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Homework Answers Ch 5 e12 - CHAPTER 5 STRATEGIC CAPACITY...

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CHAPTER 5 STRATEGIC CAPACITY MANAGEMENT Review and Discussion Questions 1. What capacity problems were encountered when a new drug was introduced to the market?? 2. List some practical limits to economies of scale; that is, when should a plant stop growing? The obvious answer is that a plant should stop growing when its long-run average cost curve hits the inflection point. However, since this determination is often difficult to make (in the short run), other factors such as coordination problems, excess capacity, capacity imbalance, and market shifts indicate a need to consider setting capacity limits. 3. What are some capacity balance problems faced by the following organizations or facilities? 4. What are some major capacity considerations in a hospital? How do they differ from those of a factory? Some capacity considerations are size and composition of nursing staff (RNs vs. LPNs), balance between operating room and intensive care units, emergency rooms, etc., and, of course, how many beds are to be available. One of the differences in capacity considerations
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2012 for the course COMMERCE 398 taught by Professor Dale during the Spring '11 term at UBC.

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Homework Answers Ch 5 e12 - CHAPTER 5 STRATEGIC CAPACITY...

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