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You have learned both production process and IWM process in this module. When you’ve had a chance to review information from the background readings and research other
sources on your own, please prepare a 3-5 page paper on the topic:
Describe the steps in the production process. What are the possible variations to this process?
Describe the steps in the IWM process. What are the possible variations to this process?
You may like to approach the question by discussing 1) what the steps are, 2) various functional areas involved and 3) what the triggers are for the start of the
procurement or fulfillment process (not both). It is highly encouraged to produce diagram for all the steps and details.
The example for the process flow is available at this link.
It may be helpful to augment the above with a description of an a production or IWM process you are familiar with from your current job, past job, or from personal
In this case assignment, we will focus on building and assessing your Critical Thinking skills, a key aspect for many Information Management careers. Please review
link below to know more about Critical Thinking rubric and use it for developing your paper.
Critical Thinking Rubric and Readings
Your paper should be between three and five pages. Take a definite stand on the issues, and develop your supporting argument carefully. Using material from the
background information and any other sources you can find to support specific points in your argument is highly recommended; try to avoid making assertions for which
you can find no support other than your own opinion.