OPS 571 How strategic capacity planning relates to process design

OPS 571 How strategic capacity planning relates to process design

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How strategic capacity planning relates to process design: The objective of strategic capacity planning is to provide an approach for determining the overall capacity level of capital-intensive resources “facilities, equipment, and overall labor force size “that best supports the company's long-range competitive strategy.” (Chase, Jacobs, & Aquilano, 2006). The goal of manufacturing process designs are to meet due dates, minimize lead times, minimize setup time and cost, minimize work-in-process inventory, and maximize machine utilization (McGraw-Hill Companies, 2006). When capacity is improperly managed, the business will inevitably face difficulties achieving maximum performance which results in unmet target goals. For Riordan, strategic efforts are focused on making improvements in several key areas of the business operations. The efforts are centered on building a better work environment, increasing efficiencies, strengthening the brand with a competitive advantage by providing premier customer service, and supply chain
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