Discussion Board Forum 4 Instructions
Post a substantive reply to the thread of at least 2 classmates. A substantive reply includes at least 150 words analyzing the thread as well as adding to the research and concepts put forth in that thread. The goal is to create meaningful discussion. To simply restate the idea already put forth or to concur with the first reply is not adding substantial discussion. That is why it is good to do additional outside research.
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Topic that students wrote about: Discuss how you could integrate what you have learned in this course with faith and learning. Provide examples and cite any sources.
Student 1: Rhonda Love
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As an Assistant Operations Manager, I feel that this class has furthered my knowledge into the concepts of manufacturing processes and forecasting. All organizations have their own standards to how they operate, just as mine currently does, but one thing that this class has offered me is an insight on doing things differently, such as forecasting and planning. These newly learned skills are something I can now take away with me back to my company and offer suggestions for improvement in not only how we look at forecasting but other processes such as capacity planning and quality control. All of which can have a huge impact on any company.
Integrating faith into my management duties at times seems like a battle. Being the “boss” isn’t always glorious and you are not always liked, but I believe that also holds true for any job I could possibly have. One thing I do believe is that it is possible to do! I treat others as I would want to be treated, and when the times arise that disciplinary actions are needed, I handle it but I treat those people with respect. Colossians 4:1 states, “Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.” (ESV) By continuing to keep my faith integrated within my job, I believe it makes me not only a better employee but a better Manager.
Holy Bible. (ESV)
Student 2: Gretchen Jordon
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There are a lot of concepts discussed in this course and all of them can be integrated with faith and learning. Operations management on a whole can be related to faith and biblical principles for it is the center of the organization and can significantly impact business operations. The concept I found most intriguing was focused around planning. There are other important areas such as, innovation, supply chain, competition, and productivity to name a few. While all very important, none of it matters without proper planning. As the popular saying goes, “Failure to plan, is a plan to fail”. The world’s best supply chain, with its innovation or product, means nothing without an effective plan. Planning essentially gives the business targets or goals. The criteria for success can be clearly measured and improved upon with proper planning. Every business has a limited amount of resources. Using those resources to your advantage could provide a competitive edge in the market. Planning establishes budgets and activities for the organization. These activities and plans helps a business understand their current position, where they want to be, and how to get there.
These business ideas can also be extremely beneficial to our daily lives. It may not be as detailed as an operational or business plan. It could be something simple as planning your household budget, or simply creating a grocery list. Luke 14:28 states “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see if he has enough money to complete it?”(NIV). Plans are extremely important. It helps keep us on a certain path to make sure we reach our destination. Think of planning like the GPS we use today. When visiting a new area, we use a GPS as our guide. It helps us avoid road blocks and unnecessary interruptions. The same can be said for planning.
Stevenson, W. J. (2015). Operations management (12th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
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Textbook for this course: Stevenson, W. J. (2015). Operations management (12th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Bottom of Form
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