• Identify the critical components of operations management function in differing organizations and clearly demonstrate their relationship to decision making and value chain.
• Evaluate, apply and articulate the principles and quantitative methodologies to assist decision-making in operations process planning, scheduling and inventory management.
• Critically evaluate the role of operations management in the strategic management of organizations and supply chains.” 7

Discussion needs go beyond the obvious facts as stated in the body such as jobs lost or gained, and include a discussion on the potential economic impact the event will have on the local community whether it is good or bad, short or long term.