Running head: Final Paper
Final Paper Case Studies
BUS307: Operations Management & Quantitative Techniques
October 21 2013
Final Paper Case Studies
Case Study The Realco Breadmaster
All companies including manufacturi
SAP industry solutions is a world leader in Enterprise resource planning (ERP) system software for a
reason. As one can tell from their website they cater to a variety of industries making the software
specific to the work environment. In addition to just
Fords forecasting for palladium is a difficult item due to the manipulation of its value by Russia. The
forecast change I would choose would be a casual model, because the other forecasting models are
irrelevant in this situation.
For example Time series
The network-based approach to project management has many advantages as it offers diagrams
in more detail. They improve on Gantt charts by visually showing the linkages between various
activities (Bozarth, Handfield, pg.129) which is a weakness of the Gan
In order to determine which car has the best value we will use the value index.
First we will take the table which rates the dimension from 1 (completely
unimportant) to 5 (critical), and then apply that to the value index of
V= Value index for pro
A firm will decide which production plan to use depending on the associated cost of inventory compared
the overall business cost.
In general a level production plan is best suited to an environment in which changing the production
level is impossible or e
Increases Firms Flexibility
Access to state of the art products and processes
Easily Change with Technological advancements
Less investment required up front
Benefits can be significant
Suppliers might misstate their capabilities
After mapping Faircloth financial process it seems there is several problems within the process that
makes the cycle time inefficient and deters potential customers.
1. The customer must mail the forms that takes 3-5 days
2. If any problems with the form
The Just-In-Time philosophy constantly pushes for elimination of waste and improvement of
productivity. To reduce waste while ensuring the needs of the business are still met is always a challenge
and can only be done by constant review. In order to get s
The Kaban system is not a planning tool because it cannot anticipate requirements. As detailed
in example 16.4 the Kaban system is a control mechanism which can be used to control production and
movement throughout the supply chain. This is detailed in a
Please see my attached decision tree for Arktec Manufacturing. As you can tell option 1 is good for
medium or high production as it is more cost effective. Option 2 is good for low unit production.
Assuming I am building 50,000 units or more I would choos
If I graduated from college and was looking to purchase my first car of course I
would want the Porsche because of the name and looks. Money is tight and of course not
having a job yet I would be have to take into account the initial costs, gas, and routi
The importance of a process map cannot be understated. As our text tells us this tool identifies
the specific activities that make up the information, physical or monetary flow of a process
(Bozarth&Handfield, 2012). This allows us to see a compl
Which forecasting techniques do you think should be used in calculating fuel prices?
Time series models? Casual models? Qualitative models? In casual modeling, what
types of independent variables might be used? Justify your answer.
I believe that a time s