Tuesday 21 February 2012

How did BMW take Rover cars and make it efficient

Learning Outcome
  1. How production can be carried out effectivly (Paper 1)
  2. The quality issues involved in production (Paper 1)
Key Terms
  • Efficient Production
  • Quality
  • Technology & cost
First Task
Decide how you will underpin your knowledge for today's lesson - by doing so you are building your learning power.  You may choose to use a traditional text book as there is nothing wrong with that if your an auditory learner.  You might like to use the e-resources if your a visual learner or you might like to get a team of people together and collaborate your preparation and planning to create your best 9 mark article in the big task below if your a kinesthetic learner

Resources available 24/7
  • DoingBusinesswithMrT 
  • AQA Business Studies core text pg's 112-115 for Paper 1 theory the e-resources that you have now started using online by clicking the link below:
Second task 
Consider Rover cars 30 years ago.  25,000 workers making the same amount of cars as BMW today make with 4.700 workers.  How have they made the production process more profitable and the cars better quality today. - Discussion and video

Paper 1 Revision
Production methods recap here
Testing your own knowledge on Efficient Production Methods using the worksheet attached here

  1. What is meant by the term quality? (2marks)
  2. What is meant by the term 'efficiency' (3 marks)
  3. Explain why a cheap product might be considered to be of good quality (4 marks)
  4. Explain why efficient production methods might not produce high quality goods (4 marks) 13 minutes for thirteen marks.  Due in Thursday 23rd February 2012
Good luck and Enjoy
Hope that you enjoyed the happy royal visit !

Mr T

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