The assessment task is about a major retail organisation in Singapore. For this analysis, you are to select only one organisation among NTUC FairPrice Singapore (grocery retailer), Harvey Norman Singapore (electronics and assorted products retailer), Watsons Singapore (healthcare retailer), or Challenger Singapore (IT retailer). Critically analyse the organisation’s operations including its supply and value chain activities.
Prepare a report that addresses the following requirements:
- Briefly describes the organisation;
- Describes how the organisation has applied the various operations management theories to its operations;
- Describes the supply chain risks relevant to the organisation and potential causes of failure;
- Describes the major supply and value chain activities, issues and innovations used by the organisation to improve its operational efficiency and effectiveness;
- Discusses and recommends changes to the organisation’s operations to improve its operational efficiency and effectiveness.
honour to the family, their failures bring shame. These points are largely contrasting to the white working-class, who were found to be more willing to blame student’s mistakes on “disabilities and innate abilities” (Stevenson and Stigler, 2006, p.8). This is mostly because learning disabilities are much more commonly diagnosed in the UK (especially among the working-class) and are more socially accepted. It’s interesting to note that these respective views may strongly link to their governments concept of disabilities and the support they give regarding them. In China for example, there are only three main types of disabilities recognised (visual impairment, hearing impairment and mental retardation) (Lo, 2008, cited from Nayoung Kim 2010, p.1-5). This choice by the government means that Chinese schools very rarely recognise things such as autism and other learning disabilities. When you compare this to the UK, there are vast forms of help available to students depending on their struggles and even exclusive schools which cater specifically to these pupils. The government also created more options for those who have disabilities and struggle with the workload that higher education has, such as paid apprenticeships, which are essentially non-existent in East Asia. Not only are white parents generally more accepting of learning difficulties, it also means that higher education isn’t the only option for working-class students and there are other paths to take that may be more suited to their needs. This isn’t the case for East Asian pupils, as higher education remains the most common and socially accepted route for the cultural reasons mentioned earlier. This causes a decrease in the amount of white working-class students going into higher education and an increase in the number of East Asians attending university. In conclusion, the white working-class culture is highly different to that of the East Asians, and although there may be other features playing a part, the many differences in the cultures are the main reason there is such a gap between the number of students that attend higher education from each of the demographics.>GET ANSWER