Upon successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:
● Appraise the value of forecasting to operations logistics management.
● Explain Lean operations and its potential value to an organization’s operations
● Consider how Lean applies to services
● Describe the seven wastes and the 5Ss and their relative importance to establishing a Lean
● Explain the impact of a Lean organization on supplier relationships and customer relationships
● Identify six attributes of Lean organizations
● Watch Toyota Production System (4 min)
● Watch A simple explanation of Six Sigma (4 min)
Unit 6 Assignment: Operations Logistics Management Success Factors Presentation
Throughout this course, you have examined operations logistics management from eight perspectives:
process, capacity, constraints, location, layout, inventory management, planning, and scheduling. You
have also been introduced to Lean and the potential it may bring when applied to operations.
● Prepare a narrated PowerPoint presentation with detailed speaker notes that presents
your understanding of the key operations logistics management success factors for the
company you selected in Unit 1 (paper attached), taking into consideration all eight of
● In addition, appraise the value of forecasting to operations logistics management and
how that might be of value to the company you selected.
● Finally, conclude your presentation with your observations about the potential benefit
that Lean may have if applied to logistics management in this company.
Your presentation must be evidence-based, so at least six sources from the course material and scholarly
and professional and journal articles written in the last five years are required.
In-text citations are required in slides and notes, and a reference slide is also required for your
presentation and a references page is required for notes. In-text citations and references must be in 7th
ed APA format. A title slide is also required. The minimum number of slides for this presentation is 18
excluding the title and reference slides).