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Case Study Analysis: Trans-European Plastics (TEP)

Question Case Study Analysis: Trans-European Plastics (TEP) Question 1    Why is TEP unable to deliver all its products reliably within the target of one week, and what effects might that have on the distributors? 2    Applying the EBQ model, what batch size would you ... Read More

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Preparation of Gantt Chart and Network Diagram for production schedule in MS Project

Question The planning department of an electronics firm has set up the activities for developing and producing a new CD Player. Given the information below, develop a project network using Microsoft Project. Assume a five-day workweek and the project starts on January 6, 2014.  Activi ... Read More

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Minimizing Risk of Loss during Transportation of Goods

Question Isabella has been talking about logistics to the manager of the plant in Mexico. The manager is concerned that his shipping department staff has not been correctly labeling shipments of pediatric HIV drugs bound for clinics, hospitals, and infirmaries throughout the developing world so tha ... Read More

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Case Study: Ford Motor Company Aligned Business Framework

Question Case Study: Ford Motors Aligned Business Framework (ABF) What are the implications for the change in Supply Chain strategy on Ford Motor Company's operations? How easy a task will it be to make this change? How does a change from conventional relationship with supply based to Aligned b ... Read More

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Review of The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger

Question Read the book (enclosed PDF document) “The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger” and write your analysis about it. Summary The question belongs to Operations Management, particularly to Supply Chain Management and it is about the ... Read More

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Modeling Alternatives using Linear Programming for production

Question Maxine’s Hat Company produces three distinct hat styles.  The operations manager has modeled the operations using linear programming.   He is using x1, x2, x3 to represent each hat style. Below is his formulation: Maximize Z = 70 x1 + 80 x2 + 60 x3 Subject to: Machi ... Read More

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Managing quality in production house

Question Westover Electrical, Inc. is a medium-size Houston manufacturer of wire windings used in making electric motors. Joe Wilson, VP operations, has experienced an increasing problem with rejected product found during the manufacturing operation. "I’m not sure where to begin," admitted Jo ... Read More

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Measuring Various Inventory Levels and Order Quantities

Question Consider the following data pertaining to a distribution center. Mean Weekly Demand    100 Standard Deviation  of Weekly Demand    30 Lead Time    2 Weeks # of weeks in year    50 Ordering cost:     &nb ... Read More

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Case Study Analysis: Durable Vinyl Siding Corporation

Question Case Study: Durable Vinyl Siding Corporation. For more details about the case study, please refer to the PDF document in the attachment. Summary This case study question belongs to Operations Management. The company Durable Vinyl Siding Corporation is a vinyl siding producing company us ... Read More

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Essay on the Factors That Influence a Company’s Choice of Inventory Valuation Method (FIFO, LIFO and Weighted Average)

Question Write an essay about the factors that influence a company’s choice of inventory valuation method (FIFO, LIFO and Weighted Average). Summary The question belongs to Supply Chain Management and it is about the factors affecting the company’s choice of inventory valuation method ... Read More

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Maintaining Optimum Inventory Problem

Question Powered by Koffe (PBK) is a new campus coffee store. PBK uses 50 bags of whole bean coffee every month, and you may assume that the demand is perfectly steady throughout the year. PBK has signed a year-long contract to purchase its coffee from a local wholesaler, Phish Roasters, for a pric ... Read More

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Maintaining Optimal Level of Stock Problem

Question Problem CPG Bagels starts the day with a large production run of bagels. Throughout the morning, additional bagels are produced as needed. The last bake is completed at 3:00 pm and the store closes at 8:00 pm. It costs approximately $0.20 in materials and labor to make a bagel. The price ... Read More

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