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Seven Basic Essential Quality Tools Used to Process Improvements

Question The abilities to satisfy products and services are often derived from Quality Management where the seven basic essential quality tools are widely used for Process Improvements. Choose two to elaborate your understanding. Diagrammatic illustrations are strongly encouraged. Summary This qu ... Read More

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Process Strategies by Operations Manager in Manufacturing and Service Industries

Question Process strategies such as ; Process focus, Repetitive focus, Product focus, and Mass customization are being practices by Operations Manager to distinguish between the different process types in manufacturing and service industries. Using only two of these, explain how these strategies ar ... Read More

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Factors Influencing the Manufacturing of a Product 

Question The manufacturing/service process design is based on a considerable number of different variables and represents, in essence, a number of trade-offs. Depending on the nature of the business, the nature of the product, and the nature of the market place, the chosen process design will obvio ... Read More

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Business Growth and Revenue Maximisation in a Car Dealership

Question Business Growth and Revenue Maximisation in a Car Dealership   Generation Automobiles Pte Ltd sells second hand cars. Cars are parked in lots for potential customers to view and test drive. Mr. Satya Nitin, the general manager, wants to sell more cars. The main objective is to maxim ... Read More

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Economic Order Quantity and Total Cost if Q is 100

Question Electronic Village stocks and sells a particular brand of personal computer. It costs the store $450 each time it places an order with manufacturer for the personal computers. The annual cost of carrying/holding a PC in inventory is $170 (per unit). The store manager estimates that annual ... Read More

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Length of Time to Receive an Order and Maximum Inventory Level

Question Discount Carpets manufactures Caskade Carpet, which it sells in its adjoining showroom store near the interstate. Estimated annual demand is 20,000 yards of carpet with an annual carrying/holding cost of $2.75 per yard. The manufacturing facility operates the same 360 days the store is ope ... Read More

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Reorder Point to Achieve Maximum Success Level

Question A computer products store stocks color graphics monitors, and the daily demand is normally distributed with a mean of 1.6 monitors and a standard deviation of 0.4 monitor. The lead time to receive an order from the manufacturer is 15 days. Determine the reorder point that will achieve a : ... Read More

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Sequence of Jobs to be Ranked Based on Decision Rules

Question The following jobs are waiting to be processed at the same machine center. Jobs are logged as they arrive: Job Due Date Duration (days) A 412 12 B 418 22 C 420 34 D 429 45 E 435 ... Read More

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Developing Lot, EOQ, POQ Solutions for Given Data

Question (MRP) Period 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Gross Requirements 30 20 40 10 40 60 20 80 10 90 70 10   Holding cost is $2.50/unit/week (period ... Read More

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Material Requirement and Planning for Given Data

Question A manufacturing plant produces an end-item A, according to the following bill of materials: The MPS for the end-item A is given in table 1. The manufacturing / assembly lead times, the lot sizing rules, and the current on-hand inventory for all constituting items are given in table 2. The ... Read More

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Sequence of Jobs which Minimizes Completion Time for All Jobs

Question Five jobs are waiting for processing through two work centers. Their processing time (in minutes) at each work center is contained in the table below. Each job requires work center Sigma before work center Delta. According to Johnson's rule, what sequence of jobs will minimize the completi ... Read More

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Analysis of Three Aspects of Transportation Management

Question Assume that you are the transportation manager of an organization, analyse three aspects of the transportation management, namely incoterms selection consideration, carrier selection criteria, and carrier relationship management. Summary This question belongs to operations management and ... Read More

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