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MGSC-395 Goal Questions 1. What kind of problems did the Bearington Plant face before Alex Rogo met with Jonah at the Chicago Airport? 2. What three measurements of productivity did Jonah apply to Alex’s situation? 3. What were the lessons of bottleneck, inventory, and throughput that Alex learned on the Boy Scout hike? 4. Why is focusing on the bottlenecks important? What was the cost of a lost hour on the NCX-10? 5. Why does Jonah say: A plant in which everyone works all the time is very inefficient? 6. What actions helped Alex and his team turn the plant productivity and capacity around? 7. Why were the standard cost accounting measures of productivity showing deterioration in Alex’s plant even though his plant’s real business performance
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Unformatted text preview: (inventory, lead times, and customer on-time delivery) had improved? 8. Summarize the process of continuous operations improvement that Alex and his team developed (Chapter 37). 9. Explain what Stacey’s mistake was in terms of assigning red and green tags to individual part batches at workstations. Why did it create delay in the assembly stage even though the bottleneck machine (NCX-10) was not starved? 10. Explain Alex’s rationale for taking up Djangler’s French order at a sales price of lower than the production cost (Chapter 38). 11. Finally, why does the plant fear problems of order delays (Chapter 39)? Why does the bottleneck get work in waves from upstream workstations? What actions do they take to lessen the problems?...
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