BSE Veterinary Services Case Study

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As a manager at BSE Veterinary Services who is trying to come up with a plan, top create an additional work shift to increase the amount of test from 12,000 to 18,000 per period the rational decision-making model would be a good decision-making model to use. According to Nahavandi, Denhardt, and Denhardt (2015), the rational decision-making uses five phases for decision making which are performed deliberately and consciously, relying on the rationality of the decision maker’s thoughts and behaviors (p. 245). In the case of BSE Veterinary Services, many aspects will need to be taken into account when making a decision on what approach would be best to create an ad-ditional shift. To perform the full tests on cattle the company has to include …show more content…
There are too many moving parts for one man-ager to oversee alone. Using the five phases of the rational decision-making model will involve a number of managers to oversee their departments while also giving each manager a guide. In pre-analysis phase, the situation is defined as the need to have an additional shift to meet the demand of 18,000 tests per period. In the analytic phase, each manager will analysis their sections and decide how the goal of a new shift will affect their section and what the best process to achieve this goal is. Once approved each manager will then move into the design phase creating a clear …show more content…
For example, the new demand is due to current difficulties with the beef herd. Will these difficulties continue and require a permanent new shift or is this something that will last for a few months and then things will be back to normal. This information will then answer if there is a need to hire new employees or extend hours of the current employees until the demand ends. In addition, logistics will need this information to know if long-term storage space is needed or if this will be over soon and they space can just be made in the current location. The purchasing department will need to inform the suppliers of how long the increase in ordering sup-plies for the test will continue so that the manufacture can be made of aware of the increase and supplies will not run out. These are all questions that will come from the different section focus groups. With the rational decision-making, managers can also discuss the possibility of increasing the cost of testing to make up for the need to accommodate the increased demand. Managers can also collaborate with others in the industry to see if this is an isolated problem with the herds, they are testing or if

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