Vodafone: A Giant Global ERP Implementation

Vodafone: A Giant Global ERP Implementation Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation is one of the critical success factors in global organizations. ERP refers to a business systems management software that enables an organization to utilize integrated applications to effectively manage or coordinate activities related to human resource planning, data management, back office process automation, and technology services. ERP enables an organization to manage data from different business activities and from different divisions of the business. This paper examines the case of Voafone and its implementation of enterprise resource planning in its business operations. The problem discussed in the case relates to lack of integration of activities among subsidiaries spread in different parts of the world. Vodafone, a multinational company, had subsidiaries in different parts of the world, each functioning as a single entity. The main challenge the company was facing involved integrating these different entities to function as a single unit. Functioning as a single entity would enable the company gain advantages...
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Discussion Topic: VCA, RBV, and SWOT Analyses

Discussion Topic: VCA, RBV, and SWOT Analyses Discuss how you can use VCA, RBV, and SWOT analyses to gain a stronger sense of what might be a firm’s key building blocks are for a successful strategy. Choose a Fortune 1000 company to demonstrate these aforementioned analyses. Please remember to use APA citation (text and list references) to further validate your initial responses. Take time to review the responses of your classmates and provide your feedback. Sample paper Business Strategy Discussion   Various analyses tools such as VCA, RBV, and SWOT can be used to gain a stronger sense of Southwest Airline’s key building blocks with regard to a successful strategy. Value chain analysis (VCA) enables a firm to determine the primary and other supportive activities that increase the value of its products and to select the activities that lead to cost savings and higher differentiation (Peng, 2014). Southwest Airlines can use VCA analysis to examine the effectiveness of its internal activities. For instance, the analysis can help...
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MT435-Unit 10: Inventory Management

Unit 10: Inventory Management. Research the following topics related to Inventory Management: Demand Inventory control systems EOQ Role of inventory management Reorder point Select three of the topics listed and compose three paragraphs describing the topics, one paragraph per selected topic, based on the course material and additional research you conduct online.   Operation Management Journal   Inventory Control Systems Inventory control systems refer to computerized stock control systems used by businesses to manage inventory. Inventory control systems enable businesses to accomplish a number of objectives in relation to stock control (DuBrin, 2011). These objectives include tracking, shipping, purchasing, reordering, storage, warehousing, and among other objectives. Computers that utilize specialized software and hardware components monitor modern inventory control systems. In various businesses, the activities involved in accomplishing the various objectives are often contained within different subsystems. However, the various functions necessary to accomplish the objectives occur in sequence in order to achieve a robust stock control system. EOQ Economic order quantity (EOQ) refers to the quantity of materials or...
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Professional memo to company describing management of the project

  Question managing a Project Discussion Best PracticesFor this Discussion you will write an essay to address the requirements described below. Your essay must be carefully planned and written using well-constructed sentences and paragraphs. Make sure that your grammar and spelling are correct. Points will be awarded for content as well as composition. Your essay must be a minimum of 1 page in length with standard 1 inch margins and include the textbook as a resource. Read this resource from the KU Writing Center on how to you cite your sources in APA format:https://kucampus.kaplan.edu/MyStudies/AcademicSupportCenter/WritingCenter/WritingReferenceLibrary/ResearchCitationAndPlagiarism/BasicCitationGuidelines.aspx Project Management Scenario: You are a consultant with expertise in project management strategies. Select a possible project management situation from your current or future professional experience. As a project management consultant, you are tasked with developing a project management plan for this project. Your goal is to maximize the time, resources and finances associated with the project in the best interests of the business/company. You will need to write a professional memo...
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 Unit 8: Global Supply Chain Management

Question   Unit 8: Global Supply Chain Management. Research the following topics related to Global Supply Chain Management: Logistics WMS Globalization Transportation Security Select three of the topics listed and compose three paragraphs describing the topics, one paragraph per selected topic, based on the course material and additional research you conduct online. Operation Management Journal Name Institutional Affiliation   WMS A warehouse management system (WMS) refers to a software application that is used by warehouses to support the day-to-day operations such as stocking and other management functions. Warehouses that use WMS programs are able to ensure centralized task management relating to such activities as inventory management. The major aim of WMS is to provide the management with vital information so that it can efficiently monitor the movement of stock in and out of the warehouse (Hompel & Schmidt, 2007). Early WMS programs primarily focused on providing managers with simple information relating to stock levels and storage location. Currently, WMS programs have adopted complex functionalities such as tracking, radio frequency identification,...
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Albatross Anchor operation changes for sustaining competitive advantage

