EMBRY RIDDLE MGMT651 7.3 – Assignment: Module 7 Problem Set

Instructions:
Format for Problem Set:
1. Title page
2. Write Questions and Answers
3. Reference page (if needed
and add citations for every reference)

Answers to these questions are found in Chapters
19, 22, and 23
Chapter 19:

1. Major operations and supply
planning activities can be grouped into categories based on the relevant time
range of the activity. Into what time range category does sales and operations
planning fit?

2. In the agriculture
industry, migrant workers are commonly employed to pick crops ready for
harvest. They are hired as needed and are laid off once the crops are picked.
The realities of the industry make this approach necessary. Which production
planning strategy best describes this approach?

3. Which of the four costs
relevant to aggregate production planning is the most difficult to accurately
measure?

Chapter 22:

4. What are the objectives of
workcenter scheduling?

5. Why does batching cause so
much trouble in workcenters?

6. Why is managing bottlenecks
so important in workcenter scheduling?

Chapter 23:

7. State the global
performance measurements and operational performance measurements and briefly
define each of them. How do these differ from traditional accounting
measurements?

8. Individually or in a small
group, examine your own experiences either working in a company or as a
customer of a company. Describe an instance where TOC was successfully applied
to improve a process, or where you saw the potential for TOC to improve the
process.

9. Compare and contrast JIT, MRP,
and synchronized manufacturing, stating their main features, such as where each
is or might be used, amounts of raw materials and work-in-process inventories,
production lead times and cycle times, and methods for control.

10. Discuss what is meant by
forward loading and backward loading.

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