OPIM101 - Spring 2012 - Lecture 2

OPIM101 - Spring 2012 - Lecture 2 - Process Analysis with...

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Slide 1 OPIM 101, Spring 12, Profs Cachon/Savin, Lecture #2 Process Analysis with Different Types of Flow Units Lecture 2 January 24, 2012
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Slide 2 OPIM 101, Spring 12, Profs Cachon/Savin, Lecture #2 Process analysis with different types of flow units § Three types of job applications need to be processed: “consulting”, “staff” and “Internship” § There are inventory buffers in front of each resource/task (not shown) § Each type of application has its own path through the process and does not necessarily visit all tasks. Consulting Contact faculty Contact prior employers Decision letter Staff Internship Benchmark grades
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Slide 3 OPIM 101, Spring 12, Profs Cachon/Savin, Lecture #2 Defining the common flow unit § Define the common flow unit so that: (1) The capacity of each task can be expressed in terms of the “flow unit” per unit of time. (2) Demand can be expressed in terms of the “flow unit”. § An intuitive and natural flow unit for this process is an “application”: Given that an “application” is the flow unit … u The capacity of each task should be defined in terms of “applications per unit time”. u Demand should be expressed in terms of “applications per unit time” Consulting Contact faculty Contact prior employers Decision letter Staff Internship Benchmark grades
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Slide 4 OPIM 101, Spring 12, Profs Cachon/Savin, Lecture #2 Demand and capacity § Demand data (given to us): § Staffing and processing time data (given to us) and capacity calculations:
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OPIM101 - Spring 2012 - Lecture 2 - Process Analysis with...

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