LO-1 Gather information to examine problems and undertake analysis

5BUS1199 Business Operation 

Assignment CW1 – Airport Bio Security

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Business Operations

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Individual Report

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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 - Airport Bio Security

Description of the assignment:

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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%



Strategy description


Process design and description


Process diagrams


Layout optimisation


Organisation Plan


Capacity Understanding


Quality and Sustainability


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Logic, English, grammar and spelling


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