Apple and Amazon in Operations Management
Reading assignment 1 is posted..
In this assignment, you need to complete two tasks:
1. Read two articles in the following links
- Apple Inc. Operations Management: 10 Decisions, Productivity
- Amazon.com Inc. Operations Management: 10 Decisions, Productivity
2. In the discussion board, create a new thread with the thread name as your name. In the thread, please write one paragraph of 100 to 150 words to share your thoughts about the differences between Apple and Amazon in operations-related decisions and if possible, explain why.
The Apple and Amazon companies are both organisations in business and operations management of the two firms are different. The Apple Company is concerned with the production of goods and technological products while the Amazon group deals with the provision of online services. Therefore, the two companies are bound to have differences in their operations for one deal with service delivery while the other is concerned with products production. The Apple Company’s operations management team is focused on being the best production firm regarding quality, design, capacity, strategy and maintaining the inventory levels low (Jason, P.30)…………………………….words 240