Operations and Information Management

Lean Principles and Process Types in Operation Management Lean Manufacturing and/or Service Delivery is a philosophy that predominantly maximizes efficiency while reducing cost, and improving product quality. It also attempts to take an important look on how people work in factory or service settings. Further than that, organisations also make decisions regarding the way production of goods and services are organised and therefore process selection and design plays a prevailing role within every system as it can contribute directly to the overall efficiency and effectiveness of operations. At the same time the application of lean principles within a process design can ultimately benefit the organisation not only in reducing cost but also by improving customer service levels. Based on the statement above and by taking as an example a product or a service from an industry that you are familiar with, critically discuss the extent to which lean principles can be applied/implemented to a manufacturing/service process design of your choice.

1) Choose an Organisation

2) Facility layout – present it critically using Literature review

3) Process design – describe the process

4) How has the Company/Organisation applied the Lean Principles

5) A diagram showing the Lean Principles how Company is running and when you have applied Lean principles thereafter

6) Recommendations in the Conclusion

You will also need to take the following into account when completing this assignment:

• Quality of executive summary (does it give a brief complete summary of your paper for an executive to read?)

• Establishment of relevant theory (e.g. what do we mean by lean manufacturing and process management?)

• Allocation of credit and sources used (have I included references and citations to the material I have used?)

• Clarity of argument

• Word processed (letter size 12, times new roman, 1.5 space), fully referenced (Harvard Referencing System) 

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