Chapter3 talks about performance measurement in various aspects of an organization’s operations. Learn about these aspects, paying special attention to measuring quality, time, productivity/efficiency, and sustainability.
What is VLC and how one calculates it?
There are a few models to measure organizational performance. Know the balanced scorecard model.
Chapter 4 talks about operations strategy. Learn the differences between needs and wants, order qualifiers and order winners.
What are competitive priorities? Examine a few companies that you do business with and see what competitive priorities they have that draw you in.
In my PPT (no.7), I talk about Porter’s generic competitive strategies. Google then read what these generic strategies are and how they compare with competitive priorities.
In my PPT (no.8), comment on Drucker’s statement on performance measurement. Learn about effectiveness vs. efficiency. Develop three or more KPIs to measure your performance at CSUSB.
How would you apply the science of productivity in your everyday work/life?
Watch Dell Mass Customization video. Analyze Dell’s strategy using what you learned in the chapter 4 PPT.
There are two video clips from the movie Up in the Air. Make sense (connect them with course contents) of these two videos.