24 August 2015

Memo
Memo #2 Description
Your second memo is due at 4pm on October 6, 2014. You must turn in a printed copy AND upload a
copy in .doc or .docx format to Oncourse. Here are the relevant details:
• Choose one of the following cases:
o Unfair Competition / Copyright: National Basketball Association v. Motorola, 105 F.3d 841
o Ownership of Body Tissue / Stem Cells: Moore v. Regents of the Univ. of Cal., 793 P.2d 479
o Warnings / Airline Injury: Andrews v. United Airlines, 24 F.3d 39
o Industry Custom / Medical Malpractice: Lama v. Borras, 16 F.3d 473
o Strict Liability / Escalator Injury: Colmenares Vivas v. Sun Alliance Insurance, 807 F.2d 1102
o Contributory Negligence / RR Injury: Fuller v. Illinois Central Railroad Co., 56 So. 783
o Expert Testimony / Toxic Tort: Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, 509 U.S. 579
o Joint Liability / Quail Hunting Injury: Summers v. Tice, 199 P.2d 1
o Products Liability / Lead Poisoning: Skipworth v. Lead Industries Association, 690 A.2d 169
o Manufacturing Defects / Fire: Speller v. Sears Roebuck & Co., 790 N.E.2d 252
o Product Warnings / Buzz Saw Injury: Hood v. Ryobi America Corp., 181 F.3d 608
o Buyer Beware / Haunted House: Stambovsky v. Ackley, 169 A.D.2d 254
o Nuisance Remedy / Air Pollution: Boomer v. Atlantic Cement Co., 257 N.E.2d 87
o Eminent Domain / Economic Development: Kelo v. City of New London, 545 U.S. 469
• Your memo must include three elements:
o First, you must write a case brief. As I noted in class, a case brief is usually written in an
outline format. However, this assignment calls for your to brief your case in the format of a
professional memo like you would write to an employer. Therefore, you must write your brief in
prose rather than as an outline. The brief should include all of the six parts that we discussed
in class: facts, legal issue, decision, holding, rationale, and policy implications (see powerpoint
on briefing a case on Oncourse for more details). The case brief should constitute the vast
majority of your memo.
o Second, you must research one case that cites and discusses* your chosen case. In your
memo, briefly identify this second case and describe the point of law for which it cites the case
you that you briefed. Does this second case follow your original case or not? Note: Do not
provide a case brief for this second case.
o Third, you must research one law review article that cites and discusses* your chosen case. In
your memo, briefly identify the thesis of the article and describe the point of law for which the
author cites the case you chose to brief.
o The descriptions of the citing case and citing law review article should only be a few sentences
each. The focus of the assignment is on the case brief. The purpose of researching these
additional sources is for you to (1) gain experience doing research on the Lexis Nexis
database, (2) see how precedent operates—how courts and legal scholars evaluate past
decisions.
o *The citing case and law review article must mention your case. They do not have to discuss
your case at length, but it is not sufficient to find a case or law review article that cites that your
case as one in a long list without mentioning it in the text.
• You may work alone or with a partner of your choosing.
 SPEA-V 220: Law & Public Affairs Spring 2014
2
• Format: Each memo should be about 1,000 to 1,500 words (about three pages, Times New Roman,
12 point font, 1 inch margins, double spaced).
• Citations & References
o Include a references section at the end of your memo listing the citations for your two cases
(the one you briefed and the one that cites it), and the law review article.
o Case briefs are intended to be summaries that put the sometimes difficult-to-understand legal
jargon of the case into terms that are easier to understand. What’s more, your descriptions of
the citing law review article and citing case are meant to be brief. I want you to get practice
paraphrasing hard-to-understand language. Therefore, for this assignment, you are not
allowed to quote anything.
o Additionally, parenthetical citations are not necessary. After all, I will know that your case brief
is a summary of your case. You should provide the citation to your citing case in the text of
your memo, and you should also identify the source of the law review article. I.e., you would
write something like “In the Oregon Law Review, Abelkop argues …”
• You may use online case briefs and notes in Lexis Nexis as you would use Wikipedia: You may not
quote or cite them. But they can be used to give you some guidance.
• Be prepared to discuss your memo with the class.

• As always, punctuation, grammar, spelling, logical flow, and writing style will factor into your grade.

