MGMT345-1402A-01 Operations ManagementTask Name: Phase 1 Discussion BoardDeliverable Length: 400–600 wordsDetails:Primary Discussion Response is due by Wednesday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Sunday (11:59:59pm Central).Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.The line managers in the production department have heard a lot of good things about value chain management. They heard that you have done considerable research on this topic. They have come to your office today to discuss value chain management with you.•Summarize 3 examples of how value chain helps companies become more competitive. You are presenting these to the administrative team from the production department.•Discuss how value chain helps companies create and build value for their clients and partnering organizations by answering the following questions: ?How do you believe value chain management works??How do you think value chain management can help companies be more competitive??How do you think value chain management helps companies create and build value??Include an introduction and a conclusion in addition to the 3 paragraphs.?Be sure to include your references, and format your submission in APA format.Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:•What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?•What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?•What clarification do you need regarding the posting?•What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?Click on Student Expectations to view the expectations for this assignment.Assignment Grading RubricFor assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.Course MaterialsCourse MaterialsPoints Possible: 75Date Due: Sunday, Apr 13, 2014Objective: •Examine the concepts of managing operations as they apply to the production of goods and services.Submitted Files: Discussion BoardScore: N/AInstructor Comments: No comments have been made