On Wednesday 1 May, CHAC’s Year 12 Business Management students were presented with a fantastic opportunity to examine firsthand the essential aspects of operations management and quality assurance and how they are applied in two of Brisbane’s largest trading enterprises. To begin, we headed to Milton were we were privy to a stadium tour of Suncorp Stadium. Here we were able to venture into areas of the Stadium that are usually restricted. We gained a valuable insight into the operations aspect of the stadium ranging from catering to security. Following on from this, we made our way to Castlemaine Breweries where operations manager (and current CHAC parent) Donovan Sparks explained to us the operational process from brewing to packaging and distribution involved in producing the range of beverages made at Castlemaine. This excursion was definitely one to remember and, on behalf of the students lucky enough to go, I can say that it complemented the learning undertaken in Business Management and consolidated our understanding of operations management in a real-world context.
Methai Chrzczonowicz- Year 12 Business Management student