Describe the role of operations in industry

5BUS1199Business Operations 

Assignment CW1 – Airport Bio Security

Module Title:

Business Operations

Module Code:

5BUS1199

 

Assignment Format & Maximum Word count

Individual Report

Assignment Weighting:

100%

Coursework Submission:

 

Coursework return Date returned to students:

Within 4 weeks after the submission deadline

Module leader

 

First marker

 

Internal Moderator

Approved
Date:

Module Board name

BAS

External Examiner

Approved
Date:

Module Board date

TBA

 

Assessment Criteria

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge and Understanding tested in this assignment:

  • Describe the role of operations in industry
  • Define the range of operational strategies necessary for a business to run effectively
  • Explain why organisations should take a total supply network perspective

Learning Outcomes: Skills and Attributes tested in this assignment:

  • Gather information to examine problems and undertake analysis
  • Compare operational tools, models and approaches to suggest appropriate operations improvement strategies
  • Interpret and analyse data and produce recommendations in the form of a correctly referenced report

Feedback /Marking criteria for this Assignment

  • Written assignments will be assessed by applying the marking criteria.
  • For each day or part day up to five days after the published deadline, coursework relating to modules submitted late will have the numeric grade reduced by 10 grade points until or unless the numeric grade reaches 40 for levels 4, 5 and 6 or 50 for level 7 (PG).  If a submission is more than 5 days after the published deadline, a grade of zero will be awarded. Where the numeric grade awarded for the assessment is less than 40, no lateness penalty will be applied.
  • Plagiarism offences will receive standard penalties.

Detailed Brief for Individual Assessment

Assignment Title: CW1 - AirportBio Security

Description of the assignment:

* Read the full Assignment CW1-Airport Bio Security - Brief

Task 1 (Approx. 1000 Words)

Design a new checking process and describe the key activities for passengers to undertake at a terminal. The response should include the following information.

  • How the strategy meets the objectives of the Airport management.
  • A process diagram of the key process components including:-
    • passenger flow
    • information flow
  • A description of the new pre arrival and checking process.
  • A layout of checking stream and multiple streams.

 

Task 2 (Approx. 1000 Words)

Consider the role of Operations Manager responsible for the bio security at Heathrow airport. Prepare a framework for the efficiently operation of bio security screening of check-in passengers.

Consider the following:-

  • Organisation plan with roles and responsibilities
  • Produce a capacity calculation of the passenger numbers to be processed initially.
  • Produce a high-level quality plan for the new checking process.
  • Scale of operations to cope with fluctuations in passenger numbers.
  • Identify the sustainability benefits of the new design.

Please use academic viewpoints, theories and models to support your written responses.

Module Marking Criteria:

  • Individual Assignment - Bio Security, Airline Operations – 100%

 

Marking

Strategy description

10

Process design and description

20

Process diagrams

10

Layout optimisation

15

Organisation Plan

10

Capacity Understanding

10

Quality and Sustainability

10

Presentation, layout, graphics

5

Logic, English, grammar and spelling

5

Academic and non-academic references

5

Total

100

 

Student Support and Guidance

  • For further help, contact your module leader by email.
  • Web platform and links to Canvas can be found in the course Unit description.
  • Use the Grading Criteria and Mark Scheme to help improve your work.
  • Go to CASE workshops, use the CASE website and drop-in hours www.studynet.herts.ac.uk/go/CASE/
  • Academic English for Business support is available through daily drop-ins from the CASE office.  See the CASE workshop timetable on the CASE main website page for details.
  • Make full use of Library search to identify relevant academic material and the ‘Subject Toolkit for Business’ which contains links to other Information Databases and the Information Management contact details. (http://www.studynet1.herts.ac.uk/ptl/common/LIS.nsf/lis/4DAF5390094771C2802575ED004212BF) 
  • Some tutors allow students to test their work using Turnitin.  Guidance on submission to Turnitin via StudyNet can be found by using the following link. http://www.studynet1.herts.ac.uk/ptl/common/asu.nsf/resource+library/TURNITIN+FOR+STUDENTS+2016+USER+GUIDE.pdf/$FILE/TURNITIN+FOR+STUDENTS+2016+USER+GUIDE.pdf
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