Assignment   (100 marks, equating to 30% of the module grade)

This is a (2-person) team assignment, and must be an original piece of work.

This assignment provides a formal opportunity to explore review, reflect upon and apply Operations Management concepts to the operational aspects of a business. It is based on a review of operations at Farmac Plc from the attached case material.


Read the case study about Farmac Plc on the following pages, and answer using relevant conceptual frameworks, these questions. The assignment submission should be in report format, as an audit of Farmac Plc’s operations.

Questions / Marks Allocation 

1          Classify the previous and current operations of Farmac Plc’s manufacturing using the 4V model. Discuss the major differences.                                     (15 marks)

2          Classify the operations of the manufacturing plant in terms of: process type, and process layout.                                                                                     (10 marks)

3          Explain the “production policy” and the factors of Capacity used at Farmac Plc.                                                                                                    (20 marks)

4          Discuss the management of materials at Farmac Plc.                      (10 marks)

5          Identify and discuss aspects of the operations activities which Farmac Plc needs to review and/or will need to adapt to meet the on-going demands of its customers.                                                                                         (35 marks)

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