Question Case Study 2 Question 1 Refer to the assignment scenario/case study. Based on the limited information in the scenario/case study, identify at least three direct and specific long-term and three direct and specific short-term operations changes that Albatross Anchor must make to gain a clear and sustainable competitive advantage. Provide supporting information to validate and substantiate each recommended change (be detailed in your justification for each). Question 2 From the list below, select four operational issues and for each issue chosen explain how it will help Albatross Anchor to improve: 1) Job retention 2) Employee morale 3) Employee dedication Your explanation for each of the four selected issues must cover all three of the items listed above. Listing of Operational issues (a) Work design (b) Cross training (c) Gainsharing and profit sharing (d) Job design (e) Task analysis (f) Worker analysis (g) Environmental analysis (h) Ergonomics (i) Technology and automation (j) Job analysis Sample paper on  MT435 Operations Management   Author’s name Institutional affiliations Date of submission     With the ever changing market environments, organizations should be keen on improving their processes and operations to ensure that they are effective and to be...
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Identify the different components of the supply chain for that product or service

Supply Chain Management A supply chain involves all the activities associated with how manufacturing, materials, facilities, personnel, transportation, inventory, and other items flow and a supply chain involves all the activities associated with how manufacturing, materials, facilities, personnel, transportation, inventory, and other items flow and then are transformed into goods and services. Every asset, information, and process is part of the supply chain. For this Discussion, you will be addressing how the supply chain works and possible issues you may encounter. Within this complex system, operation management responsibilities can be both strategic and tactical. Examine the place where you currently work, or a prior career, and identify a single service or product produced by your organization. Identify the different components of the supply chain for that product or service (list them from beginning to end). Be sure to identify which parts of the supply chain are considered "upstream" and "downstream" exchanges. Based on what you learned from your research, describe a single current...
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Applying Network Models

Applying Network Models Discussion Best Practices The Discussion is a great place to learn in an interactive environment, so be sure to participate actively in the weekly Discussion. By doing so, the entire class benefits from the Discussion and learning is significantly enhanced. You will need to respond substantially to at least two of your classmate’s posts. Please try to make your initial posts no later than Sunday night to give your classmates an opportunity to respond. You should also post throughout the week so that you can respond to any responses your classmates have made to your posts as well as participate in the Discussion. Be sure your post is grammatically correct, has been spell checked, and fully answers the question. Provide at least one example of when you might use (1) the minimal-spanning-tree technique, (2) the shortest path, and (3) the maximal flow through a network technique. and explain why it would be the appropriate technique to apply in each of...
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Unit 4: Facility Design

Unit 4: Facility Design

Begin your post with the label: Unit 4: Facility Design. Research the following topics related to Facility Design: Capacity Economy of Scale Layout Cycle time FMS Unit 4: Facility Design   Capacity Capacity refers to the maximum output rate or level of a facility or organization. It indicates the maximum units that can be optimally produced given the available resource. Capacity planning is often conducted in order to determine the optimal output rate in a certain facility. Capacity can be divided in two categories namely: design capacity and effective capacity. Design capacity shows the output rate in ideal conditions while the effective capacity shows the maximum output rates under normal or realistic conditions. Economy of Scale This refers to the cost advantages that organizations may gain as they increase in size or as their scale of production increases. In most cases, the cost per unit of goods produced falls as the scale increases. The reason for this is that the organization’s fixed costs remain relatively the same with...
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Service Design discussion topics:Specification, Blueprint,Queue,Goods, Phases

Service Design discussion topics:Specification, Blueprint,Queue,Goods, Phases

Research the following topics related to Service Design: Specification Blueprint Queue Goods Phases Product Design Specification generally refers to production requirements. Specification stands for operational or technical requirements that that may either be internal or external (Baxter, 1995). Specification can also be defined as requirements that ought to be satisfied by design, material, or final product. Product specification is related to meeting of requirements that related to design, material, and product. Specification may also relate to the technical standards of a product. The core purpose of a design specification is to anticipate problems or issues that may cause a product to fail and to establish critical design targets that could avert such a failure. A product’s success is determined by four critical things which include: whether the product will sell, whether it will work as expected, when it can be made, and lastly whether it complies with outlined legal obligations. Blueprint Blueprint in service design gives a critical look at individuals and their service...
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