Just-in-time systems, capacity planning, scheduling, and inventory management and control were rendered useless when the pandemic shut down everything. Historical forecasting and an efficient supply chain ceased to be functional. Businesses scramble to survive in an environment in which rules changed overnight.
Case 2 Resources
Corporate Bankruptcies Fall to Lowest Level in 15 Years (2022)
Trends in Large Corporate Bankruptcy and Financial Distress (Midyear 2021 Update): Bankruptcy Filings (2021)
Rethinking operations in the next normal (2021)
Stress Testing for the Next Supply Chain Disruption (2021)
After-Action Reviews: A Simple Yet Powerful Tool (2021) Create a free login
Pandemic Success vs. Bankruptcy
Use the DATA AND SCENARIOS file for this assignment.
Business operations changed by the end of the 1st quarter of 2020. Business operations globally and locally felt the changes immediately. The first part of the case is a general background on how the pandemic adversely affected operations. The second half will focus on two assigned companies and how they dealt with operational changes.
Using the module’s readings and other resources written since 2020, explain how the pandemic changed at least three of the following: just-in-time systems, capacity planning, scheduling, and inventory management and control and their relationship to other business functions like marketing, human resource management, accounting, and finance. This section will be 1 ½ pages in length.
• Research how the assigned Pandemic Success Company changed its operating techniques to prosper during the pandemic. This section will be 1 page in length.
• Research how the assigned Company that Filed Bankruptcy did not prosper during the pandemic.
Focus on operations aspects of the business. This section will be 1 page in length.
Reflect on the case studies and research on pandemic operations and assess why the two companies had differing results due to the pandemic. This section will be ½ page in length.
No quotations are permitted in this paper. Each paragraph (except the introduction and conclusion) must contain at least one in-text citation.
Since you are engaging in research, cite and reference the sources in APA format. NOTE: failure to use research with accompanying citations to support content will result in reduced scoring “Level 2-Developing” on the grading rubric.
This is a professional paper, not a personal one based on feelings. It must be written in the third person. This means words like “I,” “we,” and “you” are not appropriate.
Use the APA-formatted template (OPM300 Case2) to create your submission.
• The template is set up in APA 7: double-spacing, font, margins, headings, page breaks, APA help links.
Your submission will include:
• A paper with APA citations (2- to 3-sentence introduction, 4-page body, 2- to 3-sentence conclusion)
• The reference list page in APA format