2. Why do so many U.S. firms build facilities in other countries?
There are two main reasons why a firm will build a facility in another country:1) They want
to have a manufacturing facility closer to one of their larger markets.2) They can manufacture
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Revenue Management is the application of disciplined analytics
that predict consumer behavior at the micro-market level and
optimize product availability and price to maximize revenue growth.
I think the general public
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Chapter 12 Question
A.find the economic order quantity
B.Find the annual holding costs
C.Find the annual ordering costs
D.What is the recorder point.
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2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of giving more
responsibility fir machine maintenance to the operator?
Advantages: empowerment, the advantages of job enrichment, and
good job design, and faster response time.
7. How does fear in the workplace inhibit learning?
Fear can cause lots of problem, because it is not a good feeling
which makes people get distracted. Distraction and fear, always
make people confused, and it would be a big threaten for their
5. What are the techniques for improving service productivity?
A. Structuring service so customers must go where the service is
B. Self-service so customers examine, compare, and check out at
their own pace.
C. Customizing at delivery
2. What is effective capacity?
Capacity is the throughput, or number of units a facility can hold,
receive, store, or produce in a period of time. Capacity decisions
often determine capital requirements and therefore a large portion
of fixed cost. Capacit
1. How would you define a good quality of work life?
Labor planning is determining staffing policies that deal with employment stability, work
schedules, and work rules. A good quality of work life should do a great job on those three. They
1- Define supply chain management.
Supply Chain Management is the coordination of all sypply chain
activities involved in enhancing customer value.
5- What is vertical integration? Give examples of backward and
Vertical integration is
4. How does MRP II differ from MRP?
MRP stands for material requirements planning and deals with bringing in the right amount of raw
material at the right time to support production. MRPII stands for manufacturing resource
planning and builds on MRP by ad
9. What are the advantages and disadvantages of varying the size of the workforce to meet
demand requirements each period?
The advantages of varying the size of the workforce to meet demand requirements is the ability to
hire(layoff) workers to match prod
8. Which shop-floor scheduling rule would you prefer to apply if you were the leader of the only
team of experts charged with defusing several time bombs scattered throughout your building?
You can see the bombs; they are of different types. You can tell
2. How does one identify a candidate for preventive maintenance?
To identify a candidate for preventive maintenance, it is our responsibilities to aware the
relationship between the consequences of failure, the cost of preventive maintenance , and the
11. Does lean production work in the service sector? Provide an
Lean production is an assembly-line methodology developed
originally for Toyota and the manufacturing of automobiles. It is also
known as the Toyota Production System or just-in
12. What layout innovations have you noticed recently in retail establishments?
Make an arresting first impression. When customers enter your store, an eyecatching display up front should make them slow down. Otherwise, they may hurry
on through the store
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2. Why does Wheeled Coach have excess inventory, and what kind
of a plan would you suggest for dealing with it?
To reduce excess inventory, have a sale and hold of on ordering
more product until at an acceptable level. Pull
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Although it is would be expensive for a hospital to keep a high
stock of blood which has a limited life. But the hospital should not
forget their social responsibilities, which is saving life, and do more
thing beyond p
a.) If you owned an independent auto repair shop and had to safely dispose of some car
batteries each week it becomes a problem. A small company it is hard to have the proper
equipment and mechanized p
Chapter 9 Discussion Question #14
This is a layout of a grocery store that I found online. As I have observed this layout I
have noticed that there are specific reasons for locations of certain departments or in this cas
Chapter 8 Ethical Dilemma
Some of the ethical, legal, and economic implications are extremely important on the
topic of bidding wars. The jobs that the incentives create in bidding wars are literally just being
Ethical Dilemma #2
Overall I believe that this is a serious ethical dilemma. Your saving over the course of 10
million pairs of shoes would be impossible to ignore. The problem arises when you have to deal
Chapter 11 Assignment Ethical Dilemma
Well I believe the first course of action in this ethical dilemma would be to ensure to the
movie star that you will investigate the situation. You want to comfort them and make sure
Chapter 5 problem 5.9
5.9) Prepare a bill of material for a pair of eye glasses and its case.
2 Lens (glass)
1 frame (metal infrastructure)
4 screws (1/16 inches)
Chapter 6 Problem 6.6
1.) Develop a flowchart showing all the steps involved in planning a party.
Decide on the budget for the party
Select the date, time, and venue of the party
Decide on the guest list
Decide on the fo
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1. In what ways could the Ritz-Carlton monitor its success in
I think Ritz Carlton could monitor his success in achieving quality by:
A. Using customer satisfaction surveys to tract what customers
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I believe that it is one of those gray areas where the arguments
for why it is ethical could also be used to say that it is not. It is not
ethical for an Ameriican based company to try to squeeze every last
penny out of
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I think this industry should keep the balance between the
productivity and ethical implications. They turned pig production
into a standardized product-focused process when the animal is
alive, it is very unethical. And
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1. What has Hard Rock done to lower employee turnover to half the
First of all, Hard Rock do a lot of work on employee satisfaction.
They have an employee bill of rights, that guarantees the
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I think this slotting fee acts as a barrier to small business, which
cannot afford the fees, but the truth is that a small producer will
likely not have the quantity or quality of product to meet the needs
of even a mod