SCM: W3 Discussion

For this discussion, please pick any company of your choice. For that company, what level of quality should they be aiming for? Why?
2. Please respond with 3 sentences, similar to this example: “Starbucks is primarily a coffee company. They are focused on mass customization to ensure their customers are satisfied with their food or drink orders. They might aim for Level 3 quality because automation may not allow for the level of customization their customers seek, yet they want to avoid customers receiving a defect”
Responses to 2 Classmates’ Posts:Student A post: “Hello Class,
The company I am discussing is Summit Funding a mortgage company. The level of quality we should be aiming for is 5 for many reasons. A home purchase is the largest purchase someone will make in their life and deserve to have nothing less than 5 level quality. The home purchasing process is also high stress and having great service helps relieve stress and makes the process better. We all talk care of the clients after the process and make they feel taken care of.
Thank you,”
Student B post: “Walmart Inc. is primarily a retail company in America operating a chain of super centers, grocery stores, and discount department stores from the United States. They are focused on the provision of quality merchandise at a low and affordable cost to their customers compared to other retail companies in the United States and beyond. The company also focuses on effective logistics that require inventory management systems and technology to aid in the reduction of costs which are later passed to its customers. The company has managed to beat the competition in the country and beyond, becoming the largest company in the world by revenue. The company may aim for three levels of quality because subsidizing their prices making them affordable to their customers is not enough to ensure that the products, they sell to them are of high quality. The three levels of quality that they could aim for include; checking for defects, detecting the errors (level 4) , and preventing these errors (level 5).”
Grading Criteria:
Discussion Characteristic5 points4 points3 points2 points1 pointDiscussion content meets or exceeds requirements outlined in instructions (above) (5 points possible for this characteristic)100% of the content and response requirements met76-99% of the content and response requirements are met41-75% of the content and response requirements are met21-40% of the content and response requirements are met0-20% of the content and response requirements are metPost and responses are concise, clear are respectful to all (5 points possible for this characteristic)Post and responses are easy to understand, uses appropriate grammar and spelling, and are respectful (not offensive, assume positive intent, etc.) for all in the class throughout the discussion.Post and responses are easy to understand, uses appropriate grammar and spelling, and are respectful (not offensive, assume positive intent, etc.) for all in the class with 1-2 errors.Post and responses are pretty easy to understand, uses appropriate grammar and spelling, and are respectful (not offensive, assume positive intent, etc.) for all in the class with 3-4 errors.Post and responses are not clear (harder to understand), have multiple grammatical or spelling errors, but are still respectful (not offensive, assume positive intent, etc.) for all in the class with 5 or more errors.Post and responses are not clear, have multiple grammatical or spelling errors, and/or include offensive or disrespectful language towards others in the course.Online Discussion Etiquette Guidelines:
Be sure to make contributions. Even if you feel everything has been said, you need to contribute more than statements such as “I agree” or “I think we’ve really covered it.” Your presence is important to your classmates. If you do not make postings, it will have a negative impact on your community and your grade. If your response postings are statements such as “I agree” or “Great idea” or “I think we really covered it” without supporting statements with concepts from the readings, online video lectures, outside resources, relevant research, or specific real-life application, it will have a negative impact on your discussion grade.
Please reference the text and lecture videos in your initial post and responses. You are welcome to use outside sources, as well, but only in addition to material from the text and lecture videos. Outside sources are not welcome as a substitute for the text and lecture videos. The text and videos do not need to be cited more than “per the text” or “per the lecture videos,” but any outside sources you choose to use, do need to be properly cited using APA format.
Assume positive intent in this classroom from all.
Submission Instructions:
Always give credit to the originator of a thought you are sharing. This means proper citations in APA format. Please be sure to read and follow the Online Discussion Etiquette Guidelines when you post your initial discussion and responses to your classmates (listed above).