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Mgt 390 Test #2 Review

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Mgt 390 Test #2 Study Guide 1.) Process capacity – is the maximum sustainable flow rate of a process Theoretical capacity (of a process) – the theoretical capacity of the theoretical bottleneck Theoretical capacity (of a resource unit) – is the maximum sustainable flow rate of a resource unit if it were fully utilized Theoretical capacity (of a resource pool) – the sum of the theoretical capacities of all the resource units in that pool Effective capacity (of a process) – the effective capacity of the effective bottleneck Effective capacity (of a resource unit) – the maximum flow rate of a resource unit if it were fully utilized during its net availability, that is, if there were no periods of resource idleness Buffer capacity – the maximum number of flow units that can wait in a buffer 2.) Throughput <= process capacity <= effective capacity <= theoretical capacity - This is true because by definition, effective capacity of a process is less than its theoretical capacity. Moreover, because of various operational procedures,
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Unformatted text preview: it is conceivable that resources would idle even during periods of their net availability. Thus, resource idleness reduces the capacity of the process even below its effective capacity. Finally, recall that throughput cannot exceed process capacity. 3.) Resource pool – a collection of interchangeable resources that can perform an identical set of activities. The bottleneck of a process is the resource pool with the smallest capacity. 4.) Resource pools ultimately determine the capacity of a process. The more resources you have in the resource pools, the more capacity you will have. 5.) Theoretical capacity of a resource unit = (1/Tp)* load batch* scheduled availability, where Tp= unit load Theoretical capacity of a resource pool = Rp = (Cp/Tp)* load batch* scheduled availability, where Cp = the number of resource units, Tp = unit load Pp = R/Rp, where P = Rho = capacity utilization of resource pool p...
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