Level 2 Lean Organisation Management Techniques Essay

2729 Words Mar 28th, 2016 11 Pages
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• The first thing you need to do is save a copy of this document, either onto your computer or a USB drive
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Please note that this Assessment document has 11 pages and is made up of 3 Sections.


Section 1: A lean environment [LO1]
This section will help you to evidence Learning Outcome 1: Understand the concept
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Explain the benefits of a lean environment. [1.2]
Use your own experience (either of your workplace or an organisation that you know well) to help you evidence your answer. Alternatively, you can base your answer on the case study provided. [1.2]
Foods R Us is a local supermarket in AnyTown. It tries to operate to the principles of a lean environment. Read the case study and explain the benefits of the lean environment in which Foods R Us operates.
• It is a small chain.
• It is not a 24-hour supermarket. It operates between the hours of 9am and 9pm.
• It has free parking.
• It sources its fruit and vegetables locally from the local fruit and vegetable wholesaler. The supply chain starts locally.
• Its staff are trained to be multi-skilled in a range of different roles. They can operate anywhere within the store and are poised to deal with the majority of customer queries themselves. Staff have a varied working day and are paid decent salaries to reflect the skills they have.
• It stocks a limited variety of each product. So, for example, it has 3 varieties of tinned tomatoes, 3 varieties of baked beans etc. All tinned products are available in one size only. While this limits customer choice, it does mean that Foods R Us can bulk-buy more effectively.
• It has a scanning system that requires customers to put each scanned item in the trolley, to be packed away from the checkout.
• The shop only carries stock that it

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