26 August 2015

Evaluate the use of ‘lean management’ and performance targets as part of organisations’ strategic drive for greater efficiency

Title:

Evaluate the use of ‘lean management’ and performance targets as part of organisations’ strategic drive for greater efficiency.

At least 20 references, can use the suggested below:


Carter et al (2001) ‘Lean and Mean in the Civil Service’, Public money and management, March 2011.
 Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection (HCC) (2009) Investigation into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.
 McCann, Granter, Hassard, Hyde (2013). ‘Still Blue-Collar after all these Years? An Ethnography of the Professionalization of Emergency Ambulance Work.’ Journal of Management Studies 50: 5, pp. 750-776.
 Haberberg and Rieple (2008) Strategic Management, Oxford: Oxford. (Chapter 15)
 Hood, C. (2006) ‘Gaming in Targetworld: The Targets Approach to Managing British Public Services’, Public Administration Review July/August, pp. 515 – 521.
 Hyde, P., E. Granter, J. Hassard, L.McCann, J. Morris (2013) Roles and behaviours of middle and junior managers: Managing new organisational forms of healthcare. National Health Service, Service Delivery Organisation (available to download online).
 Kaplan and Norton 1992, ‘The Balanced Scorecard’, Harvard Business Review.
 Ordonez, L. D., M. E. Schweitzer, A. D. Galinsky and M. H. Bazerman (2009) ‘Goals Gone Wild: The Systematic Side Effects of Overprescribing Goal Setting’, Academy of Management Perspectives February, pp. 6 – 16.
 Mid Staffordshire General Hospitals NHS Trust (2008) Annual Report and Accounts 2007/2008, URL accessed 01/08/09 at: http://www.midstaffs.nhs.uk/aboutUs/corporate/publications/ar/AR200708General.pdf
 Waring, J. and S. Bishop (2010) ‘Lean Healthcare: rhetoric, ritual, resistance’, Social Science and Medicine 71, pp. 1332-40.
 Womack, Jones, Roos (2007) The Machine That Changed the World, New York: Simon and Schuster.

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Data mining in m-commerce payment system or data mining in e-commerce (product recommendation)Data mining in m-commerce payment system or data mining in e-commerce (product recommendation)

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26 August 2015

Safety Management Systems
Safety Management Systems



1. 0Introduction

Chapter 1 serves as an introduction to the report.

1.1.  Background

Introduce safety management systems to the reader. You can do this, for example, by explaining the four pillars of safety management systems, the background of safety management systems and the goal of safety management systems. Include other relevant information that you think the reader needs to know now to understand the report.

1.2.  Aim

Describe the aim of the report. The aim should follow logically from the previous paragraph.

1.3.  Reading guide

Explain to the reader how you will achieve the aim outlined above. What can the reader expect to read in the report and how does that achieve the aim?




2.        0Risk management

Model 3 describes a risk management analysis.

2.1.  Introduction

This paragraph introduces the theoretical background of the risk management analysis. Explain risk management as part of the safety management system.

After reading this paragraph, the reader should be aware of the basics of risk management and recognise the need for such an activity as part of a safety management system.

2.2.  Operational issue

This paragraph introduces the operational background of the risk management analysis. Describe the exercise problem given to you. Explain why this is an important operational issue.

After reading this paragraph, the reader should be convinced that the operational issue is an important issue to address.

2.3.  Methods

This paragraph introduces the methodological background of the risk management exercise. Describe the methods used to conduct the risk management exercise. Provide justification for the methods used. You can reference to peer reviewed publications and reports to back up your statements.

After reading this paragraph, the reader should be confident that you have selected an appropriate method.

2.4.  Results

This paragraph presents the results of your risk management analysis. Describe the main results. Include figures of your analyses outcomes and refer to these in the text. Give explicit examples so that the reader gets a good understanding of your findings.

After reading this paragraph, the reader understands the main findings. The reader should also be able to see how your method produced these findings and you didn’t invent the findings yourself.

2.5. Discussion and conclusions

This paragraph presents a discussion of the findings as well as resulting conclusions. Summarise what the risk management aimed to achieve. Discuss main findings. What can be concluded from these findings? What does that mean for the aviation industry? Evaluate the use of the different methods. Discuss strengths and limitations of your analysis. Finish the discussion with a strong concluding statement.

3.        0Safety assurance

Model 4describes an accident analysis

3.1.  Introduction

This paragraph introduces the theoretical background of the accident analysis. Explain accident analysis as part of the safety management system.

After reading this paragraph, the reader should be aware of the basics of safety assurance, accident analysis and recognise the need for such an activity as part of a safety management system.

3.2.  Accident description

This paragraph introduces the accident. Summarise the accident events.

After reading this paragraph, the reader should be aware of what happened.

3.3.  Methods

This paragraph introduces the methodological background of the accident analysis. Provide an overview of different accident analysis methods, including a discussion of strengths and weaknesses of each method and differences between the methods. You can reference to peer reviewed publications and reports to back up your statements. Provide justification for the method that you used.

After reading this paragraph, the reader should be aware that there are different methods and confident that you have selected an appropriate method.

3.4.  Results

This paragraph presents the results of your accident analysis. Describe the main results. Include figures of your analyses outcomes and refer to these in the text. Give explicit examples so that the reader gets a good understanding of your findings.

After reading this paragraph, the reader should understand the main findings. The reader should also be able to see how your method produced these findings and you didn’t invent the findings yourself.

