Video and Multimedia

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Operations and Products

 “A Day in the Life of an Amazon Package” from Bloomberg Business shows the route of a package through Amazon’s fulfillment system.

  1. How does technology improve the operations at Amazon? Provide three examples.
  2. Based on what you’ve seen in this video, how does Amazon effectively use resources in their warehouse?


Gantt Chart

Any person can draw a Gantt chart for a project. Learn how to draw a simplified Gantt chart

  1. What kind of simple projects in your life could you apply a Gantt chart to?
  2. What advantages does a Gantt chart have over other planning methods?
  3. Draw out a simplified Gantt chart for a project or task you are currently facing.


Total Quality Management

An overview of the Deming Way.

  1. Do you have to be an engineer to master operations management?
  2. Do you need to be both technical and still have the interpersonal skills to manage people?
  3. Who are the great contributors of TQM?


Technology and Productivity

Derek Thompson answers the questions: “Are Machines Taking Our Jobs? Should we be scared?”

  1. What happened after the first machines “stole jobs”?
  2. In what ways has farming technology made modern life possible?