graduate school students learn B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e
Week 4 – Discussion Forum 1
Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read sections 2.0–2.2 in Chapter 2 and sections 4.0–4.4 in Chapter 4 from your Operations and Supply Chain Management textbook. In addition, read Three Approaches to Big Technology: Operations Research, Systems Engineering, and Project Management (Links to an external site.).
Technology continues to play a huge role in streamlining operations management. For example, Kodak has a freestanding kiosk where technology and customer labor join to create an output. In this example, you put in your digital camera memory card, choose the finish, quantity, and size of your hard copy pictures, and then print.
Airline check-in kiosks, automatic teller machines, online banking, and firms like eBay, Facebook, Twitter, Zillow, and Zappos are also excellent examples where self-service and technology merge to deliver a product, and they are good use cases for this discussion.
Describe a situation where self-service and technology help create and deliver a customer benefit package to the customer. Provide examples of how such a system can cause a defect, mistake, or service upset. When possible, select a different example than your peers.
Week 4 – Discussion Forum 2
Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 1: Sections 1.0-1.6 and Chapter 3: Sections 3.0-3.5 of the required textbook, Operations and Supply Chain Management. In addition, watch What Is Operations Management? (Links to an external site.).
Describe a customer experience you have personally encountered where the good, service, or both were unsatisfactory (e.g., defective product, errors, mistakes, poor service, service upsets, etc.). How might the organization have handled it better? Specifically identify how operations management could have helped to relieve or eliminate the problem.
Your initial response should be a minimum of 300 words for each discussion. Graduate school students learn to assess the perspectives of several scholars. Support your response with at least one scholarly or credible source in addition to the text.