1. Find an example of an operation in your local community that has been successful in simultaneously achieving two or more operational objectives, i.e. cost, quality, delivery, and flexibility. Comment on how this operation has been able to achieve these seemingly conflicting results.
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is a Chinese multinational networking and telecommunication and service company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. It is the largest telecommunications equipment maker in the world, having overtaken Ericsson in 2012.
Huawei has been helping operators to solve IT transformation issues based on the in-depth understanding of the telecommunications business for many years, in recent years, cloud computing, continuous innovation
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"We are always looking for ways to take out waste, to take out time and take out costs, and then passing those savings along to our customer," says Dave Schneider, continuous improvement engineering manager for Dell Americas operations. To meet these goals, Dell relies on a unique supply chain strategy that gathers large volumes of customer information through its direct-sales model and shares it with internal procurement and sales departments, as well as external suppliers. These close relationships with customers and suppliers allow them to know what they must be able to supply in real time, and then very quickly and precisely meet that demand while maintaining low inventory. They are not manufacturing finished goods that they hope people will buy. However, the relationships we have with the majority of our customers enable us to forecast accurately without filling a pipeline of finished goods."
3. Explore the Accenture Consulting website: http://www.accenture.com and write (1) a short description of the company, and, (2) an explanation of how the Accenture helps companies master operations to enable high performance.
(1) A short description of Accenture Consulting
Accenture Consulting is a multinational organizations providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing service. Its incorporated headquarters is in Dublin, Ireland since September 1, 2009. It is the world's largest consulting firm as measured by revenues and also a Fortune