The Operations Plan

Assignment 2: Business Plan Breakdown 4—The Operations Plan

This is the fourth milestone of your business plan—the operations plan.

Tasks:

Research the operational components of your chosen project. Based on your research and the knowledge that you have gained from the course, create a 4- to 5-page operations plan by completing the following tasks:

  • Define the management team by drafting an organizational chart and a plan for hiring employees.
  • Draft the key employee policies and a code of ethics.
  • Provide the details on the workplace environment, the location of the business, and the facilities necessary to operate the business. If a virtual component is a part of the workplace, explain how that is going to be incorporated.
  • Describe the supply chain of the venture, with its main components and its management approach.
  • Describe the manufacturing or customer service processes, discussing economies of scale and plans for attaining those economies (if applicable).
  • Discuss significant innovations related to the delivery process, production (if applicable), inventory management (if applicable), and distribution.
  • Describe methods to define and ensure the quality of the products or services.
  • Discuss laws impacting the business and methods for compliance with federal, state, and local tax laws.

Submission Details:

  • By the due date assigned, save your paper as M4_A2_lastname_firstinitial.doc and submit it to the Submissions Area.

This assignment is worth 100 points and will be graded according to the following rubric.

Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsDefine the management team, drafting an organizational chart, and an employee hiring plan.12Draft key employee policies and a code of ethics.12Provide details on the workplace environment, its location, and facilities necessary to operate the business. If a virtual component is part of the workplace, please explain how that is going to be incorporated.12Describe the supply chain of the venture, with its main components and its management approach.16Describe the manufacturing or customer-service processes, discussing economies of scale and plans to attain them (if applicable).12Discuss significant innovations related to the delivery process, production (if applicable), inventory management (if applicable), and distribution.8Describe methods to define and ensure the quality of the products or services.12Discuss laws impacting the business and methods for compliance with federal, state, and local tax laws.8Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

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