Custom Molds, Inc. (CI2)
Question #4 - What might Chad Thomas have done differently to avoid some of
the problems he now faces?
Question #1 - What are the major issues facing Tom and Mason MIller?
I think that the biggest issue right now is volume control
This and the other last 4 chapters well go through are pretty intense.
These chapters will begin to rely heavily on statistical analysis so it will be good to have that
book and info close
Chapter 4 quiz
1. Quality measured with reference to price is captured by the notion of: valueD
2. The application of statistical techniques to determine whether a quantity of material
should be accepted or rejected based on the inspection or tes
Chapter 2 quiz
1. An example of a plant within a plant ()pwp is: an emergency department at a large
2. When a company has processes that make parts from raw materials and also has
processes that subsequently assemble them into
Sample questions for Chapter 6
1. When a process fails to satisfy a customer:
a. it is quite often the customers fault.
b. it is considered a defect
c. it is time to reengineer the process.
d. it is usually half the customers fault and half the companys f
When a process fails to
Reference: Costs of
satisfy a customer:
a.it is quite often the
b.it is considered a
c.it is time to reengineer
d.it is usu
Midterm 3 KEY
1. The relationship between suppliers and customers in a lean systems environment is
that they behave more like business partners.
2. In general, dependent demand inventories are inventories whose demand comes
directly from the market (
1. Which of the following consideration is not involved in developing a corporate
strategy? Developing a staffing plan for the upcoming production period.
2. The foundation for managing processes and value chain is? Operations strategy.
3. are the fundame
1. A visual version of the Q system?
2. Inventories needed for the production of services and goods(inputs to a firm's
transformation processes) are called:
3. Which of the following does not increase repeatability?
4. One of the secondary
Chapter 6 quiz
1. In general, a less capital-intensive industry such a hotel chain would do well with a
utilization rate of? 60-70%
2. Which one of the following factors usually calls for a larger capacity cushion?
3. Chang and
(1) Cycle time reduction
BUS 3700, Spring 2015
The purpose of the assignment is for you to demonstrate your understanding of a key
issue related to operations management, and for you to communicate this understanding
in an effective manner.
Why does Dell Computer continually make
money and gain market share selling com-
modity products that decline in price every
day, while other companies in the same busi-
ness struggle to earn a dime
Kevin H. Cook
September 14, 2012
MGT 3700 10:30 Class
Assignment #1 Process Exercise
Pulleys Custom Manufacturing is a company founded over 40 years ago. This company
manufactures custom parts for the government, businesses, and other various organization
Constraint Management at Southwest Airlines (CI5)
I think that the "Assigned boarding gate line positions based on both boarding group and
gate arrival time" would be the best choice. This option allows for groups to be seated near each
Supply Chain Design at Clif Bar & Company (CI6)
I see the biggest risk for the company in outsourcing is the supply chain not meeting
demand. With so much of the supply chain being controlled by other companies and
businesses, there are many
Process Performance and Quality at Starwood (CI7)
The first reason that came to my mind is that the organization might be too small to implement
such a formal method. The Six Sigma Program works well in a large business with multi-leveled
Yankee Fork and Hoe Company (CI8)
Hope you can see this well enough. Using this data I've come up with the following forecast. The
forecast should be susceptible to change based on unexpected variance of demand and promotions.
January: 50,000 + 11,000 cus
Chase Strategy and Ethics (CI9)
I think it's in a companys best interests to avoid layoffs. Job stability is an incalculable
motivator for employees. Employee trust can play a defining role in the success of your
company. That being said, there are some c
Inventory Management (CI10)
Although my jobs have all been office jobs that didn't involve inventory management, I'm
increasingly interested in the subject. I even looked at specializing my major in Supply Chain
Management after speaking to a cousin of mi
Chapter 15 Discussion Questions (CI11)
I first thought of Dell, which is mostly a delivery-based company. For those of you who haven't
bought from Dell before, they allow you to fully customize your own laptop, and then have it delivered
-Since the teachers primary sphere of influence is in manufacturing the focus of the class will be
in this area.
-Class content that Ill be responsible for will be a combination between the book and lecture
It is a huge pet peeve of the instructor if he sees us laying down in the repose of sleep he will
gently come up to the student and recommend that well get a much more comfortable and
Chapter 6: Lean Systems
So far weve gone over basically strategic concepts. Now well be getting into applications of
operations, in particular, how leadership, management, HR etc.
Constraint Theory: What in your process
Constraint is any factor that limits system performance and restricts its output
-Can occur across the entire supply chain from suppliers through to the companys customers
-There are 3 identified t
It will be up to us to locate the calculations we need for the test in the slides.
Forecasts are predictions of future events used for planning purposes
Provide critical inputs to business plans, annual plan
Fitness Plus (CI4)
I first though that Utilization of the facility would be the best measurement, but upon consideration I
realized that Utilization would only be a useful measurement for current capacity requirements. I don't
think it would h