BUS051 HW7

BUS051 HW7 - Sharon Ng Professor Henderson BUS051 07 July...

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Sharon Ng Professor Henderson BUS051 07 July 2011 Lesson 7 Homework Alan Jackson is the founder and owner of Sky Scooters, a small manufacturing company located in San Jose, California. For years, Alan toyed with ideas for a motorized scooter. Seeing the success of the Segway scooter, Alan decided to act. Although his design, the Sky Cruiser, is not as well known as the Segway, it incorporates many of the same benefits. Adding to its appeal, the Sky Cruiser sells for almost $1,000 less than the Segway. Virtually all Sky Cruisers are sold through direct appeals on the QVC shopping network. Overwhelmed by recent demand, Alan his hired his sister, Colette. Colette, a recent business school graduate, has suggested that Alan consider a just-in-time production system. Alan wonders if this would be in his best interest. Explain just-in-time production. Answer: Just-in-time production is a type of lean production system that brings together all materials at the precise time they are required at each production stage. This creates fast and
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course BUS 51 taught by Professor Henderson during the Summer '11 term at West Valley.

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BUS051 HW7 - Sharon Ng Professor Henderson BUS051 07 July...

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