product design philosophies behind industrial design B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

product design philosophies behind industrial design B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

**** This is a 6 part assignment that only requires one citation and one reference per part (Not need introduction or conclusion). ****

PART ONE (200 – 250 words)

Product Design Philosophy

  • What is the difference between product layout and process layout? Which product and process layout represents your organization’s current layout? Is the product and process layout appropriate? What challenges have been faced as a result of the current layout? What changes would you recommend?
  • What are the product design philosophies behind industrial design and design for manufacture and assembly? Which one do you think is more important in customer-focused product development?
  • Provide an example of customer focused product development in your organization or an organization you have researched
  • Provide an example of a successful or unsuccessful introduction of a new product and an evaluation of its specific development process.

PART TWO (200 – 250 words)

ISO Certification

  • What is the learning curve and how may it be applied? Would the learning curve be appropriate for your organization? If so, how?
  • Is certification under the ISO standards necessary for competing in the modern market? What should companies consider when deciding whether to become certified?
  • Provide an example of ISO certification of an organization, and how it has been helpful or not helpful in competing with other organizations.

PART THREE (200 – 250 words)

Theory of Constrains

  • What is the difference between synchronous manufacturing and just-in-time manufacturing? How might your organization rely on these methods to become more effective, efficient and competitive?
  • Describe an example where theory of constraints (TOC) was successfully applied to improve a process, or where you saw the potential for TOC to improve the process, in either a company you worked for or a company you were a customer of.

PART FOUR (200 – 250 words)

Project Management

  • What are the benefits of project management?
  • Consider the most complex project you have been involved in (Property Management – Facilities industry).
  • Briefly describe the project. Give examples of the following as they pertain to the project:
  • the work breakdown structure
  • tasks
  • subtasks
  • work package
  • Were you on the critical path?
  • Explain the role the project manager played in managing the project’s success or failure. Include an example.
  • Based on your readings, how might you improve your project management skills?

PART FIVE (200 – 250 words)


  • What role does supply chain management play for organizations seeking to gain the competitive advantage?
  • How has the development of the internet affected the way companies forecast in support of their supply chain planning process?
  • Provide an example of a successful or unsuccessful forecast.
  • Would it be advantageous for JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle) to focus its efforts on improving its supply chain? Why?

PART SIX (200 – 250 words)

Facility Location

  • What criteria should be used when considering where to place a facility? What criteria does JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle) consider when deciding the location of a facility? Are the criteria appropriate? How effective has your organization been in choosing appropriate facility locations?
  • If you were starting a new software development company and could locate it anywhere in the world, which place would you choose?
  • Provide an explanation of the variables you would consider in selecting the country and justify your rationale.