Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Progress Report Pulse Mill Company
Question: Describe about the Progress Report for Pulse Mill Company. Answer: Introduction The following progress report tends to address Gandhi Pulse Mill Company, which is a manufacturing company(Amit and Zott, 2012). The report is based on the proposed research proposal. It aims to address the following: information about the organization, discussion of the achievements that have been resolved since last reporting in the proposal, discussion of the problem that have arisen in carrying the research, progress of the work that is ahead, additional work, and the assessment of meeting the objectives. About the organization Gandhi Pulse mill is a manufacturing factory that is located in India. The company deals with different pulse products such as millet, paddy, wheat and tobacco. It is situated in the central part of Gujrat that occupies 55,000-aq of land. The company faces various competitors such as Raja Pulse Mill, Jayesh pulse mill, and Ganpati Pulse Mill (Dhiman, 2015). Over the years the company has become recognized as one of the suppliers. They can handle two thousand two hundred customers both regionally and abroad. The company has been constituted with three warehouses where various products of pulse have been manufactured(Veeravalli, 2014). The company has implemented a customer service system to fulfill the need of the local quality as well as the local clients. However, the organization has been facing problems of balancing the supply and demand as well as delivering on quality products across the internal market and domestic demand. Discussion of achievements since the last reporting The research proposal schedule aimed at conducting the study for three months. The study aimed at addressing the issue of an insufficient number of products across the market, there was also the problem of maintenance of the quality of the products and the difficulties for making a balance between the demand and the supply of the outputs. On the research, I have been able to conduct a survey of fifty local customers of Gandhi Pulse Mill. The questionnaires have been administered through random sampling method to give each sample size equal chances from the population. Further, the customers have been able to provide an innate response on how they have faced ineffective service procedures they have encountered from the company. There has been an interview that has been conducted on five managers who are employed in Gandhi Pulse Mill on the challenges for regaining on their business market(Dikshit, Basak and Vagrecha, 2014). The data collected would be essential for the qualitative ana lysis purposes. Additionally, for the purpose of the secondary data, I selected a case study based on the organizational challenges exhibited from Gandhi Pulse Mill. Discussion of the problems that have arisen During the research, problems have arisen. Some of these issue are insufficient funds for the research. The research requires a lot of funds. The funds, which were allocated for the research were inadequate. Questionnaires required to be printed and handed out to the respondents this costs a lot of money. Other problems are; getting the company to participate(Amit and Zott, 2012). During the research it difficult to get the participant to recruit for the study of whom did not want to participate voluntarily. Some of the participants went to the extent of asking for payment to take place in the research study. Sometimes, there was a problem of staying motivated and working towards a plan. In the school, have had different classes where lecturers have given numerous assignment and did not have enough time for the research thus, failure to follow the plan as formulated(Dumas, La Rosa, Mendling and Reijers, 2013). Lastly, was the issue of dealing with the data. There was a problem to mak es sense of the collected data. The data collected was a lot and analyzing on it was hectic and challenging. Progress of work ahead To date, it has taken two months to implement some of the research study objectives. Data collection using questionnaires has been done on 50 customers of the Gandhi Pulse mill. They have provided responses on ineffective service procedures they have faced(Ahirwar, 2007). This has been able to address on the objective on why there is an imbalance between supply and demands exhibited in the company. Secondly, the questionnaires have addressed why there is inefficiency in the customer services that is being seen at regional and global clients. The research has also handled the interviews of five managers on how the business is facing challenges. The report implemented a third milestone of the entire project. Components of project Time schedule Implementation Data analysis and finding( qualitative and quantitative analysis) 20/11/2016- 30/11/2016 underway Reliability and validity 1/12/2016-7/12/2016 To be implemented Summary 8/12/2016-13/12/2016 To be implemented Recommendation 15/12/2016-20/12/2016 To be implemented Additional work There are two tasks which are to be completed in the coming weeks. With the results obtained from the qualitative analysis and the field observation, there would be risk analysis. Further, a risk analysis model would be formulated to identify the risk factors that could cause the organizational challenges to be rampant in Gandhi Pulse Mill and ways to effectively manage them. Assessment of meeting of the objectives of the proposed schedule and budget In the research had helped in issuing of the questionnaires that were distributed to fifty customers of Gandhi Pulse Mill Company. Further, the interview was carried on five business managers of the company in regards to the organizational challenges(Goetsch and Davis, 2014). Moreover, a case study on Gandhi Pulse Mill Company would provide insight on effective practices that have been proven to produce positive results on the significance of maintaining the product quality for the business organizations(Veeravalli, 2014). Additionally, the best effective customers services that should be offered by companies and ways to maintain an effective customer relation with the organization. These insights tend to address the objective of the research as well as offer solution to the problems affecting Gandhi Pill Mill organization. Summary/comments The project has been going well, and my coordinator has been incredible in helping me to become more enmeshed in the research area. Through the guideline, I have learned how to formulate, research objective, data collection methods, budget and schedule for the research project. This is useful to work on the project efficiently and deliver on the results that are not biased in regards to the problems associated with Gandhi Pulse Mill Company and give recommendations on the same. References Ahirwar, R. (2007). Progress Report 2007-09. annual report 2009-09. Amit, R. and Zott, C. (2012). Creating value through business model innovation . MIT Slogan Management Review, 53(3), p.41. Dhiman, S. (2015). Gandhi and leadership: New Horizons in Exemplary Leadership. Springer. Dhiman, S. (2015). Gandhi: A Values-Based Leader Excellence. In Gandhi and Leadership (pp. 93-116). Palgrave Macmillan US. Dikshit, J.R., Basak, P.C. and Vagrecha, K. (2014). Turnaround Strateges in Indian Industries: A Few Cases. Global Journal of Enterprise Information System, 6(2). Dumas, M., La Rosa, M., Mendling, J. and Reijers, H.A. (2013). 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