Pplication of theory and concepts to a real life example of operations management.

Essential reading:
1. Paton, S, Clegg, B., Hsuan, J., Pilkington, A., a?Operations Managementa.
McGraw-Hill Education. 2011. ISBN 0077126173. Chapter 8. Pp. 239-269.

Assessment Criteria
The essay should:
a? Give a brief background to the subject, and explain the rationale for using the chosen concept / tool (approx. 250 words)
a? Apply the concept and tool to a suitable case that has been found using research from quality reliable sources (approx. 1000 words)
a? A brief summary of how the concept / tool helped to analyse the chosen case and give recommendations for improvement (approx. 250 words)
a? Contain references to academic papers and websites you have used
a? Use appendices of relevant material.
Marks will be given for:
a? Evidence of having understood the topic and tool / concept chosen
a? Evidence of having conducted some focused relevant research, and having chosen a suitable case
a? Ability to apply concept / tool to the chosen case
a? Use of references
a? Use of relevant appendices
a? Clear and concise structure
a? Reflection on the use of the concept / tool to examine the case and topic
a? Use of good English, spelling and grammar.
Use the theory and concepts in lecture 5 to analysis a real company.
Understanding of in depth theory and concepts.

Use the theory and concepts in lecture 5 to analysis a real company.
Understanding of in depth theory and concepts.