Operations management, as you learned in the course, focuses on implementing management strategies in order for an organization to effectively and efficiently achieve their goal(s). Whether a business is seeking improved quality control, more efficient processes, or detailed analysis of employee performance, operations management is the central factor to achieving these successes. In an 800 – 1200-word essay, answer one of the prompts below using concepts you learned from the course to support your arguments.
You may refer to the course material for supporting evidence, but you must also use at least three credible, outside sources and cite them using APA format. If you use any Study.com lessons as sources, please also cite them in APA (including the lesson title and instructor’s name).
1. Explain why the Lean Organizational Structure is beneficial for businesses aiming to increase their value.
2. When considering a company’s performance metrics, is there a metric in particular that you feel businesses should value more over the others? Why or why not?
3. Which quality management framework do you think yields the most meaningful information for companies to improve their quality? Why?