In this milestone, you will submit your chosen trend in operations management along with the specific organization (Sections I and II) you have selected. Include the rationale supporting why you selected this particular organization and assess the organization’s goals and resources. Analyze the impact and risk to the organization associated with the management trend you have chosen. Include all critical elements in Sections I and II of the Final Project Document. This draft should be as detailed as possible in order to allow the instructor to provide significant feedback.
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
Trend: Select a current trend in operations management. Examples of current trends include total quality management, lean techniques, customization, green manufacturing, global competition, just-in-time manufacturing (JIT), and supply chain management. Why is the trend you selected important in operations management?
Organization: Select a service or manufacturing organization to which you can apply this trend. Examples of service organizations include UPS, car repair shops, and restaurants. Examples of manufacturing organizations include automotive manufacturers such as Toyota and computer manufacturers such as Dell. Why did you select your organization?
Goals: What are the organization’s goals? For example, is the organization working toward becoming more green for sustainability, becoming the leading low-cost supplier, or trying to be first in market share? How does the trend align with the goals of organization?
Resources: Identify the organization’s resources. Does the organization have the resources available to implement the trend? Explain.
Impact: Describe how the trend you selected will impact the goals and resources of your organization. Will the organization need to make any changes to its goals or resources in order to implement the trend?
Risk: Discuss the risk the organization will face if it implements the trend with its current resources. How does the availability of resources impact the organization’s risk in implementing the trend? If not all required resources are available, how does the risk increase with regard to the trend implementation?
This milestone should follow these formatting guidelines: 1–2 pages double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three citations in APA format.