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Canada’s Cleaners Incorporated
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Issues Decision Maker: Ron Burdock, owner Issue: Whether or not to sell current shirt pressing machine, and if so-which of 3 available machines to invest in Constraints: Current machine will last 3 years, quality issues (expectations not being met by all stakeholders)
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Production Task Quality Service Price Quantity Function
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Production Process One person system would provide significant savings Depending on machine chosen-touch up area may require less space, could be utilized for future capacity increases Production process is straightforward Combination of job shop and line flow operation Is this the best process type?
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Qualitative Analysis Shantoka: Pros: Requires one worker, better quality shirt with few touch ups, higher capacity Cons: No service technician nearby, not proven technology, uncertain life, language issues, equipment appears delicate Halter: Pros: Fewer moving parts, faster cycle time, increase in price could accompany increase in quality Cons: No experience on this machine, touchups and hand finishing still required Universal: Pros: Best machine available, personal experience, longer life, wage savings available Cons: Higher costs, more touch up work, still requires hand finishing
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This note was uploaded on 06/08/2011 for the course ECON 1006 taught by Professor Pow during the Fall '11 term at CUNY Baruch.

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