dq1 How is process selection related to product design and capacity determination? Your initial post should be 200-250 words.
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts in a substantive manner. Include examples, applications, and/or relationships between product and process design. Provide suggestions and alternatives to your classmates.
dq2 Read Problem 6: The “Monique Food Processing Company” in Chapter 8 of your text.
Monique Food Processing Company produces light snacks that can be heated in a microwave. The following steps are included in the process: Steps
Steps Description Capacity (Units/Hour)
1 Prepare food 200 2 Measure and place in plastic pouch 175 3 Prepare cardboard box 200 4 Insert pouch into box 300 5 Shrink-wrap box 200
What is the system capacity, and which is the bottleneck department? How much slack (unused capacity) is available in other departments? How much system capacity can be gained by adding capacity to the bottleneck? What are the key factors that determine when to add capacity? Why would an organization want to reduce its capacity?
Make and include calculations. Answer questions a – e. Your initial post should be 200-250 words.
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings. Some ways could include alternate solutions or calculations, and/or by challenging classmates’ on scenarios of when it is best to “add” or when it is best to “reduce” capacity. Include examples.
assignment Read the “Beck Manufacturing” case study in Chapter 8 of your text. In a three- to four-page paper, address the following:
Calculate the capacity of each machine center and the capacity of the system. Analyze where the focus of the company’s efforts should be if Beck wants to expand capacity.
Determine how much extra capacity he can get without causing another operation to become the bottleneck. Suggest ways Beck can expand capacity without purchasing new equipment. Your paper should be in paragraph form (avoid the use of bullet points) and supported with the concepts outlined in your text and additional scholarly sources
Submit your three- to four-page paper (not including the title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center and must cite at least three scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.