As Doug Friesen, what would you do to address the seat problem? Where
would you focus your attention and solution efforts?
When analyzing this problem, it is apparent that two of the major causes of seat
defects (material flaws and missing parts) originat
1. How well is the hospital currently utilizing its beds?
The hospital is currently utilizing the beds at an efficient rate, which is 90 patients
were day from Tuesday to Thursday. This accommodates the operations, which are
only performed on weekdays. Ho
1a. Q (opt) = square root of 2*10,000*150/ (.2*10) = 1224.74 units 1225 units
Average weekly demand for tedwigs = 10,000/52, lead time = 4 weeks (L), safety stock = 55 units
(ss). Therefore, the reorder point is R = d bar * L + ss = 824.23 units 82
1. Evaluate the performance of the Walk In Clinic. Are waiting times now
After introducing the triage system, there was a reduction in the wait times for each
category, as can be seen the the process flow charts. However, in order to evaluate
4. Howwould you address Mark Fasold's concern that the number of items
exceeds the number forecast?
If Mark is concerned about consistently overstocking the products, he should
do more research into better understanding the over and unde
3. What other actions, if any, would you recommend to Ms. Angell.?
It is clear that a variety of actions can be taken to further improve the overall system.
As shown in the attached capacity analysis spreadsheet, the MDs and NPs are both
1. How does L.L. Bean use past demand data and a specific item forecast to decide
units of that item to stock?
L.L. Bean uses a variety of past demand data and forecasting to help predict
how they should stock their items. First, the company coll