Discuss concepts and ideas from process improvement and lean thinking

Discuss concepts and ideas from process improvement and lean thinking

You will use this business type and create your own organization  around it. In each SLP module you will create issues/challenges about  the specific Operations Management topic and discuss these  issues/challenges and how you would solve them.
NOTE: When choosing your business/project, you need to consider that  it will meet the criteria for all SLP assignments. Module 2 covers Total  Quality Management, Module 3 talks about Supply Chain Planning using  Operations Strategy (Module 4).
Session Long Project
Choose one of the following types of service organizations: Hospital,  Car Repair, generic family restaurant, Information Technology  consulting, Software Development, or another organization type with  Instructor Approval.
Read about the real company online in the same industry and then  create/invent your own company of this type. Be creative. Make this  company real.
Identify several key processes in a process flow diagram.  The most important aspect of inventing your company is determining the  key PROCESSES. What is the work being done to provide your services to  your customers? What are the repetitive processes of obtaining the  materials, supplies, etc., and moving them through the company via  processes to generate the outputs?
Write the paper with the focus on the following topics.

Discuss the key processes and how these processes would be analyzed.
What are some ways the processes could be improved?
Discuss concepts and ideas from process improvement and lean thinking.
Identify and discuss at least three productivity issues that this  company faces. Include the various productivity ratios that would be  calculated. Generate some numbers indicating the current level of  productivity.
Identify and discuss how this company would deal with improving its productivity

This paper should be approximately 3–5 pages in length, counting  the introduction, body, and summary. You should include references and  cite them properly in the paper. Generally, at least three references  should be used. Find references about productivity in your type of  business.

Assignment Expectations

First discuss some background about your company. You can give it a  name. How big is the organization – people, size, etc.? What is its  mission? Who are its customers?
Then identify at least one area of concern for productivity.  Identify at least three productivity measures. While it is not required,  if you want, you can also create some numbers and show the calculation  of the productivity measures.
Identify the key processes. What are the steps involved in the processes? Do the processes interact?
What are some possible ways that these processes could be improved  for productivity? Consider how you can produce more output and/or reduce  the inputs, so that you can increase productivity.
What are some problems or issues that you might encounter as you  attempt to change the processes? How could you overcome these  problems/issues?
There is no right or wrong response, so be creative and use your knowledge to compile the paper.

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