IT 104 - Chapter 5

IT 104 - Chapter 5 - Chapter5Chase 1.

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Chapter 5 – Chase 1. Process      is any part of an organization that takes inputs and transforms them into  increased valued outputs. A. Cycle Time      is the average successive time between completions of  successive units. 2. Utilization      is the ratio of the time that a resource is actually activated relative to  the time that it is available. A. Process Flowcharting      is the use of a diagram to present the major  elements of a process. B. The basic elements can include tasks or operations, flows of material or  customers, decision points, and storage areas or queues. C. It is an ideal methodology by which to begin analyzing a process. D. Single-Stage Process E. Multi-Stage Process 3. Buffer      refers to the storage area between stages where the output of a stage is  placed prior to being used in a downstream stage. A. Multi-Stage Process with Buffer     I. Stage 1   Buffer   Stage 2 4. Blocking      occurs when the activities in the stage must stop because there is no 
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IT 104 - Chapter 5 - Chapter5Chase 1.

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