MGT-370 Operations Management
Week 6 – Turnaround at the Preston Plant Case Study
Two Parts to this assignment:
Answer the DQ’s in 50 words or more (be specific):
What are the primary advantages and disadvantages of lean synchronization? Provide examples to support your opinion.
Read the case study “Turnaround at the Preston Plant”, attached.
Write a paper of 750 words that includes the following:
o A brief summary of the challenges faced
o A brief description of the steps taken to achieve a turnaround
o An analysis of the quantitative tools and techniques that were used, or that could have been used, to help achieve the turnaround
o An evaluation that describes which tools were most helpful, could have been helpful, and were not appropriate for the circumstances, and why
o A brief consideration of any ethical or environmental concerns that affected, or should have affected, operations decisions
Include a minimum of three scholarly sources.
Format the paper using APA formatting.