3.5. Discussion and conclusions

This paragraph presents a discussion of the findings as well as resulting conclusions. Summarise what the accident analysis aimed to achieve. Discuss main findings. What can be concluded from these findings? What does that mean for the aviation industry? Summarise findings of peers using different methods. Explain commonalities and differences between your findings and those of peers using different methods. What do these different results say about the respective methods? Discuss strengths and limitations of your analysis. How did peer feedback help you strengthen your analysis? Finish the discussion with a strong concluding statement.
4.        0Safety promotion

Model 5describes a safety promotion campaign

4.1.  Introduction

This paragraph introduces the theoretical background of safety promotion. Explain safety promotion as part of the safety management system.

After reading this paragraph, the reader should be aware of the basics of safety promotion and recognise the need for such an activity as part of a safety management system.

4.2.  Lesson identified

This paragraph introduces a lesson identified from either the risk management exercise or the accident analysis. Describe the safety issue. Explain why this is an important safety issue.

After reading this paragraph, the reader should be convinced of the importance of promoting the safety issue.

4.3.  Design

This paragraph describes the design process. Explain how you developed your material, training or briefing. What activities were involved in designing the campaign? Provide justification for the campaign developed.

After reading this paragraph, the reader should be confident that your campaign was well developed and the design underwent different stages of proof.

4.4.  Product

This paragraph presents the final product. If possible, present the safety campaign, or images of it, here or in an appendix. Discuss how the campaign works and how it is implemented.

After reading this paragraph, the reader should understand how the campaign would be implemented in a real world aviation organisation.

4.5.  Discussion and conclusions

This paragraph presents a discussion of the campaign as well as resulting conclusions. Summarise what the safety promotion campaign aimed to achieve. How did you implement this? What was the feedback from your peers? What can be concluded about the effectiveness of the campaign at this stage? Discuss strengths and limitations of your campaign. Finish the discussion with a strong concluding statement.


5.        0Overall conclusion and discussion

This chapter summarises the overall contribution of the report. Summarise what the overall aim of the report was. How did you achieve that? What did each of the safety management system pillars add to the overall safety management systems analysis? How do the different safety management system activities relate to each other?

6.      0References

Include a reference list here. Use APA 6th as your referencing style.

The library provides a useful tool:




Requirements
Word limit of the portfolio will be 8,000-10,000 words. This will be the word count of the report. The wordcount excludes the reference list, content list or titlepage.
Marks will be decucted proportionally if your word count is less or more than the word count listed above. 

I am expecting that you will write between 2000 – 3000 words for chapter 2, 3 and 4 and the rest will be made up by executive summary, introduction, discussion and appendices. 


The following two articles should give you an idea of how easy or hard it will be to stay within the word limit. Both articles are written on the same study. One is written for an industry journal (1300 words) and the other is written as a peer reviewed journal publication and includes a major component on comparing and contrasting different methods (8350 words). You will not need to go in to as much depth as we did in our journal publication but I expect more theoretical background and more detail in your reports than the industry journal. 

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it is more of a theoretical report,no data or data analysis required.just need to explains the methods ,algorthims.

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26 August 2015

Based on what we learned in Small Business Management, you are expected to write a business plan of any opportunity you have identified
 Based on what we learned in Small Business Management, you are expected to write a business plan of any opportunity you have identified of not less than 12 pages. For the entrepreneur starting a new venture, a business plan has three basic objectives:
1.      To identify the nature and the context of the business opportunity, that is, why does such an opportunity exist?
2.      To outline the approach the entrepreneur plans to use to exploit the opportunity
3.      To recognize factors that will determine whether the venture will be successful.


The following are guidelines that  should help as you write your business plan.
Let me know if you need some help or further clarification with the assignment.

Why Develop a Business Plan?                                                                                           
The plan serves as an entrepreneur’s road map to building a successful business. It describes the direction the company is taking, what its goals are, where it wants to be, and how it plans to get there.
The business plan serves three essential functions:
1.      The business plan provides an operational guide for action and success;
2.      The business plan attracts lenders, and;
3.      The business plan is a reflection of its creator.
      A viable business plan is capable of passing three “tests” including:
1.      The reality test
2.      The competitive test
3.      The value test
A business plan can increase your chances for success and serve as a guide through uncertain and new experiences.
The Elements of a Business Plan                                                                                        
Every business plan is unique. There are many resources available to use as a guide. The seemingly overwhelming task of building a business plan is easily broken down into workable parts that any student or entrepreneur can undertake. Plans may include the following:
·         Executive Summary
·         Mission Statement
·         Company History
·         Business and Industry Profile
·         Objectives
·         Business Strategy
·         Description of Firm’s Product/Service
·         Marketing Strategy
·         Documenting Market Claims
·         Competitor Analysis
·         Description of the Management Team
·         Plan of Operation
·         Forecasted or Pro-Forma Financial Statements
·         The Loan or Investment Proposal
In addition, there are ten tips on preparing your business plan that can save time and help to create a more cohesive and impressive overall plan.
1.      Have a cover
2.      Check for spelling and grammar
3.      Create a visual appeal
4.      Include a table of contents
5.      Make it interesting and compelling
6.      Demonstrate its profit potential
7.      Use spreadsheets
8.      Include cash flow projections
9.      Keep it concise and “crisp”
10.  Tell the truth – always!



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