OptimalScheduling

OptimalScheduling - PlantScheduling TheAmericasBusinessGame

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Plant Scheduling The Americas Business Game
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Prof. Nathan Globus Shows You  How Prof. Globus will show you how to  create a production schedule that  optimizes the number of units and/or  Labor Hours possible given the  factory’s configuration.   He will generate the lowest possible  overhead costs given a particular  production run. He will provide you with an overview  of the elements both fixed, variable  and semi-fixed that are involved.
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Fixed Costs Fixed expenses are those that are incurred by  your firm regardless of the factory’s level of  production.   These are Depreciation charges on plant and  equipment, Plant Superintendency and  Automaton Maintenance.  
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Semi-Variable Costs Semi-Variable costs are those that vary  somewhat with production, the number of Line  Workers scheduled or the plant’s size.   These costs are Line Supervisor wages, Line  Maintenance budget , Subassembly inventory  charges, Line Worker and Automaton Technician  Training and Quality Control Programs.
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Variable Costs Variable costs are those that change directly in  response to the number of units produced.   These are the factory’s direct unit costs which  are composed of each television set’s direct Unit  Subassembly costs and pro-rated Line Worker  wages.
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Starting Situation  The following Decision Set and Subassembly inventories are  associated with the Mexican plant being presented. PRODUCTION DECISIONS Production Shift 1 25" TV 21,251 Shift 2 25" TV 20,477 Shift 1 27" TV 19,126 Shift 2 27" TV 18,429 Line Supervisors 11 Shift 1 25" TV Workers 74 Shift 2 25" TV Workers 69 Shift 1 27" TV Workers 67 Shift 2 27" TV Workers 63 Automaton Technicians 3 Line Worker Training 4,000 Automaton Technician Training 4,000 Quality Control Training 13,000 Plant SUBASSEMBLY INVENTORY Subassembly Inventory: Group 1 Grade A 2588184 Group 1 Grade B 2588184 Group 1 Grade C 517837 Group 2 Grade A 1974351 Group 2 Grade B 1974350 Group 2 Grade C 395058
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Starting Operations Results      The following results were obtained given the firm’s  decisions and the Subassemblies available. OPERATIONS REPORT Production: Shift 1 25" TV 19976 Shift 1 27" TV 16434 Shift 2 25" TV 18001 Shift 2 27" TV 14917 Overtime 25" TV 3751 Overtime 27" TV 3729 Line Supervisors 11 Workers: Shift 1 25" TV 64 Shift 1 27" TV 58 Shift 2 25" TV 60 Shift 2 27" TV 55 Hours Delivered: Shift 1 25" TV 35956.8 Shift 1 27" TV 32868.0 Shift 2 25" TV 32401.8 Shift 2 27" TV 29834.0 Overtime 25" TV 6751.8 Overtime 27" TV 7458.0 Unit Cost: 25" TV 78.727 $ 27" TV 89.710 $ Quality Index: 25" TV 7.87 27" TV 7.87 Contract 0 Plant Configuration: Base Capacity 140 Automaton 1 Machines 2 Automaton 2 Machines 1 Labor Hours 76505 Maintenance Effort 0.90
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Situation Analysis A number of mistakes have been 
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