I need this research paper over Nissan completed before 10 pm Sunday. I have provided the link to the Nissan case study below, as well as attached the template you need to fill out to complete the paper and the guidelines to follow! Thank you!
Prompt: For the first milestone of your final project, you will submit a managing operations case study
analysis that uses the tools and techniques that operations managers use. This case study analysis will
be incorporated into the final summative analysis. This milestone is due in Module Two.
Refer to the Nissan case study, your own independent research, and the course materials to complete
this milestone. Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
I. Generating Value
A. Evaluate how the company in the case study uses operations management functions to provide
products and generate value for its customers. Support your claims with examples from the case study or
B. Assess how this company achieves a competitive advantage using operations management. Provide
examples found in the case study or outside sources to support your reasoning.
C. Compare and contrast service operations and manufacturing operations at the company in the case
study. How are they the same? How do they differ? How does each of these operations provide value for
II. Theories and Techniques
A. Compare and contrast the critical path method (CPM) and the program evaluation and review
technique (PERT). What types of projects at this company would favor PERT over CPM? Why? What
types of projects at this company would favor CPM over PERT? Why?
B. Explain the steps used to develop a forecasting system. How would these steps be specifically utilized
by this company? What do you predict would be the result of implementing a forecasting system for the
top-selling product line at this company?
C. List the major categories of supply chain risk and associated risk reduction tactics. How could the
company mitigate exposure to supply chain disruptions caused by natural disasters? For example,
consider the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of Japan.
Guidelines for Submission: The format for this assignment will be a Word document using a business
writing format of your choice. There is no minimum page length requirement, but the submission should
be no more than four pages in total. Copy and paste any data analysis from Excel into your Word
document for submission. You may include your original Excel documents as supplementary material if
you believe this will strengthen your contribution.
BE SURE TO:
Evaluates how the company in the case study uses OM functions to provide products to customers and generate value both
for customers and the firm
Accurately assesses how the company in the case study achieves a competitive advantage using OM and provides support
Compares and contrasts service and manufacturing operations and includes how each operation provides value for its customers
Compares and contrasts CPM and PERT and explains which projects would favor each technique
Accurately describes the steps used to develop a forecasting system and predicts the results of using a forecasting system in the context of
the case study
Correctly lists the major categories of supply chain risks and associated risk-reduction tactics and explains how the company could avoid
exposure to supply chain disruptions
Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization