(Valacich, J., George, J., Hoffer, J., 2009, pg. 3) Step one: planning and selection. Bob Mellankamp, the owner of Hoosier Burger wants to bring computerization “to their information system, inventory control, customer ordering, and management reporting systems do to frequent error”. He wants to be able “to have electronic access to forecasting information, inventory usage, and basic sales information”, which will give Bob more accurate information for him to make decisions. (Valacich, J., George, J., Hoffer, J., 2009, pg.
Manage own performance in a business environment The purpose of planning work is to ensure that I make the most effective use of my time and knowing what I have got planned throughout the day the lowers my chances of my work clashing with a meeting or other tasks. If I make a written account of my plans and my manager asks what I have done, I am easily able to show them and be accountable for my work. The purpose of agreeing realistic targets for work is to complete my tasks to a good standard, if targets are set too high I may feel under pressure or incapable of completing them. It is always important to agree targets so I know I am able to complete and reach them. I should always keep people informed about progress as they may need to know about changes in targets as it allows them to make amendments to the way they handle their work, if they are not informed it may affect their working abilities.
Which will help to suggest improvements that will increase resource efficiency and effectiveness; as employees use resources everyday to get there job done and will know what works and what doesn’t. It is necessary to develop KRAs and KPIs that meet the organizations needs, as Key Responsibility Areas (KRAs) refer to general areas of outcomes or outputs for which the department's role is responsible for. KRAs help individuals clarify their roles, align their roles to the organisation’s business or strategic plan, focus on results rather than activities, communicate their role’s purposes to others, set goals and objectives, prioritize their activities, and therefore improve their time/work management. While Key Perfomance
Case Study, Stage 2: Technology Solution Proposal Before you begin this assignment, be sure you have read the “Hometown Deli Case Study” and “Hometown Deli Stage One Project,” and Exercise 1 – Business Process Analysis. Technology Solution Proposal for Hometown Deli For your Stage 1 Project, you conducted a Five Forces Analysis for your Hometown Deli and identified a process at the Deli that could benefit from the use of technology. In Exercise 1, you created a model of that process graphically to demonstrate your understanding of the major steps. The next step is to identify an appropriate technology solution that would improve that process. The proposed solution should address the business process, should be appropriate to the Hometown Deli, should be briefly described and its major components listed, and an explanation should be given for why and how this proposed solution will improve the business process.
Having an environment where everyone is treated fairly will result in employees of H&M feel more valued, happy and more willing to give a better service. They are not like physical or technological resources; humans need to be dealt in certain ways, as they are protected by legislations and laws. • Training: In H&M there will be a invariable change of different order of products that the customers wish to purchase, for this reason the staff will have to be trained for any of these occasions. H&M manage their training system by making sure they give relevant teaching for employees to develop key skills and move up in the hierarchy. This will help bring knowledge to employees and give them the
Supply chain management is the complex process of managing systems to ensure that products are where they should be when they should be there, while minimizing costs and creating opportunities for profit. It is the strategic linkage and collaboration of all departments in a firm that enhances the product flow through the firm, which eventually adds value to the customer. Firms can lower costs, positively differentiate their services, constantly perform value-added services, increase flexibility and responsiveness, and engage in constant process innovation by incorporating best-practice supply chain management into their system. Not all supplier-buyer relationships are equal in value, and therefore, it is important to segment customers based on service needs and develop the appropriate relationship for that particular requirement. Robert J. Trent discusses four types of relationship management in his article “Why Relationships Matter.” Counterproductive relationships have no value because each organization is working against the other, this is often called a lose-lose relationship.
My supervisions are taken on shift, my manager will watch how I work, how I integrate with the team of staff and with the clients in the care home and put forward any ideas on what I could do differently but also explain what I am doing well. It will also involve making sure that I fill in all the necessary paperwork such as care plans and accident forms and follow the appropriate policies. They are not formal and it feels easy during these times to ask for advise and to be supported when learning new things within the care home. The appraisals are more formal, myself and the manager will sit down and discuss everything about the job, anything from day to day tasks to staff grievances. The positive of this is that if there is anything I am unsure of I can speak in confidence and not feel embarrassed that I do not know how to do something in front of the care home clients and/or their families.
You will also need to organise your work so that you are not doing a repetitive task for a long time. One of the ways to reduce risk of injury is to ensure that your workstation and the business equipment you use, are ergonomically designed. Ergonomics is about creating comfortable and safe working conditions. It is about fitting the job to the worker, rather than the worker to the job. Click Next to read about some of these ergonomic requirements.
The goal is to eliminate waste, such as inventory, lead- time and simplify the production process. The finished goods are responding to the customers’ demand, which means that every activity is pulled through the production process. This results in quick respond, efficiency and meeting the customers’ requirements. This also means the JIT is dependent on the suppliers flexibility in order to deliver the goods in the right time. The JIT requires employee involvement and teamwork to accomplish the goals.
Assessment Activity # 4 The best way to manage and monitor performance is to make plans and set goals. Goals need to be supported by plans so it is easier to keep track on achievements, they also help them members follow through and achieve their targets and goals to self-manage their performance. Managers need to clearly identify and communicate the work standard expected. They need to ensure that all team members know what customer service standards should be adhered to and what it means to exceed customer expectations. * Conduct regular market research and performance reviews * Ensure each team member has individual job criteria so they know what their goals are and what is expected of them.