How did their work fit into the existing framework of understanding in their field, and how did it advance further

understanding of the field?

Include at least four academic references.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

ways to avoid plagiarism in your writing

Paper instructions:
In a paragraph, define “plagiarism” (10 points), and discuss two (2) ways to avoid plagiarism in your writing (10 points each).

Format Requirements (Print this page)

Use the following format requirements on all submissions.

Writing Style APA (American Psychological Association)

Note: To find detailed information on APA manuscript style guidelines on the Internet, go to www.apastyle.org.

Margins 1” all sides

Paragraphs Single-space

Double-space between paragraphs

Indent first line of each paragraph

Headings Bold

Type Style and Size Times New Roman, 12 point

Software MS Word

Student/Assignment Information

The following information should be on the first page on the top left side of the page in the format provided below. Do not provide a cover sheet (unless the assignment requires one).

Student Name

Student Identification Number

Course Number and Title

Assignment Number and Title

Date of Submission

Mental Illness and Aggression

Paper instructions:
Your topic needs to be sufficiently defined and narrowed, in your title and introduction, so that it can be covered adequately in 10 pages [including a cover page, abstract page, and reference

page] double spaced. The paper is to use at least 2 peer reviewed journal plus two other scholarly sources. Websites are not considered scholarly. The paper is to be written in a research

fashion and conform to APA format. Kindly review the SAMPLE PAPER provided in the assignment section.

7pts for Content- topic is clearly stated and well developed.

6pts for Organization-clear beginning & ending paragraphs

6pts for Style & Mechanics- word choice, vocabulary, sentence structure, punctuation

6pts for documentation – in-text citations, references, APA style format.

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