OPMT 620 Operations Management

There are two papers in the HBSP Coursepack, U.S. Food Retail During the Pandemic: March 2020 and Coronavirus Is a Wake-Up Call for Supply Chain Management to be used as the basis of this assignment. Using the concepts and tools you have learned throughout this course you are to research a business that has been affected by the Covid-19 virus. This company must be approved by me before you begin. No duplicates with other teams allowed. Company selection due Week 3 with Team Charter. 1. Describe the business and how it was performing before and after the crisis started. What is the situation now? 2. Create a SIPOC Process Map of the operation and identify the strengths, weaknesses and challenges to the manufacturing and supply chain process 3. Organize the problems the business faced/is facing using a Pareto Diagram and create an ordered set of solutions to the problems for the future 4. Is the Bullwhip Effect in effect? How did it happen and how can it be prevented in the future? 5. What other supply chain and quality issues are there? 6. What is the bottleneck of the system and how would you debottleneck it? These suggestions must be practical and financially acceptable. 7. How does this business fit into the overall situation with the virus compared to other companies in the same sector? 8. What do you recommend for now? What do you recommend for the future? In answering these questions, you need to show your reasoning supported by information provided by your sources. This is an open-ended assignment but you are to use the concepts from the class and the textbook as guidance for your report referring back to the Ten Critical Decisions You may not use any kind of information source paid or free that provides answers or make use of written papers paid or unpaid. The writeup is to be in APA format. Use the APA template available from the Library page in MyUCW and refer to the APA 7th edition information. You will need a cover page, a one-page introduction summarizing the case and an abstract. Make sure pages are numbered and references and citations are done properly.