: Beating the Competition
Topic: Beating the Competition
Beating the Competition
Prepare a graduate level analysis to show a deep understanding about how to beat the competition using operations and supply chain. Remember this paper is not a book report of what you have read, or a book report on a company, but a direct application of operations and supply chain to show how a company can beat the competition by using operations and supply chain tools.
This paper is designed for you to demonstrate through application and analysis the key points and how you will apply these key points.
#1 Choose a company: you can use a small or a medium sized company.
#2 Analyze: the competition for a company you have chosen. Through research get to know the industry or field that your company occupies. Find out who is doing well in that field? Who is not? Why? What are the core competencies for your chosen organization? What do they do better than anyone else in their industry? As part of this paper you must identify the competition (using a chart?) and then show the strengths and weaknesses of each of the competition to look for a window of opportunity for the company you have chosen (all of this needs to be cited with graduate level sources).
#3 Create: three to five specific examples of how your chosen company can beat their competition using information in operations and supply chain. Use the concepts AND THE analytical models provided to gain this advantage. These recommendations need to be backed up with analysis, citations from the text book and independent research. The recommendations need to be innovative and interesting and very well thought out and written.
#4 Write: like a graduate student
#5. Question: Describe the powerful questions that you will ask and answer in this quantitative and qualitative analysis to gain competitive analysis through operations.
#6. Class Concepts: You should include at a minimum three to five of the following concepts in your paper (See Rubric below to see how these class concepts (a – g) are to be woven through your paper):
1. a) Introduction to operations and the global supply chain
2. b) Foundations of operations
3. c) Process innovation and mapping
4. d) Managing systems in the supply chain
5. e) Integrating relationships with suppliers and customers
6. f) Planning supply chain innovation including technology
7. g) Managing for change and innovation to create value