Chapter 3: Network and Systems Design (Questions 1 through 5)
Question 1: There are two views for how to manage processes across a supply chain (read this question carefully and understand what is being asked for. Research these two views both in your textbook and on the internet and then describe each view, the primary focus, the advantages, and disadvantages of both, and find an example of each on the internet. DO NOT copy or paraphrase your textbook, use your own words in defining these two views. Enter narrative here. . .
Question 2: Assume a retail harbor can process 28,000 containers from cargo freight ships per day, under maximum conditions, using overtime hours. The harbor offloading facility was designed to process 22,000 containers per day under normal conditions. During the month of July, the harbor facility processed 19,000 containers per day. Calculate the harbor’s ability to offload containers for both design and effective capacity. Show the formulas and the steps using MS Word’s “Insert à Equation” function. Enter narrative here. . .
Question 3: Using the MS Word “Smart Art Function” create three separate illustrations for the evolution of supply chain integration for Material Flow where organizational functions are (a) independent, (b) integrated within the organization, and (c) integrated across the supply chain. Enter narrative here. . .
Question 4: Explain the “Modular Method” for Enterprise Resource Planning. Pay close attention to the advantages and disadvantages. Research online and find two expert resource for the modular method, summarize them, and provide hyperlinks to the resource on modular enterprise research planning. Do not use a software company or any other “Ad” for a product. A good place to start is in Google using key words found in this question. Enter narrative here. . .
Question 5: Papi Toys can produce 500 toys in a single day under maximum conditions. However, it is designed to produce 400 units per day under normal conditions. In February, it produced 480 units per day. What was Papi Toys’ capacity utilization for both design and effective capacity? What do these numbers tell you? (note – be careful it is easy to get these two formulas switched) (Sanders, Nada R. Supply Chain Management, 2nd Edition. Wiley, 2017-09-18. VitalBook file) Enter narrative here. . .
Chapter 5: Operations Management (Questions 6 through 10)
Question 6: Explain the unique challenges to operations that manufacturing and service organizations each face. When explaining these challenges use a company of your choice for each (service and manufacturing) to explain these differences and how, if managed poorly, the impact could destroy the company. Enter narrative here. . .
Question 7: Search in your text and online for what constitutes a formal Product Design Process. Then, in your own words, explain the formal Product Design Process and use an example of your choosing to illustrate the process of product design. Enter narrative here. . .
Question 8: Music Inc. has been selling music DVDs for 10 years and now wants to enter the Movie DVD business. They have entered a deal with paramount pictures to sell on DVD all of their future and past movies. The accounting department has estimated the cost of the DVD, Packaging, and Copyright fees for each DVD to be $5.00. The fixed cost for machinery, buildings & grounds, and overhead to be $30,000 per year. If Music Inc. sells each DVD for $20.00, how many DVDs must they sell to break even? Next, if Music Inc. sells 18,000 DVDs per year at a price of $20.00 what is their profit? Finally, if Music Inc. instead decides to lower the selling price per DVD by 10% ($18.00) and projects they will sells 10% more in that year (19,800), what is their profit? What conclusion can you draw about lowering prices in the market by 10% (hint – how many more units must be sold to recover the profit lost from selling at a 10% lower price)? Enter narrative here. . .
Question 9: Pizza Field Trip Exercise: Observe and then define in detail the process design for creating a Pizza in a make to order pizza house of your choice. Allow for different sizes and toppings. (Note: Feel free to pose this to your family as a mandatory fieldtrip ????) Enter narrative here. . .
Question 10: Discuss each of the four types of Facility layouts. Briefly explain the differences, applications, and advantages and disadvantages.