Week 1 – Considering the Environment as an Operations Objective

  • Read the article “Environmental Performance as an Operations Objective” in the Week One Supplementary Readings.
  • Write a paper of approximately two pages (500 word)s that answers the following questions:
    • Why is the environmental objective important?
    • How can environmental performance be measured?
    • How does the environmental objective mesh with other operations objectives? Where are the trade-offs?
    • Can an environmental operations objective help achieve competitive advantage and increased profitability? If so, how?
  • Format your paper using guidelines.
  • Use the West Writing Assignment Template.
  • Include a minimum of two sources, which may consist of readings from the University Library , your text, and other selections.

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