'Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.'
Learning aim A
Examine business functions and trade considerations that help engineering organisations thrive
Definition "Utility, Division of work into activities, Linkage between different functions, Hierarchy Authority structure, Authority relationships, Coordination with the environment"
Learning aim A continued: Contract and tender process
Tendering and contracting is an essential busness function that make up the main source of income for most engineering, design and production businesses.
This set of tasks aims to teach you the reasons why and how businesses and potential clients must follow the tendering process.
Learning aim A continied: Marketing and sales, brand awarenes.
Marketing and sales have a direct relationship to eachother as both contribute to brand identity and brand awareness.
This set of tasks aims to help you understand the functions and relationships within the sales and marketing branch of a business.
Your case study should cover the following:
Use diagrams, images, links and corporate reports as well as, conversations with members of the business and data gathering sources from online public records such as the companies annual reports.
Identify the following instanes of: unclear wording, lack of refrencing, lack of detail and any oppertunities to expand the depth and/or range of information given.
B: Explore activity-based costing as a method to control costs and to determine if an engineering product or service is profitable.
Make sure that you cost out, each material, each human activity, the time each process takes, the tooling, any brought in components, also plan to cost out packaging and delivery of a batch of 30 woodburners.
ISO 9000 is a series of quality management system standards that have been created to help organisations ensure that they meet the needs of their stakeholders, such as customers, shareholders, personnel, etc., while at the same time complying with statutory and regulatory requirements.
The ISO 9000 series consists of the following standards: