Operations Management Discussion QuestionsOperations management is at the heart of every organization and can be found every day in the news coverage of current events.For this discussion, you will need to access The Wall Street Journal through the Texas Wesleyan library (Go to txwes.edu -> Library -> Online Resources -> enter “Wall Street Journal” into the Search Online Resources dialog box -> click on https://WSJ.com/TxWes and set up an account) and choose an article from current events (within the past three months) about a topic related to the field of operations management. To assist in your search for a relevant article, refer to the table of contents in your textbook for search terms or consider using keywords such as: manufacturing, shortages, product line, sourcing, supply chain, product design, productivity, capacity, operations, forecasting, inventory, location, logistics, quality, transportation, warehouse, etc.For your initial post in the discussion, address the following:Summarize the article and describe how it is related to the field of operations management.
Explain how the article demonstrates a connection between operations management and another area of business that you are familiar with from previous courses, such as management, marketing, etc.
Conclude with a thought-provoking question about the article for one of your peers (e.g., “What do you think the impact will ultimately be on American consumers if these manufacturing companies have to move their supply chains to another country?”).
Respond to at least two of your peers by expanding on their assessment of their article’s connection to other areas in the field of business. Then, consider the question they posed and provide a thoughtful response, drawing from what you know from the module’s lesson or prior experiences.Discussion Rubric Your active participation in the discussion forums is essential to your overall success. Discussion questions are designed to help you make meaningful connections between the course content and the larger concepts and goals of the course. These discussions offer you the opportunity to express your own thoughts, ask questions for clarification, and gain insight from your classmates’ responses and instructor’s guidance. Requirements for Discussion Board Assignments Students are required to post one (1) initial post due by day three (3) (unless otherwise noted by the instructor) and to follow up with at least two (2) response posts by day seven (7) for each discussion board assignment. Please be sure to post on at least two separate days. For your initial post (1), you must do the following: ● Compose a post of one to two paragraphs. ● Take into consideration material such as course content and other discussion boards from the current module and previous modules, whenappropriate (make sure you are using proper citation methods when referencing scholarly or popular resources).For your response posts (2), you must do the following: ● Reply to at least two different classmates outside of your own initial post thread. ● Demonstrate more depth and thought in your responses. Instructor Feedback: This activity uses an integrated rubric in Blackboard.Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (85%) Needs Improvement (55%) Not Evident (0%) Value ComprehensionDevelops an initial post with an organized, clear point of view or idea using rich and significant detailDevelops an initial post with a point of view or idea using adequate organization and detailDevelops an initial post with a point of view or idea but with some gaps in organization and detailDoes not develop an initial post with an organized point of view or idea40Timeliness Submits initial post by day three (3)Submits initial post one day late (day four)Submits initial post two or more days late (day five or later)Does not submit a post 10Engagement Provides relevant and meaningful response posts with clarifying explanation and detailProvides relevant response posts with some explanation and detailProvides somewhat relevant response posts with some explanation and detailProvides response posts that are generic with little explanation or detail30Writing (Mechanics)Writes posts that are easily understood, clear, and concise using proper citationWrites posts that are easily understood using proper citation methods whereWrites posts that are understandable using proper citation methods whereWrites posts that others are not able to understand and20methods where applicable with no errors in citationsapplicable with few errors in citationsapplicable with a number of errors in citationsdoes not use proper citation methods where applicableTotal 100%
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