Identifying ways to improve internal processes helps build a highly efficient organization.

Internal processes

Internal processes of a company contribute to the company’s overall  effectiveness. Identifying ways to improve internal processes helps  build a highly efficient organization. Root causes need to be  identified. Methods to identify root causes may require substantial  analysis or be apparent based on a major problem within the organization.

For example, review the assigned article, “Inside    Chipotle’s Contamination Crisis: Smugness and Happy Talk About    Sustainability Aren’t Working Anymore,” from Bloomberg  Businessweek. Research several other sources regarding Chipotle’s  food contamination crisis. Create a flowchart of the original supply  chain and how Chipotle supplies each of the restaurant chains. Provide  your own commentary. Create another flowchart that suggests a new way  to supply the restaurant chains.

  1. Review another restaurant chain that does not currently have a major  public problem but would benefit from evaluating its manufacturing  process to improve competitiveness.
  2. Specifically, provide  recommendations on how to improve the company’s current supply chain.  Create a flowchart to illustrate your recommendations.
  3. Provide a  summary of how you came to your recommendations. Include any formal  strategies and informal thought processes you used to reach your  conclusions.
  4. Provide rationale for either using or not using Six Sigma  methodology, ISO quality benchmarking, lean supply chain processes, or TQM.
  5. Submit all three flowcharts and commentary for each flowchart in a  single document. Provide three to five resources to support your response.
  6. While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment,  solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources  should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be  found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
  7. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to  beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for  successful completion.
  8. You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer  to the directions in the Student Success Center.
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