TEMPLATE FOR TASK 2 SUBMISSION Name: Student ID (STUID): Task 2: Logistics & O
TEMPLATE FOR TASK 2 SUBMISSION Name: Student ID (STUID): Task 2: Logistics & Operations/Change Management A. Discuss options and considerations for transporting the product described in the scenario to the retail facilities by doing the following: 1. (A1) Identify two different product packaging options and explain why you chose them. CLARITY – Identify two options for packaging (materials used) your product and explain why you chose them. 2. (A2) Identify two different potential risks to consider when storing your product and describe how you will mitigate each risk. CLARITY – Explain two potential risks to consider when storing your product and describe how you will mitigate/resolve those risks. Imagine that you are taking the Mandolins from the production line to a storage room to store until you have enough Mandolins ready to ship. Name two (2) risks that could happen in that storage room. Then you should provide a mitigation for each of those two risks. 3. (A3) Describe two transportation modes to move your product from the manufacturer to the retail facilities. Then explain an advantage and a disadvantage of each chosen transportation mode. CLARITY - Describe two transportation modes to move your product from the manufacturer to the retail facilities in Europe and the U.S. Explain an advantage and a disadvantage of each chosen transportation modes 4. (A4) Describe two different characteristics of the transportation management system (TMS) that will aid in transporting the product. CLARITY - Describe two different characteristics (e.g., GPS and RFID are part of the same characteristic and are nor characteristics themselves) of the Transportation Management System (TMS). There are many different characteristics (or features) of TMS. Lesson 11 in the Learning resource discusses TMS as well as other articles on the internet covering “features to look for in a TMS.” Just remember to properly source any outside information in accordance with the “Sources” information in the RUBRIC and mentioned below. B. Discuss how you would address a barrier or bottleneck in transporting your product to the retail facilities by doing the following: 1. (B1) Describe how a barrier or bottleneck from the scenario can affect transporting the product. CLARITY – discuss how you would address either a barrier or bottleneck and how it affects/disrupts transporting the product to retail facilities. You need to declare what the main problem is and whether it is a barrier or a bottleneck. A barrier completely stops shipment whereas a bottleneck slows down shipping even if it is to a trickle. Now, that you have identified what the problem is and whether it is a barrier or bottleneck, make sure to state how this issue affect transporting the product 2. (B2) Choose either the Lewin or ADKAR change management model and discuss how you would apply each step of the chosen model to address the barrier or bottleneck from part B1. CLARITY Apply either the Lewin Model, which includes the three steps of Unfreeze, Change, and Refreeze - OR - the ADKAR Model, which is the acronym for Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability, and Reinforcement. Here is a Lewin Model video and an ADKAR Model video to compare. Choose one, make sure your answer is in complete sentences and references the answer provided in B1. 3. (B3) Discuss how you will address an ethical consideration for the barrier or bottleneck from part B1. CLARITY - Discuss how you will address/manage/fix an ethical consideration for the barrier or bottleneck from aspect B1. Sources - CLARITY – List your sources ONLY If you are referencing work through quoted, paraphrased, or summarized content and outside of the D079 Course material. Sources must be given credit to the original author. Please identify the ‘Big Four’ requirements - 1.Author’s name 2.Date Publish 3.Name of Book or Article with Publication 4.Source Location Do Not list only a Weblink - please include the name of the website and any identifiable features like the article from the website. Professional Communication – CLARITY - PROOFREAD! – ensure there are little to no grammatical errors. Please work with the Writing Center for additional assistance and watch the Professional Communications Video on the Course Resource Page. TIP: You do not need to input any information in this section. The evaluator uses this section to assess your professional communication (sentence structure, grammar, etc.). Grammarly is a helpful tool to ensure professional communication. Basic access to Grammarly is free, but WGU students can get a 68% student discount on the premium account using a discount code. The following link to WGU’s Writing Center provides the discount code and demonstrates a short video on using Grammarly to minimize grammatical errors.

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