weeklongassignment littlefield lab e10

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Stanford University Graduate School of Business rev. August 2004 Managing Customer Responsiveness at Littlefield Technologies Background Littlefield Technologies (LT) has developed another DSS product. The new product is manufactured using the same process as the product in the assignment “Capacity Manage- ment at Littlefield Technologies” — the process sequence is the same although process times have changed. On day 0, the factory began operations with three stuffers, one tester, and one tuner, and a raw materials inventory of 9600 kits. This left the factory with $1,000,000 in reserves. Customer demand continues to be random, but the long-run aver- age demand will not change over the product’s 268-day lifetime. At the end of this life- time, demand will end abruptly and factory operations will be terminated. At this point, all capacity and remaining inventory will be useless, and thus have no value. Management would like to charge the higher prices that customers would pay for dramati- cally shorter lead times. However, historic lead times often extend into several days, so management has been unwilling to quote the shorter lead times. Operations Policies at Littlefield
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2010 for the course ENGINEERIN 72826 taught by Professor Sengupta/leachman/johnson during the Spring '10 term at Berkeley.

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