BCO214-PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Mid-Term assignment Task brief & rubrics
Task
Students are required to develop a report addressing the four specific tasks set out in the guideline below. Your report should be 2000-2500 words, excluding
Title, Abstract, Table of contents, Bibliography and Appendices.
Task briefing:
1) Choose a specific production system and brand within a specific industry. Describe all the main processes and activities of this system, identify the
nature of these processes, and draw a flowchart indicating all the main activities and resources involved (25 points)
2) Describe the lay-out or the physical space distribution of all these processes, tasks and inputs within the operations system and identify which typology
of lay-out it is as well as its weaknesses (25 points)
3) Calculate different ratios of productivity of this operations system that measure the efficiency of this system and identify the main drivers or factors that
determine the performance of this system (25 points)
4) For the supply and storage of components in companies, Production Managers have to implement the most efficient strategies to minimize wastes.
a. Why storage is a waste in Production Management?
b. Explain some Inventory Control systems implemented by companies.
c. Say examples of some companies where these systems are implemented and the benefits that they have reached. (25 points)
Formalities:
• Word document.
• Wordcount: 2000-2500 words.
• Cover, Table of Contents, References and Appendix are excluded of the total wordcount.
• Font: Arial 12,5 pts.
• Text alignment: Justified.
• The in-text References and the Bibliography have to be in Harvard’s citation style.
Submission:
• Via Moodle (Turnitin).
• Deadline: Week 7, 20th November 2022 at 23:59 CEST.
Weight: This task is a 40% of your total grade for this subject.

It assesses the following learning outcomes.
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Understand the production management within operations management.
2. Describe operations processes design and their management to contextualize and improve production performance.
3. Assess lay out design and evaluate facility location.
4. Understand productivity control components and measures.
Rubrics
Exceptional 90-100
Good 80-89
Fair 70-79
Marginal Fail 60-69
Fail <60
Knowledge & understanding
(30%)
Student effectively employs a variety of relevant theoretical paradigms/models and data for analysis. Student engages with theory/data in a critical manner.
Student employs relevant theoretical paradigms/models and data for analysis (a few key aspects might be missing). Student makes an attempt to engage with theory/data in a critical manner.
Student employs some theoretical paradigms/models and/or data for analysis (although some key aspects might be missing). Student may be unsuccessful in attempts to engage critically with theory/data.
Student employs a limited range of theoretical paradigms/models and/or data for analysis (key aspects are missing, some irrelevant). Student makes little attempt to engage with theory/data in a critical manner.
Student employs insufficient and irrelevant theoretical paradigms/models and/or data for analysis. Student makes no attempt to engage with theory/data in a critical manner.
Calculations & observations
(30%)
Student calculates a range of ratios well and draws appropriate observations from them.
Student calculates several ratios (may make some minor errors), but draws largely appropriate observations from them.
Student calculates some ratios with some errors. Student attempts to draw observations from them, some of which are appropriate.
Student attempts to calculate ratios but with several errors. Observations drawn are limited and may be inappropriate.
Student does not calculate any ratios correctly and draws insufficient and inappropriate

observations from them.
Critical discussion &
formulation of solutions
(30%)
Student effectively leads discussion towards strong theory/data-driven solutions.
Student makes a good attempt at leading discussion towards theory/data-driven solutions.
Student makes a fair attempt at leading discussion towards theory/data-driven solutions.
Student makes an attempt to lead discussion towards solutions with limited reference to theory/data.
Student fails to lead discussion towards solutions. No reference made to theory/ data.
Communication (10%)
Student includes all relevant sections, meeting professional standards of presentation. Correct referencing format.
Student includes all relevant sections, coming close to professional standards of presentation. Largely correct referencing format.
Student includes most relevant sections, but falls short of professional standards of presentation. Some incorrect referencing.
Student fails to submit some relevant sections and/or falls significantly short of professional presentation standards. Largely incorrect referencing format.
Student fails to submit several relevant sections and/or falls significantly short of professional presentation standards. Incorrect referencing format.

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