24 August 2015,
 0

Memo Memo #2 Description Your second memo is due at 4pm on October 6, 2014. You must turn in a printed copy AND upload […]


24 August 2015

Average Salary for Operations Manager jobs in the UK
Define                                                     (5 points each)
1.    Operations management (OM) and its key elements
2.    Importance of OM for all organizations
3.    Impact on OM of changes in the business environment
4.    Operations function: the management of resources for the production and delivery of goods or services
5.    The role of OM in achieving strategic objectives
6.    Activities of core functional areas and their interrelationships
7.    Differences and similarities between services and products
8.    Impact of environmental issues
9.    Impact of ethical behavior
10.Role of the supply chain
11.Processes: input-transformation-output process; processes hierarchy
12.Four Vs – volume, variety, variation, visibility
13.Business process modeling
14.Lean management techniques
15.Integration of supply chain
16.Just in time (JIT)
17.TQM
18.Continuous improvement
19.Time based management
20.What is the difference between general management and operations management?

BONUS QUESTION(40 points)
1.      Average Salary for Operations Manager jobs in the UK?

2.      Operations Manager job description

24 August 2015,
 0

Average Salary for Operations Manager jobs in the UK Define                                                     (5 points each) 1.    Operations management (OM) and its key elements 2.    […]


24 August 2015

Explain the difference between 3 Es: economy; efficiency and effectiveness
1)      Explain the difference between 3 Es: economy; efficiency and effectiveness

2)    Links and differences between operations management and strategic planning

3)    Explain the  paradox: efficiency (thrift) versus effectiveness (quality)

4)      Define “five OM performance objectives”


24 August 2015,
 0

Explain the difference between 3 Es: economy; efficiency and effectiveness 1)      Explain the difference between 3 Es: economy; efficiency and effectiveness 2)    Links and […]


24 August 2015

Flexibility at Godiva Chocolatier
Short Case
Flexibility at Godiva Chocolatier

The world-famous chocolate maker, Godiva Chocolatier, is situated right in the heart of Brussels, Europe’s centre of quality chocolate manufacturing. Godiva is a relatively small producer which makes more than 100 different chocolates and packs them in a vast range of cartons and bulk packs. Over the last 10 years, the company has invested to achieve improvements in productivity through automation, but at the same time to ensure that flexibility is built in at every stage of production. There are two basic methods of production used at Godiva: enrobing and moulding.

    Enrobed products begin as extruded strips of hard fillings such as marzipan, which are cut into short pieces and passed through a machine which coats them in liquid chocolate. The enrobing department operates by linking together the various pieces of equipment (extruders, guillotines, depositors, enrobers, decorators, etc.) in different sequences and combinations to suit the individual product designs. Sometimes, where the volumes justify the effort involved in repositioning them, this is done by using moveable conveyors to make the link between the machines. Otherwise, the products are transferred around as required in plastic trays, allowing the equipment (and the skilled staff) to be decoupled and thereby to work at different speeds and times. Only small tanks of liquid chocolate are used at the enrobing machines so that changeovers can be fast. Typically it takes only 20 minutes to disconnect the tank and clean out the enrobing machine prior to starting another colour. Because of the wide variety of products, planning is complex, with the sequence of products being critical to productivity and quality. Normally, it is considered uneconomic to produce less than 300 kg of a particular colour of chocolate, but where possible, longer runs of different products with the same chocolate coating are planned, so that the colour change can be carried out at the end of the day’s production.
    Most moulded products are produced on a new and complicated 80 metre long production line, which was designed to handle almost the full range of moulded products. It can mould all three colours with a 20 minute changeover of the liquid chocolate. These are normally done only at the end of a day’s production. Moulds can be changed without stopping the line using a simple operator-assisted device. Filling the shells with creams, fondants, etc. is carried out using computer-controlled depositing machines. Three of these depositors are available, allowing one or two to be in use while the third is moved aside for cleaning, programming and setting-up with the next batch of filling. It is possible, therefore, to change product in under one minute, and to use two depositors simultaneously for products where nuts or cherries are to be incorporated in the middle of creams. After demoulding, the chocolates can be routed to an automatic individual wrapping machine, but most are conveyed directly to a packing robot which picks and places the products on blister packs for bulk sales to shops, or on flat plastic trays for transfer to the assortment packing lines.

