Individual Learning Project – Apple

. The ILP must be written in current APA format and must include
the following major elements:
Title
Page
Table
of Contents
Abstract

Integration of Chapter Concepts to the Organizational
Setting
Select 8 different key concepts from the textbook that
seem to be most applicable to your organizational setting. Some examples of key concepts include supply
chain management, Six Sigma, innovation, etc. Provide an in-depth
discussion of each of your chosen key concepts and its application to
your organizational setting.
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BUSI 650
INTEGRATIVE LEARNING PROJECT – GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
For the Integrative Learning Project (ILP), you will research a particular, authentic
company/industry or a fabricated company/industry. The ILP must be written in current APA
format and must include the following major elements:
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Title Page
•
Table of Contents
•
Abstract
•
Integration of Chapter Concepts to the Organizational Setting
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o
Select 8 different key concepts from the textbook that seem to be most applicable
to your organizational setting. Some examples of key concepts include supply
chain management, Six Sigma, innovation, etc. Provide an in-depth discussion of
each of your chosen key concepts and its application to your organizational
setting.
?
For each concept, provide a comprehensive description, what benefit it
may offer to your organization, and what needs to be done in order to
successfully implement this topic into your organization.
?
For each concept, integrate appropriate biblical references. Explain how
these concepts magnify God’s plan for you.
This section of your project requires at least 14 pages of graduate-level content
and analysis.
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References: You must include at least 15 scholarly sources formatted in current APA
style. Each reference must be current, having been published within the last 3 years, or, if
older, must contribute important information relevant to historical background.
•
Appendices: Include at least 3 well-developed and professional documents. Appendices
often include information that is somewhat confidential, detail-oriented, and/or tends to
change often. Some examples include:
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Action Planning: This specifies objectives, responsibilities, and timelines for
completion of objectives.
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Description of Strategic Planning Process Used: This describes the process used
to develop the plan, who was involved, the number of meetings, any major
lessons learned to improve planning, etc.
o
Strategic Analysis Data: This includes information generated during the external
analysis (e.g., environmental scan) and internal analysis (e.g., SWOT analysis). It
also includes a list of strategic issues identified during these analyses.
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Goals for Board and Chief Executive Officer: Goals of the board and CEO must
be directly aligned with goals identified during strategic planning. This appendix
will list goals for the board and can also include recommendations for redesigning
board committees associated with strategic goals. These can be used (along with
the CEO job description) to form the basis for performance evaluations of the
CEO.
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Budget Planning: This depicts both the resources as well as the required funding
for obtaining and using the resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
Budgets are often depicted for each term of the year of the strategic plan.
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Operating Plan: This describes the major goals and activities to be accomplished
over the coming fiscal year.
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Financial Reports: These include last year’s budget (with estimated expenses and
the actual amounts spent), this year’s current budget (again, with estimated
amounts and actual amounts spent), a balance sheet (or, in the case of a nonprofit
organization, a statement of financial position), an income statement (or, in the
case of a nonprofit organization, a statement of financial activities), etc.
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Monitoring and Evaluation of Plan: This includes criteria for monitoring and
evaluating as well as the responsibilities and frequencies of monitoring the
implementation of the plan.
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Communication of Plan: This describes the actions that will be taken to
communicate the plan and/or portions of it and describes to whom the plan will be
communicated.
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Individual Learning Project – Apple
Table of Contents
I.
II.
IV.
Abstract
Introduction
Chapter Concepts
A. Supply Chain Management
1. Description
2. Benefits
3. Implementation
4. Biblical Integration
B. Total Quality Management
1. Description
2. Benefits
3. Implementation
4. Biblical Integration
C. Innovation
1. Description
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2. Benefits
3. Implementation
4. Biblical Integration
D. Quality Function Deployment
1. Description
2. Benefits
3. Implementation
4. Biblical Integration
E. Balance Scorecard
1. Description
2. Benefits
3. Implementation
4. Biblical Integration
F. Quality
1. Description
2. Benefits
3. Implementation
4. Biblical Integration
G. Target Market
1. Description
2. Benefits
3. Implementation
4. Biblical Integration
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H. Inventory
1. Description
2. Benefits
3. Implementation
4. Biblical Integration
V.
Conclusion
VI.
References
V
Appendix
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Annotated Bibliography
Meredith, J. R., & Shafer, S. M. (2016). Operations management for MBAs (6th ed.). Hoboken,
NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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This text looks at ways and means firms bring their products and services to the final
destination where they needed. The text further explains the strategic importance of the
supply chain to businesses and how Apple have use this concept to make their products
available to its customers and how Apple use that to gain competitive advantage over
firms like Compaq.
Gartner. (2015). A case study of Apple’s supply chain. Supply Chain Management Review.
Retrieved from http://aicd.companydirectors.com.au/advocacy/governance-leadershipcentre/governance-driving-performance/a-case-study-of-apples-supply-chain
This article seeks to explain the success story of Apple in the application of supply chain
strategy its product delivery to customers. Apple through its extensive third-party supply
chain strategy, has 785 suppliers in 31 countries world wide and 349 in china alone. The
article rank Apple no. 1 among the top 25 Supply Chain for the past five years.
Turkay, M., Saraçoglu, O., & Arslan, M. C. (2016). Sustainability in Supply Chain Management:
Aggregate Planning from Sustainability Perspective. PLOS. Retrieved from
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0147502
This article sees Apple as one of companies in the world with the most efficient supply
chain. It explains the flow of Apple’s supply chain. The flow starts with R & D where
new products and services are designed, tested, pre-launch and the launch.
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Anonymous. (2017). Total Quality Management at Apple. Retrieved from

