HW1_Spring2008 - ISE 3214 Spring 2008 Facilities Planning...

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ISE 3214 Spring 2008 Facilities Planning and Material Handling Homework 1 Question Possible Points Your Points 1 10 2 5 3 20 4 15 5 10 6 10 7 15 8 15 Total 100 Please copy the table above and paste on the first page of your assignment. The assignment should be submitted according to assignment submission rules. 1. (10 points) Briefly compare and contrast the supply chain strategies of Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Specifically address how these companies facilities related decisions play important role on their supply chain strategies and their success. 2. (5 points) You are hired as an industrial engineer to a manufacturing company that produces coffee cups for coffee shops around Blacksburg area. Demand for the standard product is predictable and historically follows a normal distribution with very small variance. Because your company is the only supplier in the area, the demand is expected to maintain well into the foreseeable future. The company produces coffee cups 800 units per day and runs a flow line with
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