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Discuss the importance of the prototype design in developing new products. 16. Compare developing new products and developing new services. How are they alike? How are they different? Provide examples supporting your comments.
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MBA 675 Online Winter 2015 Week 1 Assignments Page 10 of 12 17. Explain several ways that U.S. companies are getting new products to market faster. What are the advantages of getting new products to market faster and what are the risks associated with it? 18. Explain the meaning of designing products for ease of production. Explain the meaning of designing products for quality. Provide examples of each of these and the benefits that they provide the firm. 19. What is meant by the term order winners ? What is meant by the term order qualifiers ? From the internet, find an order winner. Provide the Web site address and briefly explain why you believe it is an order winner. 20. What are four core processes in a firm and how are they related? From the Internet, find examples of two of these four core processes. Provide the Web site address and briefly explain them. 21. How has global competition affected productivity? Provide specific examples supporting your position. From the Internet, find an example supporting your position. Provide the Web site address of this example. 22. Explain what is an operations strategy and the importance of competitive priorities. Provide an example of how the importance of competitive priorities relates to an operations strategy. 23. What is a service package and what features comprise it? From the Internet, find an example of a service package. Provide the Web site address and explain the features of the service package. 24. What is meant by the term: the supply chain? How does this impact a firm’s operations strategy? How can a proper supply chain aid a firm in gaining a competitive advantage? 25. What is meant by the term nested processes ? Provide an example of nested processes. Explain and illustrate the importance of successfully integrating nested processes. 26. Discuss and illustrate why it is important for the operations and marketing functions to work together? What are the risks when these two functions do not work together? 27. In Chapter One we have discussed competitive priorities and capabilities. However, these cannot be developed independently by the operations group. Illustrate the role that these priorities and capabilities play for both the operations and marketing functions. 28. From your personal experiences, discuss how the various business disciplines (operations, marketing, finance, etc.) work together to achieve a company’s goals. Can you provide a “real world” example of the results when these functions do not work in concert? Assignment 1.3 - COMMENTING ON RESPONSES MADE BY OTHER STUDENTS Reply to two responses made by your fellow students using the "Reply" option. (Please limit each reply to 200 words). I ask that you provide comments to other discussion questions and limit the replies you make to answer the comments made by your

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