18 Oct 2020
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:
- Evaluate two to four (2-4) weaknesses that are evident in Apple’s product life cycle. Generate a new product design and process selection, and then determine three (3) strategies that Apple needs in order to strengthen the operation. Provide support for the rationale.
- Determine the key components of supply chain management for Apple. Determine three (3) major issues that could affect the structuring, sourcing, purchasing, and the supply chain of Apple. Provide a solution to each issue.
- Develop a total quality management tool that identifies and analyzes any future issues. Provide a rationale for developing the selected tool.
- Analyze three (3) advantages in employing the just-in-time philosophy in Apple. Evaluate three to five (3-5) means in which the philosophy could potentially impact quality assurance. Provide specific examples to support your response.
- Determine a qualitative and quantitative forecasting method for your operation. Next, create a table in which you identify the characteristics of the operation that relate to each method. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each method.
- Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.