Total Quality Management at Apple      


The article explains thatApple achieve their corporate and social goals through Total
Quality Management(MQT), Apple has applied total quality management in the
organization to fullest, where managers know what their employees want. As a result of
this, Apple employees are committed to the organization and giving 100 percent of
efforts for the organization they believe the belong.
Sadikoglu, E., and Olcay, H. (2014). The Effects of Total Quality Management Practices on
Performance and the Reasons of and the Barriers to TQM Practices in Turkey. Advances
in Decision Sciences. Retrieved from
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ads/2014/537605/
This defines what Total Quality Management is. It went further to look at areas of Total
Quality Management and some Total Management practices relating to performance. The
concept of Total Quality Management in this article can be related to Apple’s great
performance over the years.
Turner, D. (2017). Business Impact The Secrets Of Apple Design. MIT Technology Review.
Retrieved from https://www.technologyreview.com/s/407782/the-secret-of-apple-design/
This article is directly related to the positive impact of Apple’s innovation strategy.
Innovation has been key to Apple’s unique products to consumers. Many believed that the
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secret to Apple’s Jobs and notwithstanding his demised, the company continue to turn out
unique products.
Dalal, S. (2011). Apple’s Innovation Strategy – Learn How Apple Innovates Business Innovation
eBook and Report. Retrieved from http://www.innovationmain.com/Apple-eBook.html
This articles looks at Apple’s innovation as important tool for the organization.
The article attributed great innovation to Steve Job. Apple has built an innovation
warehouse that no competitor in the industry can match. Apple has proven itself been the first to
come out with new products continuously resulting on the growth and success of the firm
worldwide.
Hazak, I. (2014). Innovation at Apple. Retrieved from
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:MdJS5ABCJQIJ:faculty.csuci.e
du/minder.chen/MBA550/CasePresentation/Ildiko%2520Hazak%2520Apple%2520Prese
ntation.pptx+&cd=5&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
This article looks at the very vital role at Apple operations. Innovation, product development
completion are in line wih Apple’s history and the instrumental role of its founded, Steve Jobs’.
Apple’s platform strategy, the OSX operating system is a unique innovative program that has
offers great competitive advantage to Apple and benefits its suppliers and customers alike. The
customer voice is incorporated into the design and development processes of the products.
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Anonymous. (2013). An Apple a day — Use QFD to systematize Steve Jobs’ design genius
beyond a single individual. Retrieved from http://qfd-institute.blogspot.com/2013/08/anapple-day-use-qfd-to-systematize.html
The article looks at the application of Quality Function Deployment(QFD) in Apple that
help the organization to meet the needs of its broader customers. The article seeks to
explain that greater products do not come from vacuum but from a combination of
technology and customers voice. The article further explain the flow of QFD in two
broad perspective. The forward flow (that begins with the customer voice) and the
reverse flow (that start with emerging technology to address the customer needs).
Tudorache. (2017). How Apple uses the Balanced Scorecard. Performance Magazine. Retrieved
from http://www.performancemagazine.org/apple-balance-scorecard/
This article seeks to explore the ways Apple has used Balance Scorcard to chalk
successes in its performance. Balance Scorecard has contributed to innovate and elevate
its performance through key decisions that it aided leaders in achieving its objectives. Its
Balance Scorecard is at work, aiding Apple to continue to be a vigorous player in the tech
market.
Kaplan, R. S., and Norton, D. P. (n.d.). Putting the Balanced Scorecard to Work. Harvard
Business Review. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/1993/09/putting-the-balanced-scorecardto-work
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This article explains the essence of effective measurement as an integral part of the
management process to drive performance. The balance scorecard provides leadership
a framework that translates a company’s strategic objectives into coherent set of
performance measures. It can result in a breakthrough improvement.
Anonymous. (2012). Apple focuses on quality products not money, says designer Jonathan Ive.
Retrieved from
http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/07/30/apple_focuses_quality_products_not_money_sa
ys_designer_jonathan_ive
This article focuses on the quality of products Apple offer to its customers. Apple is more
committee to meeting its committed to providing quality products rather than financial
minutiae.
Reisinger, D. (2012). The unspoken truth about Apple. Fortune. Retrieved from
http://fortune.com/2012/07/30/the-unspoken-truth-about-apple/
The article see Apple has a firm that has been able to build a brand identity in the
technology industry. The name Apple is common to the consumer market and
synonymous with high- quality, high-end devices.
Martin. (2016). The Apple Product Strategy. Retrieved from https://www.cleverism.com/appleproduct-strategy/
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The article explains how different Apple apply the concept of target market. Many firms
will normally try to look at their market segment or target market before the go into its
product development to fill that market. But in the case of Apple, they develop the
product first before looking for the target market.
Lockard, R. (2012). What Is Apple’s Inventory Management Secret? Retrieved from
https://quickbooksmanufacturing.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/apple-inventorymanagement-secret/
The arilcle looks at Apple has a firm with the best inventory management in the world.
Apple’ inventory management surpasses Dell, Hewlett-Packard and other technology
firms . Apple only stock five days of inventory. This means that Apple will have to
replenish their stocks every five days to avoid stockout.
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