    The most flexible part of the operation is the assortment packing section. Here, the finished chocolates are packed according to the appropriate mix and positions in the various retail cartons. These pass along a conveyor where each individual chocolate is added to the pack by hand. Although it is technically possible for this to be done by a robot, Godiva engineers have found that people are less expensive and can also continuously inspect the quality of every chocolate packed. Many of the staff are also very adept at adding value-added features to the packaging, such as ribbons, bows and labels.
Questions
1   Why is flexibility so important to a company like Godiva?

2   What does the company appear to have done to enhance its flexibility?

24 August 2015,
 0

Flexibility at Godiva Chocolatier Short Case Flexibility at Godiva Chocolatier The world-famous chocolate maker, Godiva Chocolatier, is situated right in the heart of Brussels, […]


24 August 2015

Explain why operations management is important for organisations
LO1   Understand the nature and importance of operational management
1.1 explain why operations management is important for organisations
1.2 analyse the operations functions of a selected organisation
1.3 evaluate, by using a process model, the operations management of a selected organization

LO2   Understand the link between operations management and strategic planning

2.1 appraise the importance of the ‘Three Es’ to organisations
2.2 assess the impact of the tension between cost minimisation and quality maximisation in organisations
2.3 evaluate the significance of the five performance objectives that underpin operations management to organizations

LO3   Understand how to organise a typical production process

3.1assess how linear programming adds value to a given production process
3.2 evaluate critical path analysis and network planning
3.3 justify the need for operational planning and control in a selected production process

LO4   Be able to apply relevant techniques to the production of an operational plan for a typical business
 4.1 produce a set of clearly defined operational outcomes for a selected organisation
 4.2 produce a network plan and indicate the resultant critical path

4.3 justify how quality management techniques are applied to improve operations in a selected organization

24 August 2015,
 0

Explain why operations management is important for organisations LO1   Understand the nature and importance of operational management 1.1 explain why operations management is important […]


‹ Prev page1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530 531 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 539 540 541 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549 550 551 552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 562 563 564 565 566 567 568 569 570 571 572 573 574 575 576 577 578 579 580 581 582 583 584 585 586 587 588 589 590 591 592 593 594 595 596 597 598 599 600 601 602 603 604 605 606 607 608 609 610 611 612 613 614 615 616 617 618 619 620 621 622 623 624 625 626 627 628 629 630 631 632 633 634 635 636 637 638 639 640 641 642 643 644 645 646 647 648 649 650 651 652 653 654 655 656 657 658 659 660 661 662 663 664 665 666 667 668 669 670 671 672 673 674 675 676 677 678 679 680 681 682 683 684 685 686 687 688 689 690 691 692 693 694 695 696 697 698 699 700 701 702 703 704 705 706 707 708 709 710 711 712 713 714 715 716 717 718 719 720 721 722 723 724 725 726 727 728 729 730 731 732 733 734 735 736 737 738 739 740 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 748 749 750 751 752 753 754 755 756 757 758 759 760 761 762 763 764 765 766 767 768 769 770 771 772 773 774 775 776 777 778 779 780 781 782 783 784 785 786 787 788 789 790 791 792 793 794 795 796 797 798 799 800 801 802 803 804 805 806 807 808 809 810 811 812 813 814 815 816 817 818 819 820 821 822 823 824 825 826 827 828 829 830 831 832 833 834 835 836 837 838 839 840 841 842 843 844 845 846 847 848 849 850 851 852 853 854 855 856 857 858 859 860 861 862 863 864 865 866 867 868 869 870 871 872 873 874 875 876 877 878 879 880 881 882 883 884 885 886 887 888 889 890 891 892 893 894 895 896 897 898 899 900 901 902 903 904 905 906 907 908 909 910 911 912 913 914 915 916 917 918 919 920 921 922 923 924 925 926 927 928 929 930 931 932 933 934 935 936 937 938 939 940 941 942 943 944 945 946 947 948 949 950 951 952 953 954 955 956 957 958 959 960 961 962 963 964 965 966 967 968 969 970 971 972 973 974 975 976 977 978 979 980 981 982 983 984 985 986 987 988 989 990 991 992 993 994 995 996 997 998 999 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 Next page ›