Week 3 assignment
Wal-Mart is the largest corporation in the world, and it has obviously enjoyed tremendous
success. But while many welcome its location in their communities, others do not. Some
complain that its presence has too many negative ef
Week 3 discussion 1
Case: Check-N-Gravy Dinner Line
This case provides the opportunity for you to acquire some insight into analyzing quality problems. It
will be necessary to
set up some kind of control chart. However, theessence of the case is to examin
Week 4 discussion
Service operations often face more difficultly in planning than their manufacturing
counterparts. However, service does have certain advantages that manufacturing often
does not. Explain service planning difficulty, and the advantages an
; Toys Inc.
A consultant must consider the long-term implications of decisions suggested by management.
1. Cutting cost in design and product development may not be beneficial to the company in
the long run.
2. The trade-in and repair program, while
Week 4 assignment
Inventory management is a core operations management activity. Good inventory management is
important for the successful operation of most businesses and their supply chain. Operations,
marketing, and finance have interests in good inven
Read Read Eight Glasses a Day (EGAD) on page 507 in your text. Answer questions 1
and 2. Explain your analysis using course related principles in 200 words. Respond to at
least two of your classmates postings.
1. Level production supplemented by up to 10
Priority rules are regulations which determine in which sequence the orders queued in
front of a production line should be worked (Nebl, 2002, p. 434). In deciding what priority
rules to adapt, an organizatio
L. & J. G. Strickley was founded in 1900 by brothers Leopold and George Strickley. The
company produces fine cherry, white oak, and mahogany furniture. Over the years the company
has experienced both good and bad times. At one point the company employed o
What trade-offs are involved in shifting from a traditional operations system to a lean system for:
A. A manufacturing firm?
B. A service firm?
Solution:A) Manufacturing Firm
A lean system requires smaller batch size, lower WIP inventories, quick delivery
1. For each of the following network diagrams, determine both the critical path
and the expected project duration. The numbers on the arrows represent
expected activity times.
a. AOA diagram
Critical Path: 1-3-6-9-11-12
Duration: 31 d
A small building contractor has recently experienced two successive years in which work
opportunities exceeded the firm's capacity. The contractor must now make a decision on
capacity for next year. Estimated profit under each of the two possible states o
Design of Work Systems
What changes in the work situation might account for the increase in productivity and the decrease in
The change in the situation at work might account for the increase in productivity and the
Why are the following business processes important? Which process do you feel is most
important? Explain your reasoning.
a. Strategy development
b. Product development
c. Systems to produce goods and services
d. Order fulfillment
Ethical Issues and Operations
Ethical behavior is a corporate issue that affects the companys bottom line. How do ethical
issues impact organizations and operations? Include an example seen in the workplace, in the
news, etc. that relates to real-life sit
-1Home Style Cookies
BUS 644 Operations Management
Briefly describe the cookie production process.
The Baking Company uses a processing system known as batching to make the dough to produce
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For any organization that strives to maximize their earning potential, one of the primary
concerns should be the quality of the product that the present to the interested consumer. By
producing a pr
1.) What are some of the potential benefits of a more formalized approach to forecasting?
A forecast is a statement about the future value of a variable of interest such as demand.
Benefits of forecasting include more accurate planning. For example, given
ASHFORD BUS 644 Week 1 Assignment Home-Style Cookies
ASHFORD BUS 644 Week 1 DQ 1 Why Productivity Matters
ASHFORD BUS 644 Week 1 DQ 2 Benefits of Forecasting
ASHFORD BUS 644 Week 2 Assignment Design of Work Systems
ASHFORD BUS 644 Week 2 DQ 1 Plant Capaci
Securing a viable working competitive advantage in which to lead the market place provides a
low risk method of supporting this mandate. Over the last decades, companies have searched
for ways to define themselves and as such the markets have been shaped
Trucks are required to pass through a weighing station so that they can be checked for weight
violations. Trucks arrive at the station at the rate of 40 an hour between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Currently two inspectors are on duty during those hours, each