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Human Resources and Operational Design
1. Determine the top three (3) functions of the Human Resources Department and then explain why you believe they add value to the business model. Justify your response.
2. Discuss the key theories associated with Best Practices, Lean Manufacturing, Total Quality Management, and Six Sigma as it relates to the defined processes and procedures of a company’s operations strategy. Next, describe specific best practices you would include in the design of your operation’s plan. Provide support for your response.