COMP6045 IT TOOLS for Operations Management Assignment This Final assignment is to be completed completely on your own as an individual and
represents 20% of your final grade.
Please take the ten minutes to read through VERY CAREFULLY before starting.
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY. At least create an outline early. This will take a few
hours to complete.
Students have all week. It does not have to be done in one sitting. The assignment will be
available starting at 8:00 AM EST Tuesday, December 8 and the submission deadline is 10:00
PM EST on Friday, December 18.
Rubric is on the last page. COMP6045 IT TOOLS for Operations Management Assignment
Introduction COMP6045 IT TOOLS for Operations Management Assignment
Nicholas Carr is an American writer who has published books and articles on technology,
business, and culture. In his article entitled “IT Doesn’t matter”, he states that technology has
become a commodity and in and of itself, does not provide a strategic advantage to
organizations. It is inexpensive, ubiquitous and on the firm level, provides little as an advantage
over rivals. It is how, when and where technology is used that makes the difference.
We often hear the word technology but find it difficult to explain.
In Assignment #4, you focused on a single innovative technology. For this assignment, focus on
an organization as if you were just hired as an outside consultant and need to explore all that
this company is doing with tools and technology as it relates to Operations.
Pay particular attention to company-wide initiatives, proprietary technology and those that are
making a difference in their industry. COMP6045 IT TOOLS for Operations Management Assignment
Instructions COMP6045 IT TOOLS for Operations Management Assignment
Ensure you complete all four following parts:
1/ Pick a North American organization. The choice is yours (see prohibited companies below)
and does not need to be approved. Do not email me your choice. Provide a brief description of
that company including their core products/services, size and scope, including revenue and
growth. If you feel trends and history are important, you can add that as long as it is very brief. COMP6045 IT TOOLS for Operations Management Assignment