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Reading (WK2) Operations & Supply Management: Chapters 2A, 3, 4, Text CD PowerPoint Slides & Videos for Assigned Chapters The first way to categorize a process (by design) is to determine whether it is a single- stage or a multiple-stage proces Stage is used to indicate multiple activities have been pulled together for analysis purpose. Buffering refers to a storage area between stages. Blocking occurs when activities in he stage must stop because there is no place to deposit the item just completed. Starving occurs when the activities in a stage stop because there is no work. Often activities, stages, and entire processes are operated parallel.
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Unformatted text preview: • A second useful way to characterize a process (by design) is whether the process is made-to-stock or made-to-order. Made-to-order is a process activated only in response to an actual order. Made-to-stock is a process that ends with finished goods in inventory. Customer orders are then served from the inventory. Hybrid processes combine both make-to-order and make-to stock features • The final method for categorizing a process (by design) is paced or non-paced. Paced means there is a fixed timing of the movement of itmes through the process....
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