Discussion:Results to Justify a Decision

Discussion:Results to Justify a Decision

Discussion:Results to Justify a Decision

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Using Analysis Results to Justify a Decision on Which Phone to Produce by Phone4U: For this milestone, the goal is for you to analyze various operational data from the Phone4U manufacturing plant and use the results of your analysis to make and justify a decision on which phone to produce. The recommendation will be made in the form of a business case analysis, a common industry tool used to provide business decision recommendations to organizational managers who will ultimately decide if the recommendation is worthwhile.

This activity addresses the following Module Outcomes:

Evaluate different supply chain strategies for improving performance and enhancing competitiveness. (CO#2, CO#4, CO#5, CO#6)
Assess the constraints associated with the distribution of goods and services. (CO#4, CO#5, CO#6)
Please review the Process Flow Map worksheetPreview the document [XLSX, file size 46.3 KB] (provided in the MS Excel file) to ensure you understand each step of the process (the process map is simplified for this project and does not contain all steps in the manufacturing of a phone in Shanghai). Do not forget to include any assumptions you made during your analysis, as this will be important to decision makers reviewing your documentation. In the first part of the final project, based on the data you received from Phone4U, you will examine the :

Process Flow Map

Raw Data Year 1

Value Curve Information

and complete the Purchase Intent Survey

Recommendations: Based on your analysis, select a phone the company should produce. Justify your decision. Why should the company produce this phone?

Your Business Case Analysis (BCA) should include the following:

1. MS Excel file that includes the Raw Data Year 1, Value Curve, and Purchase Intent Survey sheets.

2. A 2 to 4 page double-spaced BCA document using 12 pt. Times New Roman font. Use APA formatting. Appropriate tables, charts, and/or graphs should be incorporated into your BCA document. The MS Excel file is for your data analysis to support your BCA and will include raw and analyzed data. Your BCA should only include analyzed data (no raw data).

Note: The last two sheets on the provided MS Excel file will be used for assignments M5A13 and M6A13.

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Week 1 and 5 assignments should have SIX studies. Week 5 assignment is a compilation of sections from the week 1, 2 & 3 assignments.

Weeks 2 and 3 need to have at least THREE studies in the form of research studies. Please make sure that you look at the instructions for the assignment as well as the grading rubric. I have also provided templates for ALL assignments. It is in your best interest to use these as it will guide you so that you do not make common formatting errors.


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