A​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​ssignment is about the process design and management of t
A​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​ssignment is about the process design and management of the oil and gas giant company SCHLUMBERGER Forecasting, Process Design and Analysis (25% of marks): How appropriate is the organisation’s approach to forecasting? How could this approach be improved? How would you describe the processes of the organisation in terms of their layout, the technology (if any) they use, and the jobs of their staff? Are the processes positioned on the “diagonal” of the product-process matrix? If they are not, how can you help the organisation to make improvements? Use the process mapping technique to describe one of the processes of the organisation indicating process inputs, transformation activities, and outputs. Do the process design objectives clearly relate to the businesses’ strategic objectives? What are the main problems with the current processes and how could they be improved? Capacity Management (15% of marks): Does the organisation have the right size of capacity? If appropriate, discuss the methods that the organisation use to decide on the capacity level of its facilities. How does the organisation cope with fluctuations i​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​n demand over the day, week, month or year? What alternatives might be used to best meet the demand? Inventory Management (15% of marks): Is demand dependent or independent? Discuss and analyse the inventory planning and control system of the organisation. If possible, obtain data to show how the system is working (for example, re-order points and quantities, ABC analysis of usage value). How could the organisation improve their approach to inventory management? Resource Planning and Control (20% of marks): Describe the resource planning and control system of the organisation including the system interface with customers and suppliers. Critically discuss the organisation’s approaches to loading, sequencing, and scheduling where appropriate. Do you think there is adequate feedback and control? Identify a process within the organisation that has a bottleneck and develop a detailed plan for reducing or eliminating the bottleneck. If appropriate, describe how you would use the MRP logic to develop a requirement plan to one of the organisation’s products. Suggest how the organisation might do to improve its planning and contro​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​l procedures.

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