Case Analysis Bank of America’s Acquisition of Merrill Lynch
February 19, 2021
One Assignment for Business Capstone Course
February 19, 2021

Deliverable Length: 400-500 words

Module 1: The Production Process

Operations is the engine that drives a business. This module focuses on the heart of that engine: managing the production process. (12 Turns). To gain access to this module, please access the URL your faculty posted in the announcements and course materials section of the classroom to begin. Using the email from Words of Wisdom (WOW) containing your sign in information, log into your McGraw Hill student account and select the MGMT 345 Master (Cape & Cullen), then select “Click here to launch MH Practice.” On the next screen, select Play to gain access to the various modules. Find “Module 1: The Production Process” on the list and select Play Game. From that point follow the instructions in the simulation.

Primary Discussion Response is due by Friday (11:59:59pm Central).

Within the Discussion Board area, write 200-300 words that respond to the following with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas. Using what you learned in the game module, please explain the following aspects of a production process:

  • Provide an overview of what a manufacturing process is and how it is organized.
  • Explain the concepts of setup time, utilization time, production scheduling, and bottlenecks in a simple manufacturing process and what the role of the operations manager is.

Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:

  • What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
  • What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
  • What clarification do you need regarding the posting?

What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?

Note: The game module must be played and completed to earn the associated points.
Note: 75 points for the DB and 125 points for the module

Please submit your assignment.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

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