Lean Operations and Scheduling. Name. Institutional Affiliation. Lean Operations and Scheduling. Introduction. Operations management deals with the control and the designing of the production process and the business operation in producing particular goods or services. It is accountable for guaranteeing that the organizations operations are competent and operative by providing the necessities of the consumer using resources efficiently and utilizing effective terms (Heizer 2016). It oversees the entire production system from the conversion of the input into output. Operation is a significant function in the various organizations. This paper will analyze the implications for the operations management in Nike Inc. and Adidas. Nike Inc. It is an American international company whose headquarters is in Oregon. It deals with the design and the manufacture of sports apparel equipment accessories footwear services and accessories. It was founded in 1964. Its revenues as per 2015 were 30.6 billion dollars. Its operating income They both use machines and technologies that improve their efficiency in operations. Adidas however has a competitive advantage by using the electric robots since they are first and efficient (SI 2014). Both companies also involve their consumers in their production processes. They make the consumers part of their production to ensure that the goods produced to satisfy the needs of the consumers. References. Green S. (2015). Nike. Heizer J. (2016). Operations Management 11/e. Pearson Education India. SI H. K. ZHANG Y. L. CAI L. ZHANG J. H. & ZHU K. (2014). Shanghai University of Sport Library; Shanghai University of Sport Institute of Physical Education Training; Shanghai University of Sport Institute of Continuing Education; Shanghai Administration School Sports Department; Shanghai University of Sport Office of Teaching Affairs;; On Patent Technology Development Characteristics Research of Core Sporting Goods Enterprises-Adidas Company [J]. Journal of Southwest China Normal University (Natural Science Edition) 8.
Evaluate the implications for operations management in organizations that operate internationally. For this assignment, you will select and assess the same type of product from two different firms, such as an SUV vehicle from Toyota, and BMW. (NOTE: You cannot use the automotive industry, so pick another industry that operates internationally.)
In a 5-6-page paper, defend the organizations production processes, customer interaction in those processes, if applicable, and the technologies used in production. Judge each organizations commitment to quality and excellence, as well as the process used for measuring quality. Describe each of the selected organizations inventory methodologies and model(s), and any areas for improvement. Describe each of the selected organizations movements toward lean processes or Six Sigma, and how these impact the culture, efficiency, and success of each organization. Finally, compare and contrast each companys production processes, customer interactions in those processes, and technologies used in production.
Be sure to use at least two current, scholarly references beyond any required course readings. Current sources are those published within the most recent five-year period, and scholarly sources are those from peer-reviewed journals.
Make certain for each listed reference that you have at least one supporting citation in the body of your content.