Discuss, using examples, TWO important guiding principles of material handling applied in your organisation and how this impacts the efficient and effective performance of your organisation.

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NEW ZEALAND DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS (LEVEL 5)

Course Title Operations Management

Course DBN509 Version 3

Title Assessment 2: Individual Project Report

Level 5 Credits 20 Total Marks

[Weighting]

85

[40%]

Student Name

Student ID

Tutor’s Name

Week Due Due Date

Sections 1.0 2.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 4.0 5.0

TOTAL Learning Outcome LO1,

2 & 3

LO1,

2 & 3 LO1 LO1 LO1 LO2 LO3 LO3 LO3 LO1,

2 & 3 Var’

Total Marks 6 6 6 10 4 9 11 12 14 3 4 85

Marks awarded

Assessor’s Overall Feedback

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Student’s Signature: _____________________________ Date: _________________

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LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSED

Learning Outcome Section Mark Allocation Percentage

Allocation

LO1: Identify operational issues

and challenges relating to quality

and performance within an entity.

(Also covered in assessment 1)

1.0 Executive Summary

2.0 Introduction

3.1 Capacity Management

3.2 General Location Factors

3.3 Plant Layout

4.0 Conclusion

2

2

6

10

7

1

1%

1%

3%

5%

2%

1%

LO2: Consider a range of

techniques to apply for

continuous improvement for

efficient and affective

performance of the entity

(Also covered in assessment 1)

1.0 Executive Summary

2.0 Introduction

3.4 Continuous improvement

4.0 Conclusion

2

2

6

1

1%

1%

4.5%

1%

LO3: Contribute to operational

and logistical business planning

for efficient and effective

performance of the entity

1.0 Executive Summary

2.0 Introduction

3.5 Supply Chain

3.6 Inventory

3.7 Material handling

4.0 Conclusion

2

2

11

12

14

1

1%

1%

5.5%

3%

5%

1%

Variance 5.0 References 4 3%

Total 85 marks 40%

General Instructions:

1. “APA” 6th edition referencing and citation are compulsory.

2. Plagiarism would be dealt with zero tolerance and you would fail the assessment.

3. A soft copy of assignment must be submitted on Turnitin by the due date and a hard copy

must be submitted to the lecturer on date advised by lecturer.

4. Be advised that any similarity rate 15% or above will result in zero marks as stipulated

above.

5. Your work should be free of errors with respect to grammar, spellings and punctuation.

Please read and sign the declaration below:

I have understood the content and learning outcomes to be assessed.

I have been advised of the purpose and the process of the assessment.

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Student’s Signature Date

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Please submit your paper:

• A soft copy of the assignment must be submitted to Turnitin.

• A hard copy to be submitted to your tutor (please also include the report marking

criteria) BEFORE the due date/time (Note: Refer to the late submission policy for

details).

Glossary of Assessment Terms:

Explain Make (an idea or situation) clear to someone by describing it in more

detail or revealing relevant facts.

Recommend Put forward (someone or something) with approval as being suitable for a

particular purpose or role.

Discuss Write about (a topic) in detail, taking into account different issues or

ideas.

Identify Associate someone or something closely with; regard as having strong

links with.

Analyse Examine (something) methodically and in detail, typically in order to

explain and interpret it.

Research Systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order

to establish facts and reach new conclusions.

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INSTRUCTIONS

Individual project report:

Students are required to select an organisation (manufacturing oriented) operating in New

Zealand and write a project report based on the organisation’s operation functions. Refer to

the Report Marking Criteria on the contents to be covered in your report.

Expectation:

 This is a project report format assignment, you are required to read and make sure that

you understand all the instructions and requirements before you start writing.

 You are encouraged to do additional research to do justice to your assignment.

No. LO Sections Description (sub-headings) Marks

available

Marks

obtained

1.0 1/2/3 Executive

summary

A brief summary of the report’s key findings and

highlights relevant to the selected organisation’s

operation functions.

6

2.0 1/2/3 Introduction Should include company name, brief history, products &

services, location, number of employees, type of

business operation, etc.

6

3.0 Analysis

3.1 LO1 Capacity

management

Discuss TWO issues and challenges related to the use of

capacity management AND TWO capacity management

strategies adopted by your company to cope with these

issues and challenges

(2 marks for identification of each issue/challenge)

(2 marks for each strategy explanation*2)

6

3.2 LO1 General

locational

factors

Briefly discuss FIVE general locational factors,

controllable or uncontrollable, relevant to your selected

business AND any TWO challenges faced while

determining these factors.

(1 marks for each locational factor discussed)

(2.5 marks for each challenge; total 5 factors )

10

3.3 LO1 Plant layout Discuss TWO important and relevant principals of plant

layout that are applied in your organisation AND explain

TWO challenges faced during implementation of these

principles.

(1 mark for each principal)

(2.5 marks for each challenge)

7

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3.4 LO2 Continuous

improvement

Using TWO elements of Total Quality Management,

discuss how continuous improvement is achieved in

your organisation.

Discuss any TWO evidences of application of these TQM

techniques in your selected business.

(1 mark for each element of TQM)

(2 marks for each evidence)

6

3.5 LO3 Supply chain Explain using diagram the key components of your

organisation’s supply chain and how this impacts the

efficient and effective performance of your organisation.

(Minimum 3 components*1 mark each: 3 marks; 3

explanations *2 marks each: 6 marks; Diagram: 2

marks)

11

3.6 LO3 Inventory Discuss TWO functions of inventory in your organisation

and how this impacts the efficient and effective

performance of your organisation.

(2 Identifications*2 mark each: 4 marks; 2

explanation*4 marks each: 8 marks)

12

3.7 LO3 Material

handling

Discuss, using examples, TWO important guiding

principles of material handling applied in your

organisation and how this impacts the efficient and

effective performance of your organisation..

(2 Identifications*2 mark each: 4 marks; 2 discussions*3

marks each: 6 marks; 2 examples*2 mark each: 4 marks)

14

4.0 1/2/3 Conclusion Conclude your report by highlighting important findings.

(Concisely conclude including minimum of 3 main

points* 1 marks each)

3

5.0 Reference In-text and reference list (APA 6th ed.)

(Provide minimum of 4 credible sources; in-text citation

& reference list using correct APA 6th ed. Format)

4

TOTAL 85 marks

Awarded

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