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CTA 4: Designing Facilities for the New Whole Food’s “365” Chain Concept.

Links to a news item and a video below provide an account of the facility layout for new “365” chain of Whole Food Stores. The news item (published in the “Most Creative People in Business” issue in Fast Company journal) and video describes Whole Foods new “365” concept for smaller more standardized stores with reduced costs. There are many differences from the traditional large scale stores including reduced locally sourced items, reduced individual service counters, and a standardized layout.

News Item 1: The Whole Foods Playbook For Reaching New MarketsLinks to an external site.

News Item 2 (video): Whole Foods Releases Details of New Chain ‘365’Links to an external site.

Write brief but well-thought out answers to the questions below:

  1. Comment on what type of facility layout (as discussed chapter 7 in text) is appropriate in these new stores and why?
  2. Discuss the specifics of process selection (as discussed chapter 6 in text) that is appropriate in these new stores?
  3. What does this new 365 store concept mean for Whole Foods in context of Service Process Matrix (as discussed chapter 5 in text)?
  4. What is your opinion on how 365 concept stores will fit into organization strategy after Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Food stores?

Rubric

Critical Thinking Rubric (1)

Critical Thinking Rubric (1)

CriteriaRatingsPts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdentifies and Summarizes issue at hand

5.0 pts

Identifies not only the basics of the issue, but recognizes nuances of the issue

4.0 pts

Identifies the main issue and subsidiary, embedded, or implicit aspects of the issue

2.0 pts

Does not identify and summarize the issue, is confused or identifies a different or inappropriate issue

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePersonal and other salient perspectives and positions

5.0 pts

Addresses and analyzes salient perspectives from experience and information from outside sources.

4.0 pts

Identifies, appropriately, one’s own position and/or other salient perspectives on the issue

3.0 pts

Address a single source or view of the argument and fails to clarify presented position relative to one’s own and/or other salient perspective

2.0 pts

Fails to address even a single source or view of the argument and fails to clarify presented position relative to one’s own and/or other salient perspective

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuality of evaluation and analysis

5.0 pts

Observes cause and effect and addresses existing or potential consequences. Clearly distinguishes between fact, opinion, and acknowledges value judgments

4.0 pts

Examines the evidence and source of evidence, questions its accuracy, precision, relevance, and completeness

2.0 pts

Merely repeats information provided, taking it as truth or denies evidence without adequate justification

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConclusions, implications, and consequences

5.0 pts

Objectively reflects upon own assertions

4.0 pts

Identifies and discusses conclusions, implications, and consequences

3.0 pts

Identifies and discusses conclusions, implications, and consequences but only superficially

2.0 pts

Fails to identify conclusions, implications, and consequences of the issue

5.0 pts

Total Points: 20.0

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