Winter 2012 - DSC 335 - Problem Set 1

Winter 2012 - DSC 335 - Problem Set 1 - DSC 335 Operations...

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1 DSC 335 – Operations Management PROBLEM SET #1 – Total: 100 points Due: February 7, 2012. You must provide detailed calculations and make appropriate explanations to receive full credit. Problem – 1 (5 points) In the 80’s, GM has invested billions of dollars in a Kansas City plant to build completely automated production lines which could produce 240,000 units of a particular Pontiac model; which turned out to be a disastrous policy choice . Explain in one sentence two significant issues that GM executives significantly undermined. Problem – 2 (5 points) Cons ider the 9 compet it ive pr ior it ies l isted be
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2 (a) Assuming an inflexible labor rate of $15/hr, find the production plan that results from the traditional method and the bottleneck‐based methods, and calculate the
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