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QSO 300 Final Project Milestone 3 Ashley Da Silva Damasio Southern New Hampshire University February 20, 2018
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Table of Contents I. General value ................................................................................................................................ 3 Operational management functions of Nissan ................................................................................. 3 Competitive advantage of Nissan using operational management .................................................. 3 Comparing and contrasting service operations and manufacturing operations at Nissan ............... 4 II. Theories and techniques .............................................................................................................. 4 Comparing and contrasting CPM and PERT of Nissan ................................................................... 4 Development of a forecasting system .............................................................................................. 5 Categories of supply chain risk ........................................................................................................ 6 IA. Theories of constraints ............................................................................................................... 6 II A. Cause and Effect ...................................................................................................................... 7 B. Time value map of Nissan ........................................................................................................... 7 C. Place of location of Nissan .......................................................................................................... 8
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I. General value Operational management functions of Nissan As witnessed from the case study of Nissan, it can be stated that the company focuses a lot on its senior executives and the role that they plays in the company. This is primarily because the company wants to run a good system of leadership styles which would encourage all of its employees to work better and perform well. In addition to that, as stated by Slack (2015), the mission, vision and values of the company have also been well established on the basis of which the company runs its business activities. The managerial sector of the company pays greater heed to the formulation of its goals and objectives, on the basis of which its implements its strategies. The first and the foremost operational management function if Nissan is cross-functionality, under which a team and programs have been formulated in order to fulfill thee functions and objectives of the company. In addition to that, as mentioned by Kerzner and Kerzner (2017), it also functions in terms of its employees and stakeholders who are bought in one shed to have a clear communication. The higher officials of the company believe that it is alright to have healthy conflict between the employees which will result in leading innovation and creativity. Thus, there will be betterment in the productivity procedure of thee company. Moreover, the concept of stretch also exists in the company which the company aims to meet the expectations of the customers through its activity spans. Competitive advantage of Nissan using operational management Nissan has been the foremost company in Japan to have opted for a location for its business with reduced operational cost. Therefore, the price of the products of Nissan is also low. Along with that, Nissan also provides the extensive facility to its customers of long-life service in terms of its products. It also pays attention to the effective utilization of its assets. The company has 52 consolidated dealers all across Japan (Christopher, 2016). All these efforts have contributed to the gaining of competitive advantage of Nissan. The very first factor of competitive advantage of Nissan is its establishment of the Nissan leaf which is the first vehicle in Japan with zero emission. This is because of the car totally dependent on electric and no gasoline or diesel.
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